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Paruresis Workshop Schedule

Live, in-person workshops and virtual workshops continue! Please check back here often for new dates. To get on the “I’m Interested” list for the next Virtual Workshop (if the current date is not a fit) or to let us know where you suggest we should hold a live workshop, click here to fill out the Workshop Interest Form.

Click here for information on: What Happens at a Workshop. See also information about our previous Women’s Workshops. Want to meet a leader in advance? You’ll find videos from our workshop leaders under their entries on the Shy Bladder Center page.


All registrations are now being managed through Eventbrite. Click on the “Registration Now Open!” link in the table to be redirected to the registration tool. Remember: we MUST have at least 5 registrations 30 days out for live events to be marked a “go!” Virtual workshops we need 12 the Wednesday prior. Don’t wait to register. 100% Money Back Guarantee if we cancel due to not making our minimum. 


Workshop DatesCityState/ProvinceCountryLeaderNotes
AUG 10, 2024Virtual WorkshopWORLDWIDEWORLDWIDEDan Rocker, MA, LCSWPre-registration link coming soon!
MAR 22-24, 2024Red DeerAlbertaCANSteven Soifer, Ph.D., MSWClick here to register today! This event is a "GO"!
APR 5-7, 2024CharlotteNCUSARoger Merritt, LCMHCPre-Registration Now Open! Click Here!
APR 12-14, 2024ChicagoILUSADan Rocker, MA, LCSWPre-Registration Now Open! Click Here!
APR 26-28, 2024San FranciscoCAUSADr. Robert Yeilding, Psy.D.Pre-Registration Now Open! Click Here!
MAY 3-5, 2024Women's Workshop - PhiladelphiaPAUSARuth Lippin, LCSW, JD and Andrea Weyant, CHCPre-registration opening soon!
JUN 7-9, 2024DetroitMIUSASteven Soifer, Ph.D., MSWPre-registration opening soon.
JUN 7-9, 2024MinneapolisMNUSARoger Merritt, LCMHCPre-registration opening soon!
Gold Coast(?)QueenslandAustraliaRom NoonanStand by for date and registration link.
AUG 16-18, 2024Lisbon(Mediterranea)PORTUGALSteven Soifer, Ph.D., MSWStand by for registration link.
ViennaViennaAustriaJohannes Lanzinger, M. Sc.Stand by for date and registration link.
SEPT 13-15, 2024BaltimoreMDUSADan Rocker, MA, LCSWStand by for registration link.
SEPT 2024 TBADallasTXUSARoger Merritt, LCMHCStand by for date and registration link.
Late 2024/Early 2025 Calendar in DevelopmentFill out the workshop interest form to nominate your city!Las Vegas?, Phoenix?, Tampa?, Toronto?, Your Town?TBAWorkshop Interest Form

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel more than one month prior to a workshop, you are entitled to full refund or a full credit to another workshop. If you cancel less than one month prior to a workshop, you are entitled to a 50% refund OR a full credit for another workshop. Workshop credits must be used within one year.

Workshops in the UK

The United Kingdom Paruresis Trust (UKPT) has workshops scheduled for the following months: January, March, May, July, September, and November. For more information on these workshops please contact the UKPT at: support@ukpt.org.uk.

Read the Book

The Secret Social Phobia by Steven Soifer, PhD.

The Secret Social Phobia: Shy Bladder Syndrome (Paruresis)
By S. Soifer, G. Zgourides, J. Himle, & N. O’Brien (IPA, Inc. 2020)

The NEW definitive Ebook on shy bladder syndrome.

You can purchase the book by clicking the hypertext next to the image. Note: It is helpful to read this book prior to attending an SBC Workshop.

It’s available on Kindle and in paperback!




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