There’s no better feeling than providing relief from suffering. From the chronically stressed, to those grappling with trauma, dysfunctional relationships with food, substance use issues or anger -- you love the fulfillment of making a difference.
But shame, guilt, and self-criticism play a critical role in these problems and can dramatically disrupt therapy. You worry that you’ll fail to convince clients who feel unworthy that they deserve a better life. And you’re left frustrated, drained and unsure what will move therapy forward when fears about failure and inadequacy create a state of paralysis in shame-driven and self-critical clients.
This recording will give you the skills and tools you need to end the tyrannical hold of shame, guilt and self-criticism and empower your clients to develop the acceptance of themselves, others and reality necessary for the effective treatment of trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, binge eating, substance use, and anger issues.
Experience the satisfaction of greater therapeutic success when you can help clients release unhealthy shame and cultivate the self-acceptance they need to move toward a brighter future!
Continuing Professional Development Certificates
- 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 12.5 hours CPD.
Pavel Somov, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice with over 20 years of clinical experience working with anger management, shame, guilt, self-criticism, eating issues, and perfectionism. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings including running a drug and alcohol treatment program in a county jail.
Dr. Somov is on the advisory board for The Mindfulness Project (London, UK) and has conducted a variety of trainings for mental health professionals both domestically and internationally on applying mindfulness-based interventions to a variety of psychological issues.
His work has been discussed in a number of radio interviews and in print publications including Martha Stewart's Body + Soul Magazine and Oprah Winfrey's O Magazine. Dr. Somov is the author of Anger Management Jumpstart: A 4-Session Mindfulness Path to Compassion and Change (PESI Publishing, 2013) as well as a number of self-help books on perfectionism, overeating, and addiction.
Financial: Pavel Somov maintains a private practice. He receives royalties as an author for New Harbinger Publishing and PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Somov receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Pavel Somov is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association.
Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)
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Characterize how shame, guilt, and apathy can function as impediments to clinical progress.
Establish how clinicians can teach clients techniques to negate the sweeping generalizations that can lie behind shame.
Discriminate guilt from regret and communicate how this informs therapeutic approach.
Communicate how normalizing strategies can be used with clients to dissipate self-doubt.
Articulate how Choice Awareness Training can be used in therapy to combat motivational apathy.
Specify how techniques that reframe symptoms as strengths can be used to increase therapeutic effectiveness with self-critical clients.
Assess the impact of exposure and mindfulness interventions on affect avoidance.
Establish how exercises that help clients rediscover their self-worth can be used in trauma treatment.
Communicate how shame pushes clients into binge eating and clarify how self-acceptance interventions can be used to reduce emotional eating.
Determine how shame acts as a cover for anger and explain how compassion exercises can be employed to help clients let go of anger.
Analyze research that establishes shame as a risk factor for suicide in depressed individuals.
Address the importance of managing shame in clients with substance use issues in efforts to prevent relapse.
Shame, Guilt and Motivational Apathy as Impediments to Clinical Progress
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.