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2020 Paruresis Workshop Schedule

Live, in-person workshops are paused for the remainder of 2020. 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 for the Workshop Interest form.

Click here for information on: What Happens at a Workshop. See also information about our previous Women’s Workshops.


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.


Workshop DatesCityStateCountryLeaderNotes
JUL 24-26, 2020
San FranciscoCAUSAScott Beardsley, MA, LMFTPOSTPONED
SEP 18-20, 2020
SEP 25-27, 2020
Winston-SalemNCUSARoger Merritt, MA, LPCPOSTPONED
SEP 25-27, 2020
NeustadtGERMANYSteven Soifer, Ph.D., LCSW-CPOSTPONED
OCT 9-11, 2020
PhiladelphiaPAUSADan Rocker, LCSW, MAPOSTPONED
NOV 13-15, 2020
HoustonTXUSASteven Soifer, Ph.D., LCSW-CPOSTPONED
DEC 5, 2020Virtual WorkshopWORLDWIDEWORLDWIDEVarious LeadersRegistration Opening Soon!

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!

P.O. Box 21237
Catonsville, MD 21228

You Are Not Alone.
There Is Help For You!

Shy Bladder, Bashful Bladder, Pee Shy


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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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