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The Science of Shame and Safety

Monday, June 05, 2023, 10:00 AM America/New_York
Monday, June 05, 2023, 1:45 PM America/New_York

Presenter: Presenter: Eliezer Evan Schwadron, LCSW-R, Ricki Bernstein

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These workshops offer 6 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

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Full Day Webinar 

June 5, 2023


This  Full Day Webinar   includes two excellent classes, a total of 6 CE Credits. The cost of the full day is $99.99. You may attend an individual class for $59.99. This webinar is live and interactive (Category 1)

To register for the FULL DAY Click "BUY IT NOW". To register for just one class, click on the Class/link below.

If you have any difficulty registering, please contact us here.


Class 1: 10:00-1:00PM EST

Understanding, Experiencing and Letting Go of Shame; An Experiential Workshop

Understanding, Experiencing, and Letting Go of Shame: An Experiential Workshop is a participation, not an observation experience. The goal of the workshop is twofold. One is to share informative material about shame. The second objective is to participate in safe, staged experiences to have the participant experience a feeling of shame and a group to process the feelings and let them go. Part of the power of the workshop is the sense of safety created that everyone is a participant and that there are no observers. "Experiential learning can be represented as a four-stage cycle where learning begins with experiences that allow participants to observe, review and reflect on what they have practiced, and then critically reflect on linking their experiences to theory or previous experiences consciously." Dr. Emma Bartle


Trainer:   Eliezer Evan schwadron, LCSE-R is a therapist at Yedei in Chestnut Ridge, NY. 


Class 2: 1:45-4:45PM EST

The Art and Science of Safety

Stephen Porges, the researcher and neuroscientist who developed The Polyvagal Theory, has carefully outlined the science of safety, arguing that safety is absolutely central to therapeutic growth and social connection. Reviewing PVT's basic principles, we will learn how to apply them in order to build safety in the therapy room. But what about our own subtle measurements? How do we each recognize the presence or absence of safety in ourselves and in our clients? Using short, experiential exercises we will examine the way we read our clients and assess the level of safety. We will track the creation and arrival of safety in the present moment.


Attention Maryland Social Workers: This class    does not    meet  requirements for Maryland Social Work Continuing Education.

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Trainer: Ricki Bernstein is a clinical social worker, consultant and trainer who specializes in trauma treatment. Trained in EMDR, Brainspotting, SE, Focusing, AEDP and classical homeopathy, Ricki brings a wide angle lens to her work. Teaching throughout North America and Israel, over the last 7 years she has trained over 1000 psychotherapists in Somatic Intervention. Her latest project is a somatic toolkit to calm and regulate the body-mind called Sense your Self (

This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: introductory
Level of Clinician: beginner
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification. Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling. The grievance policy for trainings provided by the NEFESH INTERNATIONAL is available here Satisfactory Completion Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire workshop, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0048.
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
  • This course, The Science of Shame and Safety, Approval provided by NEFESH: The International Network of Orthodox Mental Health Professionals, is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: Tuesday,January 3, 2023 through August 31, 2024. New Jersey social workers will receive 6 Clinical CE credit for participating in this course.
  • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..
  • NEFESH International, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0116.
  • This program is co-sponsored by NEFESH International and Therapist Express. NEFESH International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NEFESH International maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Registrants who are unable to attend a Frum Therapist seminar or live workshop may ask for, and will receive, a credit or refund (your choice). Refund requests will be processed within 3 business days. When an attendee knows in advance that they are unable to attend we ask that they inform Frum Therapist ahead of time by emailing [email protected] or by calling or texting (631) 202-1010 / (607) 249-4585 this allows us to free up the spot in the training in the event that a training is at or near capacity.