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

Foundations and Expansions.
with Mario Cossa

Module 4. Safety Structures.
The module presents how to build up safety in the group or in individual work using six action structures that might fit any clinical or non-clinical issues. Six structures aim to build up the strengths to prepare for further trauma work (or other personal material). 

Module 1 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:

-Describe six, Action Safety Structures of TSM.

-Help to identify strengths.

-Direct a group or an individual in creating a Circle of Strengths, and in using Locograms and Spectrograms to explore and build connections.

-Direct a group or an individual to work on an Art of Integration Project.

-Direct a group or an individual to establishing the role of Observing Ego.

-Direct a live or ZOOM group to use the Step-in Sociometry structure, and the Hand on Shoulder structure.

Module Includes:

Video lecture on:

-TSM Safety Structures;

-Observing Ego;

-Compassionate Witness;

-Circle of Strengths;

-Interpersonal/Transpersonal Strength;

-Locograms and Spectrograms; 

-TSIRA categories;

-Hands on Shoulders;

-Step-in Sociometry;

-Art of Integration.

Video demonstration on:

-Observing Ego, Circle of Strengths, Spectrograms and Locograms.

-Hand on Shoulder, Step in Sociomenty.

-Project of Integration.

Reading materials:

-Directing Spectrograms and Locograms.

-Containment: The Key to Safety with Action Methods for Trauma.

Main Content

· Video lectures - 53 min

· Video Demonstration - 88 min

· Handouts - 17 min 

· Practicum - 120 min

Breaks - 52 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


(100 Days Access)

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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