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Treating Shame in Your Complex Trauma Clients

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Kathy Steele, MN, CS
3 Hours 20 Minutes
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Feb 16, 2023
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Shame is a largely misunderstood emotion. In this recorded session, view Kathy Steele, MN, CS, where she will reveal its innate nature and functions... plus demonstrate the cognitive, relational and somatic approaches to working with shame that you can apply in your own practice.



This online program is worth 3.25 hours CPD.



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Kathy Steele, MN, CS, is Clinical Director of Metropolitan Counseling Services, a psychotherapy and training center, and is in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She frequently teaches about trauma and dissociation around the world, and has authored or co-authored numerous publications in the field. Kathy has received several awards for her work, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She is co-author of The Haunted Self: Structural Dissociation of the Personality and Treatment of Chronic Traumatization (2006) and Coping with Trauma-related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists (2011). She is currently writing a practical clinical manual on treatment, resistance, and impasses in dissociative disorders with Suzette Boon, PhD, and Onno van der Hart, PhD.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Kathy Steele maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Emory University, Transformational Counselling Centre, and Hummingbird Centre for Psychotherapy. She receives royalties as a published author. Kathy Steele receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Kathy Steele is a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.


  1. Build an understanding of the functions of acute and chronic shame.
  2. Distinguish between acute and chronic shame.
  3. Develop an understanding strategies to address chronic shame.
  4. Develop strategies to reduce avoidance of shame in the shame-prone client.
  5. Employ at least five cognitive, emotional, relational and somatic approaches to reducing chronic shame.


  • Introduction to shame as a necessary and innate emotion and its functions
  • Acute shame(normal) verses chronic shame
  • The functions of chronic shame
  • The goals of treating chronic shame
  • The effects of chronic shame
  • “Antidotes” to chronic shame
  • Strategies to access and reduce chronic shame

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals



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