Forgiveness: Wounded, Angry and Blaming Clients

CEs: 6

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Dr. Luskin presents his research-based evidence for forgiveness in the promotion of mental and physical health. He teaches students how to employ forgiveness in working with the most wounded of clients.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The importance of practicing forgiveness has been extolled in religious traditions for centuries, but only recently has the attention of psychology turned to forgiveness. It is unfortunate that many excellent therapists lack training in the critical skill of forgiveness. Good clinical research is showing the virtues of forgiveness in the promotion of mental and physical health, and when therapists add forgiveness to their treatment menus they improve their ability to help their clients.

 

A STORY OF FORGIVENSS

In 1999, Dr. Luskin and colleagues brought together the first of two groups of Northern Irish mothers who had lost a son in the religious strife in that country. These were women who had, in some cases, been suffering the pain of this loss for twenty years. Their stories were heartbreaking. Losing their sons in random acts of fatal violence had left them with deep and seemingly lifelong emotional scars.

In the pre-treatment assessment they had elevated levels of depression, anger, and both emotional and physical distress. In the post-treatment measurements the group showed significant improvement in every variable measured, and continued to demonstrate this improvement in follow-up evaluations after they returned home. This workshop describes in detail the forgiveness process offered to these parents, and how to implement it in the treatment of blaming, hurt, and angry clients. Forgiveness does not mean condoning the behavior of those who have hurt us, it is a choice that we make to release our past and heal our present.

 

COURSE Overview


A review of the effect of unmanaged anger and hurt on psychosocial and physical health.

The effect of the positive emotions on psychosocial and physical health.

Dr. Luskin's research on forgiveness.

Relating happiness to present-centered attention to the positive.

Pre-conditions to forgiveness and need for grieving losses.

Three core components in creating an interpersonal grievance.

A working definition of forgiveness.

What forgiveness is not.

Relating forgivenss to the grieving process.

The adverse effects of holding a grievance.

Constructive and destructive anger.

Techniques of cognitive disputation for "unenforceable rules."

Guided imagery practices to facilitate forgiveness.

Narrataive and story as an assessment of self-healing and as a tool to create forgiveness.

Guided practice in finding "positive intention."

Guided practice in the H.E.A.L. method of forgiveness.

 

ATTENDEES WILL LEARN

To understand the physiological response to both positive and negative emotional states and how this mind/body link is crucial to learning how to forgive.
To distinguish constructive from destructive anger.
To develop a practical definition of forgiveness that becomes an aid to practice.
To distinguish forgiveness from condoning, reconciliation, justice and acceptance.
The three preconditions to forgiveness.
To understand the three core components of creating a grievance.
The nine steps of forgiveness.
To teach clients the H.E.A.L. visualization method of forgiveness.

 

803001

6 CEs Audio Course Taken Online

 
 

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid course fee, verified identity by checking checkbox on verification webpage, completed evaluation, and completed post-test with passing grade of 75% in order to receive a certificate. Failure to complete and submit these materials will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. (6) CE hours.

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (6) clock hours.

Social Workers 
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 6 contact hours self-study.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA:
The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (6) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (6) contact hours.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (6) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. (6) CE clock hours. Provider #151


Chemical Dependency Counselors
Provider approved by NAADAC Approved Education Provider Program for (6) contact hours.  Approval #96924. 
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (6) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (6) hours general, Expires 3/31/2019.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX:
R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (6) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA:
Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (6) contact hours.

Dentists
CA:
R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider  approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of continuing education. RP# 4874. (6) CE Hours.

Sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

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Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

 

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