Shame Regulation Therapy for Families. Systemic Mirroring and Nonviolence.

Dates & Cost

30th April and 1st May 2019
£265 + VAT = £318

**Price includes full catering**


Elm Grove Conference Centre
Roehampton Lane
SW15 5PH 

Location & Details

Additional Info

Price includes full catering

9am for 9.30am start.
Finish 4.30pm.
1 hour lunch break


For London events ONLY – there is the option to stay at the training venue in one of their on-site rooms, at much less than normal London hotel rates. For details or to book please contact the venue directly


Dr. Uri Weinblatt

Shame Regulation Therapy for Families. Systemic Mirroring and Nonviolence.

Limited availability only, book now!

A 2-day workshop with Uri Weinblatt from Tel Aviv

In recent years, the emotion of shame has drawn considerable attention and has been identified as the key emotion requiring better regulation in prevalent childhood disorders, including Attachment Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, PTSD, ADHD, as well as those that have emerged more recently as a result of technological changes, such as computer addiction and school refusal.

The importance of addressing shame rests on two basic assumptions. The first is that at the heart of many problems that bring a client to therapy in the first place – be it a child acting aggressively, communication problems between parents and teens, school problems and more – lies unregulated shame, which contributes to intense suffering, for both the child and his or her environment. The second premise is that most of the disruptions in a therapeutic relationship are shame-related. In other words, relationships in a child’s life – both in and outside therapy – are, to a large extent, governed (and compromised) by shame. As a result, without the continual regulation of shame in the therapeutic encounter, even the most sophisticated interventions offered to children and their families, and even if they are implemented with the highest degree of good will, at best are of minimal benefit, and at worst intensify shame. The latter outcome is bound to lead to the rejection of the intervention by the client, as well as to conflict and resistance in a therapeutic relationship.

Practitioners in mental health and social care who work with difficult presentations such as those outlined above require a unified and clear therapeutic approach for helping children, adolescents and their parents to regulate shame. Rather than feeling helpless in the face of difficult issues around shame, they can help bring about change much more rapidly when they are in possession of specific interventions which facilitate shame regulation.

Participants in this workshop will learn how children, as well as their parents, oscillate between shameful and shameless states – a transition that leads to either aggressive or withdrawn behaviours – and will learn to implement an innovative approach to manage and stabilize such conditions.

The workshop will introduce Systemic Mirroring, an innovative approach to understanding and managing the disruptive presence of shame in family interaction, and its integration with Non Violent Resistance (NVR). Shame is analysed in individual and interpersonal contexts, and in two basic problematic states – experiencing too much or too little shame – which are often found at the root of serious problems between children and their parents.

In the workshop, participants will learn effective conversation-based strategies for working with children, adolescents, and their families, and for working with parents to resolve their own issues around shame, so they can improve their relationships with their children. The workshop also illustrates how shame regulation can improve the bond between client and therapist and produce lasting improvement to emotional wellbeing, psychological functioning and mental health, as clients learn to disengage from shame.

The workshop:

  • Offers an innovative approach to dealing with shame in therapy

  • Integrates practical methods for use with children, adolescents, and parents

  • Discusses how shame derails interpersonal communication

  • Provides interventions for shame management and dealing with the state of shamelessness

  • Shows how parents can regulate their own shame at the couple level

  • Applies these methods to school settings.

Target group

This workshop is designed for social workers, therapists, counsellors, or other mental health professionals who deal with difficulties in attachment or severe behaviour problems. It is especially relevant for professionals who work with adopted children and their families, with foster carers and looked after children, or who work with families in which there have been histories of child- or parent maltreatment.

Limited availability only, book now!

Dates and Cost

30th April and 1st May 2019
9am registration for 9.30am start – 4.30pm finish (approx.)

£265 + VAT = £318

Full catering, including a light lunch will be provided for this workshop and is included in the price shown.

For London events ONLY. There is the option to stay at the training venue in one of their on-site rooms, at much less than normal London hotel rates. For details or to book please contact the venue directly.


Dr. Uri Weinblatt is a clinical psychologist and Head of the Systemic Mirroring Family Therapy Institute in Israel. He is an internationally renowned specialist in psychotherapy with couples and parents, parent coaching and the treatment of children and adolescents with behavioural problems and is frequently invited to give workshops and lectures in leading family therapy centers across Europe.

His book “Shame Regulation for Families: A Systemic Mirroring Approach”, published in 2018 by Springer, introduces Uri’s theoretical approach and therapeutic practices in helping families that are struggling with child behaviour problems or anxiety deal with oppressive shame. Uri is an engaging and inspiring presenter.

Book 2 or more workshops and get 10% off total cost

(workshops must be booked at the same time)