The Role and Function of Forgiveness in the Psychotherapeutic Process

Volume
Volume 17
Issue
Spring 1989
Title
The Role and Function of Forgiveness in the Psychotherapeutic Process
Abstract

Although forgiveness is viewed by many to be essential to the healing of emotional and relational pain, there typically has been very little treatment of it in the psychological literature. This article presents a brief discussion of the nature and function of forgiveness from a theological perspective, followed by an analysis of the process and dynamics of forgiveness from a psychological viewpoint. From an integrative synthesis of these concepts, specific application is made to understanding and facilitating forgiveness in the psychotherapeutic relationship.

Author
Dr. J.P. Pingleton
Pages
27 - 35
Price
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