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Digital Seminar

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
Audio and Video
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.


- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 1.75 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



  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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