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Shame in Psychotherapy: Bringing Theory to Life

25 June 2015 @ 8:30 AM - 26 June 2015 @ 5:00 PM

$2000 – $2900

Susan Warshow is known for her empathy and warm approach both as a person and in her therapeutic work. During this two-day presentation, Susan will use recorded session material to illustrate and identify verbal interventions and non-verbal interactions that effectively reduce shame in the therapeutic relationship. Learning to create secure attachment and the development of self-compassion is central to this process.

Part of the therapeutic task is mobilization of the client’s will to give careful, moment-to moment attention to his/her internal world. However, this intense internal focus frequently activates shame, guilt and anxiety alongside rising feelings. Becoming sensitive to the nuances of shame helps the client move past this paralyzing force to new levels of emotional freedom. As the unconscious becomes conscious through an experiential process, it becomes possible to integrate past experiences, leading to changes in behavior and wholly new ways of connecting with others.

Susan Warshow is a member of the faculty of Jon Frederickson’s ISTDP institute, the founder of the Dynamic Emotion Focused Therapy Institute (DEFT), and an IEDTA Certified Teacher/Supervisor. DEFT incorporates ISTDP theory and places a special emphasis on attachment, self compassion and shame-sensitive interventions. The DEFT Institute began its three-tier training program in January, 2012.

In her private practice, Susan treats individuals and couples. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, relationship issues and self-defeating personality traits.


25 June 2015 @ 8:30 AM
26 June 2015 @ 5:00 PM
$2000 – $2900
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Studenternes Hus
Frederik Nielsensvej 2-4
Åarhus, Denmark
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Majken Sonne

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