Shame and Self-Loathing in the Treatment of Trauma

New! Filmed Spring 2020

Presented by Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

On-Demand | Available Now

$449.00

12 Hours | Pre-approved for 12 CEUs

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Description

This is an On Demand course. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.

All course content (quiz, certificate, videos) will be available until May 1, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on April 1, 2021.


Shame often prevents your traumatized clients’ recovery and hampers their ability to find relief and perspective despite effective treatment. Feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy interfere with taking in positive experiences, leaving only hopelessness.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn effective experiential exercises drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, from internationally renowned trauma expert Janina Fisher, Ph.d.  Dr. Fisher will show you how to help clients relate to their symptoms with mindful dual awareness and curiosity rather than automatic acceptance. If you are frustrated with the lack of treatment success in your traumatized clients, this workshop will provide the solutions for long-term healing.  Despite your best efforts, unshakeable feelings of shame and self-hatred often undermine treatment: your clients repeatedly take two steps forward, then one step back. In this one of a kind workshop you will understand shame from a neurobiological perspective—as a survival strategy driving somatic responses of automatic obedience and total submission—enforced by the client’s punitive introspection.  Complete this workshop and learn to integrate traditional psychodynamic and cognitive- behavioural techniques with Sensorimotor interventions that emphasize posture, movement and gesture. With these new techniques, issues of shame can become an avenue to transformation rather than a source of stuckness. Why does shame stick like glue for decades after trauma?


Online Course Format

  • Presented by Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
  • 2 hours per session, 6 sessions
  • Available on-demand
  • Each session will consist of 2 hours of teaching content
  • Non-Interactive – registrants will have access to lectures, PowerPoint presentation, demonstrations, video clips, and experiential exercises.

The Neurobiology of Shame 

  • The role of shame in traumatic experience
  • Shame as an animal defense survival response
  • Effects of shame on autonomic arousal
  • Why shame is so treatment-resistant

Shame and Attachment: It’s Evolutionary Purpose 

  • Shame and the attachment system
  • Rupture and repair in attachment formation
  • What happens to shame without interpersonal repair

The Meaning of Shame in the Treatment of Trauma 

  • Disgust, degradation, and humiliation interpreted as “who I am”
  • Cognitive schemas that exacerbate shame
  • Internal working models predict the future and determine our actions

Treating Shame: Working from the “Bottom Up” 

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Physiological state »»as the entry point for treatment
  • Regulating shame states with somatic interventions
  • Using mindfulness-based techniques to inhibit self-judgment

Healing Shame: Acceptance and Compassion 

  • Re-contextualizing shame as a younger self or part
  • Dual awareness of who we are now and who we were then
  • Getting to know our “selves”
  • Bringing our adult capacity to our childhood vulnerability
  1. Describe the role of shame and self-loathing as symptoms of trauma
  2. Identify the neurobiological effects of shame
  3. Describe the role of negative cognitive schemas in perpetuating shame
  4. Assess the physiological and cognitive contributors to shame
  5. Apply somatic interventions drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy that decrease shame
  6. Practice memory processing, cognitive-behavioural and ego state techniques

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Probation Officers, Police Officers, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Janina Fisher, Ph.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Instructor at the Trauma Center, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. Known for her expertise as both a clinician and consultant, she is also past president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation, an EMDR International Association Credit Provider, a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and a former Instructor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fisher has been an invited speaker at the Cape Cod Institute, Harvard Medical School Conference on Women, Summer and Winter Conference Series, EMDR International Association Annual Conference, University of Oslo, University of Wisconsin, the University of Westminster in London, the Psychotraumatology Institute of Europe, and the Esalen Institute. Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of the neurobiological research and newer trauma treatment paradigms into traditional therapeutic modalities.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$449.00N/A
Full-Time Student$359.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

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