The human soul desires to be known and loved, the progression of which strengthens the diverse gifts of the Body of Christ and can only happen with the active use of forgiveness to overcome divisions created by self-will. The field of psychology has produced evidence-based treatments promoting forgiveness that have been found to be effective in clinical populations (Cornish, M.A., Guyll, M, Wade, N.G. et al., 2020). This workshop will present evidence-based interventions, consistent with Roman Catholic formation, promoting forgiveness. Ways in which treatment may be tailored to incorporate patient-specific factors and factors that function to maintain difficulties implementing forgiveness will be described. Specific ways in which forgiveness and evidence-based strategies build greater capacity for acceptance and growth of the diversity of gifts of the Body of Christ will be presented.
3 Objectives to be Learned During this Presentation.
1. To describe characteristics and evidence-based treatment promoting effective forgiveness strategies consistent with tenets of Roman Catholic formation.
2. To apply interventions in a clinical setting to treat factors that function to maintain difficulties in forgiveness, including patient-specific factors.
3. To integrate evidence-based forgiveness strategies and Catholic formation in order to build greater capacity for acceptance and growth of the diversity of gifts of the Body of Christ.
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Dr. Brigette Erwin, psychologist, speaker, and author, founded and directs The Anxiety and OCD Center, a leading Philadelphia-area provider of evidence-based treatment of the anxiety and related disorders. Through Dr. Erwin Consulting, she provides evidence-based consulting to corporate clients. Dr. Erwin received her PhD from Temple University, completed a NIH postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, and completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Erwin is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Public Relations Chair of the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association, and Consultant to Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.