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Using Interpersonal Skills to Heal Shame — Undoing Aloneness and Building Attachment

  • 23 Apr 2022
  • zoom

Using Interpersonal Skills to Heal Shame — Undoing Aloneness and Building Attachment 

A workshop for therapists and other helping professionals with Sheila Rubin LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon PhD, SEP

2 Saturdays: April 23 & 30, 2022, 10am–5:45pm Pacific Time
Online using Zoom – Live and Recorded

$395 full price / $375 with full payment by March 19 / Special price for interns

13 CE credits available for California therapists (See website for details.)

CAMFT CE provider #134393

In many studies of the effectiveness of therapy, a strong connection between therapist and client has been noted as the clearest predictor of success. And yet our own fear and shame of doing the wrong thing can get in the way of that connection. We can be overly susceptible to messages telling us to be "neutral” and “professional.”  We can find ourselves holding back our warmth, generosity, and enthusiasm. 

In this workshop you will discover powerful tools to connect with a client quickly and deeply. We will provide demonstrations to help you decide when to hold back and when to bring yourself forward, both emotionally and physically. Because shame can produce a state of freeze, we may need to be even more active and kind in order to counter it. You will learn ways to convey to the client “I’m right there with you”—in a dance in which you alternate between follower and leader. We will examine ways to utilize therapist counter-transference and level the playing field that shame distorts—and combine the seemingly contradictory roles of caring friend and trusted expert. 

There is no prerequisite for this course. 


To register, please visit the Schedule page at or use this link:

For information:

Sheila Rubin: 415-820-3974 /

Bret Lyon: 510-420-1441 /

Please visit our website for free articles and webinars, our Sounds True podcast, details about our Sounds True audio learning series, and information about our complete training program in Healing Shame.

The Center for Healing Shame is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs in California – CAMFT-approved CE provider #134393. Courses meet the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The Center for Healing Shame maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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