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Learning Objectives
Upon completion, workshop participants will be better able to:
  1. Distinguish between shame and guilt
  2. List psychological problems and issues that are associated with client feelings of shame
  3. Describe and apply an exposure procedure that includes elements of DBT's Opposite Action skill for treating shame
  4. Explain and apply the fundamentals of a contextual and evolutionary theory of compassion focused emotion regulation, attachment, and cognition.
  5. Work in the affiliative soothing system by utilizing compassion focused imagery and process
  6. Compare and contrast the two treatments in their approach to treating shame
Suggested Readings:
Rizvi, S. L., & Linehan, M. M. (2005). The treatment of maladaptive shame in borderline personality disorder: A pilot study of “opposite action”. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 12(4), 437-447.

Rizvi, S. L., Brown, M. Z., Bohus, M., & Linehan, M. M. (2011). The role of shame in the development and treatment of borderline personality disorder. In R. Dearing and J. Tangney (Eds), Shame in the therapy hour. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.
CE Hours
Up to 13 CE Hours for Psychologists, Counselors, NY & NJ Social Workers
Instructional Level: Intermediate
              Rutgers Graduate School of Applied & Professional Psychology is approved by the American                                   Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rutgers Graduate School of                Applied & Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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