About the course:
This video course introduces Innovative Clinical Psychodrama as an effective and safe method for treating trauma and PTSD. Recent research in the neurobiology of trauma and attachment underscores the efficacy of experiential, body-based approaches in psychotherapy and education. Clinicians working with trauma aim to establish a secure and contained therapeutic environment. Action therapy plays a pivotal role but can sometimes trigger unprocessed trauma material, leading to flashbacks and decompensation. TSM, developed by Board Certified Psychodrama Trainers, Educators, and Practitioners Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., and Francesca Toscani, M.Ed., TEP, serves as a guide for trauma treatment. TSM integrates classical psychodrama, attachment theory, and insights from interpersonal neurobiology and trauma theory, enhancing safety and structure when working with trauma.
This video module continues to introduce the foundations of TSM. Dr. Kate guides you through the three stages of TSM, illuminating the essential elements required for working with trauma survivors in a safe manner. The practical segment of the module introduces the newly defined roles as Observing Ego (OE) and provides an understanding of how prescriptive roles operate. Join the transformative individual therapeutic session of the counselor from the US led by Dr Kate, putting the TSM foundations into action.
This module is designed for:
• Social workers
• Counselors (including substance use counselors)
Appropriate for those who are new to action methods, as well as experienced practitioners, students in mental health fields, and those who want to develop their skills in action methods. Acting skills are not necessary.
How and where to use:
• Issues/concerns: trauma work, ptsd, cptsd
• In Clinical and non-clinical setting
• Individual and group setting
• Online and in-person (therapy, counseling, classes, group leading)
• Education and Coaching
TSM provides a secure and effective approach for various objectives, including class management, fostering group cohesion, supporting group development, facilitating organizational development, and addressing business-related tasks.
• Demonstrate practical proficiency in establishing the role of the Observing Ego (OE).
• Explain the functioning of prescriptive roles within therapeutic context.
• Analyze the clinical map, detailing the three stages of TSM work.
• Warm Up: Define the three stages of TSM work.
• Action: Get to know the role of the Observing Ego
• Sharing: Discover that action methods help your clients to express long-hidden talents, feelings, and dreams.
• Engaging Content: Immerse yourself in 49 minutes of captivating video content
• Comprehensive Resources: Access valuable handouts to reinforce your knowledge
Dr. Kate Hudgins is PhD, TEP, an inspirational leader and a stellar trainer known worldwide for her innovative model of safe and effective trauma treatment. International expert and author on trauma, Kate brings rigorous clinical training in psychology, psychodrama, and experiential psychotherapy as well as cross-cultural and indigenous learning and her own life experience.
Linda Ciotola M.Ed., TEP, CET III, TSM Trainer, is co-author with Karen Carnabucci of Healing Eating Disorders with Psychodrama and other Action Methods - Beyond the Silence and the Fury, Jessica Kingsley, London, 2013; 2008 recipient of the Zerka Moreno Award and 2019 recipient with Nancy Alexander of the Collaborator's Award and Fellow of the ASGPP.
• Videos - 49 min
• Handouts - 131 min
• Healing Trauma with the Therapeutic Spiral Model. Interview with Dr. Hudgins. Part 1
• Healing Trauma with the Therapeutic Spiral Model. Interview with Dr. Hudgins. Part 2
• Healing Trauma with the Therapeutic Spiral Models. Interview with Dr. Hudgins. Part 3
• Self Practicum - 30 min
• Test - 30 min
• Course Survey - 5 min
Hours for Certificate:
• 4 Hours on Action Exploration Education Certificate (applicable for Psychodrama certification - includes practicum, test and survey)
Information on Continuing Education Hours
Psychodrama professional certification training hours:
• American Board of Examiners - ABE accepts a maximum of 120 training hours for psychodrama distance learning. This module/course will count as asynchronous distance learning as long as the primary trainer approves it.
• International Boards: You may be able to submit this certificate to your local Psychodrama board. Please contact your respective local board for information.
Experiential training hours:
• International Society of Experiential Professionals: ISEP accepts experiential training hours administered by a TEP trainer. More information will be provided shortly.
Social workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors:
• We are working on getting board's approvals and will update this information shortly.
• You may be able to submit this certificate for credits in other mental health disciplines. Please contact your local board for information.