In 1992, I was part of a group of therapists who founded the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy (www.tirp.ca). I have retired from teaching, but I continue to supervise psychotherapists and clinical social workers in the community. In 2000, I completed a PhD in Philosophy of Education from the University of Toronto. I’ve written two books, one called Relational Psychotherapy: A Primer (2003, 2015). The second book is called Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame: A Relational/Neurobiological Approach ( 2015). A second edition, under the title Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame: Healing Right Brain Relational Trauma (2022), expands to consider issues of societal oppression, trauma, and polarization from the perspective of deeply rooted and disavowed societal shame. It also offers a new chapter that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of several different forms of chronic shame.