Forgiveness and Spirituality for Therapists | Reconstructing Judaism

Forgiveness and Spirituality for Therapists

Rabbi Elisa Goldberg

Thursdays, 1 p.m.–2 p.m. EST: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13

$108 for three sessions

This interactive workshop will help the clinician to understand and support clients grappling with the process of seeking forgiveness and those working to forgive. Concrete spiritual and religious resources will be offered as another set of tools for therapeutic intervention. We will explore issues of forgiveness, forgetting and letting go. We will identify the issues unique to the person asking for forgiveness and the one being asked. You will gain effective therapeutic interventions to support making amends and letting go. In addition, you will learn to help clients access their own spiritual and religious resources to facilitate forgiveness.  

Although the program will use Jewish teachings and traditions to frame the discussion, all religious practices will be open to exploration. This interactive course is designed for mental health professionals and all living out the human condition.

After completing all sections of the course, participants will receive (upon request) a certificate for 3 hours of Continuing Education approved by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors. If you live outside of PA, you will need to consult your state licensing organization to determine if these will be accepted. Most states will accept CEUs approved by other States.

Rabbi Elisa Goldberg has honed the art of pastoral presence through almost two decades of chaplaincy and spiritual direction and hundreds of holy moments at the side of another. She authored a guidebook on spirituality and recovery with Drexel University and consults with the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities on the integration of spiritually informed care.