Course curriculum

    1. Karen, R. (1992). Shame. The Atlantic Monthly, 269(2), 40-70.

    2. Karlsson, G., & Sjoberg, L. G. (2009). The experiences of guilt and shame A phenomenological-psychological study. Human Studies, 32(3), 335-355.

    1. Brownell, P. (2015). Chapter 33- Perceiving you perceiving me- Self-conscious emotions and Gestalt therapy.

    2. Erskine, R. (1995). A Gestalt therapy approach to shame and self-righteousness Theory and methods. Originally published in British Gestalt Journal, 4(2), 108-117.

    3. Fuhr, R., & Gremmler-Fuhr, M. (1997). Shame as a normal and sometimes dysfunctional experience A response to the article by Leslie S. GreenbergSandra C. Paivio and Gordon Wheeler on shame. Gestalt Review, 1(3), 245-255.

    4. Gillie, M. (2000). Shame and bulimia - A sickness of the soul. Britsh Gestalt Journal, 9(2), 98-104.

    5. Greenberg, L., & Paivio, S. (1997). Varieties of shame experience in psychotherapy. Gestalt Review, 1(3), 205-219.

    6. Jacobs, L. (1995). Shame in the therapeutic dialogue. The British Gestalt Journal, 4(2), 86-90.

    7. Jacobs, L. (2017). On dignity, a sense of dignity, and inspirational shame. Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 37(6), 380–394.

    8. Joyce, P., & Sills, C. (2004). Chapter 7 Strengthening support. In Skills in Gestalt Counselling & Psychotherapy (pp. 83-97). Sage Publications.

    9. Lavan, T. (1992). Understanding and Working With Shame A Gestalt Therapy Perspective. At the Boundary, Gestalt Therapy Insititue of Perth Newslettter, 9(2), 1-7.

    10. Lee, R. (1994). Couples Shame The Unaddressed Issue. In Wheeler, G. & Backman, S. On Intimate Ground (pp. 262-289). Jossey-Bass.

    11. Lee, R.G. (1995). Gestalt & Shame the foundation for a clearer understanding of field dynamics. The British Gestalt journal, 4(1), 14-22.

    12. McConville, M. (2011). The voice of shame- Silence and connecting in psychotherapy (1996). Gestalt Review, 15(3), 239-249.

    13. Papathanasio, K. (2018). Shame approaching this crippling experience through the psychotherapeutic lens of Gestalt. New Gestalt Voices Vol 3

    14. Pico-Vila, D. (2021). On the experience of being seen doing. British Gestalt Journal, 25(1), 2131.

    15. Resnick, R. (1997). The recursive loop of shame An alternate Gestalt therapy viewpoint. Gestalt Review, 1(3), 256-269.

    16. Stevenson, H. (2016). Coaching at the point of contact A Gestalt approach. httpwww.clevelandconsultinggroup.comarticlescoaching-at-the-point-of-contact.php

    17. Wheeler, G. (1995). Shame in two paradigms of therapy. British Gestalt Journal, 4(2), 76-85.

    18. Wheeler, G. (1997). Self and shame A Gestalt approach. Gestalt Review, 1(3), 221-244.

    19. Wheeler, G. (2002). Shame and belonging Homers Iliad and the Western ethical tradition. International Gestalt Journal, 25(2), 95-120.

    1. Bedford, O. A. (2004). The individual experience of guilt and shame in Chinese culture. Culture & Psychology, 10(1), 29-52.

    2. Bird, J. (2000). The Hearts Narrative. Edge Press, Auckland. Excerpts chapter 9, Disconnection and Desperation.

    3. Bowdwin, P. (2017). Quiet Fire - taking on a silent assailant. The Mime, shame and triumph. The Moth Radio Hour, June 18th. [Available] httpsthemoth.orgstoriesquiet-fire. Accessed 01.12.22

    4. Children of the Code. Compass of shame. httpschildrenofthecode.orglibraryrefscompassofshame

    5. Cozens, S. (2020). This will go down on your permanent record Redeeming shame in a world that doesnt forget. In Shame 4.0 Investigation an emotion in digital worlds and the fourth industrial revolution (pp. 355-367). Springer.

    6. Department of Education. (2019). PSDP Resources and tools. The compass of shame.

    7. Epstein, N. B., & Falconier, M. K. (2011). Shame in couple therapy Helping to heal the intimacy bond. In J. P. Tangney & R. Dearing (Eds.), Shame in the therapy hour (pp. 167-193). American Psychological Association.

    8. Farrelly, F., & Brandsma, J. (1974). Excerpt from Provocative Therapy. Meta Publications.

    9. Gilbert, P. (2011). Shame in psychotherapy and the role of compassion focused therapy. In J. P. Tagney & R. Dearing (Eds.), Shame in the therapy hour (pp. 325-354). American Psychological Association.

    10. Greenberg, L. S., & Iwakabe, S. (2011). Emotion-focused therapy and shame. In J. P. Tangney & R. Dearing (Eds.), Shame in the therapy hour (pp. 69-90). American Psychological Association.

    11. Hanscombe, E. (2012). On hiding- Shame and the desire for revenge. Psychotherapy in Australia, 19(1), 14–21.

    12. Herman, J. L. (2007). Shattered shame states and their repair. Harvard Medical School.

    13. Hulstrand, K. L. (2015). Shame - The good, the bad and the ugly Therapist perspectives. St. Catherine University.

    14. Ladany, N., Klinger, R., & Kulp, L. (2011). Therapist shame Implications for therapy and supervision. In J. P. Tagney & R. Dearing (Eds.), Shame in the therapy hour (pp. 307-322). American Psychological Association.

    15. McGraw, J. S., & Tantillo, M. (2011). Body image and eating disorders A compelling source of shame for women. In J. P. Tagney & R. Dearing (Eds.), Shame in the therapy hour (pp. 277-303). American Psychological Association.

    16. Potter-Efron, R. T. (2011). Therapy with shame-prone alcoholic and drug-dependent clients. In J. P. Tangney & R. Dearing (Eds.), Shame in the therapy hour (pp. 219-235). American Psychological Association.

    17. Rizvi, S. L., et al. (2011). The role of shame in the development and treatment of borderline personality disorder. In J. P. Tangney & R. Dearing (Eds.), Shame in the therapy hour (pp. 237-260). American Psychological Association.

    18. Shapiro, E. L., & Powers, T. A. (2011). Shame and the paradox of group therapy. In J. P. Tangney & R. Dearing (Eds.), Shame in the therapy hour (pp. 115-135). American Psychological Association.

    19. Stolorow, R. D. (2010). The shame family An outline of the phenomenology of patterns of emotional experience that have shame at their core. International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, 5(3), 367-368.

    20. Tangney, J. P., & Dearing, R. L. (2011). Working with shame in the therapy hour Summary and integration. In J. P. Tangney & R. Dearing (Eds.), Shame in the therapy hour (pp. 375-404). American Psychological Association._unlocked_original

    21. Teyber, E., McClure, F. H., & Weathers, R. (2011). Shame in families Transmission across generations. In J. P. Tangney & R. Dearing (Eds.), Shame in the therapy hour (pp. 137-166). American Psychological Association.

    1. Diaz, P. (2015). Shyness an everyday life concept. British Gestalt Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1, 20-24

    2. Harvatis, A. (2006). Dialogue in groups. British Gestalt Journal, vol. 1 5, No 1 , 29-39

    3. Heiberg, T. (2005). Shame and creative adjustment in a multicultural society. British Gestalt Journal, vol. 14, No 2, 118-127

    4. Melnick, J., & Nevis, S. M. (2010). Contempt. Gestalt Review, 14(3), 215-231.

    1. Video lecture on Shame - 1 hour 18 minute

    1. Quiz on Shame

    1. 19. Shame • Assessment 75 • Concept Map

    2. 19. Shame • Assessment 76 • Reflection Form

    3. 19. Shame • Assessment 77 • Core Readings - Focus summaries / concept maps

About this course

  • $40
  • 51 lessons [19 for the quiz]
  • 1.5 hours of video content
Steve Vinay Gunther

About the presenter

  • Steve Vinay Gunther
  • Studied Gestalt since 1985
  • Founded Gestalt institutes in Australia, South Korea and China
  • International Gestalt trainer since 2000, teaching in Asia, Egypt, South Africa, Mexico, Colombia, USA
  • Also trained in Family therapy, Narrative therapy, Somatic therapy, Career Coaching, Family Constellations
  • Practiced and studied meditation since 1973
  • Previous professor of Spiritual Psychology at Ryokan Institute, LA
  • Pioneered the area of relational psychology termed The Unvirtues
  • Designed the Relational Parenting system
  • Father to 5 children and grandfather to 4 boys