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Shame and Guilt: How Science Can Inform Practice

  • 28 Aug 2020
  • 12:00 PM
  • Webinar


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“Shame and Guilt: How Science Can Inform Practice"

with nationally recognized presenter

June Tangney, PhD

Friday, August 28, 2020  

Noon – 3:00 PM CDT

In this webinar, Dr. Tangney will briefly summarize 30 years of research indicating that shame and guilt are distinct emotions with very different implications for adjustment and behavior. On balance, guilt is the more moral and adaptive emotion. She will then present a framework for thinking about managing maladaptive shame (and maladaptive guilt) in the therapy context. The presentation concludes with a discussion of the complex roles shame and guilt play in two domains of current concern – the criminal justice system and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Participants attending this live webinar may receive 3 CEs for psychologists.
This program also meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice.

    Presenter: June Tangney, PhD
    June Price Tangney received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA in 1985, with minors in social psychology and measurement. After teaching for two years at Bryn Mawr College, she joined the Psychology Department at George Mason University in 1988, where she is currently University Professor and Professor of Psychology. Recipient of International Society for Self and Identity’s Distinguished Lifetime Career Award and Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science and of APA’s Division of Personality and Social Psychology, Professor Tangney is coauthor (with Ronda Dearing) of Shame and Guilt, and coeditor (with Ronda Dearing) of Shame in the Therapy Hour. She is Editor of Self and Identity, and has served as Associate Editor for the American Psychologist. Dr. Tangney’s research on the development and implications of shame and guilt has been funded by NIDA, NICHD, NSF, and the John Templeton Foundation. Currently, her work focuses on moral emotions and cognitions among jail inmates. She draws on theory and research from social and clinical psychology to develop novel brief interventions tailored to the needs of the 12 million people who cycle through US jails annually. A recipient of GMU’s Teaching Excellence Award, Professor Tangney strives to integrate service, teaching and clinically-relevant research in both the classroom and her lab.

    NPA Members: $65
    General Registration/Nonmembers: $80
    Interns, Graduate Students: $10

    Written notification is required on or before August 24, 2020, for complete refund of registration fee.

    Learning Objectives
    At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

    1.    Describe the distinction between shame and guilt, and how they relate to psychological, interpersonal, and behavioral adjustment;
    2.    Develop a roadmap for identifying and responding to problematic forms shame and guilt;
    3.    Discuss recent research on shame and guilt among incarcerated adults;
    4.    Apply what science tells us about how to manage COVID-related shame and guilt.

    The Nebraska Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Nebraska Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Participants attending this live webinar can receive 3 (three) CEs for psychologists. This program also meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice.

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