Circle of Strengths: Experiential Group Work | Facilitation Training with Dr. Scott Giacomucci

This video depicts the use of the Circle of Strengths which is an experiential group work tool adaptable for any group setting, any population, and any topic. The Circle of Strengths was developed by Kate Hudgins & Francesca Toscani as part of the Therapeutic Spiral Model. It is particularly useful as a strengths-based group-as-a-whole process for establishing safety and is frequently used by psychodramatists, community organizers, and other group workers. The Circle of Strengths is an action-based group tool that accesses the power of the group and cultivates mutual aid – the ability for each participant to be a therapeutic agent for each other.

Group workers are encouraged to pursue more training in experiential therapy, sociometry, and psychodrama. For upcoming trainings offered by Scott, visit

This video is one of a 4-part series of experiential training videos which demonstrate trauma-informed, strength-based group facilitation tools. The other videos are available here:
-Spectrograms –
-Step-in Sociometry –
-Floor Checks –
-Circle of Strengths –

To read more about these experiential processes, view publications by Scott and the Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy team here –

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1 Comment

  1. Wanda Hope Siller

    I am interested in the Experiential Trauma Training that you offer. I am an LPC, in my first year of being licensed, working for two local agencies as an independent contractor. I’m also completing a year of Gestalt training. I’d like to know the length and frequency of your training, and the cost.