Shame: The Master Emotion

ID: 5077WEB

Unaddressed shame has destructive consequences for individuals, for families and for communities. Shame can cause and exacerbate depression, anxiety, addictions, criminal activity, aggression and codependent behavior. This webinar will define shame, explore its impact and give an overview of the literature on the topic of shame, including the work of shame researcher, Brene Brown. Those who attend will learn how shame influences parenting, our response to loss and trauma, and school culture. The webinar will describe how men, women and different cultures differ in their experience of shame. Participants will learn the principles for the treatment of shame.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 Clinical


Instructor: Connie Palmer, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar
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Instructor: Connie Palmer, LCSW
Date: Friday, June 9, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the impact of shame
  • Identify how shame influences parenting, schools, depression, anxiety, addictions, criminal activity and aggression.
  • Use the basic principles from the workshop to select interventions for the treatment of shame.

    Webinar Outline

    9:30 am Introduction and Definition

    9:50 am Is Shame Good or Bad?

    10:00 am Causes of Shame

    10:20 am The Shame Iceberg

    10:40 am Difference between shame and guilt

    11:00 am group work

    11:30 am Shame and It's Correlation with: Trauma, Addiction, Gender, Relationships, Sexuality, Power, Aggression and Violence, Culture, Parenting, Schools, Racism 12:00 pm How to Help Shame Based Clients: Agency, Belonging and Calling Shame Countertransference, Resistance and Secondary Gains Shame Interventions: Companioning, C-Shovels, Companioning Model, Compassionate Accountability and Self-Disclosure

    Questions and Discussion 12:15-12:30

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Advanced

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

    About the Instructor

    Connie Palmer is a licensed clinical social worker who is an experienced teacher, therapist, and school counselor who has spent more than thirty years of working with children, youth, and families. She was trained at Alan Wolfelt’s Center for Loss and Life Transition and at The Center for Grieving Children in Portland, Maine. She is currently a Grief Educator for Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss in Mountainside, NJ.

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