We are delighted to announce our first Scholar in Residence: Dr. Peter Shabad. For over 40 years, Dr. Shabad’s work has focused on how traumatic and chronically disillusioning experiences have profoundly inhibiting effects on the passion necessary to grow and change throughout life. Over the course of three months, we have curated a series of learning opportunities to examine his body work and current thinking on Trauma, Shame and Mourning. We will start his residency with an interview designed to help you get to know his mind and body of work. This event will be free to the public. The next three events will be lectures focused on a different aspect of shame. Our series will conclude with a paper presentation and panel which seeks to synthesize Dr. Shabad’s work.

 

 1) Reflections on Shame, Loss and Mourning: An interview with Scholar in Residence Dr. Peter Shabad

Saturday, Jan 8th 1:30-3pm PacificTime, via zoom. This event is free to the public – No CEs available

In this introductory interview, we will dialogue with Dr. Peter Shabad on the origins of shame, how it dynamically manifests in the clinical setting, and how we can utilize the intimacy of connection to generate both mourning and hope.

 2) The Rupture of Giving and Receiving and the Emergence of Shame.

Saturday Feb. 5th 1:30-3:30pm PacificTime, via zoom2 CEs

In this first of three seminars, Dr. Shabad will discuss the origins of shame; how a child’s inherent passionate life force eventually meets up with the tensions of parental envy and separation guilt. Within the transition from one generation to the next, the passion to give and be received becomes intertwined. The interchange of giving and receiving mobilizes the child’s passion and generosity to move forward toward the unknown future. Dr. Shabad will conclude this seminar by describing the process by which the rupture of giving and receiving gives way to self-inhibiting shame.

Learning Objectives:

Following this program participants will be able to: 

Describe how the passion to give and be received is intertwined with the transition from one generation to the next.

Explain how the rupture of expectant hope in relationships emerges in relationships as punishment and self-inhibiting shame.

General: $95 early registration (before Jan. 22, 2022)/ $125 after Jan. 22, 2022

Candidates: $65 early registration (before Jan. 22, 2022)/ $85 after Jan. 22, 2022

 

3) Shame, Self-Inhibition, and The Problems of Character Passivity.

Saturday Feb. 19th 1:30-3:30pm PacificTime, via zoom2 CEs

In the second seminar, Dr. Shabad will explore how self-doubts concerning the wrongness of one’s spontaneous desires inhibit self-expressiveness and self-assertiveness. The sense of feeling victimized by one’s own self-shaming and inability to express oneself in the world leads to fatalism and feelings of envy and self-pity.  He will then examine how the feeling of being unjustly wronged by one’s own shame and by fate often leads to resentment and the entitled sense of feeling owed by the world. He will differentiate between the interrelated concepts of aggression, resentment, rage, and hostility.

Learning Objectives:

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

Describe how the self-doubts of shame lead to a passive sense of fatalism and self pity.

Explain how self confident assertion leads to resentment and feelings of entitlement.

General: $95 early registration (before Jan. 22, 2022)/ $125 after Jan. 22, 2022

Candidates: $65 early registration (before Jan. 22, 2022)/ $85 after Jan. 22, 2022

 

 4) Exclusion/Inclusion, Mourning and Self-Acceptance

Saturday March 12th 1:30-3:30pm PacificTime, via zoom 2 CEs

In the concluding seminar, Dr. Shabad will explore clinical implications of working with shame. He will begin by contrasting the clinical aims of self-knowledge vs. self-acceptance. His argument centers on self-acceptance as the groundwork for self-awareness. He will then discuss the importance of the analyst’s respect for the patient’s dignity and sense of agency as an important model for the patient beginning to mobilize her own self-respect. This requires the analyst to bear witness to the underlying communication of psychological symptoms as a receptive trail leading back to traumatic experiences helping pave the way for mourning and accepting the vulnerability of one’s desires that were covered over by shame.

Learning Objectives:

Following this presentation, participants will be able to: 

Explain how emotional grounding of self-acceptance is necessary to inclusive self awareness.

Describe the difference between love and respect in clinical work.

General: $95 early registration (before Jan. 22, 2022)/ $125 after Jan. 22, 2022

Candidates: $65 early registration (before Jan. 22, 2022)/ $85 after Jan. 22, 2022

 

5) Divided Against Oneself:  Shame, Inhibition and Life’s Aftermath

Saturday March 19th1:30-4:30pm PacificTime, via zoom – 3 CEs

In this final paper presentation, Dr. Shabad will explore how the rupture in giving of oneself and being received in human relationships may lead to shame and paralyzing self-consciousness. He will discuss how the inhibiting effect of shame leads to  self-doubt and a retreat from the transitions inherent in human development and growth. They will explore how shame-inhibited passivity leads to feelings of self-pity, envy, regret, resentment, and the entitled sense of feeling owed. Particular focus will be placed on how exclusion and inclusion are centrally implicated in the mourning process of accepting and embracing shamed desires. A panel of several analysts from ICP will then engage in discussion with Dr. Shabad about the many concepts he brings to us in his work. or something simple.

Learning Objectives:

Following this program participants will be able to:

List three ways in which the process of giving of oneself and being received by another can lead to shame. 

Name the affects and feelings that emerge with “shame-inhibited passivity”.  

Describe the metaphors Shabad identifies are connected with the mourning process.

General: $135 early registration (before Jan. 22, 2022)/ $160 after Jan. 22, 2022

Candidates: $95 early registration (before Jan. 22, 2022)/ $105 after Jan. 22, 2022

  

Series Rate

General: $420 early registration (before Jan. 22, 2022)/ $490 after Jan. 22, 2022

Candidates: $ 290 early registration (before Jan. 22, 2022)/ $330 after Jan. 22, 2022

 

About Peter Shabad, Ph.D.

is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern University Medical School. He is on the Teaching and Supervising Faculty of the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis (CCP) and the Teaching and Supervising Faculty of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is an Associate Editor on the Editorial Board of Psychoanalytic Dialogues. Dr. Shabad is co-editor of The Problem of Loss and Mourning: Psychoanalytic Perspectives (IUP, 1989) and is the author of Despair and the Return of Hope: Echoes of Mourning in Psychotherapy (Aronson, 2001). He is the author of numerous papers and book chapters on diverse topics such as the psychological implications of death, loss and mourning, giving and receiving, shame, parental envy, resentment, spite, and regret. Dr. Shabad is currently working on a new book entitled Seizing The Vital Moment: Passion, Shame, and Mourning to be published by Routledge.

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