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CC05 Workshop 04 - Acceptance: A Radical Approach to Healing Intimate Wounds - Janis Spring, PhD, ABPP

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Workshops |  Couples Therapy |  Marriage |  Intimacy |  Forgiveness
Couples Conference |  Couples Conference 2005
Janis Abrahms Spring, PhD, ABPP
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Original Program Date:
Mar 04, 2005
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Forgiveness has been held up as the gold standard of recovery from intimate wounds. Often people find forgiveness too generous, particularly when the offender is unrepentant. Dr. Spring proposes a bold, new healing alternative that lets us make peace with the past- with or without forgiving.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe an alternative to forgiveness when the offender is unrepentant.
  2. To describe how to control obsessive ruminations about the injury.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board certified clinical psychologist and nationally acclaimed expert on issues of trust, intimacy, and forgiveness. Her first book, After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful, has sold more than a half million copies and was a Books for a Better Life Award finalist in the categories of Best First Book and Best Relationship Book. The completely updated second edition (2012) includes a new chapter on affairs in cyberspace. How Can I Forgive You? The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To, was a Books for a Better Life Award finalist in the category of Best Psychology Book. Life with Pop: Lessons on Caring for an Aging Parent, a Living Well Award Silver Medalist, captures the extraordinary, ordinary personal challenges and moments of grace that come with caregiving and growing old.