Mental health professionals are invited to attend Listening for Shame in Psychotherapy, a free webinar on September 10 from 12 to 1:30 pm CT.
Cynthia Mulder, LCSW, director of Education and Training at Menninger and a Daring Way™ consultant, will present. Continuing education will be available.
Shame is a debilitating emotion that is highly correlated with depression, addiction, eating disorders, self-harm, trauma, and suicide - many of the issues that prompt patients to seek treatment or admission to a hospital. Since shame is rarely discussed or understood, it continues to impact a patient's sense of self. Additionally, the challenge of speaking about shame may unwittingly lead to the patient's experiencing more shame.
The therapist's ability to listen for shame, whether in individual, group, or milieu settings, and find ways to empathically explore it, is vital to reducing shame's power and build resilience. The practice of self-compassion and empathy is critical to re-establishing connection to self and others.
1.5 contact/credit/clock hours have been designated by The Menninger Clinic for the following disciplines: