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Shame and Self-Loathing in the Treatment of Trauma, 6 CE
NOAH's Event Venue
12451 Plantside Dr
Louisville, KY 40299
(502) 759 7722

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Monday, March 19, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM EST
Category: Continuing Education Event

- 2018 Featured Presentation -

March 19, 2018 - Agenda

8:30 AM
Registration Desk Opens
 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM Workshop in Session
(Break from 10:30-10:45 AM)
12:15 PM - 1:25 PM Lunch On Your Own
1:30 PM - 4:45 PM Workshop in Session
(Break from 3:00-3:15 PM)
*All times are in Eastern Standard Time
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Workshop Details

9:00 am - 4:45 pm

Shame and Self-Loathing in the Treatment of Trauma, 6 CE

Presented by Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Shame has an insidious impact on our traumatized clients’ ability to find relief and perspective even with good treatment. Feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy interfere with taking in positive experiences, leaving only hopelessness. This workshop will introduce participants to understanding shame from a neurobiological perspective that helps clients relate to their shame with greater curiosity, discriminate the cognitive, emotional, and physiological components of shame responses, and transform shame-promoting cognitive schemas. Skill Level: Intermediate

Workshop Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of shame and self-loathing as a survival response to abuse and neglect.
  • Identify the neurobiological effects of shame
  • Discriminate the physiological from the cognitive contributors to shame
  • Describe cognitive-behavioral and psychoeducational interventions to address shame-based cognitive schemas
  • Utilize simple somatic techniques to address the physiological effects of shame
  • Implement an ego state approach to working with shame and self-loathing 

Testimonials from local psychologists:

"As an enthusiast of Dr. Janina Fisher, I hope you will join me at her one-day seminar Shame and Self-loathing in the Treatment of Trauma in Louisville to learn some of the very latest in trauma treatment. So often it is underlying trauma that creates the most challenging cases, cases in which we become stuck, or even overwhelmed at times. I have had the fortune of taking two of Dr. Fisher’s webinar series, and the models on which she draws are very much a part of my work with psychotherapy clients. Regardless of the primary nature of your caseload, I strongly urge everyone to consider coming to experience this training day. I find Dr. Fisher’s wisdom and integration of frameworks to be so effective with a very wide range of clinical problems.

Dr. Fisher is a clinical psychologist and instructor based out of The Trauma Center, an outpatient clinic and research center founded by Bessel van der Kolk. She trains and consults clinicians internationally, and has worked alongside some of the very top pioneering clinicians in our field (e.g., Judith Herman, Bessel van der Kolk, and Pat Ogden). She integrates therapy models to be able to reach and heal clients with the most difficult diagnoses: complex chronic trauma histories, personality disorders, chronic suicidality, and dissociative disorders. The idea of Therapist as Neurobiological Regulator, for example, is a key idea based in our growing understanding that the brain and body are both essential components of effective treatment for many psychiatric diagnoses.

Dr. Fisher is one of those presenters whom you leave with deep respect for her depth and breadth of knowledge and also newly equipped to engage more fully with your most challenging clients. Her presentation in 2014 was a completely full house, and this year’s Shame and Self-loathing in the Treatment of Trauma is sure to be rewarding."

-Katie McBride, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, 2018 Past President, KPA

"I have benefitted enormously from Janina Fisher’s workshop and webinars. Her description and explanation of techniques for working with clients who have experienced serious trauma in their lives provides the necessary foundation for doing the trauma therapy required to help clients find lives worth living. Her teachings consistently have guided the work I do with traumatized clients. I am looking forward to the publication of her book on healing the fragmented selves of trauma survivors, which is due out in March. I highly recommend her teachings to anyone who is working with clients who describe chronic, severe trauma in their past."

-Martha Wetter, Ph.D.

Without a doubt, one of the best presentations I have seen on trauma and attachment. Dr. Fisher has worked with the greatest in our field--like Judith Herman, Bessel van der Kolk, and Pat Ogden and yet her talk was so down to earth and so applicable to my practice. You will be able to apply what you learn the next day.

-Katie Dine Young, Psy.D.

About the Presenter:

Janina Fisher, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice, Assistant Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, an EMDRIA-approved Consultant, and former Instructor, Harvard Medical School. She is the co-author with Pat Ogden of 'Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment' and 'Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation.' She is best known for her ability to integrate neuroscience and attachment research into clinical practice.


This workshop is appropriate for Psychologists, Social Workers, Other Mental Health Professionals

Registration Fees

Registrant Type

Feb. 12

Feb. 13- 
Mar. 9


KPA Member $135 $155 $199
Non Member N/A $199 $249
KPA Student Member+
(no CE credit)
$35 $45 $60
(no CE credit)
$50 $60 $75

  +Any student member needing CE credit must register at the KPA member rate. 

Event Location
NOAH's Event Venue
12451 Plantside Dr
Louisville, KY 40299

It is important to note that APA continuing education rules require that KPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop.  An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who arrive more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is complete will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received on/before March 9, 2018 will receive a 90% refund. Cancellations received between Mar. 10-13, 2018, will receive a 50% refund and cancellations between Mar. 14- 18, 2018 will receive a 20% refund.   No refunds available after Mar. 18, 2018. All refund requests must be in writing to KPA, 120 Sears Ave, Ste. 214, Louisville, KY 40207 or [email protected]

CE Credits/Attendance

This programs has been approved for 6 CE credits by the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA).

KPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. KPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. KPA is also an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology. 

Social Workers & Art Therapists:
KPA is an  approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Professional Art Therapists . (Provider #1004)

Professional Counselors:
The Kentucky Board of Professional Counselors approved this workshop on 1/20/2017. 

Marriage and Family Therapists:
The Kentucky Board of Marriage and Family Therapists approved this workshop on 2/15/18

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Contact: Sarah Burress - KPA Event Specialist - [email protected]