Addressing Shame in Trauma and Addiction Recovery

  • 20 Jan 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Presented by: Shannon D. Mullen, Ph.D., CSAT

When:  Friday, January 20th, 2023: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) (Zoom Webinar)

  • 11:00 - 11:05 AM - Introduction 
  • 11:05 – 11:55 PM - Lecture + Q&A 
  • 11:55 – 12:00 PM - Closing 

What: : Addressing Shame in Trauma and Addiction Recovery

Cost: $25 for CPA Members, $80 for Non-members, and $12.5 for Students/Clergy  CPA Members. 

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Catholic anthropology asserts the inherent goodness of humanity it its original creation. According to this faith tradition, having broken relationship with God and each other, humanity took on the burden of shame. In both the spiritual and psychological domains, shame warrants our attention in order to restore health and wholeness. This webinar explores the importance of addressing shame in the treatment plan for patients working through trauma and addiction recovery. Research indicates the importance of addressing issues of shame which have become an identity of shame in order to establish healing and recovery. Shame taken on through trauma continues to fuel addiction and relapse as well as the replication of maladaptive interpersonal and intrapsychic dynamics. Patients who cannot recall their life history without becoming lost in the feeling and identity of shame have poorer outcomes for recovery. Unprocessed shame is associated with a poor prognosis. Unburdening the shame within through narrative reconstruction, and Internal Family Systems work leads to better patient outcomes.

Category of Education: 

  • D1.1 Assessment/ Evaluation, Intervention

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe various therapeutic tools to address shame in trauma and addiction recovery.
  • List four therapeutic tools for exploring and processing shame.  

Target Audience: 

Students, psychologists, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Clergy, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse

Level of Content: Intermediate




Shannon Mullen, Ph.D., CSAT-S, is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist and Supervisor by the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. She has more than 20 years of experience in assessment and treatment and is considered an expert in sexual behavior and trauma recovery. Dr. Mullen is EMDR trained and is an IFS therapist as well. She regularly teaches and supervises other professionals in this work.

Cancellation Policy: 

Refunds will not be offered for this event, however every registrant will receive a copy of the recorded presentation and the opportunity to complete the home study and receive CE credits at a later date. Any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Mary Hanys at for more details. 

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program. 

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