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Moreno & Maslow: Self-Actualization Through Psychodrama

August 26th 7-10pm EST Online Workshop

Dr. Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD, FAAETS, PAT

ASGPP Fundraiser – all proceeds will go to ASGPP

In this workshop we will explore misconceptions about Maslow’s work (did you know Maslow never created a “pyramid” to depict his hierarchy of needs?); the historical and philosophical intersections of Maslow and Moreno’s approaches; and our own progress towards visions of our best selves. The drive towards a life worth living with purpose and meaning is inherent in every human being. Maslow and the humanistic psychologists label this as self-actualization, which is also described as one’s achievement of their full potential as a human being. Moreno’s philosophy of human nature describes a similar idea, elevating all people as potential “geniuses,” “gods,” and “co-creators”. Beyond individual self-actualization, Maslow describes the experience of “transcendence” which is a merging of self and the world. This new science of self-actualization and transcendence will be presented through the lens of Morenean Sociatry. While psychodrama is often thought of as only a psychotherapy approach, Moreno intended for psychodrama to transcend the medical model as a way of life that could empower human beings towards their full potential and towards a therapeutic society. Join us for an informative and experiential workshop that will challenge you to actualize the best version of yourself while supporting others to do the same!

Learning Objectives: Identify one similarity between Moreno and Maslow’s philosophies; Describe the concept of self-actualization; Explain one way that psychodrama can help in the movement towards self-actualization

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Trauma Informed Art Therapy: Healing Together with Arts

Certificate Program | July 2020 – April 2021

Online Modules and In-person Workshops in Kyiv, Ukraine

Dr. Ali Babaoglu Jungian Psychodrama, Sociodrama, & Public Mental Health Institute

Featuring Dr. Scott Giacomucci and other international trauma experts from Ukraine, USA, Italy, Israel, & Turkey

More details here or email


International Research Symposium – October 30-31; November 1st 

International Association of Group Psychotherapy & Group Processes

Psychodrama, Teletherapy, and the Pandemic: Collective Trauma for Therapists, Clients, and Moreno

Dr. Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD, FAAETS, PAT 


Expressive Therapies Summit – November 12-15th NYC/Online

All-Day Master Class/Panel with Dr. Scott Giacomucci and other expressive therapies experts 

Teletherapy and the Expressive Art Therapies – November 14th, 2020


June 24-28th 2021 – International Sociodrama Conference –  Portugal

J.L. Moreno’s Autobiographical Archetypes: Integrating the Sub-Roles of Genius

Dr. Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD, FAAETS, PAT 

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Credit Hours for Pennsylvania social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors and psychologists:

Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy (Lic. #004115) is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to offer continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors. Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy (Lic. # PSY000215) is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy maintains responsibility for the program.

Act 48 Credit hours for Pennsylvania educators

Phoenix Center is an Approved Provider of Act 48 Credits for PA educators. Please inquire about Act 48 credits for each individual workshop.

National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Credit

Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7013. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC are clearly identified. Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Experiential and Psychodrama training hours:

Participants at these workshops can receive credit towards certifications through the American Board of Examiners in Sociometry, Psychodrama, and Group Psychotherapy* as well as the International Society of Experiential Professionals (CP, CET, and CES). *As a Practitioner Applicant for Trainer, Scott can provide 160 of the required 780 training hours towards CP certification for psychodrama.


Multi-day Training Workshops have a limited number of registration slots. Therefore, once participants have committed to the workshop, their places are held and no longer open for other people to attend. Because of this policy, we do not give refunds within 4 weeks of the workshop. If there is a cancellation, our policy is to retain a $50 administrative fee and to apply the balance to any Training Workshop in the following year.

For single day workshops, participants will be granted a full refund if cancellation occurs before 1 week of the workshop.

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