Counseling Techniques for Working with Shame (With CE’s) Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Counseling Techniques for Working with Shame (With CE’s) Tuesday, April 11, 2023


*Webinars MUST be watched LIVE to receive CE Credit

Counseling Techniques for Working with Shame 

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 

6:00 – 8:00 PM ET 


Dr. John C. Thomas is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. Dr. Thomas is also a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, with over 32 years of supervision experience. For overall 38 years, Dr. Thomas as counseled a wide range of problems. His specialties include sexual dysfunctions, sexual addictions, betrayed partners, marital problems, depression, anxiety, anger, and trauma. He is trained in EMDR by its founder, Dr. Francine Shapiro. Dr. Thomas is a Professor at the Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies at Liberty University. He has written many peer-reviewed professional publications, conducts marriage enrichment retreats with his wife, and speaks on mental health and organizational issues. 


Client shame occurs in every corner of a mental health professional’s office. Shame is a foundational emotional experience in many clinical issues and disorders. It is essential, then, for psychologists and other licensed mental health professionals to be sensitized to shame-prone client stories and choose effective strategies and techniques to promote healing. This workshop will discuss the difference between guilt and shame, healthy vs. unhealthy shame, the neurobiology of shame, and the process and strategies for treating shame. 

Learning Objectives 

Participants will:

  1. Recognize the “faces” of shame in a clinical setting by psychologists and other licensed mental health professionals 
  2. Identify shame and recognize these themes in the client’s communication 
  3. Develop practical strategies and techniques to help shame-ridden clients 

 Continuing Education 

Approved for 2.0 APA; ASWB; LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and IBCC CE Credit 

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers, and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due to good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required Continuing Education hours. For more information on Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit

 *Webinars MUST be watched LIVE to receive CE Credit.