Shame lurks in the shadows of almost every therapy hour.
It can push your clients to hide their innermost feelings, put them into a freeze state where they feel trapped and powerless, or cause them to lash out at you in-session as they mask their shame with anger and blame.
Yet for most of us, working with shame wasn’t part of our university or supervised training. How will you move your clients forward when they’ve spent a lifetime viewing themselves as wrong, unlovable, and unworthy of getting better?
This 2-day Certification Training will give you the skills and tools you need to end the tyrannical hold of shame and empower your clients to develop the acceptance of themselves, others and reality necessary for the effective treatment of shame-prone clients with trauma, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, substance use, and anger issues.
Watch and get the training you need to:
Best of all, you can become a Certified Shame-Informed Treatment Specialist (CSTS) upon completion of this course at no additional cost to you -- letting clients, colleagues and employers know that you’ve taken the time and effort to provide treatment at the highest level.
This online program is worth 12.5 hours CPD.
Patti Ashley, Ph.D., LPC, has integrated 40 years of experience in special education, child development, and psychology into her wholehearted work as a psychotherapist, author, international speaker, and authenticity architect coach. She brings unique insights into the identification and treatment of shame, trauma, grief and dysfunctional family patterns.
Dr. Ashley owns and operates Authenticity Architects in Boulder, Colorado. Her inimitable Authenticity Architecture model facilitates long-term changes in the brain and nervous system, helping clients break through unconscious barriers and rediscover a sense of self-love, belonging, and connection. As a licensed professional counselor since 2000, Dr. Ashley has counseled a myriad of individuals, couples, families and groups in metal health agencies, psychiatric hospitals, and private practice settings. She also has many years of experience developing continuing education courses for physicians, hospital wellness programs, universities and other organizations.
Patti holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in psychology from the Union Institute and University, a Master of Education Degree in early childhood from Old Dominion University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in special education from James Madison University. She is the author of Living in the Shadow of the Too-Good Mother Archetype (2014), Letters to Freedom, and Shame-Informed Therapy: Treatment Strategies to Overcome Core Shame and Reconstruct the Authentic Self (2020). For more information, please visit www.pattiashley.com.
Financial: Dr. Patti Ashley maintains a private practice. She is an author with Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing and receives royalties. Dr. Ashley receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Patti Ashley has no relevant non-financial relationships.
Shame, Attachment and Social-Emotional Development
The Neurophysiology of Shame:
Polyvagal Theory, Shame and the Shutdown Response
Recognizing Shame: Assessment Tools
How to Create a Safe and Empathetic Therapeutic Environment
Re-Write the Story of Shame into “I Am Enough”:
Clinical Strategies to Cultivate Secure Attachment and Self-Compassion
Connect Shame-Informed Clinical Strategies to the Treatment of:
Anger and Rage
Stress and Anxiety
Substance Abuse and Addiction
Depression, Self-Harm & Suicidality
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