Educational Program No.2

Ignite Your Autonomous Healing Center:
Role Theory and the Therapeutic Spiral Model (TSM) in Psychodrama

12:00PM-3:00PM ET

Note this is Veterans Day! A day we remember the trauma from war! This workshop starts with the Moreno’s belief that the Self develops from the roles we manifest.  TSM Psychodrama uses role theory to define what roles are needed to work experiential therapy with trauma survivors in a safe and contained window of tolerance.

Learn and experience the three stages of experiential group psychotherapy using the Therapeutic Spiral Model to treat trauma:  Strength-based Prescriptive Roles to prepare for deeper work on the TSM Trauma Triangle.  Feel the roles of Post-traumatic growth with us in a community of like-minded people. Most importantly learn and experience the roles needed for spontaneity and creativity to ignite your Autonomous Healing Center (AHC)

Training Goals:

  1. Learn the basics of role theory that guides TSM Psychodrama today
  2. Be able to define and apply the Trauma Survivors’ Internal Role atom for your practice in 1-1 experiential work and the directing of dramas.
  3. Theory, self-experience, and clinical applications to CPTSD and other clinical difficulties following trauma.

You will be able to:

  1. Teach the basics of TSM to your colleagues, students and interns.
  2. Be able to present the Trauma Survivors’ Internal Role Atom both theoretically and in practice to colleagues, students and clients.
  3. Be able to demonstrate in action what Prescriptive Roles are needed to ignite your AHC.


Kate Hudgins, Ph,D, TEP: Dr. Hudgins is a national and international Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of Psychodrama with a PhD in clinical psychology.  She has written three books, the most recent being Experiential Therapy from Trauma to Post-traumatic Growth: Therapeutic Spiral Model.  (Hudgins, K and Durost, S.  2022.  She has brought TSM to 50 countries around the world in helping w natural disasters as well childhood trauma.  She is recipient of the Innovators Award for developing a safe way to work with trauma and also the Scholar Award for her first book from the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP).  She is the creator and founder of the Therapeutic Spiral International.

Steven Durost, PhD, LCMHC, REAT, PAT, TSM Trainer: Dr. Durost is the Founder and Executive Director of C.R.E.A.T.E! Center for Expressive Arts, Therapy and Education in Manchester, NH, USA. C.R.E.A.T.E! He is the recipient of the 2010 New Hampshire National Alliance for Mental Illness Award for Systems Change. Steven has presented, originated groups, taught as adjust faculty, and conducted workshops in over 11 countries. In 2022, Steven co-authored Experiential Therapy from Trauma to Post-Traumatic Growth: Therapeutic Spiral Model Psychodrama with Dr. Kate Hudgins, a substantial work on trauma-informed application of experiential action methods. Steven's work in psychodrama was nationally recognized in 2014 with the Zerka T. Moreno award from the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama. Steven has been awarded the Heroes of Justice Award by the YWCA Crisis Services for his work with the Male Sexual Abuse Survivor's Group and for being a first responder for human trafficking. Steven is also an international show kite flyer and professional Master's body builder in the 50+ category.

Please email, text or phone by noon of the day before the session, if possible.
$95 per session (sliding scale $35-$125). For payment, please complete your registration by paying through Zelle account # 312-671-3110, or mailing a check to the Jacob and Zerka Moreno Foundation, 30 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 700, Chicago, Il 60602. Your registration qualifies you for 3 Training Hours towards certification for the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy (ABE) and your registration is tax deductible as a fundraiser for the JACOB AND ZERKA MORENO FOUNDATION FOR PSYCHODRAMA, SOCIOMETRY AND GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY

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