Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM) Psychodrama: Theory & Practice with Trauma. How TSM Works.

Foundations and Expansions.
with Mario Cossa

Module 3. Trauma Survivors Internal Role Atom (TSIRA): the Clinical Map for Safety.
The module presents a full clinical guide for experiential therapies on safety and containment through the TSIRA. Its demonstration conveys the exploration of the TSIRA roles and their efficacy in work with trauma.


(100 Days Access)

Module 3 of 11 in 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:

-Define TSIRA the three stages of the clinical map.

-Learn how the prescriptive roles create container. Understand prescriptive, trauma-based, and transformative Roles.

-Understand the TSM trauma triangle.

-Direct a protagonist to establish the Prescriptive Role of the Observing Ego.

-Direct a protagonist to establish the restoration roles of personal, interpersonal, and transpersonal strengths.

-Work with defenses.

Module Includes:

Video lecture on: 


-Role descriptions in TSIRA

-Trauma Triangle

-Prescriptive roles


Video demonstration on:

-Observing Ego role. 

-Personal, interpersonal, transpersonal strengths. 

Reading materials:

-Chapter 1. A Life in Psychodrama.(Zerka Toeman Moreno, Co-founder of Psychodrama).

-Chapter 2. The Similarities and Differences Between Classical Psychodrama and the Therapeutic Spiral Model. (Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP, and Francesca Toscani, M.Ed., TEP).

-2017 article PTSD Unites the World.
-2019 article Psychodrama Revisited.

Main Content

· Video lectures - 38 min

· Video Demonstration - 30 min

· Handouts - 147 min 

· Practicum - 60 min

Breaks - 55 min 

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

Hours for Certificate

· 5:30 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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