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Trauma, Shame, and Healing: A Therapist's Guide

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About the Course

Shame can have a profound and complex impact on clients who have experienced trauma. It often exacerbates the distress caused by trauma and can impede the healing process. As such, addressing the role that shame plays in a client’s trauma and recovery process is a critical aspect of therapy. Internalized feelings of self-blame and guilt can distort self-image and self-esteem. This can lead to a pervasive sense of unworthiness, self-sabotaging, avoidance behaviors, and a belief that one is undeserving of a better life. In this presentation, Katelyn Baxter-Musser, LCSW will provide you with clinical skills and practical strategies to recognize the presence of shame and provide clients with tools to reduce shame and build resilience. During this presentation clinicians will also review the importance of self-care and maintaining their own well-being while working in this challenging field.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, Trauma, Shame, and Healing: A Therapist’s Guide created by Katelyn Baxter-Musser in 2024.

Publication Date:

First Apr 2024

Course Material Author

Katelyn Baxter-Musser, course creator

Katelyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Katelyn’s clinical experience includes working for ten years in various roles as a case manager, child and family therapist, trauma therapist and clinical coordinator. Katelyn has worked in agencies, on Native American reservations and currently is in private practice. Katelyn works with children starting at age 4, adolescents and adults. Katelyn works with people individually, as a couple or as a family. Katelyn is trained in and uses a variety of therapeutic modalities including DBT, CBT, TF-CBT, Mindfulness, and EMDR. She specializes in working with trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, dissociative disorders, personality disorders, grief & relationship issues. Katelyn works to help clients process a variety of traumatic and difficult experiences that cause people to feel stuck in their daily life.

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Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for intermediate and above levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss the concept of shame, its origins, and its role in exacerbating trauma in individuals
  2. List evidence-based strategies and interventions to address shame effectively in the context of trauma.
  3. Demonstrate skills to manage and prevent secondary trauma, burnout, and compassion fatigue.

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The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

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There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103506
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