Comprehensive Preparation for Psychodrama Certification.

Module 5. Ethics. Do you require a complete understanding of Ethical Principles and Standards or want to prepare for the American Board of Examiners(ABE) in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy Exam?

Module 5 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 Ethics section of the ABE exam.

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Created by Dr. Scott Giacomucci Last updated Tue, 07-Jun-2022 English
Participants will be able:
  • Describe how you apply this principle to your work as a psychodramatist.
  • Discuss the ethical considerations of using touch in psychodrama.
  • Learn ethical issues you need to be aware of in leading an on-going psychodrama group.
  • Understand how might a director deal with a protagonist who has resolved to do something outside the group that appears to be unethical, illegal or immoral.
  • Realize the ethical considerations for group attractions and the implications for everyone the group.
  • Learn about ethical principles/standards from the APA Code of Ethics that apply to screening new members for your psychodrama group.
  • Understand risks to confidentiality for group members that are distinct from those in individual counseling.
  • Learn about APA ethical principles/standards to create safety when leading a psychodrama demonstration to a new group.

Curriculum for this module
3 Lessons 01:00:08 Hours
Step 1.
1 Lessons 00:23:41 Hours
  • Video 1. Lecture. 00:23:41
  • Break 00:09:00
  • Video 2. Lecture. 00:27:27
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Video lecture on: 

  • APA Principles
  • Ethical Issues
  • Dealing with group members' outside relationships
  • How to implement the “Do no Harm” Principle
  • Using Physical Touch in Psychodrama

Reading materials:

  • Open Access Book. Giacomucci S. (2021) Social Work, Sociometry, and Psychodrama: Experiential Approaches for Group Therapists, Community Leaders, and Social Workers. 

This Module takes a thorough exploration of ethical principles and standards of practice. Review the APA Code of Ethics in relation to educational, consultative, training, and research practices. 

Module includes: 

· Video lectures - 51 min

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Dr. Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD, CGP, FAAETS, TEP is the Director, Founder, & Director of Training/Continuing Education of the Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy. He provides clinical services at the center as well as supervision, consultation, and training.

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