Saturday Workshop: Seizing the Vital Moment

Seizing the Vital Moment:

Trauma, Shame, and the Freedom to Be


with Peter Shabad, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Northwestern University Medical School


Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT

Location: University of Kansas -Edwards Campus

12604 Quivira Rd, Overland Park, KS  66213



*NOTE: This all-day workshop will be presented in person as well as via Zoom.

 About the Presenter:

Dr. Shabad is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern University Medical School. He is on the Teaching and Supervising Faculty of the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis (CCP) and the Teaching and Supervising Faculty of the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is also Supervising and Training Analyst at the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis He is an Associate Editor on the Editorial Board of Psychoanalytic Dialogues.
Dr. Shabad is co-editor of The Problem of Loss and Mourning: Psychoanalytic Perspectives (IUP, 1989) and is the author of Despair and the Return of Hope: Echoes of Mourning in Psychotherapy (Aronson, 2001). He is the author of numerous papers and book chapters on diverse topics such as the psychological implications of death, loss and mourning, giving and receiving, shame, parental envy, resentment, spite, and regret. 
Dr. Shabad is currently working on a new book entitled Seizing the Vital Moment: Passion, Shame, and Mourning to be published by Routledge.


Learning Objectives:

After attending this session, participants should be able to:

  1.  Describe the differences between shame and guilt.
  2.  Describe the process of mourning as a reintegration of dissociated desires that were once disillusioned.  

About the Workshop:

In this workshop, Dr. Shahad will use a psychoanalytic-existential framework to describe how the active freedom of healthy development becomes inhibited by trauma and its aftermath of shame.  He will describe the origins of shame and how shame leads to problems of adult passivity, such as self-pity, resentment, envy, and ultimately regret for life’s opportunities that were missed.  He will then address the clinical issues of mourning and respect for the patient as a human agent.

This course is open to all interested. However, in-person enrollment is limited to the first 65 people to register.

Zoom attendance is unlimited.



Includes beverages and lunch:  

$195 Regular Attendees (includes 6 CEUs/CMEs)

          $145 GKCTPC Members (includes 6 CEUs/CMEs)

$115 Candidates/Fellows/Residents/Students (includes 6 CEUs/CMEs)

          $70 Graduate students (no CEUs/CMEs)




$180 Regular Attendees (includes 6 CEUs/CMEs)

          $130 GKCTPC Members (includes 6 CEUs/CMEs)

$100 Candidates/Fellows/Residents/Students (includes 6 CEUs/CMEs) 

          $55 Graduate students (no CEUs/CMEs)



Continuing Medical Education Credits

 This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

 The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.  -Updated July 2021-