Course:

Comprehensive Preparation for Psychodrama Certification.

with Dr. Scott Giacomucci


Module 3. Methodology.

This Module teaches a thorough understanding of Experiential/Action methods of Psychodrama related to all scopes of practices including Psychodrama Terminology, Techniques, Interventions, and underlying relational 


Module 3 of 7 in Psychodrama ABE exam preparation course.
Dr. Giacomucci has served as a grader for the ABE exam in the past while publishing and teaching extensively in each of the seven exam areas. He presents in great detail how to prepare for and take the Methodology section of the ABE exam.


Participants will be able to:

-Learn about three phases of Psychodrama; warm up, action and sharing.

-Understand how you would create safety in a one-time workshop demonstrating psychodrama.

-Grasp the concept of resistance in the psychodramatic process, and how you would address resistance and how you would address conflict in a group.

-Learn how to deal with an overly warmed-up protagonist

-Recognize Moreno's concepts of Act Hunger and role fatigue.

-Know how to direct a group member who does not speak your language fluently.

-Define the following techniques and state how you have used them in a psychodrama session: double, mirror, role reversal, Soliloquy, Empty Chair, future projection.

-Understand role taking, role playing and role creating. Learn how you use each during the action phase of a psychodrama group.

-Learn how classical psychodrama moves the protagonist from periphery to core and back to periphery again.

-Relate how is sociodrama different from psychodrama.

-Describe Moreno’s concept of catharsis and its place in psychodrama.


Module Includes:


Video lecture on: 

-Phases of Psychodrama Session

-Safety in Psychodrama Workshop

-Directing Group Members of Different Languages

-Using Role Taking, Playing, Creating

-Extensive Psychodrama Methodology

Reading materials:

-Giacomucci S. (2021) Social Work, Sociometry, and Psychodrama: Experiential Approaches for Group Therapists, Community Leaders, and Social Workers. Chapter 12: Warming-up, Sociometric Selection, and Therapeutic Factors 

-Giacomucci S. (2021) Social Work, Sociometry, and Psychodrama: Experiential Approaches for Group Therapists, Community Leaders, and Social Workers. Chapter 13: Essentials of Psychodrama Practice 

-Giacomucci S. (2021) Social Work, Sociometry, and Psychodrama: Experiential Approaches for Group Therapists, Community Leaders, and Social Workers. Chapter 14: Advanced Psychodrama Directing 

Main Content

· Video lectures - 90 min

· Handouts - 60 min 



Breaks - 30 min 

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


Hours for Certificate

· 3:00 Hours Total

$45

(100 Days Access)

Comprehensive Preparation for Psychodrama Certification. 7 Modules


This course is on exam preparation for the psychodrama certification exam administered by the American Board of Examiners (ABE) in Sociometry, Psychodrama, and Group Psychotherapy. The course instructor, Dr. Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAAETS, TEP, has served as a grader for the ABE exam in the past while publishing and teaching extensively in each of the seven exam areas. Students can buy each module separately or the full course with the bundle discount. 



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