The psychology of interpersonal forgiveness and guidelines for forgiveness therapy: What therapists need to know to help their clients forgive
Forgiveness, Forgiveness therapy, Misconceptions, Spiritual healing and therapy, Therapists
Spirituality in Clinical Practice
In recent years, forgiveness research, education, and therapy have received a great deal of theoretical and empirical attention. Past research illustrates the potential benefits of and interest in forgiveness therapy (Enright & Fitzgibbons, 2000; Legaree, Turner, & Lollis, 2007). Misunderstandings and misconceptions about what it means to forgive are linked to criticism aimed at the use of forgiveness therapy and education. The 3-fold purpose of the current study is to explain the value of forgiveness as a therapeutic approach, address misconceptions of forgiveness and forgiveness therapy, and describe a model of forgiveness that has been used effectively with a variety of populations.
Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies
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Freedman, Suzanne and Zarifkar, Tiffany, "The psychology of interpersonal forgiveness and guidelines for forgiveness therapy: What therapists need to know to help their clients forgive" (2016). Faculty Publications. 1105.