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Event Name:Using the Thurston Cradock Test of Shame (TCTS) in Therapeutic Assessment: From Administration through Assessment Intervention Session
Description:A 6-hour webinar on January 22 and 23, 2021, 9am-12noon MST

Presented by Julie Cradock O’Leary, Ph.D.

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Shame is a profound sense of inadequacy, a feeling that your core self is fundamentally flawed. It is a complex dynamic that underlies many symptoms and problems in living. Many of our clients struggle with shame, and we may not even know it. The Thurston Cradock Test of Shame (TCTS), a performance-based measure rooted in shame theory and designed to access the multidimensional internal and interpersonal aspects shame, has been increasingly used in Therapeutic Assessment to better understand and help clients. This webinar will use actual TCTS protocols to provide a brief primer on shame, and to illustrate subtle expressions of shame, shame dynamics, defenses used to protect oneself from shame, styles of coping with shame and varying abilities to manage it. Attendees will learn how to administer, score and interpret TCTS protocols, and how to use the TCTS in clinical interventions.

Registration and Payment
Registration for the webinar is available on the TAI website. The deadline for registration is January 20th, 2021. 
Payment can be made through the registration link via PayPal.
Workshop fees are as follows:
  • TAI Member Professional Registration - $160
  • Non-Member Professional Registration - $180
  • TAI Member Student Registration - $70
  • Non-Member Student Registration - $80
 Professionals who want CEs will be charged an additional $15 for SPA verification. 

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About the Presenter 


Julie Cradock O’Leary, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Anchorage, Alaska. She provides therapy and psychological assessments to children, adolescents and adults. Julie utilizes a psychodynamic approach, influenced by self psychology. 

Julie is co-author of the Thurston Cradock Test of Shame (TCTS), which was published by Western Psychological Services in 2009. Julie has studied shame for over 25 years, and still enjoys discovering the intricacies of how shame is at work in individuals and systems in cultures around the world. She regularly presents on shame and the TCTS at professional conferences, as well as clinical and academic settings in the United States and abroad. She conducts research with the TCTS, and especially enjoys working with graduate students completing dissertations or simply seeking research experience. Julie has coauthored two TCTS case studies currently in press at Rorschachiana. She provides in-person and tele-consultation for professionals seeking to better understand shame dynamics in their clients. Additionally, Julie provides TCTS scoring and interpretation services. 

Julie is a member of the American Psychological Association, International Society for the Rorschach and Projective Methods, Society for Personality Assessment, and Therapeutic Assessment Institute. She is a reviewer for several journals, including the Journal of Personality Assessment and Rorschachiana


Continuing Education 


This webinar qualifies for 6 hours of Type 1 CE credits for psychologists. The Society for Personality Assessment is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Attendance will be visually verified by the presenter. 

Event Date:1/22/2021 - 1/23/2021
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