Shame, Trauma and Family Relationships

Learn how shame manifests through the experience of trauma, and how to address it with clients.

Explore the role of shame as a by-product of trauma, drawing on various theories and therapies, and how it manifests in clients, and how to move onwards to empowerment and independence.

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Location Live Online via Zoom
Date/s4th November 2021
Time/s 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Duration 1 day
Registrations close The day before the commencement of the course
Prerequisites/s There are no prerequisites for this course.
Certification Certificate of Attendance
Fee/s 1 Day Live Stream $210.00 (GST Inc.)

This one-day workshop explores shame as a by-product of trauma. It draws on Attachment and Trauma theories, Narrative Therapy and Family Therapy to explore how shame is manifest through the experience of trauma. It explores the role of shame as a constraint in families and in family work, particularly where there are wellbeing and protective issues with children.

It assists practitioners to identify how shame manifests in their client group and how to address and explore it with clients.

The workshop uses teaching, role play and experiential exercises to enhance participants’ understanding of the role of shame as a consequence of trauma, and explores strategies and interventions to support clients to move from shame towards self-efficacy, independence and empowerment.

Course content

On completion of this course, you'll be able to:

  • understand shame as a manifestation of trauma;
  • explore how the experience of shame can impact the individual;
  • identify the ways in which shame can adversely affect family relationships;
  • learn specific strategies to discuss shame with clients;
  • practice ways to support clients to move away from the influence of shame.

Who should attend

Practitioners who are working with clients/families who have experienced trauma and where practitioners have the opportunity to have 'therapeutic conversations' with clients.

Additional requirements

  1. Broadband internet access and an active email address that can be accessed during the workshop.
  2. A webcam, mic and headset/speaker is required.  All workshops are conducted in small groups and are interactive.

Further information


T: 03 8481 4800