Forgiveness Therapy - Live Online (3hr CE)
Course Title: Forgiveness Therapy - Live Online
Course Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Course Developed By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Bio: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: Patricia Patton-Lehn, Ph.D.
Course Delivery: Live Online, Instructor-led via Zoom Meeting
Many clients struggle for years with unresolved issues of anger, resentments, and bitterness, yet few practitioners have been specifically trained in forgiveness therapy. Forgiveness remains one of the most misunderstood of psychological dynamics, not just for clients, but also for some therapists. This course presents some different conceptualizations of forgiveness and misunderstandings (e.g., forgiveness is forgetting) that prevent people from being able to forgive. Models of forgiveness therapy are also described, with the objective of finding meaning in the struggle to forgive and developing personal techniques for refuge and healing.
- Help clients distinguish between authentic forgiveness from “pseudo-forgiveness.”
- Choose from a conceptualization of forgiveness appropriate to the client's needs and the situation.
- Educate and support clients through the processes of forgiveness therapy.
- Assist clients in building a skill set for sustaining their own healing process.