What is TSM?
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 introduces TSM Safety Structures, outlining their significance in establishing a safe therapeutic environment. It covers key Safety Structures including Observing Ego, Circle of Strengths, Locograms and Spectrograms, Hands on Shoulders, Step-in Sociometry, and the Art of Integration. Participate in two transformative therapeutic sessions – an individual session with a U.S. counselor and a group session with a counselor, therapist, and a business consultant from the U.S., all led by Mario, applying TSM foundations in 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
This model 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.
• Describe the six TSM Action Safety Structures, emphasizing their role in creating a secure therapeutic environment.
• Demonstrate how to assist clients in identifying their strengths and recognizing their unique capabilities and resources.
• Warm Up: Demonstrate how to guide a Circle of Strengths with an individual or in the group, and the use of Locograms and Spectrograms to explore and build connections, enhancing interpersonal and self-awareness skills.
• Action: Demonstrate how to direct a live or online group in utilizing the Step-in Sociometry structure and the Hand on Shoulder structure to facilitate group dynamics and connection.
• Sharing: • Demonstrate how to direct a group or an individual in working on an Art of Integration Project, applying creative and integrative techniques to enhance therapeutic outcomes.
• Engaging Content: Immerse yourself in 139 minutes of captivating video content
• Comprehensive Resources: Access valuable handouts to reinforce your knowledge
Mario Cossa RDT/MT, TEP, TSM Trainer – founder and Director of Motivational Arts Unlimited, and recipient of the ASGPP Innovator’s Award, 2019. Mario brings decades of experience as a group facilitator and psychodrama director and has worked in the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, and China.
• Videos - 139 min
• Handouts - 14 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 - 90 min
• Test - 30 min
• Course Survey - 5 min
Hours for Certificate:
• 4.5 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.