Psychodrama training offers numerous benefits for professionals looking to expand their therapeutic skills and personal growth. Through group work and action-oriented techniques, psychodrama training helps professionals learn how to effectively facilitate groups and manage group dynamics. Unlike some other therapeutic approaches, psychodrama training emphasizes personal strengths and post-traumatic growth, providing a supportive and non-judgmental environment for self-exploration. Participants describe psychodrama training as fun and engaging, offering a unique credentialing process, and providing an attractive blend of learning, self-care, community, and personal growth. Overall, participating in psychodrama training can be a rewarding and transformative experience for professionals seeking to enhance their therapeutic skills and self-awareness.
- Learn Group Work Skills
- Learn how to use Action Methods
- Less Pathologizing Theories
- Self-Care Opportunities
- Personal Growth Opportunities during the training
- Fun and Engaging Training
- Unique Credentialing
Psychodrama training offers numerous benefits, some of which include:
- Learn Group Work Skills: Psychodrama training involves working with groups, which helps participants learn how to effectively facilitate groups, establish group norms, and manage group dynamics.
- Learn how to use Action Methods: Psychodrama training emphasizes the use of action-oriented techniques, such as role-playing, to help individuals explore their emotions, behaviors, and relationships.
- Less Pathologizing Theories: Unlike some other therapeutic theories, psychodrama emphasizes personal strengths and growth, rather than focusing on pathology and illness.
- Self-Care Opportunities: Psychodrama training provides a safe and supportive environment where participants can explore their own emotional and psychological issues, develop self-care strategies to help maintain well-being, and work through our own sources of countertransference so that we can show up as the best version of ourselves for our clients
- Personal Growth Opportunities during the training: Psychodrama training provides an opportunity for personal growth and self-exploration, as participants are encouraged to explore their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. We learn psychodrama from the inside-out, by doing psychodrama and experiencing its power firsthand.
- Fun and Engaging Training: Psychodrama training is often described as fun and engaging, as it involves a lot of interactive activities and role-playing exercises that help participants learn and grow. While the trainings always prioritize professional learning, many participants share that it doesn’t feel like being at work!
- Unique Credentialing: Psychodrama training offers a unique credentialing process, which allows participants to become certified psychodramatists and work as practitioners, educators, or trainers.
Our psychodrama training events at the Phoenix Center are primarily led by Dr. Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAAETS, TEP who is a leading expert in trauma-focused and trauma-informed psychodrama. Scott is board-certified as a Trainer, Educator, and Practitioner of psychodrama and also is internationally recognized as a psychodrama scholar. He has experience implementing psychodrama across the entire treatment continuum (inpatient, PHP, and outpatient), while also employing psychodrama in non-clinical settings such as universities, activism, community work, and business consulting. While other psychodrama training offerings have been critiqued for feeling like therapy groups without much didactic teaching, he is known for blending psychodrama history, theory, philosophy, and practice in an integrated manner in his trainings. Training with Scott is a holistic experience that includes experiencing the power of psychodrama firsthand, learning psychodrama history, theory, and research, while also gaining practical skills to integrate into your own work setting. Our center is conveniently located 20 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport.
- Learn more about psychodrama in Scott’s free eBook – Social Work, Sociometry, & Psychodrama: Experiential Approaches for Group Therapists, Community Leaders, and Social Workers – https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-33-6342-7
- Check out Dr. Scott’s newest book, Trauma-Informed Principles in Group Therapy, Psychodrama, and Organizations: Action Methods for Leadership – https://www.amazon.com/Trauma-Informed-Principles-Therapy-Psychodrama-Organizations/dp/1032234776/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
- Find a psychodrama trainer near you – www.psychodramacertification.org
- Join us for our national psychodrama conference – www.ASGPP.org