A masterful synthesis of relational and attachment theory, neurobiology, and contemporary psychoanalysis, Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame has been internationally recognized as an essential text on shame. Integrating new theory about trauma, shame resilience, and self-compassion, this second edition further clarifies the relational, right-brain essence of being in and with the suffering of shame. New chapters carry theory further into praxis. In the time of a national Truth and Reconciliation Commission and a global Black Lives Matter movement, "Societies of Chronic Shame" invites therapists to deepen their awareness of collective societal trauma and of their own place within dissociated societal shame. "Three Faces of Shame" organizes the clinical wisdom of the book into clear guidelines for differential diagnosis and treatment. Lucid and compassionate, this book engages with the most profound challenges of clinical practice and touches into the depths of being human.

part Part One|134 pages

Understanding Chronic Shame

chapter 1|17 pages

Ubiquitous and Elusive

The Problem of Chronic Shame

chapter 2|20 pages

Shame Is Relational

chapter 3|19 pages

Shame and the Relational Right Brain

chapter 5|27 pages

Assessing for Shame

chapter 6|34 pages

Societies of Chronic Shame

part Part Two|142 pages

Treating Chronic Shame

chapter 7|10 pages

Prerequisites for Working With Shame

chapter 8|15 pages

Fostering Right-Brain Connection

chapter 9|14 pages

Narrative as Right-Brain Integration

chapter 10|22 pages

Giving Shame Light and Air

chapter 11|27 pages

The Challenge of Dissociated Shame

chapter 12|33 pages

The Three Faces of Shame

Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment

chapter 13|19 pages

Lifetime Shame Resilience