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Does a simple apology matter? What is required for healing when the hurt we've inflicted (or received) is far from simple? Is forgiveness is the only path to peace of mind? What drives both the non-apologizer and the over-apologizer? Why do the Hebrew and Christian scriptures encourage making restitution and offering apology for wrongs done to one’s neighbors, family and friends, and even for transgressions to one’s God?
We are excited to present an evening on a crucial topic of our time, discussed by two experts in the field. Jacqui Lewis will speak from her perspective as pastor, and public theologian and activist and Harriet Lerner from her perspective as a psychologist and psychotherapist. We anticipate that the different lenses through which our presenters view the apology and the subject of forgiveness will challenge and deepen the conversation for all of us.
Harriet Lerner, Ph.D. is one of our nation's most respected relationship experts, best known for her scholarly work on the psychology of women and family dynamics. Her twelve books include The New York Times bestselling, The Dance of Anger, and the newly released, Why Won't You Apologize? Lerner was a staff psychologist at The Menninger Clinic for several decades and currently has a private psychotherapy practice in Lawrence, Kansas.
The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis is Senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church, a 900-member multiracial, welcoming, and inclusive congregation in NYC. She is an activist, preacher, and fierce advocate for racial, LGBTQ and economic justice. She is the author of several publications, including a children’s book that celebrates diversity, You Are So Wonderful!
The New York State Education Department has approved this workshop for 2.0 contact hours (CEUs) for LMSWs and LCSWs. A certificate will be emailed upon request to those who complete an evaluation form and sign the attendance sheet at the end of the workshop.
The Women's Therapy Centre Institute Training Program is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0361 and for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0081.
This evening is a fundraising event to further the mission of The Women's Therapy Centre Institute, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Suggested donation: $25. New School Students: contact Nichelle Horlacher, Dept. of Psychology/NSSR: firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is organized by The Women's Therapy Centre Institute in collaboration with New School's Psychology/NSSR