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Implementing A Shame Resilience and Wholehearted Living Curriculum with Sexual Offenders

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CE Credits: 1.5 Credits
Length: 1.5 Hours
Level: Introductory
Training Style: Video
Category: GIFR Membership Exclusive
Intended Audience: Mental Health, Correctional, and Legal Professionals

Training Description
This 1.5 hour workshop examines the implementation of Shame Resilience and Wholehearted Living curriculum with sexual offenders at Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center (SRSTC). The concepts of shame, vulnerability, shame resilience, empathy, compassion, and wholehearted living are explored through the lens of Dr. Brown’s Daring Way Model. Developing Shame Resilience starts with understanding shame, how it may be exhibited in people’s behavior, and how to be vulnerable in a healthy way. This presentation explores practical tools that can be used with patients in a group or individual format. Participants will learn strategies to navigate through shame within the treatment setting to promote living wholehearted lives. This presentation will include discussion on how addressing shame relates to sexual offender risk factors, protective factors and addresses potential responsivity barriers consistent with the Risk-Needs-Responsivity (RNR) Model. In addition, assisting clients to address shame adheres to the principles of Trauma Informed Care. Adherence to RNR will be expressed via sharing patients’ feedback, perspective and experience on how they have described shame in relation to risk factors, how the curriculum is helping them facilitate meaningful and sustained change, and ideas for further evolvement of the curriculum.
Trainer Biography
Brook Seume, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She holds a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College. Brook began facilitating sex offender treatment at Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center (SRSTC) in January 2014. Prior to working at SRSTC, she worked with couples and families and conducted individual therapy with both adults and adolescents. She also worked with the Department of Corrections providing AODA counseling to inmates and facilitating CBT groups to clients on probation. Brook believes the engagement process and therapeutic relationship are the most significant components in therapy. She strives to gain a holistic understanding of an individual and to create a collaborative, safe environment that allows for vulnerability, healing, and growth.
Learning Objectives
This training is designed to help you:
  • Describe how and why addressing shame, including how it relates to risk factors and addresses potential responsivity barriers, is consistent with the Risk-Needs-Responsivity (RNR) Model and Trauma Informed Care
  • Identify how to describe and define the following terms: shame, vulnerability, compassion, empathy, shame resilience, wholehearted living
  • Discuss how the curriculum can strengthen protective factors

1 Sponsorship: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association, National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and Canadian Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education trainings. Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR) has been approved by NBCC as an approved Continuing Education provider, ACEP No. 6711. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GIFR is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. The American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts Continuing Education Credit sponsored by the American Psychological Association. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc (provider #1371) is also approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ACE provider approval period: 6/8/2022-6/8/2025. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
2 Refund/Cancellation Policy: If you wish to request a refund on account of technical difficulties, please contact [email protected].
3 Commercial Supports: The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc reports no conflicts of interest in the development and sponsorship of this training. The Global Institute of Forensic Research, Inc receives no commercial support for its Continuing Education programs or from its presenters.

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