Healing trauma narratives in indigenous populations: Forgiveness as essential to faith, hope, and charity

  • 23 Sep 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 2:45 PM
  • Zoom Webinar
  • 90


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Presented by: Robin Lynn Treptow, Ph.D and Fr. Maurice Henry Sands MBA  

When:  Friday September 23rd: 11:30 AM - 2:45 PM  Central Time  (US and Canada)

  • 11:30 - 11:35 AM - Introduction 
  • 11:35 - 2:40 PM - Lecture + Q&A
  • 2:40 - 2:45 PM - Closing 

What: Healing trauma narratives in indigenous populations: Forgiveness as essential to faith, hope, and charity

Cost: $90 for CPA Members, $180 for Non-members, $45 for Students/Clergy Members. CEs available for an additional purchase HERE

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This webinar will present data on multigenerational trauma and its ramifications from an indigenous perspective and highlight forgiveness as an essential tool for healing. Psychological methods for healing multigenerational trauma wounds will be discussed. Faith and spirituality are important coping mechanisms for many people, and they are increasingly recognized as aspects of people’s identity and diversity. Therefore, forgiveness- and virtue-based methods of healing multigenerational trauma wounds will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the psychology of forgiveness and its related data as applied to multigenerational trauma wounds.
  • Describe the ways in which Catholic-Christian and psychological practices of forgiveness overlap, and list their ramifications for wellbeing. 
  • Identify one or more psychology-based forgiveness practices with potential to help heal multigenerational trauma wounds.
  • Explain two steps for spiritual and psychological healing of multigenerational trauma wounds using forgiveness methodologies.

Target Audience: 

Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Missionaries, Evangelists, Pastoral Counselors, Coaches, Spiritual Directors

Level of Content: Intermediate




Dr. Robin Lynn Treptow is a licensed clinical psychologist with doctorates in clinical psychology (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1999) and infant and early childhood development (Fielding Graduate University, 2019). An Assistant Professor of Psychology at Divine Mercy University, Dr. Treptow is Founding President of Wee Moccasin Way: Montana’s Association of Infant Mental Health, founder | co-lead of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association’s Infant Mental Health SIG, and Catholic Medical Association Catholic Social Teaching—Justice in Medicine Committee member. Her research has focused on impacts from implicit bias by healthcare providers and early intervention providers on babies’ growth and development.

Father Maurice Henry Sands is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit. He serves as the Executive Director of the Black and Indian Mission Office in Washington, D.C. Fr. Sands is a full-blooded Native American, belonging to the Ojibway, Ottawa and Potawatomi tribes. Fr. Sands’ home is Bkejwanong/Walpole Island First Nation, unceded Indigenous territory, which is located one hour north of Detroit at the mouth of the St. Clair River. Fr. Sands had a career in accounting and corporate banking prior to his studies for the priesthood. He has worked to assist Native Americans in differing facets of life his entire adult life.

Cancellation Policy: 

Refunds will not be offered for this event, however every registrant will receive a copy of the recorded presentation and the opportunity to complete the home study and receive CEU credits at a later date. Any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Mary Hanys at mhanys@catholicpsychotherapy.org for more details. 

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program. 

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