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One-to-One Psychodrama Directing: Trauma-Informed Empty Chair Work

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday Sept 22nd 2023 | 9am – 5:30pm 

7 CE Hours for PA social workers, counselors, MFTs, & psychologists and NBCC | 7 training hours for ABESPGP & ISEP.

Cost: $199 | $140 students (*write to us if cost is your only barrier)

Phoenix Center – 524 N. Providence Road Media, PA 19063

Presented by: Dr. Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAAETS, TEP

This workshop is designed for professionals and psychodrama trainees interested in an intensive training focused on learning to direct psychodramas in individual sessions. The workshop will provide all participants with a practicum experience of facilitating 1-1 psychodrama using the empty chair and concretization. Didactic content will be presented on the history, theory, and practice of 1-1 psychodrama including its strengths and limitations. Trauma-informed principles will be integrated with a focus on strengths, safety, and post-traumatic growth. Multiple approaches and interventions in 1-1 psychodrama will be offered including use of the empty chair, concretization, doubling, role reversal, the mirror, and future projection.

Learning Objectives:

    1. Explain methods for establishing safety in 1-1 psychodrama
    2. Identify two clinical rationales for the intervention of doubling
    3. Explain the value of role reversal as an intervention
    4. Describe the psychodramatic use of the empty chair
    5. List the three phases of a psychodrama session
    6. Describe the necessity of the warming-up process
    7. Explain the risks of retraumatization in psychodrama

By purchasing tickets and registering for this event, you confirm that you agree with the Phoenix Center’s Informed Consent for Experiential Therapy Training.

Please follow the following steps to pay and register for this workshop:

Step 1: Pay for event using Paypal.


Step 3: You will hear from us with a confirmation email (same you used for PayPal and registration) indicating your registration and information about the event in a few days. All materials will be directed to the same email address including your certificate.


Professional Registration for Friday, September 22, 2023199.00 USD
Student Registration for Friday, September 22, 2023140.00 USD
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.

*Please note that this is workshop will include both didactic and experiential learning components. The experiential learning structures include demonstrations of psychodrama and other experiential processes which often include (optional) personal disclosures from participants. While personal growth is often a byproduct of experiential learning in psychodrama, the primary purpose of this workshop is training. If you are seeking a workshop for personal growth, or seeking a professional training event that is entirely didactic (lecture/powerpoint), this is probably not the best workshop for you.

For folks traveling from out of town, there is a new beautiful bed and breakfast just 1 block from the Phoenix Center that we recommend. It is within walking distance of downtown Media and plenty of shops/restaurants – https://www.gifford-risleyhouse.com. Mention Phoenix Center for a reduced rate.

No Conflicts of Interest or outside commercial support have been declared by the presenter or others involved in the program.

This workshop is designed primarily for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and therapists but other professionals may also find it helpful. The instruction designed at the intermediate level (though many new and advanced professionals may also find it helpful).

CE Program Policies and Procedures related to Refunds/Cancellations, Grievances, and Conflicts of Interest can be found here.

For the workshop schedule or other details or questions about the workshop, please contact us at Support@PhoenixTraumaCenter.com.

Continuing Education (CE) Approval Statements relevant to this workshop:

  • Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy,LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy, LLC maintains responsibility for the program
  • Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy, LLC (Lic. #004115) has been approved as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.
  • Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychologists (Lic. # PSY000215) to offer continuing education for psychologists.
  • Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7013. Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy, LLC maintains responsibility for the program.


September 22
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


524 N. Providence Road Media, PA 19063
524 N. Providence Road
Media, PA 19063 United States
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