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Forgiveness: The Double-Edged Sword of Trauma Therapy

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Forgiveness has become a popular topic in mental health writing and discussions. Popular media seems to suggest that forgiveness is a quick and easy process. But in practice, when people have suffered from interpersonal trauma, often at the hands of those they trusted most, forgiveness can be easier said than done.  This webinar will take a detailed look at forgiveness in trauma therapy and consider the ways in which it serves as a double-edged sword. Sometimes helpful and necessary, sometimes not.  Using case vignettes and examples, Dr Muller discusses:
  • rushed forgiveness and how it affects trauma clients  
  • apologies and their role in authentic forgiveness
  • how it can be helpful for clients to view forgiveness as a process, rather than a virtue
Finally, the workshop will address self-forgiveness, and how sometimes in trauma work, clients and therapists struggle to forgive themselves.  Throughout the webinar, clinical material will be used to illustrate concepts, and delegates will be invited to participate. 
Our learning objectives at the webinar will be:
  • To distinguish between authentic forgiveness and rushed forgiveness 
  • To consider the process of forgiveness in trauma therapy
  • To appreciate the role of apology in the forgiveness process
  • To understand the role of self-forgiveness in trauma work
Location Online
Category Talking Therapies
Details of Event
Start date 12 Nov 2019
Start time 6:00pm
Venue Address Online
Amount £50
Organiser Nscience
Speaker Robert Muller
CPD activity Online Training
CPD hours 3
Contact No. 020 7096 1722
Keywords Psychological, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Therapeutic, Therapy, training, Trauma
Regions Online, Online (UK wide)