Date & Time: March 17, 2023 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Virtual

Unaddressed shame has destructive consequences for individuals, for families and for communities.

Shame can cause and exacerbate depression, anxiety, addictions, criminal activity, aggression and codependent behavior. This workshop will define shame, explore its impact and give an overview of the literature on the topic of shame, including the work of shame researcher, Brene Brown. Those who attend will learn how shame influences parenting, our response to loss and trauma, and school culture. The workshop will describe how men, women and different cultures differ in their experience of shame. Participants will learn the principles for the treatment of shame.

CEs: 3

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Define shame, explore its impact and give an overview of the literature on the topic of shame, including the work of researcher, Brene Brown
  • Learn how shame influences: parenting, schools, depression, anxiety, addictions, criminal activity and aggression.
  • Understand how men, women and various cultures differ in their experience of shame
  • Participants will learn the basic principles to guide them in their treatment of shame.


  • $80 – Regular
  • $60 – Alumni, FI, Adjunct
  • $45 – VET, Student free with promo-code

Meet the Speaker

Connie Palmer headshot

Connie Palmer is a licensed clinical social worker who is an experienced teacher, therapist and school counselor with more than thirty years of experience working with youth and their families. She is currently the Clinical Training Director for Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss in Mountainside, NJ. She presents seminars on various topics such as: grief and loss, resilience, shame, parenting, anti-bullying, depression and anxiety.

​Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal upon approval
  • APA Psychology
  • LCAT
  • NYSED Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance.

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy.

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806

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