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Recorded on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 

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Shame is the fear that we are not good enough to be accepted, and that those things we have done, said, or are will disconnect us from others. It is a critical part of the cycle of SUDs and influences client behavior, the recovery process, and relapse. Shame is rarely discussed, and it thrives in silence. In this session we will address how we as substance use professionals can become comfortable raising issues of shame and how we can safely work with clients on their shame. I will review the difference between guilt and shame – terms which are frequently used to mean the same thing, which can be harmful. I will also share the four elements of Shame Resilience Theory to build resilience by connecting our authentic selves and cultivating meaningful relationships with other people.


Cary Hopkins Eyles, MA, CAP, has been working in the substance use disorder field for almost 20 years. She began as a counselor, has run residential and outpatient non-profit treatment programs, teaches at universities in Florida, and is now the Deputy Director for International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR). She has provided many trainings nationally and internationally about self-care for addiction professionals, mindfulness, shame, co-occurring disorders, motivational enhancement, and online education.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to describe the difference between shame and guilt.
  • Participants will be able to summarize the research about the dangers of shame.
  • Participants will be able to state the four elements of Shame Resilience Theory.
Content Level


  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

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This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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