Shame and Individuals Who Have Committed Sexual Offenses

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Date(s) - 06/04/2021
8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Shame and Individuals Who Have Committed Sexual Offenses

Friday, June 4, 2021  –   Networking from 8:15am – 8:30am, Announcements & Presentation 8:45am – 12pm

Presenter: Connie Palmer, LCSW

This training provides an understanding of shame as a dynamic that impacts clients who have sexually assaulted others and guides mental health professionals in interventions that increases prosocial behavior and decreases the incidence of repeat occurrences of this behavior.

Unaddressed shame has destructive consequences for individuals, for families and for communities. Shame causes and exacerbates depression, anxiety, addictions, and aggression. This workshop will define shame, explore its impact, and discuss shame as a factor causing sexual assault and as one of the determining factors in recidivism. The workshop will focus on the connection between shame and sexual assault. The following will be discussed

  • Describe the impact of shame on development
  • Discern how to disapprove of negative behaviors without shaming
  • Identify shame as a causal factor in sexual assault as well as a barrier to empathy for the victim
  • Explain cultural and gender differences in regard to shame
  • Discuss the interrelationship between shame, power, and vulnerability
  • Determine how the therapeutic relationship can be a source of accountability and healing for clients.
  • Utilize interventions that support the client’s development of guilt and empathy

3 APA CEs are offered with this training.

This training will be held via Zoom.  Link to be emailed after registration closes on June 3, 2021 at 2pm.

Registration Fees are as follows:

  • Individual & Agency Members not seeking CEs: Free
  • Individual & Agency Members who would like 3 APA CEs:  $20
  • Non-Members not seeking CEs:  $20
  • Non-Members who would like 3 APA CEs:  $30


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Agency Member - No CEs $0.00
Agency Member - 3 APA CEs $20.00
Non-Member - No CEs $20.00
Non-Member - 3 APA CEs $30.00

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