PSCSW Clinical Book Discussion Program Presents: Theoretical and Applied Sociometry and Psychodrama in the Age of Telehealth

PSCSW Clinical Book Discussion Program

Clinical Title: Theoretical and Applied Sociometry and Psychodrama in the Age of Telehealth

Book Title:  Social Work, Sociometry, & Psychodrama: Experiential Approaches for Group Therapists, Community Leaders, and Social Workers

  1. Giacomucci, S. (2021). Social Work, Sociometry, & Psychodrama: Experiential Approaches for Group Therapists, Community Leaders, and Social Workers. Springer Nature.

Free eBook Available Here -

  • Chapter 3: History of Sociometry, Psychodrama, Group Psychotherapy, and Jacob L. Moreno
  • Chapter 4: Social Work Philosophy Encounters Morenean Philosophy
  • Chapter 7: Trauma, Social Work, and Psychodrama
  • Chapter 11: Experiential Sociometry Practice and Safety Structures with Groups
  • Chapter 13: Essentials of Psychodrama Practice


Presented by: Dr. Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD, FAAETS, PAT
Date:   Saturday, May 15th 2021
Time: 10am-1pm | 3 CEUs
Place: Online Zoom Workshop

Description of Book: This open access book outlines the intersections between social work and the methods of sociometry and psychodrama. Different sections offer essential practice wisdom for both trauma-focused and trauma-informed experiential work for individuals, groups, organizations, and communities. This text enriches the understanding of various action-based approaches and highlights how to enliven social work practice. The chapters include clinical vignettes and examples of structured sociometric prompts with diverse populations, topics, and social work settings to enhance the understanding of group practice, individual practice, and community practice. It provides social workers and other professionals with dynamic tools to improve assessment, intervention, activism, and leadership. Strength-based practical tools are offered to readers, along with guidance for theoretical conceptualizations.

Clinical Objective:   To apply J.L. Moreno’s philosophy, sociometry, and psychodrama to Clinical Social Work Practice.

Learning Objectives:  By reading book chapters, participating in the discussion and experiential exercises, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe and practice at least one experiential sociometry tool in an online setting.
  2. Identify one use of psychodrama in social work practice.
  3. Explain at least one theoretical connection between clinical social work and sociometry/psychodrama.

About the Presenter:  Dr. Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD, FAAETS, PAT
Scott is the Director/Founder of the Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy in Media, PA; Director of Trauma Services at Mirmont Treatment Center; and Adjunct Professor & Research Associate at Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work teaching a course on trauma-focused psychodrama. In 2021, he published an open-access textbook “Social Work, Sociometry, & Psychodrama” (Springer Nature) which is the first to comprehensively outline the connections between social work and psychodrama.

He is a Board-Certified Diplomate and Doctor of Clinical Social Work; Board-Certified Psychodramatist; Certified EMDR Practitioner/Consultant; Certified Experiential Therapist/Supervisor/Trainer; as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.

Scott serves on the Executive Council of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama (ASGPP), the Advisory Board of the International Society of Experiential Professionals, and the Trauma & Disaster Task Force of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy. He is currently co-chair of ASGPP’s Research Committee and Professional Liaison Committee, as well as a founding member of the Sociatry and Social Justice Committee.

Scott has presented at regional, national, and international events and is the recipient of various awards, most recently the inaugural recipient of both NASW’s Emerging Leader Award (2021) and ASGPP’s Young Professional Award (2021). He has published multiple peer-reviewed articles, a quantitative research study on trauma-focused psychodrama, and co-edited the autobiography of psychodrama’s founder, Jacob Moreno. Scott also serves as Co-Editor of the first international psychodrama book series titled, Psychodrama in Counselling, Coaching, and Education (Springer Nature); Co-Chief-Editor of the Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry, & Group Psychotherapy; Section Editor of the Brazilian Psychodrama Journal; and Consulting Editor of the Social Work with Groups Journal.

This is a PSCSW Members-Only Event.

Participants who attend this program must be present for its entirety in order to get the continuing education credits.

Cost: No charge for PSCSW Members to attend. There is a $10 fee for anyone wishing a CE certificate.
Cancellation Policy:
There is a $5 non-refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program. No refund will be issued if less than 48 hours’ notice is given for this program.

Continuing Education Credits:
FOR PENNSYLVANIA SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS: This program is approved for credits for professional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, a state affiliate of the Clinical Social Work Association listed in Section 47.36 of Title 49, Chapter 47 of the PA Code, State Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is also approved for credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36).

FOR NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This program is approved for clinical credits. Attendance at programs or courses given at state and national social work association conferences, where the criteria for membership is an academic degree in social work, are a valid source of continuing education credit (N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4(c)4).

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  • May 15, 2021
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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