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Online Healing Shame Core Workshop: Understanding, Transforming, and Reducing Shame - 12 CE Credits

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Shame is perhaps the most painful of all emotions. It is at the root of both the inner critic and perfectionism. It binds with other emotions, such as anger and fear, so that is often hard to detect. Also, revealing shame can be in itself shameful. For many clients who don’t get better in therapy, shame — unacknowledged and not worked through — is the primary factor.

In this workshop, you will learn how to help your clients recognize shame, work through it and move on. You will become more sensitive to the shaming often implicit in the therapy situation and learn how to counter shame in therapy. You will be able to help clients separate feelings of shame from other emotions. And you'll learn how to help clients out of the shame morass so they can move their energy powerfully outward rather than turn it against themselves. 

There is no prerequisite for this course. It can be taken by itself or as part of a sequence.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an ONLINE version of our Core Workshop and is set up very differently than our onsite workshops. It will be conducted via Zoom and take place over four Fridays: March 9, 16, 30 and April 6 from 10am to 1:15pm Pacific Time. 

Recordings of each class will be available for two weeks following the original class date.

12 CE credits are available for LIVE PARTICIPATION only. (See details below.)
CAMFT Approved CE Provider #134393


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I highly recommend this workshop to EVERY therapist. Bret and Sheila are brilliant together—well-grounded in research, hugely compassionate
and safe, and AMAZING....
— Belle Hazlehurst, RN, MFT, San Diego

All therapists should attend your workshop. Truly—it was invaluable. Incredibly rich and unforgettable. It has already changed my practice.
— Sara Wicks, LCSW, NYC

March 9, 16, 30 & April 6
10:00am - 1:15pm PT


12 CE credits available for LIVE PARTICIPATION (See CE info below*)
CAMFT Approved CE Provider #134393

This course is for therapists and helping professionals. This workshop can be applied toward certification as a Healing Shame Practitioner

$350 / $325 with full payment by January 30. (Use coupon code EARLYBIRD-ONLINE)
Special rate for interns. (Use coupon code INTERN)

Once you have registered for the workshop, please fill out and sign our Ethics and Scope of Practice form. Click the link, then download the form, fill it out and sign it, and return it to us by email.

If you have questions about this online course, please contact Sheila Rubin at
415-820-3974 or For assistance with registration and with R. Cassidy Seminars, please contact Elizabeth at

*CE credits are available for live participation on this workshop. In order to receive CE credits for this workshop, you must participate live on all four calls, due to the stipulations guiding continuing education credit for online courses. Unfortunately, we cannot offer credit for partial attendance (i.e., attending some classes live and listening to others via the recording), or for those who are only participating via the recordings.


Guarantee Your Spot:

Best workshop I’ve been to this year. Somatic and experiential focus, with excellent cognitive framing.
— Jay Seiff-Haron, PsyD, San Francisco

“It was very much worth flying up to Toronto from Arkansas to take your workshop. The workshop added much to my knowledge and skill bag, particularly in broadening the work with primary feelings.”
— Dell Tyson, RN, MA, LPC, LMFT, Arkansas

This is a workshop for therapists and other helping professionals, taught by Sheila Rubin, LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon, PhD, SEP, BCC.


Bret Lyon and Sheila Rubin have co-led workshops on Healing Shame for over a decade in many cities in the U.S. and Canada, including Berkeley, New York, Montreal, Ottawa and Victoria, BC. Both have trained in EFT with Sue Johnson and in AEDP with Diana Fosha.


* The Center for Healing Shame is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California - CAMFT Approved CE Provider #134393. PhDs in California and PhDs and licensed therapists outside California may be able to receive 12 CE credits through the co-sponsorship of R. Cassidy Seminars. (Apply for CE credits from R. Cassidy Seminars prior to the workshop at

The Center for Healing Shame maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

CANCELLATION POLICY: No refunds. The amount paid can be applied toward a future workshop within 12 months. Registrations are not transferable.

The Center for Healing Shame welcomes people who have disabilities. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs. Location is wheelchair accessible.