Shame is a common sequelae to trauma and often is an underlying cause of many behaviors that bring people to the attention of helping professionals. Shame can also be the “glue” that holds families together. This workshop will explore the role shame plays in criminal, abusive, addictive, and self-destructive behaviors. Implications for interviewing and treatment approaches will be covered as well as the challenges to countertransference management represented by shame.
Linda (Lynn) Sanford, LICSW is currently in private practice in Massachusetts. She is the author of
Strong at the Broken Places: Building Resiliency in Survivors of Trauma
and spoke to that topic when she was the Keynote Speaker of the NASW/CT Trauma Conference in November of 2010. We are delighted to welcome her back to Connecticut, albeit via ZOOM!
Lynn began her career in social work working with victims of sexual assault and has worked for several decades with youth who have been convicted of crimes against people. Her most recent positions were as a civilian mental health counselor for the Department of Defense as Military Family Life Consultant on Marine Corps Air Station at Iwakuni, Japan and as Child & Youth Counselor at Ramstein Air Base in German and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska. She has taught at various graduate schools of social work including being Professor of Practice and Coordinator of the Trauma & Interpersonal Violence Specialization at Simmons College School of Social Work.
A not to be missed opportunity!
Approved for 3 CECs
$60 NASW Members; $85 Yet-to-be Members