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Helping Clients Heal From Religious Trauma and Sexual Shame

June 16, 2023 @ 9:00 am 10:30 am


Religious trauma and sexual shame often lurks in the background of many clients’ experiences with sexuality and sexual trauma. This presentation will explore what we as helping providers can hold in mind while working with clients carrying the burden of sexual shame from cultural and religious messaging.

Additionally, we’ll discuss how to help clients break free from unhelpful narratives while maintaining their connection with their higher power.

This presentation is also open to and helpful for individuals who are interested in the topic of healing from sexual shame.

Please note: The HPG workshop series is approved by the D.C. Board of Social Work for ten 1.5 hour workshops from Sept – June for a total of 15 CEUs if you attend all workshops. CEU certificates are emailed upon request in July. There is a requirement of 2 CEU credit hours or more for a certificate.

* This HPG presentation will be recorded. For those who would like to attend, but find that the time of the presentation doesn’t work with your schedule, you may signup and get the recording of the presentation afterwards.

$20 Drop-In Free | Free for HPG Members

About the presenter:

Elise Comber, MA, LCMHC is a counselor for women and teens, practicing at Comber Counseling in Charlotte, NC. She specializes in helping individuals overcome trauma, anxiety, OCD and disordered eating through evidence-based treatments and trauma-informed care. She has over 6+ years of experience in the field, and has recently launched her own practice after 7 years with Southeast Psych.

She’s had previous training serving clients in hospice care and church settings. Elise received her Master of Arts in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Winthrop University.

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