Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM) Psychodrama: Theory & Practice with Trauma. How TSM Works. Foundations and Expansions.
with Dr. Kate Hudgins

Module 6. Role Reversal with Strengths
What needs to be done prior to starting Trauma work? A protagonist must fully tap into their Strengths. How can they do it? Nothing works better than Role Reversal with Strengths. Dr. Kate describes why TSM Role Reversal with Strengths is so effective in working with trauma. 


(100 Days Access)

Module 6 of 11 in the foundation course on TSM. Students may purchase one separate module or the whole course of 11 modules with a bundle discount. For: psychodramatists, psychologists, mental health professionals working with trauma, therapists, and social workers.

Participants will be able to:

-Help a protagonist to pick up the Strengths roles they need;

-Learn about clinical contract;

-Learn how to direct simultaneous protagonists;

-Direct Role Reversal with Strengths;

-Distinguish Post Traumatic growth roles and direct Role reversal with them.

Module Includes:

The module sheds light on how to deal with anxiety from tele-health technical difficulties. While recording this module, without expectations, our protagonist had technical issues, and this increased the anxiety. Dr. Kate demonstrated not only how to deal with it, but then also navigated the protagonist through Role Reversal with Strengths to the Post-Traumatic Growth role.  

Reading materials: 

-PTSD Unites the World 2017

-Psychodrama Revisited 2019

-Ch. 3 Evolution of TSM

-Role Reversal with a Supportive Figure

Main Content

· Video lectures - 6 min

· Video Demonstration - 43 min

· Handouts - 116 min 

· Practicum - 35 min

Breaks - 40 min


Each 50 min of content requires a 10 min break that will be included in your total certified hours

Hours for Certificate

· 4:00 Hours Total

Information on Continuing Education Credits

Psychodrama professional certification training hours: 

• American Board of Examiners - ABE accepts a maximum of 120 training hours for psychodrama distant learning. This module/course will count as asynchronous distance-learning as long as the primary trainer approves it.

• Psychodrama Association for Europe e.V.: We are working on getting board approval and will update this information shortly. 

• International Boards: You may be able to submit this certificate to your local Psychodrama board. Please contact your respective local board for information.

To obtain Psychodrama training hours:

a) Pass the test with at least 70% correct

b) Fill in the survey 

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. 

Other Disciplines:

• You may be able to submit this certificate for credits in other mental health disciplines. Please contact your local board for information.

Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM) Psychodrama: Theory & Practice with Trauma. How TSM works. Foundations and Expansions. 11 modules

TSM modified classical psychodrama, combined with the attachment theory and recent research in interpersonal neurobiology. Incorporating trauma theory to ensure safe applications while working with trauma. By taking this course you bring containment and structure into your work.  

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