406: Counseling Techniques for Working with Shame
Client shame occurs in every corner of a mental health professional’s office. Shame is a foundational emotional experience in many clinical issues and disorders. It is essential, then, for psychologists and other licensed mental health professionals to be sensitized to shame-prone client stories and choose effective strategies and techniques to promote healing. This workshop will discuss the difference between guilt and shame, healthy vs. unhealthy shame, the neurobiology of shame, and the process and strategies for treating shame.
- Recognize the “faces” of shame in a clinical setting by psychologists and other licensed mental health professionals
- Identify shame and recognize these themes in the client’s communication
- Develop practical strategies and techniques to help shame-ridden clients
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary One of the key challenges for psychologists and licensed mental health professionals in trauma processing is adequately pacing the work to allow for maximum client functioning, minimizing the risk of suicidality, avoiding...
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary In a clinical setting, mental health professionals often talk about post-traumatic stress symptoms following traumatic life events, but few think about the possibility of post-traumatic growth (PTG)—the positive ways in...
106: Research on Christian Therapies: What You Need to Know to Have a Research-based Practice and Ministry
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary The focus during this workshop will be on: 1) briefly reviewing the research on religion and mental health in Christians, 2) discussing why evidence-based treatments in Christian counseling for psychologists and licensed...
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108: The Role of Emotional and Relational Intelligence in Cultivating a Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually Healthy Congregation
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary If God’s purpose for us as church leaders, pastors, pastoral counselors, lay counselors, and coaches is to help our people “become conformed to the Image His Son,” then what might that look like? What does it mean to “grow...
201: The Increase in Covert Teenage Suicide Ideation and Self-injury: Practical Ideas for Changing Dynamics
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Suicide is now the second leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. Two decades ago, there were obvious signs pointing to an individual’s suicidal ideation. Today, with the prevalence of social media,...