Transforming Shame, Cultivating Healthy Attachment in Clients with Anxiety, Trauma, Depression and Relational Difficulties

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Target Audience

Social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.

Description

Debilitating, complex shame is among the most destructive of human emotions. Depression, violence, anxiety – it emerges in a variety of ways that are profoundly damaging to our clients’ lives and the lives of those around them.

Working with clients experiencing shame presents clinicians with a formidable therapeutic challenge. How do you effectively manage something that hides in the shadows … that by its very nature is so excruciating that it pushes people toward avoidance? How do you heal something that lurks behind masks of anger and defensiveness? How do you break through to suffering individuals who’ve spent a lifetime viewing themselves as wrong, unlovable, and unworthy of getting better?

Attend this seminar and help your clients end avoidance, face their shame, and rewrite their story of dysfunctional self-worth and condemnation into one of compassionate acceptance.

Key benefits of attending:
*Teach clients to manage shame without resorting to destructive measures.
*Reduce judgmental thoughts and reactivity with mindfulness.
*Cultivate secure self-attachment with somatic approaches.
*Discover how shame complicates trauma treatment and how addressing shame can help you expedite recovery.
*Build resiliency to shame with interventions based on empathy, forgiveness and compassion.

Faculty
DEBRA PREMASHAKTI ALVIS, PH.D., C-IAYT

Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Objectives

  • Enhance client attunement with clinical strategies that replicate conditions for healthy attachment.
  • Delineate how shame complicates the treatment of trauma and specify how shame can be worked with in traumatized clients.
  • Evaluate how shame can be addressed in your treatment plans with self-forgiveness interventions that can help facilitate recovery.
  • Communicate how anxiety generated by feelings of shame can be managed with breathing techniques and gentle movements that can be taught in-session.
  • Establish how depressed clients can manage shame generated negative emotions with imagery-based compassion exercises.
  • Analyze how mindfulness can be incorporated into therapy with shame-prone clients to reduce judgmental thoughts and reactivity.

Contact

Gabriela Staley, MEd

Sessions

Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Dr. Debra Alvis, PhD, RYT
Date(s)
May 3, 2019
Time
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Check-In Time
8:30 AM
Credit
6.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
0.60 - CEU
6.00 - Contact Hours
6.00 - NBCC Hours
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Details
Status
Closed
Date(s)
May 3, 2019
Time
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Fees
$165.00
Registration Fee. Breakfast and Lunch Provided.
Credits
0.60
CEU
6.00
Contact Hours
6.00
Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
6.00
NBCC Hours