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 It is not unusual for a person to carry unforgiveness for a serious offense for months or even years after the offender’s death. The excruciating emotional pain persists, and the other consequences have adverse effects even...
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204: Updated Diagnosis and Evidence-based Treatment of Complicated Grief: Ramifications of the Aftermath of COVID-19 and DSM-5-TR Revisions Affecting Individuals and Families
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205: Communication Patterns of Families Facing Addictions: Helping Clients with Different Parenting Styles
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Communication about sensitive topics can be challenging in any family—add addiction to the equation, and the results can be dire. In this workshop, the presenters will explain results from interviews with family members who...
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