800-247-3864 info@paruresis.org

2019 Paruresis Workshop Schedule

Check back here often for new workshops with dates and locations.
Click here for information on: What Happens at a Workshop.

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.


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
APR 26-28, 2019Los AngelesCAUSAScott Beardsley, MA, LMFT
APR 26-28, 2019Winston-SalemNC USARoger Merritt, MA, LPC
MAY 17-19, 2019Baltimore MDUSACarl Robbins, LCPC & Dan Rocker, LCSW, MA
JUN 28-30, 2019DetroitMIUSASteven Soifer, Ph.D., LCSW-C
JUL 19-21, 2019San FranciscoCAUSAScott Beardsley, MA, LMFT
AUG 9-11, 2019Kansas CityKSUSASteven Soifer, Ph.D., LCSW-C
SEP 6-8, 2019Los AngelesCAUSAScott Beardsley, MA, LMFTCANCELLED
SEP 27-29, 2019Winston-SalemNCUSARoger Merritt, MA, LPC
NOV 8-10, 2019PhiladelphiaPAUSADan Rocker, LCSW, MAUPDATED DATES!

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: Shy Bladder Syndrome (Paruresis)
By S. Soifer, G. Zgourides, J. Himle, & N. O’Brien (IPA, Inc. 2017)

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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