CSTS

Certified Shame-Informed Treatment Specialist

Who is Eligible

Independently licensed, master’s prepared mental health professionals, including:

  1. Addictions Counselor
  2. Counselor
  3. Marriage and Family Therapist
  4. Psychologist
  5. Social Worker
  6. And more!

A detailed listing of eligible professionals can be found here.

Training Requirements

A minimum of 12 hours of continuing education in specific shame assessment and treatment topics. Click here for details.

Pre-approved, 3rd party trainings that meet the training requirements for certification include:

  1. Shame-Informed Treatment Certification Online Course by PESI
  2. Trauma & Shame-Informed Dual Certification: Evidence-Based, Integrated Treatment Strategies for Enhanced Recovery by PESI - Certification Included!
  3. CSTS Certification: Eating Disorders, Addictive Eating, Body Shame and More by PESI - Certification Included!

Wondering if a course meets the requirements for certification? Submit a copy of or link to the course title, speaker, outline and learning objectives to info@evergreencertifications.com for review.

Please note that Evergreen Certifications does not offer continuing education, all training must be purchased directly through the accredited training organization. Training is not included in the certification fee.

Application Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Remit your initial application fee payment of 149.99 USD online
  3. Upload the following documents to your account:
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional license
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CEU or completion certificate

Renewal

To maintain certification, a renewal is required. After your initial 1-year certification, you have the option to renew for 1, 2 or 3 years. A 1-year renewal requires 6 clock hours of shame-related training since you were last certified; a 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours, and a 3-year renewal requires 18 hours.

Sample renewal trainings include:

  1. 2-Day Intensive Workshop: Shame and Self-Loathing in the Treatment of Trauma by PESI

Renewal Process

  1. Complete a qualifying training
  2. Upload the following documents to your account:
    1. A copy of the candidate’s professional license
    2. Evidence of completion of qualifying training, in the form of a CEU or completion certificate
  3. Remit your renewal fee online

Complete details can be found here.

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