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Sheila's New Online Consultation Group: Shame, Countertransference & the Therapist

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Surprisingly, those awkward moments in therapy, when things seem confused or stuck, can be the golden key to working with clients. We will look at therapist’s shame when it comes to earning or promotion of their practice - or work in the world - - and how it can get in the way - or help work with clients shame. Bring in your challenging cases. You will gain a much better understanding of Shame Countertransference - in which the therapist a reacts emotionally to the client’s shame. You will learn to use this important inner information - and adjust it with precision - to access and transform the client’s Shame. Shame Countertranference can supply the information you need to help the client heal shame, find dignity - and free up creativity in both therapist and client.

You will be able to work with your own shame, in and out of session and help yourself and your clients separate feelings of shame from other emotions. And you'll learn how to help clients out of the shame morass while working with your natural feelings of incompetence when faced with client’s shame - so that deep healing can happen in and out of the session.

The Consultation Group is open to anyone who has taken one or more of our workshops - or by special permission.

It will be conducted via Zoom and take place over four Wednesdays - May 15, 22, 29 & June 5 - from 1030am to Noon Pacific Daylight Time. 


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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

May 15, 22, 29 & June 5
10:30am - Noon PDT


Once you have registered for the group, 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. $25 Discount for Registration before April 10. Type in EARLYBIRD.

If you have questions about this online course, please contact Sheila Rubin at
415-820-3974 or

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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.