Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame with Kathy Steele

Live Broadcast Date(s)*:
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Live Broadcast Time(s)*:
1:00 – 4:15 pm ET each day

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*Can’t Attend Live? This webinar will be recorded and archived. All registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year after the live broadcast date.

Chronic shame significantly impedes individuals from fully engaging with their lived experiences. Its elusive nature makes it challenging to acknowledge and address. Like traumatic memories, shameful memories resurface with symptoms of intrusion, avoidance, and arousal, requiring careful navigation within the client’s window of tolerance.

In therapy, chronic shame silently erects barriers that hinder progress, leaving therapists feeling ill-equipped to effectively address its pervasive, embedded, alienating, and disconnecting effects. Merely discussing shame often proves to be an insufficient strategy.

In this professional continuing education workshop, we will explore the multifaceted functions of chronic shame. We’ll also look at how it cunningly disguises itself beneath other symptoms and problems. And we will dissect the typical defences that obstruct an individual’s ability to be present with themselves and others in the face of shame.

Through an integrated approach encompassing cognitive, emotional, relational, and somatic interventions, participants of this workshop will gain practical tools to skillfully address chronic shame. We will explore specific “antidotes” to shame that empower clients to break free from its grip. Additionally, we will focus on fostering resilience in both clients and therapists, equipping them with techniques to navigate and transcend shame reactions.

Central to this workshop is the examination of shame, both in our clients and within ourselves, approached with curiosity and compassion. We will examine ways to create a secure relational space where deep attunement and repair of chronic shame can occur.

Join us for this transformative workshop where you will acquire invaluable expertise to support clients in overcoming chronic shame. Together, we will forge a path toward lasting healing, personal growth, and empowerment.

At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will be better able to —

  • List the differences between acute shame, adaptive shame, and chronic shame, and describe the many protective functions of shame.
  • Employ at least three cognitive, three emotional, and three somatic interventions to diminish chronic shame.
  • Identify the four poles of the Compass of Shame.
  • Name the major antidotes to shame and how to facilitate them in therapy.
  • Employ at least three approaches to support a client to talk about shame without being overwhelmed.
  • List at least three ways to support the development of shame resilience.

This training offers 6 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

Webinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. Upon confirming you have attended 100% of the webinar and upon completion of a course evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of participation (see below).

For Attendees of the On-Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the on-demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For US Participants

  • Instructions on how to obtain your Certificate of Attendance will be distributed either upon completion of the Live Broadcast or after participants pass the Post-Webinar Quiz following the On-Demand/Recorded version of the webinar.

More details about CEs for US participants


For Canadian and Non-US International Participants

Upon fulfilment of the above requirements, Canadian and non-US international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation that includes:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least an 80% grade to verify your attendance


Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

More details about continuing education for Canadians and Non-US International participants

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  • Kathy Steele, MN, CS, APRN
Part 1: Understanding Shame
1:00 - 2:30 pm

- Differentiating Acute Shame, Adaptive Shame, and Chronic Shame

- Protective Functions of Shame

2:30 - 2:45 pm
Part 2: Diminishing Chronic Shame through Interventions
2:45 - 4:15 pm

- Cognitive Interventions

- Emotional Interventions

- Somatic Interventions

  • Kathy Steele, MN, CS, APRN
Part 3: The Compass of Shame
1:00 - 2:30 pm

- Exploring the Four Poles of Shame

2:30 - 2:45 pm
Part 4: Antidotes to Shame and Facilitating Healing in Therapy
2:45 - 4:15 pm

- Major Antidotes to Shame

- Facilitating Antidotes in Therapy

- Approaches to Talk about Shame without Being Overwhelmed

- Supporting the Development of Shame Resilience

Event Detail

October 3, 2023 1:00 pm
October 4, 2023 4:15 pm

Who Should Attend

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in accredited programs in the above fields
  • Case Managers
  • Licensed Professional Counsellors
  • All other professionals who want to develop, update, or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices