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Shame and Relationships-Online-13 CE Credits

  • 16 Mar 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Online using Zoom – Live and Recorded

Shame and Relationships- Online- 13 CE Credits

Sat. March 16, 2024 10:00 AM - 6:00PM PT

Sat. March 23, 2024 10:00 AM -6:00 PM PT



People in relationships can shame each other multiple times a day, often without realizing what is happening. This can become a highly reactive cycle, preventing both people from getting their basic safety and attachment needs met. The more we become afraid of losing connection or not getting our needs met, the more likely this becomes. And shame can distort how we hear each other; the received message may have little to do with the message the partner is attempting to send.

In this workshop we will explore the blame/shame game in relationships and learn how to help stop shaming each other and work together to create a secure base and heal the wounds of the past.

We will:

Look at some of the many subtle ways shame can be triggered.

Explore shaming moments with great care so we can teach our clients how to avoid shame-based reactivity.

Learn the gentle art of counter-shaming and how to avoid triggering feelings of inadequacy in ourselves or in another person.

Talk about, have compassion for, and heal past shaming incidents within the relationship.

Help each person to understand, have compassion, and be there for each other—to learn to face the shame dragon together, to avoid shaming in the present and heal shame from the past.

Taught by Bret Lyon and Sheila Rubin

Course Level - Beginning

There is no prerequisite for this course.

While most helping professionals come alone, we do invite you, if it feels right, to bring your spouse or partner or close relative at a discounted price. See information below.

2 SATURDAYS - MARCH 16 & 23, 2024



Live and recorded, using the Zoom platform.

Taught by Shelia Rubin and Bret Lyon

13 CE credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California and RDTs in the US

(See CE information below.)

CAMFT Approved CE Provider #134393

This course is for therapists and helping professionals. If you're not sure if it's the right class for you, please contact Bret Lyon at This workshop can be applied toward certification as a Healing Shame Practitioner, for more information:

Pricing and Registration

$395 full price

$375 with early bird discount, paid in full by March 8, 2024. (Use coupon code EARLYBIRD)

Special rate for interns - $70 off full price (Use coupon code INTERN)

$40 fee for CE credits -

available for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California and RDTs in the US

If you would like CE credits for this workshop, please pay for them now, at the same time you register for the workshop. Payment for CE credits is separate from your registration payment.

To pay for CE credits, please click here.

We offer two payment options for registration:

1. If you want the early bird pricing, pay $375 by the early bird deadline. (Sorry, no deposits for early bird pricing.)

2. Pay the full amount of $395 or a $100 deposit to hold your space in the class. Upon registration, you will receive an email confirmation that includes a link to pay any balance due. Please note that we do not send a balance due bill, so it will be your responsibility to remember to pay. Any balance due must be paid in full at least 4 days before the class.

**If registering within one week of the class, you must pay the full amount; deposits will not be accepted.**

Please note: In registering for this workshop, you are agreeing to the terms of our Ethics and Scope of Practice Agreement

CE Credit

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 13 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.

At this time, we are only able to provide CE credit to LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California and RDTs in the US. We are not able to offer CE credit to psychologists or nurses in California or to psychologists, therapists, or nurses licensed outside of California in the U.S. and Canada.

For complete information about CE credit, Hours of Attendance certificates, and course credit, please visit our information page

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.

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