Getting Unstuck will help mental health professionals discover ways to help clients who are caught in shame, have a victim’s mindset, and are unwilling to change. This course will equip participants with practical and evidence-based ways to help even the most challenging and reluctant clients to move forward and get unstuck.
- Outline the features of shame from the view of interpersonal neurobiological viewpoint and from biblical anthropology for Christian clients
- Describe how a client can self-identify as a victim and how that impedes their growth and health
- Develop strategies and homework assignments for people to build resilience and become comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Lesson Titles and Descriptions
GU 101: What Clinicians Need to Know about Shame
Curt Thompson, M.D.
Shame is an interpersonal, neurobiological state that disrupts the function of the mind both intra and interpersonally. This lecture will explore the features of shame from the perspective of interpersonal neurobiology in the context of a biblical anthropology for Christian clients, along with the psychotherapeutic and spiritual practices that lead to healing.
Runtime: 51 minutes 0 seconds
GU 102: Help Your Client Move from Victim Mindset to Owner Mindset
Leslie Vernick, M.S.W.
Clients who have been abused often continue self-identifying as victims long after their abuse. They get stuck feeling helpless and powerless over their feelings, choices, and lives. This lecture will help participants recognize how one’s mindset can hinder recovery and growth.
Runtime: 54 minutes 5 seconds
GU 103: Helping Clients and Families Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable: A Key to Genuine Change
John Trent, Ph.D., and Deborah Gorton, Ph.D.
In working with individuals or families, mental health providers and coaches continuously run into a significant factor that derails great insights from ever taking root as real change. That is the genuine need for people to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Participants will learn take-home strategies on how people can stay engaged and build resilience, even when it is uncomfortable to do so.
Runtime: 44 minutes 20 seconds
2.25 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, LSW.
2.25 CE Credits available for IBCC Credential Holders.
The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: https://www.lightuniversity.com/continuing-education-statements/.