|The psychological science of forgiveness: |
What is it and when should it be offered (to others and the self)?
May 19, 2021
2-3:30 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Dr. Michael J. A. Wohl
Professor and Graduate Chair
Department of Psychology
Who hasn’t been hurt by the actions of others, or inflicted harm on the self? Perhaps a colleague sabotaged a project. Maybe you’ve had a traumatic experience perpetrated by a close other. Or you may be feeling intense guilt for engaging in addictive behavior. These wounds can leave you with lasting feelings of anger and bitterness that can beget more pain and suffering. Of course, an alternative is to forgive—to let go of your negative thoughts and feelings. In fact, we are often implored or even pressured to do so. We are told forgiveness isn’t only the “nice thing to do” but “the right thing to do”. During this conversation, we will discuss what forgiveness is from a psychological perspective. We will also gain a better understanding of when and why research suggests forgiveness of others and the self can be a real change agent, but also when it can undermine health and well-being.
The webinar is free but advance registration is required: https://reedexpo.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UKnDITZXQ9ScWTH5WP94uA
Attendees will earn 1.5 Continuing Education hours:
· The ICRG is approved to provide continuing education by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #100793).
· The ICRG is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program (#6474).
· The ICRG is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The ICRG maintains responsibility for this program and its content.