Shame and Grace in the Therapeutic Relationship: A Framework for Healing

Presented by: Petra Blum, PhD, LPC

March 22, 2017 | 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Care and Counseling

12141 Ladue Road

St. Louis, MO, 63141



In this session we will explore the therapeutic constructs of shame and grace. Focus will be given to the role that shame plays in the presenting concerns of clients, which includes depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, and addictions. Based in interpersonal and bio-spiritual theory, grace, as expressed in the therapeutic relationship, will be identified as a curative factor in the healing process. Attention will be given to grace-based techniques and methods of implementation for practitioners.



Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the constructs of shame and grace.
  2. Participants will be able to identify experiences of shame and grace in the therapeutic relationship.
  3. Participants will be able to identify curative factors in the healing process.