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Shame and the Traumatic Impact of Self-Deficits

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The Joseph Palombo Center for Neuroscience & Psychoanalytic Social Work at the Institute for Clinical Social Work announces

The Fall Conference:

Shame and the Traumatic Impact of Self-Deficits

Featuring: Joseph Palombo
Author of: Learning disorders and disorders of the self in children and adolescents; Nonverbal learning disabilities: A clinical perspective; Neuropsychodynamic treatment of self-deficits: Searching for complementarity; and co-authored with Bendicsen and Koch, Guide to Psychoanalytic Developmental Theories

This conference will address the problems that confront patients with neuropsychological impairments, such as ADHD, dyslexia, executive function disorder, and other brain-based disorders. Some can often feel intense shame and humiliation. At times, the impact of these self-deficits can be traumatic and lead to dissociative responses. The presenter will explore the defenses that they develop that often lead to dysfunctional feelings, thoughts and behaviors. For therapists, the challenge is to find ways of responding to such patients and to help them deal with their issues at the level of multiple domains of self-experience.

In the afternoon:

Clinical Applications: Jannira Roman case presentation
Discussants: Virginia Barry and Josh Kellman

When & Where

Saturday, November 11, 2017
9:00am – 4:00pm

At: East Bank Club
500 N Kingsbury St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Registration & CEUs

Registration: $90.00, includes 6 CEU’s, continental breakfast, lunch, and a complimentary copy of Palombo’s new book.

The Mission of the Center is to maximize the effectiveness of mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults through the integration of neuroscience and psychoanalytic social work by offering educational opportunities to professionals and the lay public.

Founded in 1981 by leading clinicians, the Institute for Clinical Social Work’s accredited degree programs combine academic rigor and clinical training rooted in psychodynamic principles. Ready to advance your clinical expertise? Learn more about the Institute’s Master’s in Clinical Counseling and Psychotherapy, PhD in Clinical Social Work, and Continuing Education programs at



For questions or more information contact Elizabeth Oller or (312) 935-4245.