Webcast: Counseling Through Forgiveness and Conflict workshop with Dr. Richard Balkin

Submitted by evrard on May 11, 2011 - 2:25pm

On Thursday, May 19, the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health will host a workshop on forgiveness presented by Richard S. Balkin, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC. From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dr. Balkin will teach the skills necessary to address issues of conflict and forgiveness. The workshop is free to attend and lunch is included for all registrants (there is a fee to receive continuing education units).

Registration for this event is already full, but NOWCastSA will have full video of the event available soon after the event. Unfortunately, due to technological difficulties at the event site, we are unable to offer livestreaming as originally planned

Dr. Balkin will address the different types of forgiveness by presenting and demonstrating a model on the forgiveness process based on research from Balkin, Freeman and Lyman (2009). He will also discuss assessing client world-views related to forgiveness and conflict. Balkin will introduce assessment strategies for working through issues of forgiveness and conflict. Spiritual, ethical, and religious orientations toward forgiveness and reconciliation will be addressed with attention related to the role of reconciliation. He will also present and discuss ethics involved in counseling individuals struggling with the aforementioned issues.

An associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi, Dr. Balkin holds a professional license in Texas with a specialization in supervision, and is also a Nationally Certified Counselor and editor of the Counseling and Values Journal and Executive Editor for the Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, and Research. He is a past president of the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education (AACE) and co-chair of the Jewish Interest Network of the ACA, and he currently serves on the ACA Research Committee. His primary research interests include counseling adolescents and young adults, religious and spiritual issues in counseling and counselor training, research methods, and counseling outcomes.

For more information on this event, or to be added to the event waitlist, visit the Ecumenical Center's website.


Disclosure: This webcast is paid for by the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health.