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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May
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10:00 am Where I Begin and You End : A t... @ Ottawa, Ontario
Where I Begin and You End : A t... @ Ottawa, Ontario
May 24 @ 10:00 am – May 26 @ 2:30 pm
Brene Brown said it best, “daring to set boundaries at the risk of disappointing others is having the courage to love one’s self” Using the Therapeutic Spiral Model, participants will learn to set boundaries from[...]
Jun
14
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all-day 2nd IAGP Research Congress on Tr... @ MEDITERRANEAN PALACE HOTEL
2nd IAGP Research Congress on Tr... @ MEDITERRANEAN PALACE HOTEL
Jun 14 – Jun 17 all-day
2nd IAGP Research Congress on Trauma and Crisis @ MEDITERRANEAN PALACE HOTEL
On behalf of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Processes (IAGP), the IAGP Research Committee and the Local Organizing  Committee of the Congress we are glad to invite you to attend the 2nd IAGP [...]
Jun
20
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all-day Transforming the Trauma Triangle @ Zagreb, Croatia
Transforming the Trauma Triangle @ Zagreb, Croatia
Jun 20 – Jun 23 all-day
Transforming the Trauma Triangle @ Zagreb, Croatia
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[...]
Jun
27
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all-day Surviving Spirits, Healing Traum... @ Malaga, Spain
Surviving Spirits, Healing Traum... @ Malaga, Spain
Jun 27 – Jun 30 all-day
Surviving Spirits, Healing Trauma with the Therapeutic Spiral Model @ Malaga, Spain
This Surviving Spirits workshop, in a beautiful residential setting on the Southern coast of Spain, offers the perfect opportunity to personally experience TSM Psychodrama using The Therapeutic Spiral Model. Join us to find the joy of post traumatic[...]
Aug
2
Fri
all-day Men’s Retreat: Action Change Gro... @ Philadelphia, PA
Men’s Retreat: Action Change Gro... @ Philadelphia, PA
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day
Men’s Retreat: Action Change Group for Post-Traumatic Growth @ Philadelphia, PA
Men today are facing a world that challenges notions of identity and what it means to be a ‘man’. In order to find harmony in our life and society, we need to reflect on who[...]
Aug
15
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all-day International Woman’s Salon for... @ Temenos Retreat Center, West Chester county, PA
International Woman’s Salon for... @ Temenos Retreat Center, West Chester county, PA
Aug 15 – Aug 18 all-day
International Woman's  Salon for Post Traumatic Growth @ Temenos Retreat Center, West Chester county, PA
Join Dr. Kate, Amy Stone, LSCW Kimberly Bass, LCSW, and Avital Spiegel, LCSW for this Residential International Woman’s Salon. You are meant to be at this workshop if you are still fighting the traumas of[...]
Oct
24
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all-day TSM Directing Practice: Improvin... @ Temenos Retreat Center West Cester, PA
TSM Directing Practice: Improvin... @ Temenos Retreat Center West Cester, PA
Oct 24 – Oct 27 all-day
TSM Directing Practice: Improving your Auxiliary Work with Trauma @ Temenos Retreat Center West Cester, PA
We invite you to attend this weekend residential training in using psychodrama for trauma-informed therapy. While the Therapeutic Spiral Model is the primary lens we will look at to create containment, self-regulation and narrative label,[...]
Nov
8
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all-day International Woman’s Salon for... @ San Rafael, CA
International Woman’s Salon for... @ San Rafael, CA
Nov 8 – Nov 10 all-day
International Woman's  Salon for Post Traumatic Growth @ San Rafael, CA
Join Dr. Kate and Sylvia Israel, LMFT, RDT/BCT, TEP 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[...]
Dec
5
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all-day The Brain in Action, the Neurobi... @ Spain TBA
The Brain in Action, the Neurobi... @ Spain TBA
Dec 5 – Dec 8 all-day
The Brain in Action, the Neurobiology of Trauma @ Spain TBA
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 thoughts and dissociated[...]
Dec
13
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all-day Brain in Action @ Zagreb, Croatia
Brain in Action @ Zagreb, Croatia
Dec 13 – Dec 15 all-day
Brain in Action @ 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[...]

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