Getting Unstuck: Processing Trauma-Induced Guilt and Shame

Getting Unstuck: Processing Trauma-Induced Guilt and Shame

In light of public health information on COVID-19, this event has been postponed until further notice. All trainees currently registered for this event will be contacted via email with more details. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to keep our trainees, facilitators, visitors and staff safe.


Event Details

 CCMH_LI_Logo_blues_on_white Leading the way in Mental Health Training and Education for Professionals

Date: April 20 2020

Facilitator:  Natalie Zlodre, MSW., RSW.

This training is suitable for:

Mental Health Professionals:  Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Psychologists, Social Workers

Medical Professionals:  Nurses, Psychiatrists, Family Doctors

Direct Service Workers:  Drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, 

Pre-requisite for students:  Studying/working in the Mental Health field and have done at least one counselling placement

Please note; the material in this workshop is also covered in the Trauma Counselling for Mental Health Professionals: Level 1 trauma certificate 

Description: For decades the therapeutic work of PTSD was processing fear, helplessness and horror. Recently the DSM has expanded the definition of PTSD to include guilt and shame. Evidence-based research indicates that unprocessed/unresolved guilt and shame are risk factors for developing and maintaining PTSD symptoms as well as compromising the healing process for clients with Complex PTSD and Developmental Trauma. In this workshop participants will learn how to define guilt and shame and outline their similarities and differences and review the different sub-types of both emotions. The factilitator will review with participants how how they organize conversations with clients and how to help clients face the unspoken needs and dilemmas that drive the guilt and shame experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the 7 Types of Guilt. Process conversations when: the client feels guilty but is not guilty; client has a distorted view of their role in a negative experience and when the client is guilty.
  • Understand the 7 Types of Shame.
  • Distinguish between Passing Through Shame and a Shame-Prone Identity.
  • Pinpoint the source of a Shame-Based Identity and the 4 corresponding adaptations.
  • Understand the connection between dissociation and shame.
  • Understand Shame-Prone entrenched patterns and how to consciously change them

  • When

  • Monday, April 20, 2020
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health - Learning Institute
    114 Maitland Street
    2nd Floor, Seminar Rooms ABC
    Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1E1

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