IFI Audio Visual Resources
Training Videos for Professionals:
Forgiveness – This 100-minute training video (in DVD and VHS formats) is available from the American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Robert Enright, professor of educational psychology, and Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, MD-psychiatrist, 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. Available from the APA.
Psychology America Podcasts:
Have you ever had anger that didn’t seem to go away over time? What if your anger is toward a spouse that has betrayed you; toward a lover who has cheated on you? What do you do? What are the five steps to take if YOU are the one who has been unfaithful? How do you get over divorce anger? How can you leave a legacy of empathy and love for your children, for the following generation, rather than toxic anger? This 58-minute podcast was recorded on Dec. 23, 2018, in Dr. Alexandra’s New Jersey studio.
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In this podcast episode, Dr. Alexandra discusses two new research projects recently completed by Dr. Robert Enright and Dr. Maria Gambaro with 103 men in a U.S. maximum-security prison. Also addressed is “Why should I care what happens to these men? They’re in prison for a reason.” This 67-minute podcast was recorded on Aug. 9, 2020. In the first three weeks that this podcast was available on Dr. Alexandra’s site, it was downloaded by individuals in 225 US cities and 22 foreign countries. – Access the podcast –
Dr. Alexandra Miller, Psy.D. is a mother of four and an expert in family systems psychology, cognitive behavioral psychology (CBT) and clinical psychopharmacology. She has earned a Doctorate in Psychology, a Master’s Degree (Ed.S.) in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Master of Science (MS) Degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Alexandra is an officer and board member for a children’s advocacy center in Newton, NJ, that helps prevent and treat child abuse. She is the author of “There’s Always Hope” — a children’s book that inspires hope and teaches empathy for the physically disabled.
Learn more about Dr. Enright’s work with people who are incarcerated:
- Forgiveness Therapy for Those in Prison
- The Visit to a Maximum Security Prison
- A Reflection on Forgiveness and the Forgotten People
Forgiveness in the News:
This short news video features both Matt Beisser, Principal at St. Dennis Catholic School in Madison, WI, and forgiveness researcher Dr. Robert Enright. It outlines how Forgiveness Education programs are being implemented at St. Dennis and eleven other parochial schools in Wisconsin’s capitol city. A Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Enright has committed his life to studying the science of forgiving others. Among the many scientifically-documented Forgiveness Education curricula he and his fellow International Forgiveness Institute associates have developed is an anti-bullying curriculum being used in schools around the world.
In this video, recorded at the 2011 American Psychological Association (APA) Convention in Washington, DC, author Robert D. Enright talks about his book, The Forgiving Life: A Pathway to Overcoming Resentment and Creating a Legacy of Love. Dr. Enright offers scientifically supported guidance to help people forgive those who have acted unfairly and who have inflicted emotional hurt.
“To lead a forgiving life,” Dr. Enright emphasizes in this interview, “you must take one forgiveness step at a time and forgive a particular person for a particular event, and then realize that this could be more than just a one time event that makes you feel good. It can be a way of practicing goodness toward others who have been unfair to us starting from childhood, through adolescence, into adulthood and beyond. So that this practice of goodness in the face of injustice can help one psychologically and enliven one’s relationships, and in fact give a meaning to life; a sense of hope that a person didn’t think possible until saying yes to leading this forgiving life.” The book is available from amazon.com or from the APA website.
- Watch the full 5 min. 32 sec. interview
- Read six short reviews of Dr. Enright’s book The Forgiving LifeThe-Forgiving-Life-Book-Reviews (2)
The Expanded Reason Award is presented annually by the University Francisco de Vitoria (Madrid, Spain) in collaboration with the Vatican Foundation Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI (Rome, Italy) “to recognize and encourage innovation in scientific research and academic programs.” Two members of the International Forgiveness Institute (IFI) Board of Directors were selected to receive the 2019 award in recognition of their Forgiveness Therapy research–Dr. Robert Enright, founder of the IFI, and Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, MD, Director of the Institute for Marital Healing just outside Philadelphia, PA. In this video recorded at the Expanded Reason Congress (and awards ceremony) in Madrid on Sept. 19, 2019, Dr. Enright explains the importance of forgiveness across the social science disciplines and the significance of creative thinking, particularly in psychology.
Jerusalem Conference on Forgiveness for the Renewal of Individuals, Families, and Communities
Twenty Two (22) Video Tapes
The Jerusalem Conference on Forgiveness, the first forgiveness conference ever held in the Middle East, was organized and produced by the International Forgiveness Institute on July 12 and 13, 2017. Day 1 of this 2-day conference included speakers from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam discussing what it means to forgive, the importance of forgiveness, and how to better interact with others through forgiveness. Day 2 focused on how to bring forgiveness to children and adolescents in school and at home. The program included presentations by educators who are implementing forgiveness education, personal testimonies, and opportunities for everyone to contribute their ideas.
Now you can view every presentation of the entire conference whenever you wish. TelePace, an Italy-based telecommunication service, professionally video-recorded all 22 sessions. They are available to you at no charge here.
Conference speakers included:
- Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 2016 recipient of the Templeton Prize
- Dr. Mahmoud Al-Habbash of the Palestinian Authority
- Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, the Philippines
- Bishop William Shomali of the Latin Patriarchate of Jordan
- Dr. Robert Enright, founder, International Forgiveness Institute
- And many others. . .
Rome Conference on Forgiveness: Virtue of Forgiveness Formation in Educational Programs to Promote Peace
Nine (9) Video Tapes
The Rome Conference on Forgiveness took place on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the University of Santa Croce, near the Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy.
Video tapes of all presentations at the conference are all available below thanks to the Videoltre film crew. Please click on the speaker’s name to access the video presentation. At the end of the speakers’ list is a playlist option in which all of the videos are available in one place.
What was the focus of the conference?
This was a one-day conference in beautiful Roma. The program first focused on forgiveness education with children and adolescents. The next set of speakers discussed forgiveness from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, examining what it means to forgive, the importance of forgiveness, and how to better interact with others through forgiveness.
Fr. Luis Navarro, Rector, Professor, University of Santa Croce, gives the opening remarks. “The way to forgive is to love……It is an honor for us to have this conference here……It will be useful for us today…but also for the future.”
Fr. Robert Gahl, Professor of Philosophy, University of Santa Croce, introduces the entire set of talks for the afternoon. “It is an exceptional occasion so that we can all go deeper in our understanding of forgiveness whether more from an academic perspective, or a personal, or spiritual, or diplomatic, or political.”
Dr. Robert Enright of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the International Forgiveness Institute, Inc. discusses the science of forgiveness education. What does it mean to forgive? What is forgiveness education? What is the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of forgiveness education? Why should we have forgiveness education.
Annette Shannon discusses forgiveness education at Holy Cross Girls Primary School in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Alison Sutherland, Director-at-Large of the Rotarian Action Group for Peace informs us of some of the peace initiatives in which her groups are involved.
Peta Pellach of the Elijah Interfaith Institute in Jerusalem discusses forgiveness in Judaism.
Hon. Omer Ahmed Kerim Berzinji, Ambassador of Iraq to the Vatican, discusses forgiveness in Islam.
Msgr. Mariano Fazio discusses forgiveness from a Christian perspective.
Become a “Peace Builder” by signing The Forgiveness Pledge.