We have witnessed an explosion of interest in forgiveness therapy since the mid-1990s. Here are some of the reasons why:
Forgiveness - This 100-minute training video (in DVD and VHS formats) is available from the American Psychological Association. Drs. Robert Enright and Richard Fitzgibbons discuss and demonstrate their forgiveness-centered approach to psychotherapy.
Forgiveness Therapy in Practice - In this 100-minute video program, Dr. Enright demonstrates his approach to forgiveness therapy with a female client who feels hurt by her mother.
Helping Clients Forgive: An Empirical Guide to Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope - We recommend this book by Drs. Robert Enright and Richard Fitzgibbons for helping professionals who desire more depth in exploring how forgiveness therapy works, together with useful case studies.
Forgiveness is a Choice: A Step-by-Step Process for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope – This book by Dr. Robert Enright can be used as a treatment manual for the client or patient.
Exploring Forgiveness - This book is a powerful collection of essays with an interdisciplinary focus that offers a comprehensive view of conceptual, theoretical, and practical issues on the topic of forgiveness. It is edited by Drs. Robert Enright and Joanna North with a Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Forgiveness Therapy: An Emperical Guide for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope - This book is actually a new and updated version of the book discussed above by Drs. Enright and Fitzgibbons - Helping Clients Forgive that was published in 2000. Publication of the book by the American Psychology Association signifies that Forgiveness Therapy is now rightfully taking its place alongside such historically accepted therapies as Psychoanalysis, Humanistic Psychotherapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy–a huge step forward for forgiveness.
Dr. Enright’s forgiveness research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison stretches back more than 25 years and includes more than 100 publications. Read the full abstract of 32 of his articles, some of which are peer-reviewed experimental studies, in which people forgive or are forgiven. Learn more about his research work with targeted subjects including incest survivors, cardiac patients, terminally ill elderly cancer patients, at-risk middle and high school students, and others in our research section.
Please contact our Director to schedule Dr. Enright or another of our forgiveness specialists for your conference or event.