How often do you and your clients come to an impasse in the therapeutic process? Change appears stalled and your clients’ progress is limited – and for most of us in clinical practice, navigating this impasse is challenging.
In this workshop you will learn how to identify and work with shame to restore the therapeutic alliance and re-engage the client in their process of change. Shame is not only a highly toxic affective state but also an embodied experience. In a constant state of vigilance against additional exposure to shaming events, the client is unable to access internal healing resources and is often reluctant to engage in therapy.
If you miss the tell-tale signs of shame, you not only rupture the therapeutic alliance – you’ll hinder any progress toward healing. Like me at one time in my practice, and like many others in our field, you have difficulty identifying shame, as the experience is often disguised as avoidance, rage, anger or sadness.
Leave the seminar armed with superior skills of seeing when shame is present, how it is adversely impacting the therapeutic alliance, and why progress has stalled – and give the client strategies to replace shame with self-compassion.
|Manual (2.18 MB)||35 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Matthew J. Modrcin, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. is a Board Certified Diplomat in clinical social work and former associate professor of Social Work at Portland State University. Dr. Modrcin has over 40 years of clinical experience, specializing in couple’s therapy, group therapy and clinical supervision.
Attachment theory is his primary clinical lens interwoven with concepts from interpersonal neurobiology and somatic-based approaches. Dr. Modrcin’s current focus is conceptualizing the role of shame in the therapeutic alliance and interventions. He has developed techniques for healing that are centered at the nexus of shame and the emergence of self-compassion.
A seasoned workshop presenter on a variety of clinical topics, Dr. Modrcin quickly engages the audience and provides accessible knowledge skills for therapists across all levels of experience.
Financial: Matthew Modrcin is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Matthew Modrcin is a member of the American Family Therapy Association and the National Association of Social Workers.
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The Roots of Shame
The Therapist Shame Experience
Shame and the Distortion of Self
When Shame is Activated – Interventions for Working With:
Engaging and Sustaining Self-Compassion
Additional Clinical Contexts
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