Co-Sponsored with Center for Psychoanalytic Studies

March 5, 2022

9:00AM – 12:15 PM Central – Ethics 3.0 CE/CME

1:15PM  – 3:30 PM Central – Clinical 2.0 CE/CME

Zoom Platform – REGISTER HERE

Full Member: $140

Non-Member: $160

Early Career Professional (within 5 years of graduation) and Retired: $70

Full Time Student: $35

Fanon Fund (Black/Indigenous Participants): $0

In this presentation, Dr. Shabad will trace how experiences of insult and injury to one’s emotional vulnerabilities lead to shame and self-consciousness. He will then trace the pathway by which shame leads to self-pity, resentment, mistrust of otherness, and the arbitrary construction of human hierarchies of better and worse individuals and groups. He will then delineate an ethical vision of human interrelatedness that is based on the emotional vulnerability of an open-give-and-take with others.

Bio: Peter Shabad, PhD is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern University Medical School. He is on the Core Faculty of the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis (CCP) and Teaching and Supervising Faculty of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is also a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles and Associate Editor at 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). Dr. Shabad is currently working on a new book entitled Seizing The Vital Moment: Passion, Shame, and Mourning to be published Routledge. 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 has a private practice in Chicago in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic therapy.

Learning Objectives

After attending the program in its entirety, attendees will be able to:

1) Describe how trauma and shame closes down an openness of emotional vulnerability to others.

2) Describe how self-shaming, unlike guilt, leads to the self-pity for feeling shamed.

3) Describe how the self-pity resulting from shame leads to resentment for feeling wronged and mistrust of otherness and difference.

4) Describe how shame and self-consciousness define oneself from the outside in and thus leads to the need to compare oneself to others through human hierarchies.

5) Describe how the process of mourning enables the person with shame to gain access to one’s desires and learn how to define one’s life from the inside out.

6) Describe a vision of society based on the interrelatedness of accepting individual differences through the emotional vulnerability of an open give-and-take.


Shabad, P. (2019). Who suffered more? Rivalry for the right to be loved”: Discussion of H. Peskin’s paper: “Who has the right to mourn? Relational deference and rankings of grief. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 29: 507-513.

Shabad, P. (2017). The vulnerability of giving: Ethics and the generosity of receiving. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 37 (6): 359-374.

Shabad, P. (2010). The suffering of passion: Metamorphoses and the embrace of the stranger, Psychoanalytic Dialogues 20: 710–729.

Continuing Education: Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Center for Psychoanalytic Studies and Austin Psychoanalytic. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

-Updated July 2021-

Austin Psychoanalytic is approved by the Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners (Provider # 5501) to provide continuing education for social workers and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #1138). We also meet the requirements to provide continuing education for the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.

This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3.0continuing education credits. Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Division 39 is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. Participants will be informed of the utility/validity of the content/approach discussed (including the basis for the statements about validity/utility), as well as the limitations of the approach and most common (and severe) risks, if any, associated with the program’s content.


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Shirley Weiler · March 5, 2022 at 9:16 am

Paid need zoom info

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