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2020 Paruresis Workshop Schedule

All workshops (EXCEPT VIRTUAL) are temporarily on hold pending the status of the Coronavirus outbreak. Please, check back here often for new workshops with dates and locations.  To get on the “I’m Interested” list for the next Virtual Workshop, please e-mail getinfo@paruresis.org.
Click here for information on: What Happens at a Workshop.


Please visit our Workshop Registration page for complete pricing and payment methods.  If you are ready to register, you may mail in this form or pay by credit card.  See also, our Women’s Workshops.


Workshop DatesCityStateCountryLeaderNotes
FEB 22, 2020First Virtual WorkshopWORLDWIDEWORLDWIDEVarious LeadersSUCCESS!
MAR 27-29, 2020
Winston-SalemNC USARoger Merritt, MA, LPCPOSTPONED
APR 24-26, 2020
Los AngelesCAUSAScott Beardsley, MA, LMFT
APR 24-26, 2020
APR 25, 2020
11:00 am - 7:00 pm EST
Virtual WorkshopWORLDWIDEWORLDWIDESteven Soifer, Ph.D., LCSW-C & Dan Rocker, MA, LCSWSUCCESS!
MAY 15-17, 2020
Windsor/DetroitON/MICANADA/USASteven Soifer, Ph.D., LCSW-CPOSTPONED
JUN 5-7, 2020
Baltimore MDUSADan Rocker, MA, LCSW & Carl Robbins, LCPC POSTPONED
JUN 19-21, 2020
VancouverBCCANADAPaul Cosulich, MA, RCC & Steven Soifer, Ph.D., LCSW-CPOSTPONED
JUL 24-26, 2020
San FranciscoCAUSAScott Beardsley, MA, LMFTPOSTPONED
SEP 18-20, 2020DenverCOUSAScott Beardsley, MA, LMFT
SEP 25-27, 2020NeustadtGERMANYSteven Soifer, Ph.D., LCSW-C
OCT 9-11, 2020PhiladelphiaPAUSADan Rocker, LCSW, MA
NOV 13-15, 2020HoustonTXUSASteven Soifer, Ph.D., LCSW-C
DEC 5, 2020Virtual WorkshopWORLDWIDEWORLDWIDEVarious LeadersMore information to come!

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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This website is NOT a substitute for medical or legal advice and does not constitute the practice of law, medicine, psychiatry, clinical psychology, clinical social work, or any other mental health profession. If you are having trouble urinating, you should always contact a physician since difficulty with voiding can be a symptom of a serious medical condition. We are a group of professional people and people who have suffered with paruresis. We have assembled a board and a board of advisors to help people cope with urinary dysfunction that has a psychological or social origin. On this website, we are NOT practicing medicine, psychiatry, clinical psychology, clinical social work or any other mental health profession. You should have your doctor evaluate your condition before diagnosing yourself, and seek the appropriate necessary mental health counseling if warranted. IPA, Inc. disclaims any and all legal liability whatsoever.

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