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Boldly Showing Up - Attachment, Shame, and Vulnerability Through a Culturally-Safe Lens

Carmen Jimenez-Pride, LCSW, LISW-CP, ERYT, RCYT, RPT-S
1 Hour 34 Minutes
May 07, 2021
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The way in which you perceive yourself and the world around you are shaped through the intersectionality of your cultural lens – gender, sexuality, family, race, and ethnicity…

In family culture and environmental cultures, it’s often difficult for us to explore our authentic self…permission for individuation to happen. This can create unhealthy shame shields to protect against vulnerability and emotional safety, leaving healthy attachment at risk.

Carmen will teach us the impact of the intersectionality of historical narratives, shame, vulnerability, culture, and the effects of these on developing secure attachment. Moving clients out of shame-based models of engaging and helping them embrace vulnerability and leaning into relationships.



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Carmen Jimenez-Pride is the creative mind behind Focus on Feelings®, an emotional literacy curriculum. She is a licensed clinical social worker, registered play therapist supervisor, certified AutPlay® therapy provider, certified EMDR Therapist, registered children’s yoga teacher, certified IFS therapist, and a certified LEGO® Serious PLAY® facilitator.

Carmen is a trauma therapist experienced in the clinical treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with culturally diverse backgrounds addressing a wide range of concerns. Carmen’s career in the mental health field spans more than 15 years.

She is an international speaker, award-winning best-selling author, and business consultant. Carmen is a visionary in the therapeutic community, working to create and develop a wide range of educational tools to assist the clinician and the client to reach optimum goals. With a focus on cultural humility and cultural diversity, Carmen educates clinical professionals to address racial and cultural trauma within their clinical practices.

Carmen serves as the South Carolina Association for Play Therapy President and is the recipient of the 2021 Association for Play Therapy Emerging Leader Award. She also serves as the diversity and inclusion director of the Internal Sandtray Therapy Association.

Carmen is the developer of Diversity in Play Therapy Inc.; and the Diversity in Play Therapy Summit. She is also the developer and publisher of Focus on Feelings.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Carmen Jimenez-Pride is the founder and Executive Director of Outspoken Counseling and Consulting. She is a published author and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Carmen Jimenez-Pride is the president of the South Carolina Association for Play Therapy. She is a member of the Addiction Professionals of North Carolina, the National Association for Addiction Professionals, the National Association of Social Workers, and the Association for Play Therapy.

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  1. Demonstrate how emotional literacy can increase communication and attachment within families.
  2. Analyze how shame, vulnerability and legacy burdens impacts family connections.
  3. Evaluate the impact of culture and the role of the therapist within the therapeutic setting.
  4. Analyze the value of looking beyond the presenting problem to explore the authentic self.


Looking Beyond Presenting Problem with a Culturally Safe Lens

  • Increasing intersectionality in the therapy room
  • Authentic self of the clinician within the therapeutic system

The Belief Structures of Shame and Vulnerability

  • How shame shields are developed
  • The effects of vulnerability and attachment

Intersectionality of Historical Family and Society Narratives

  • The impact of family narratives on attachment
  • How cultural beliefs and narratives affect attachment

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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