Scott Giacomucci, MSS, LCSW, CTTS, CET III, CP, PAT

I was introduced to classical psychodrama in 2007 and immediately experienced its “catching force”, but had concerns regarding its emotional safety. I met Kate Hudgins at the Philadelphia ASGPP conference where I was introduced to the Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM). Since that day, I have devoted myself to learning and later teaching TSM. I am thoroughly impressed with its clinical sophistication and have found no other experiential treatment model that compares. Integrated with TSM’s advanced clinical theory is deeply personal humanistic practice, a profound spiritual/shamanic element, and a rootedness in neuroscience and research. Furthermore, TSM’s international praxis provided me with unique opportunities to train in China and Canada – and plans to join Dr. Hudgins in Europe the summer of 2018.

As a trauma treatment specialist (CTTS), EMDR consultant in training (CIT), experiential therapy trainer (CET III), board certified psychodramatist (CP), and practitioner applicant for trainer (PAT) – TSM and its clinical map influence all of my work with clients and all of my training structures. As a certified TSI TAE & AL, I have been organizing TSI’s East Coast Training Group in Pennsylvania since mid-2016 where we expect to finish our first round of TSM training modules this summer.

I utilize TSM at my private practice facilitating a client therapy group and a training group. As well as at Mirmont Treatment Center’s inpatient addiction unit, where I introduced TSM psychodrama in 2015. Since then, Mirmont’s clinical program has evolved with TSM psychodrama as a primary treatment approach. Currently, I am contracted at Mirmont to provide trauma treatment services and clinical skills training as we continue to expand our services.

I have recently stepped into the writer role with multiple new or submitted publications – including an expansion of the theoretical underpinnings of TSM’s clinical map (see the ‘Transformative Triangle’ articles TSI’s newsletter or in the upcoming 2018 edition of the ASGPP journal). While pursuing my doctoral degree at the University of Pennsylvania, I am orienting my dissertation to develop a graduate level curriculum teaching sociometry, psychodrama, and TSM.

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Dec
13
Fri
all-day Brain in Action: The Neurobiolog... @ Zagreb, Croatia
Brain in Action: The Neurobiolog... @ Zagreb, Croatia
Dec 13 – Dec 15 all-day
Brain in Action: The Neurobiology of Trauma @ Zagreb, Croatia
People who have experienced traumatic events can have significant changes in the neurobiology of their brain. The right brain holds emotions, relationship information, and unprocessed trauma, often in the form of flashbacks, body memories, intrusive[...]
Feb
7
Fri
10:00 am Brain in Action: The Neurobiolog... @ Philadelphia, PA
Brain in Action: The Neurobiolog... @ Philadelphia, PA
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm
Brain in Action: The Neurobiology of Trauma @ Philadelphia, PA
People who have experienced traumatic events can have significant changes in the neurobiology of their brain. The right brain holds emotions, relationship information, and unprocessed trauma, often in the form of flashbacks, body memories, intrusive[...]
Feb
8
Sat
9:00 am TSM Workshop: Making Friends wit... @ Bangalore
TSM Workshop: Making Friends wit... @ Bangalore
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm
TSM Workshop: Making Friends with Defenses in Actions @ Bangalore
This workshop teaches you to support people who have had to use the survival skills of fight, flight or freeze to cope with trauma and violence to develop more adaptive support systems. Survival, addiction and eating disorders[...]
Feb
13
Thu
9:00 am Transforming the Trauma Triangle @ New Delhi
Transforming the Trauma Triangle @ New Delhi
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm
Transforming the Trauma Triangle @ New Delhi
The Therapeutic Spiral Model’s (TSM) “Trauma Triangle” is a unique configuration that clarifes the destructive cycle of victim, perpetrator, and abandoning authority. Indistinction to Karpman’s Triangle, this last role was created by TSM to explain[...]
Feb
21
Fri
all-day Psychodrama Revisited: Exploring... @ Dallas, TX
Psychodrama Revisited: Exploring... @ Dallas, TX
Feb 21 – Feb 23 all-day
Psychodrama Revisited: Exploring the Internal Role Atom with the Therapeutic Spiral Model @ Dallas, TX
This workshop looks at trauma and post-traumatic growth through the lens of the trauma survivors internal role atom (TSIRA). This clinical map guides the practice of the a Therapeutic Spiral Model and TSM Psychodrama to[...]
Mar
13
Fri
10:00 am Brain In Action: The Neurobiolog... @ The Brighthelm Centre
Brain In Action: The Neurobiolog... @ The Brighthelm Centre
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm
Brain In Action: The Neurobiology of Trauma @ The Brighthelm Centre
People who have experienced traumatic events can have significant chang- es in the neurobiology of their brain. The right brain holds emotions, relationship information, and unprocessed trauma, often in the form offlashbacks, body memories, intrusive[...]
Mar
22
Sun
all-day Containment, the Key to Safety w... @ Zagreb, Croatia
Containment, the Key to Safety w... @ Zagreb, Croatia
Mar 22 all-day
Containment, the Key to Safety with Action Methods @ Zagreb, Croatia
Our brains are hardwired to Fight, Flight or Freeze from danger. Unfortunately, long after many traumatic experiences happened, the survivor continues to use those survival defenses, forming rigid patterns that shut down or overwhelm the system[...]
Apr
16
Thu
6:00 pm International Women’s Salon For ... @ Osho Leela Meditation Center
International Women’s Salon For ... @ Osho Leela Meditation Center
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 19 @ 3:00 pm
International Women's Salon For Post Traumatic Growth @ Osho Leela Meditation Center
Join Dr. Kate, and Karen Drucker for this International Woman’s Salon. You are meant to be at this workshop if you are still fighting the traumas of the past inside yourself, even after becoming professionally successful[...]
May
1
Fri
all-day Making Friends With Defenses in ... @ Location TBA
Making Friends With Defenses in ... @ Location TBA
May 1 – May 3 all-day
Making Friends With Defenses in Action @ Location TBA
This workshop teaches you to support people who have had to use the survival skills of fight, fight or freeze to cope with trauma and violence to develop more adaptive support systems. Survival, addiction and eating disorders[...]
Jun
26
Fri
all-day TSM Workshop: Making Friends wit... @ Zagreb, Croatia
TSM Workshop: Making Friends wit... @ Zagreb, Croatia
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day
TSM Workshop: Making Friends with Defenses in Actions @ Zagreb, Croatia
This workshop teaches you to support people who have had to use the survival skills of fight, flight or freeze to cope with trauma and violence to develop more adaptive support systems. Survival, addiction and[...]

Bi-Lingual (English/Indonesian) Videos of Some of TSM Trainer, Mario Cossa’s, work in Bali

Summary of Motivational Arts Session at Campuhan College introducing The Circle of Values

Training video: Intro to Sociometric Techniques

Training Video: Conduction the Social/Cultural Atom

Training video: Working with the Social/Cultural Atom

Training Video: The circle of Values from Adolescent Perspective