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The Hidden Epidemic of Shame: Identifying and Treating Chronic Shame with Kristine Jensen, LCSW, FREE event, 1.5 CEs, $15 for Non-CAMFT Chapter members

  • 05/01/2020
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave., Santa Rosa


(depends on selected options)

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This event likely will not be held due to coronavirus concerns. 

By: Kristine Jensen, LCSW

The current epidemic of unrecognized and untreated toxic shame threatens the success of our work as therapists. Shame is not just an element of abuse. In this presentation, we will learn about the complex nature of this syndrome—its origins, and the various forms it takes that look nothing like how we generally think of shame. We will see that shame is often at the core of atypical depression, anxiety, OCD, pathological narcissism, domestic violence, attachment disorders and various Axis II diagnoses. We will see how shame can begin as early as the mother-child relationship, how shame disguises itself in four major behavioral patterns, and what specific relational elements of the treatment relationship are essential in the healing balm. Clinicians will leave this workshop with practical tools and insights that we can use Monday morning.
Learning Objectives - After completion of the presentation the attendees will:

1. List four primary behavioral patterns that people use to defend against shame: the Compass of Shame.

2. Explain how shame becomes toxic and remains toxic.

3. Name the two keys to healing in the therapeutic relationship.

About our speaker

Kristine Jensen, LCSW has practiced individual and couples therapy for over four decades. For fifteen years she specialized in DID treatment, consultation and workshops. In 2010, Kristine closed her practice and worked with active military in Germany and Japan for two years. Having relocated to Monterey, she now has a part-time practice and is the president of the Monterey Chapter. Kristine has advanced training with John Gottman, Susan Johnson, and has for the past three years studied and read extensively on shame. She is in the process of writing a book on shame for the layperson.

10:30 - 11:00 Social networking and registration

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Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

  • Disability AccommodationTo request an accommodation for a disability, please email
  • Refunds$10 cancellation fee for refunds requested up to 30 days before the event.  No refunds are given beginning 29 days prior to the event. 
  • CE CertificateYou must stay for the entire meeting, sign in and out and complete an evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, an email with a link to the evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who signed in AND out of the event. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
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