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2-Day Intensive Training: Shame, Guilt and Self-Criticism Certificate Course
2-Day Intensive Training: Shame, Guilt and Self-Criticism Certificate Course

Where:   PITTSBURGH, PA

When:  Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - Thursday, November 21, 2019

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$499.99
Single Registration
$439.99
Single Registration: Advance Price (ends 10/31/2019)
$439.99
2+ Group Rate: per person
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Location

CROWNE PLAZA PITTSBURGH SOUTH
164 FORT COUCH ROAD
PITTSBURGH, PA 15241
Phone:  412-833-5300
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Course Description:

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 2-day training 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.

Sign up today and 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!
Objectives:
  1. Characterize how shame, guilt, and apathy can function as impediments to clinical progress.
  2. Establish how clinicians can teach clients techniques to negate the sweeping generalizations that can lie behind shame.
  3. Discriminate guilt from regret and communicate how this informs therapeutic approach.
  4. Communicate how normalizing strategies can be used with clients to dissipate self-doubt.
  5. Articulate how Choice Awareness Training can be used in therapy to combat motivational apathy.
  6. Specify how techniques that reframe symptoms as strengths can be used to increase therapeutic effectiveness with self-critical clients.
  7. Assess the impact of exposure and mindfulness interventions on affect avoidance.
  8. Establish how exercises that help clients rediscover their self-worth can be used in trauma treatment.
  9. Communicate how shame pushes clients into binge eating and clarify how self-acceptance interventions can be used to reduce emotional eating.
  10. Determine how shame acts as a cover for anger and explain how compassion exercises can be employed to help clients let go of anger.
  11. Analyze research that establishes shame as a risk factor for suicide in depressed individuals.
  12. Address the importance of managing shame in clients with substance use issues in efforts to prevent relapse.
OUTLINE:

Shame, Guilt and Motivational Apathy as Impediments to Clinical Progress
  • Therapy as a trigger and affect avoidance
  • Clinical impasses (Underutilization, stagnation, premature termination)
  • Shame, guilt and a sense of not-deserving
  • Secrets from self and from therapist
Tools for Catalyzing Progress in Therapy
  • Normalizing, de-pathologizing, un-diagnosing
  • Dialectic reframing & evolutionary psychology
  • Mindfulness & metacognition
  • Self-acceptance & self-compassion
  • Neuroplasticity of internalization
Shame:
Clinical Techniques to Move Therapy Forward
  • Debunking the myth of self-sabotage
  • Manage outside judgement with a self-referenced identity
  • Techniques to negate sweeping generalizations
  • Foster self-forgiveness with motivational innocence
Guilt:
Help Clients Overcome the Debts of Guilt
  • Differentiate guilt from regret
  • Ordinary perfection & self-acceptance
  • Master the fear of making mistakes
Self-Doubt, Dilemmas & Indecision:
Interventions for Clients Paralyzed by Uncertainty
  • Normalizing strategies to dissipate self-doubt
  • Manage the anxiety of unpredictability with uncertainty training
  • Make decisions easier with the art of arbitrary choice
  • Reframe a dilemma as a choice between two rights
Motivational Apathy & Self-Inefficacy:
Strategies to Improve Motivation and Autonomy
  • Find a reason-to-change with the change equation
  • Techniques that leverage intrinsic motivation
  • Find freedom-to-change with Choice Awareness Training (CAT)
  • Pattern interruption for habit change – get clients off autopilot
Self-Criticism and Self-Stigmatization:
Quiet Your Client’s Inner Critic
  • Varieties of self-deprecation (self-criticism, self-loathing, etc.)
  • Techniques to reframe symptoms as strengths
  • Compassion exercises for problematic habits of self-care
  • Recover from the disease model
Working through Affect Avoidance
  • Exposure, mindfulness & metacognition
  • Top-Down & bottom-up emotional self-regulation
  • Cue-conditioning of self-regulation
Connect Specific Strategies to the Treatment of:

Trauma
  • Damaged goods, survivor’s guilt & avoidance of conflict
  • Somatic interventions to restore the original goodness
  • Strategies to survive without guilt
  • Conflict avoidance: Paper tigers v. real tigers
  • Exercises to rediscover self-worth
Stress and Anxiety
  • Mediate the paralysis of perfection with self-acceptance
  • Non-neurotic, stress-free perfectionism
  • Social anxiety as shame & self-doubt: disapproval inoculation & self-referencing
  • Mindfulness-based, non-anxious self-consciousness
Emotional Eating & Binge Eating
  • How shame pushes clients into binge eating
  • Choice Awareness Training for moderation & presence
  • Self-acceptance strategies for emotional eating
  • Transcend body shame by dis-identifying from the physical
Anger
  • Shame of fear: Shame as cover for anger
  • The vicious guilt-anger loop
  • Self-acceptance techniques for internal damage control
  • Compassion exercises to let go of anger
Depression
  • Depression as self-exile
  • Shame as a risk factor for suicide
  • Mindfulness for managing rumination
  • Metacognitive silence: From negative self-talk, to self-accepting non-talk
Substance Abuse
  • Addressing the shame of relapse
  • Self-assertive trigger avoidance
  • Choice awareness techniques for habit modification
  • Build craving/impulse control skill power
Betrayal, Secrecy & Deception
  • Separation & divorce as self-care & progress
  • Secrets from therapist without rupture of rapport
  • De-pathologizing the motives behind lying & deception
Research, Limitations and Potential Risks
Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Addictions Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Other Mental Health Professionals
  • Chaplains/Clergy

PAVEL SOMOV, PH.D.

Pavel Somov, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience and has worked and trained in a variety of clinical settings (community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, college counseling centers, correctional setting, behavioral medicine/pain clinic settings, VAs).

Dr. Somov has lectured domestically and internationally on the topics of mindful eating, perfectionism, anger management, and mindfulness applications for addressing worry, dysthymia, insomnia and substance use. His work has been discussed in a variety of interviews and print publications including Martha Stewart’s Body + Soul Magazine and Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine.

A member of the Advisory Board of the London Mindfulness Center (UK), he is the author of Anger Management Jumpstart: A 4-Session Mindfulness Path to Compassion and Change (PESI, 2013), Mindful Emotional Eating: Mindfulness Skills To Control Cravings, Eat in Moderation and Optimize Coping (PESI, 2015), Reinventing the Meal (New Harbinger, 2012), Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need to Control (New Harbinger, 2010), and The Lotus Effect (New Harbinger, 2010). His essays and blogs have appeared on Huffington Post, PsychCentral.com, Intent.com, Psychology Today online and he has appeared on Sirius Radio’s “Fully Alive”.



Speaker Disclosures:

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.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, or questions on home study credit availability, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

Pennsylvania Addiction Counselors: This course has been reviewed and approved for by the Pennsylvania Certification Board. This course will award 12.5 PCB Approved Hours of Education. (Valid for PA locations only)


Chaplains/Clergy
This activity is designed to qualify for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Counselors
This intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Pennsylvania Counselors: The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This Intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Marriage & Family Therapists
This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. You should save this course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Pennsylvania Marriage & Family Therapists: The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This Intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Psychologists
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This activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pennsylvania Psychologists: PESI, Inc. is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. Provider #PSY000211. PESI maintains responsibility for the program(s). This program qualifies for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Social Workers
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PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 Clinical Practice continuing education credits. Course Level: Intermediate. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation.

Pennsylvania Social Workers: The Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors accepts many national association CE approvals, several of which PESI offers. For a full list, please see your State Board regulations at https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardsCommissions/. This Intermediate activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 760 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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