Counselors, Psychotherapists and Other Helping Professionals

We have witnessed an explosion of interest in forgiveness therapy since the mid-1990s. Here are some of the reasons why:

Training Materials

Forgiveness - This 100-minute training video (in DVD and VHS formats) is available from the American Psychological Association (APA). 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.

Forgiveness Therapy: An Empirical Guide for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope - We recommend this book by Dr. Robert Enright and Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, published by the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2015, to all helping professionals who desire more depth in exploring the relatively-new science of forgiveness, discovering how forgiveness therapy works, and learning from real-life case studies. Scroll down for an overview of our online, home study continuing education course that is certified by the APA and
which offers 15 CEU credits to licensed psychologists.


Online Continuing Education Course

Forgiveness Therapy – This course is based on the book by the same title. Course work includes the empirical foundations of forgiveness therapy, process models of forgiveness interventions, and the clinical application of forgiveness in a variety of clinical presentations.

The course offers 15 CEU credits to licensed psychologists (through the APA) but has also proven beneficial for ministers, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, and other professional counselors who have completed it. In addition to the Forgiveness Therapy text, students gain insight from an instructor-prepared Content Summary that accompanies each unit of the text; Read 
Chapter One.

The course was written and continues to be run by doctoral scholar-practitioners affiliated with the IFI. View the full CV of the faculty members: 1) Dr. Robert Enright; and, 2) Dr. Elizabeth Gassin.

Read a compelling review of the IFI's CE Course written by Emily Atallah, an existential logotherapeutic coach who has incorporated forgiveness into her daily therapy sessions.

⇔ Emily Atallah with her Forgiveness CE Course Certificate of Completion

               "My time studying at the Forgiveness Institute gave me more tools
to better treat my clients, to measure their progress, and
to encourage them to strive for a better and more meaningful life."

      Emily Atallah, Coach de Vida - Life Coach

Online Continuing Education Course


Additional Training Materials

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.

Helping Clients Forgive - This book, published in 2000, is the first collaborative effort of  Dr. Enright and Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons. The book includes the empirical foundations of forgiveness therapy, process models of forgiveness interventions, and the clinical application of forgiveness in a variety of clinical presentations such as depressive and anxiety disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, and marital and family adjustment disorders.


Research Tools

Journal Articles

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.

Speakers Bureau

Please contact our Director to schedule Dr. Enright or another of our forgiveness specialists for your conference or event.

Blogs and News

We work to constantly update our materials. Please see the "Blogs and News" section of this website for the latest updates. If you have an idea or request for a forgiveness-related item you can't find on our website, contact us.

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