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1st ASGPP Online Symposium – The Power of Spontaneity in a World of Uncertainty – October 9-10th, 2020

American Society of Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama – Registration Details Here

Psychodrama and Academia: Bringing Spontaneity to the Professionalization Process – Dr. Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD, FAAETS, PAT


Psychodrama’s Existential Philosophy: God, Human Dignity/Worth, and the Autonomous Healing Center

Wednesday October 21st, 2020 3:30pm – 6:30pm (EST)  |  3 CE Hours & Training Hours

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

Regular Registration Oct 21st80.00 USD
Student Registration Oct 21st60.00 USD
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

This workshop will teach of the philosophical foundation from which psychodrama emerged including core concepts of the Autonomous Healing Center and Jacob Moreno’s evolution of the concept of God. These ideas will be offered with historical context and framing within Moreno’s vision of Sociatry and his development of group psychotherapy, sociometry, and psychodrama. Drawing from this author’s forthcoming book, “Social Work, Sociometry, and Psychodrama”, the social work core value of respecting the dignity/worth of each human being will be emphasized as it relates to Morenean philosophy. Morenean philosophy will be presented as an existential, humanistic, and strength-based mystical tradition. This workshop will include didactic teaching, experiential learning, prompted reflection on client cases, and a psychodramatic/sociodramatic role play related to the topic.

Learning Objectives:

Identify one philosophical similarity between social work and psychodrama
Explain Moreno’s concept of the Autonomous Healing Center
Describe one connection between Morenean philosophy and psychodrama practice


National Association of Social Workers (NASW) & NASW Foundation – A Night At The Awards Celebration

October 29, 2020, 6pm – 7:30pm EST

Free online event to celebrate the 2020 NASW national award recipients including Dr. Scott Giacomucci as the inaugural recipient of the Emerging Social Work Leader Award. 

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International Research Symposium – International Association of Group Psychotherapy & Group Processes

October 30-31; November 1st 

Psychodrama, Teletherapy, and the Pandemic: Collective Trauma for Therapists, Clients, and Moreno – Dr. Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD, FAAETS, PAT 


One-to-One Psychodrama Teletherapy: Techniques from Brazilian Psychodrama

Saturday November 7th, 2020 9:00am – 4:30pm (EST)  |  6 CE Hours & Training Hours

Presented by Zoli Figush, British Psychodrama Trainer (see bio below)

The Theory & Practice of “Internal Psychodrama” and “Relationship Psychotherapy”

Nov 7th Registration135.00 USD
Nov 7th Student Registration85.00 USD
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

This experiential workshop will present and demonstrate one-to-one psychodrama techniques that can be used when working with individuals. It will focus particularly on two approaches developed by Brazilian psychodramatists, but little known outside of Brazil, and their adaptation to the current challenges of working from a distance through a computer screen. We will also look at a wider theoretical framework for individual psychodrama work, and more specifically the theoretical underpinnings of ‘internal psychodrama’ and ‘relationship psychotherapy’.

Internal psychodrama’ – This technique works with internal and symbolic dramatization, with the client visualizing and experiencing the action, but without physically executing it. Instead, the dramatic interaction with characters happens internally/mentally. It has been developed and furthered by psychodramatists such as Bustos, Dias, Godoy and Fonseca.

Relationship psychotherapy’ – This is a working modality developed by Jose Fonseca, a technique derived from analytical therapy and psychodrama, and described as a minimalist version of psychodrama. The expression ‘relationship psychotherapy’ emphasizes the relational philosophy (Martin Buber) within the therapeutic work, and it deals with the client-therapist relationship (here and now), the client’s external relationships, and the relationships from the client’s internal world (the client’s internal sociometry). Scenes are played out verbally; there is no external dramatic action, no stage or stage markings, and no physical interaction.

Learning objectives:

  • Integrate at least one aspect of ‘internal psychodrama’ and ‘relationship psychotherapy’ into my practice
  • Identify one unique theoretical element of ‘internal psychodrama’ and of ‘relationship psychotherapy’
  • Describe one similarity and difference between group psychodrama and individual psychodrama

ZOLI FIGUSCH is a psychodrama psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer, a member of the British Psychodrama Association (BPA) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Zoli is a member of the BPA’s Executive Committee and their representative to FEPTO. He is also a member of the North-West Psychodrama Association, and the series editor of the newly re-published series of J.L. Moreno’s books. For his involvement with this work, in 2013 he received the ASGPP’s  ’Zerka T. Moreno’ Award.  Zoli is the editor of three psychodrama books: ‘Sambadrama – The Arena of Brazilian Psychodrama’; ‘From one-to-one psychodrama to large group socio-psychodrama’; and ‘The J.L. Moreno memorial photo album’. Zoli works as a principal psychotherapist at a specialist psychotherapy service for clients with personality disorders, in Maidstone, UK.


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


Spontaneity-Creativity: Warming-up to Change in Action

Wednesday Dec 9th 4:00 – 7:00pm (EST) 3 CE Hours

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

Psychodrama’s theory of change, spontaneity-creativity theory, will be presented through Moreno’s Canon of Creativity and explored in action using role playing techniques from psychodrama and sociodrama. The importance of the warming-up process will be emphasized as it relates to intrapsychic, interpersonal, and societal change. The essential parallel process of creating change both internally and externally will be framed through social work’s two client system theory and Morenean philosophy. The neurospirituality and clinical research on spontaneity will be referenced. 

Regular Registration80.00 USD
Student Registration60.00 USD
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the Canon of Creativity
  • Define spontaneity
  • Identify the importance of the warming-up process


International Sociodrama Conference –  Portugal

June 24-28th 2021 

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

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

Registration details here

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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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