Remote Learning: Working with Guilt

This is a new one day online workshop. The training will focus on the emotion of guilt and how childhood attachment can often create a guilt complex. Guilt will be differentiated from other emotions, while it’s developmental origins will also be explored. Interpersonal Symptoms of guilt such as submissiveness, obsessiveness, feelings of inferiority and constant states of doubt will be explored together with the self image of the person struggling with guilt. Therapeutic interventions will be outlined together with the specifics of a therapeutic relationship designed to speak to people suffering from intense feelings of guilt or an underlying guilt complex.

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

Note: it is not permitted to record this workshop.

Members of The Psychological Society of Ireland and The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland can earn Learning credits/CPD points for completing this workshop.


“I just really enjoyed how comprehensive and stimulating the course was. It offered a depth psychology* experience and I had so many Aha moments that I think it will really enhance the way I work with my clients going forward. Kevin was a fantastic facilitator. He really validated anyone who participated via a question or comment and enhanced their knowledge further through his answers.”

* Depth psychology refers to the practice and research of the science of the unconscious, covering both psychoanalysis and psychology.

Kelly Quayle, Chartered Counselling Psychologist,

December 2022


“This workshop was very informative with practical therapeutic scenarios and interventions discussed, which were most beneficial. The trainer was extremely knowledgeable and open to all discussion on the topic and answering any questions.”


Stephanie Lordan, Social Care Worker, December 2022


Programme Duration

One day.

Programme Content

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 Working with Guilt. In each session participants will have the opportunity to participate in discussions via Zoom.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will learn to identify guilt as an often hidden process, to distinguish from other affects and to recognise a developmental derived guilt complex and how it influences adult functioning. Furthermore attendees will explore therapeutic interventions to address guilt related issues such as obsessiveness and develop awareness of the type of therapeutic relationship that speaks best to someone presenting with guilt related trauma or issues.

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 "Working with Guilt" from The Learning Curve Institute.