Supervision-Study Group: When psychotherapy includes forgiveness
18 CEU’s available through NASW-CT
When the violin
Can forgive the past
It starts singing
This on-going group will focus on attachment, mourning, revenge and forgiveness as these are key issues presented by our clients and in our lives. Our text will be The Forgiving Self by Robert Karen (2001). Following Karen we will explore many aspects of psychotherapy through this single topic. The book is divided into three segments: Loss, Resentment and Connection. Much of our personal well being depends on how well we personally manage these three themes of life; we must face our own demons and forgive ourselves as well as help others to forgive their parents, partners and injuries in the present. Of course, there are events and people who cannot be forgiven – as least by us as human beings.
Below are the dates of our meetings, the chapters relevant to each gathering, and the topic to be discussed. Half our time will be devoted to understanding the theme, the other half to case presentations
September 20, 2013 Chapters 1&2 Development of the capacity to mourn
October 25, 2013 Chapter 3 Earliest childhood: secure or insecure?
November 13, 2013 Chapter 4 Can protest lead to repair?
December 13, 2013 Chapter 5 What fires together wires together
January 24, 2014 Chapter 6 Defenses against shame
February 21, 2014 Chapter 7 Revenge, envy and arrested development
April 11, 2014 Chapter 8&9 Right brain-right brain attunement and empathy
May 9, 2014 Chapter 10&11 When anger becomes bitterness
June 13, 2014 Chapters 12,13,14 Forgiveness as part of psychological well being
We will meet on Fridays 2-4pm at my office at 96 Bouton Road, South Salem, NY 10590
The cost for the 9 meetings is $600. To register please send $100 to the above address. Please note: there is no March meeting due to my teaching schedule.