Symposium: Taming Shame – A Life Skill for the Modern Family

How we address shame as individuals and as families


  • Saturday, April 9, 8:30am sign in/9am to 1:30pm
  • 4701 Whitney Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608
  • $25 fee includes lunch and CEUs are available for $35 upgrade


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Featured speakers and topics will be


Joanna Jullien (Photo: Christi Benz)

Joanna Jullien, Banana Moments Foundation Founder, author, educator, speaker www.coreconnectivity.orgWhy we need to understand the role of shame impacting relationships in a cyber-powered world; closing the shame gap in modern families


Kim Fredrickson, M.S., is a marriage and family therapist in Roseville, California who teaches self-compassion as a fundamental way to reinforce our capacity to relate to others. Check out her book: Building a Compassionate Relationship with Yourself.

Kim Fredrickson, MFT,  author of Give Yourself a Break Defining shame and the connection between shame and the inner critic


Dr. Jessica Rodriguez, CEO of Gateway Corp in Sacramento Dr. Jessica Rodriguez, CEO of GatewayCorp and OnSite Strategies The role of shame in eating disorders




Lisa Ford Berry, Founder of BRAVE Society Office Manager & Community Engagement Coordinator at Capital Counseling Center   – The life and death consequences of shame unchecked: Michael’s story


  • Each speaker will offer 3 high-impact insights to help open communication and build trust in family relationships.
  • The audience will be provided with bios and learning objectives ahead of time (register on-line). 
  • After the presentations, the speakers will form a panel to answer questions from the audience. 
  • $25 fee includes lunch and 10% of all proceeds go to prison ministries.
  •  NAADAC/CCAPP CEUs available via OnSite Strategies for $35 upgrade fee

Thank you to our sponsors:

Living Smart Foundation/Beloved Recovery/Metahab

Liberty already belongs to the soul, and it must be defended one heart and mind, one family and one community at a time.


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