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Using Interpersonal Skills to Heal Shame— Undoing Aloneness and Building Attachment

  • 23 Sep 2023
  • 10:00 AM
  • 30 Sep 2023
  • 6:00 PM
  • Online using Zoom – Live and Recorded

Using Interpersonal Skills to Heal Shame—
Undoing Aloneness and Building Attachment

A workshop for therapists and other helping professionals with Sheila Rubin LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon PhD, SEP


2 Saturdays: September 23 & September 30, 2023 10am–6pm Pacific Time Online using Zoom – Live and Recorded
$395 full price / $375 Early Bird Discount if paid in full by August 18 (Use coupon code EARLYBIRD) Special rate for interns - $70 off full price (Use coupon code INTERN) 13 CE credits available for California therapists (See website for details.) CAMFT CE provider #134393

In many studies of the effectiveness of therapy, a strong connection between therapist and client has been noted as the clearest predictor of success. And yet our own fear and shame of doing the wrong thing can get in the way of that connection. We can be overly susceptible to messages telling us to be "neutral” and “professional.” We can find ourselves holding back our warmth, generosity, and enthusiasm.

In this workshop you will discover powerful tools to connect with a client quickly and deeply. We will provide demonstrations to help you decide when to hold back and when to bring yourself forward, both emotionally and physically. Because shame can produce a state of freeze, we may need to be even more active and kind in order to counter it. You will learn ways to convey to the client “I’m right there with you”—in a dance in which you alternate between follower and leader. We will examine ways to utilize therapist counter-transference and level the playing field that shame distorts—and combine the seemingly contradictory roles of caring friend and trusted expert.

There is no prerequisite for this course.

Register here

For information: Sheila Rubin: 415-820-3974 / Bret Lyon: 510-420-1441 /

Please visit our website for free articles and webinars, our Sounds True podcast, details about our Sounds True audio learning series, and information about our complete training program in Healing Shame.

The Center for Healing Shame is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California – CAMFT-approved CE provider #134393. Courses meet the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The Center for Healing Shame maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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