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Trauma-Informed Psychodrama Directing Intensive

August 14 @ 8:30 am - August 18 @ 5:30 pm

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

Date & Time: 5-day training workshop from Monday, August 14 to Friday 18, 2023; 8:30am – 5:30pm

Location: Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy, 524 N. Providence Road
Media, PA 19063

Cost – $975 ($700 for students) (this fee guarantees a directing opportunity).
Reduced cost option for those interested in attending without directing practice for 35 hours of training/CEs – $750

*please inquire if you are unavailable to attend the entire week and are interested in 2-3 day registration options

35 CE hours for NBCC, PA LSW/LCSW, LPC, LMFT, and Psychologists | 35 Training hours provided towards experiential and psychodrama certifications. *APA CE Hours are not offered in this workshop

About the Workshop: 

This psychodrama directing practice is designed for psychodrama students, practitioners, and trainers-in-training to enhance their directing through a trauma-informed lens. Each participant will have the opportunity to facilitate a group psychodrama and receive feedback from their peers and the trainer. Feedback will be provided based on the psychodrama certification competencies outlined by the ABE, as well as trauma-informed psychodrama considerations. Each participant will also have the opportunity to be the protagonist and play auxiliary roles to learn psychodrama from the inside-out.

Psychodrama facilitation competencies emphasized will include a demonstrated understanding of group phases, the warming-up process, spontaneity-creativity theory, role theory, protagonist selection, contracting, scene setting, concretization, doubling, the mirror position, role reversal, soliloquy, directing auxiliaries and the audience, facilitating catharsis safely,  facilitating closure/integration, containment, strength-based roles, trauma-informed principles in psychodrama, attending to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in psychodrama, subroles of the director, and facilitating the sharing phase of a psychodrama session.

While this is a training workshop, and training will be held as the priority, there will be a multitude of secondary opportunities for personal growth. This workshop is designed for intermediate and advanced psychodrama students and would not be the best workshop for someone who has no prior psychodrama training. Participants are expected to have past experiential/psychodrama experience as a prerequisite for this workshop, as well as a foundational understanding of psychodrama’s methodology. 

This workshop will be attractive for anyone seeking to enhance their psychodrama facilitation skills – and especially for professionals with some psychodrama experience seeking to more fully put their learning into action. Professionals warming-up to complete their CP/TEP onsite exams will also find this workshop helpful as the trainer will provide feedback using the same competencies outlined for the CP/TEP onsite exams.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain at least two psychodrama interventions
  • Identify the three phases of a psychodrama group
  • Describe at least two trauma-informed considerations for psychodrama directing

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


As of April, all tickets with a guaranteed directing slot have been sold out for this event. You may still register to attend without directing for the experience, training hours, and professional/personal growth.

Sold OutProfessional Registration for August 14-18, 2023 with Directing Practice975.00 USD
Sold OutStudent Registration for August 14-18, 2023700.00 USD
Registration for August 14-18, 2023 Without Directing Practice750.00 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 (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.


August 14 @ 8:30 am
August 18 @ 5:30 pm


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