Remote Learning: Hidden Shame workshop

Shame is often overlooked in the therapeutic process both within clients and therapists alike, and is frequently present in most presentations from trauma, complex abuse, addictions, compulsions, mood disorders and sexual behaviour.

Delivered on Zoom by Dr. Kevin Fehin, Senior Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist. Among other qualifications he holds a Masters in Psychoanalytic Studies. This remote training course will allow you to interact with Kevin and other participants in a virtual classroom where, in addition to the workshop content there will be live discussions, question & answer sessions and skills practice. You can access the course wherever you have an internet connection; on a desktop, tablet or even a smartphone.

This programme is open to individuals and can also be delivered as in-house training to groups of employees.

Suitable for: Psychologists, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Nurse Practitioners, Youth Workers, Social Care Workers

NOTE: It is not permitted to record this workshop.

Members of The Psychological Society of Ireland can receive 4 learning credits and members of The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland can receive 6 CPD points for completing this workshop. 


“The course was excellent. Kevin’s skills as a presenter and professional came across throughout the day. He encouraged group participation and respected everything that was contributed. Kevin could reflect on what we had said and link this with aspects of his presentation and the topic of Hidden Shame which was a great help. The links he gave us in the slides will be a terrific resource as will the ‘sign post’ to educational articles.”

Joan Deegan, Clinical Nurse Manager 2, HSE Addiction Services, CHO9

February 2023


"Loved the training thanks - a really interesting perspective on shame, its function, its evolution and its treatment. Kevin is really knowledgeable and an excellent teacher."

Dr. Elaine Kelly, Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist, Headway Ireland Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team

May 2022


“Trainer was excellent, easy to listen to, very knowledgeable but not in an overpowering way, loved his examples and clear passion for the topic at hand .. course length was perfect. I certainly felt like I came away with a much deeper understanding of shame and how multi-faceted it is .. I will definitely bring this training into my work and feel more confident in doing so.”

Casey McCusker Tuite, Addiction Counsellor, Mountjoy Prison (Female)

February 2022


Programme Duration

One day.

Programme Aims

To give participants a more in-depth understanding and overview of Shame and how to determine its effects.

Programme Content

The workshop will use both an analyticial and skills based guide to help therapists from all orientations to identify what elicits, evokes and triggers shame and how a shame focused intervention is formulated and structured. Participants will receive an emailed copy of the presentation, other supporting documents and links to relevant literature by email which will enable them to develop their understanding of Hidden Shame. In each session participants will have the opportunity to observe and participate in role-plays and discussions via Zoom.

Learning Outcomes

To equip participants with the tools to enable them to develop, build and expand their existing knowledge in relation to Shame. 

Connect with Your Trainer

The Learning Curve Institute will distribute a unique pre-course questionnaire to each participant in order to ensure the training meets the needs of everyone and is tailored to the appropriate level while also covering specific situations or scenarios as highlighted by the group.

The Learning Curve Institute also offers a bespoke post course support system whereby learners are provided with the contact details of the trainer and are free to contact them with any questions they may have.

Programme Certification

Participants will receive an eCertificate of Completion in "Hidden Shame" from The Learning Curve Institute.

People like what we do

"Kevin is an exceptional trainer.  The delivery was well paced with excellent content and humour".

Joyce Williams, March 2019