Presented by: Gladney University


Carol Park, LPC will be back at Gladney to provide a training, Perspectives on Shame. You may remember that she was here back in July presenting on Empathy. Carol will again utilize the work of Brené Brown, who has authored The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly and Rising Strong. Brené is a research professor in the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston where she primarily focuses on research around shame, vulnerability, courage and empathy.

Brené Brown’s work is a highly experiential methodology based on her research. Her method is designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders. It can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings. Today we will explore shame. 

  1. Shame and the Arena Door
  2. Understanding Shame
  3. The Armory
  4. Shame Shields
  5. Shame Identities and Triggers

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to meet these objectives:

  1. Understand the relationship between shame and vulnerability
  2. Begin to define shame
  3. Recognize shame as a universal human affect
  4. Begin to differentiate shame, guilt, humiliation and embarrassment
  5. Understand that building shame resilience is understanding shame, walking through it with courage, compassion, and connection and cultivating authenticity
  6. Begin to identify the defensive strategies used to protect against feelings of shame and vulnerability
  7. Understand the relationship between shame and perfectionism
  8. Understand shame shields and recognize that it is based on the concept of “strategies of disconnection”
  9. Identify shame triggers by recognizing both wanted and unwanted identities and their origin


About the Speaker

Carol Park, LPC

Carol Park is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian who is passionate about helping individuals find healing as they struggle with their relationship with food and their body. She has been practicing in this arena for over 30 years and works with the spectrum of eating disorders, from anorexia to bulimia to binge eating disorder. In recent years, Carol became certified in Breńe Brown’s work with shame, authenticity and vulnerability and she weaves shame resilience work into the work she does with clients, as well as facilitates Daring Way workshops. With the advance of technology and the request from clients to do some online sessions, Carol co-founded thera-LINK, a HIPAA compliant video platform for mental health providers. It is Carol’s value of connection and the belief that connection matters that gives her the courage to step out and try to make a difference.




November 7th, 2017 1:00 PM   through   3:00 PM
6300 John Ryan Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76132
United States
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