Self-Forgiveness Work in Clinical Practice



“(… what if I, myself, stand in need of the alms of my own kindness…what if I, myself, am the enemy who must be loved?…”, Carl Gustaf Jung.

At the root of much suffering of those who enter our doors is a lack of acceptance of themselves…a lack of self-forgiveness. But many of us, driven by our formal clinical education and practice, often miss this underlying, basic need amongst the various clinical symptomologies. The webinar will comprise three parts: a historical look at forgiveness, in general, in our spiritual, societal, and psychological traditions; how to identify clients for whom self-forgiveness work is warranted; and, finally, we will discover some clinical ways to help clients free themselves thru self-forgiveness.


  • Recognize the need for, and presentation, of clients who may benefit from self-forgiveness.
  • Construct a clinical framework in order to help address the need for self-forgiveness.
  • Apply our understandings of clinical case studies.
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by ASWB, NAADAC & NBCC
State Board Approval
ADACBGA # 19-12-17-1212
OCDP Board # 50-29024
FCB # 5387-A

Course Features

  • Lectures 2
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Skill level Intermediate to Advanced
  • Language English
  • Students 0
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes

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      Self-Forgiveness Work in Clinical Practice
Jim C. Anderson, LPC, LCAS, CSAT, began his career working in inpatient psychiatric settings in both Maine and California-eventually serving as the Director of Outpatient Services for both psychiatric and substance abuse services. His focus shifted more directly into substance abuse work with a position as Clinical Director at Azure Acres in California, a founding residential facility of the Camp Recovery Centers-an organization which grew to become one of the largest provider of substance abuse services in the nation. In 2002, he relocated his young family to Davidson, NC, and took a position (and eventually partnered with his supervisor to own) two substance abuse education clinics in Charlotte and Mooresville, NC. He formed ‘Conscious Sense, LLC’ in 2008-a private practice in Cornelius, NC, which specializes in sexual addiction and partner trauma, spiritual growth & development, and integral therapy for individuals and couples. He has presented throughout his twenty year career, including audiences with the FBI, the NC Licensed Professional Counselors Association, several college/university settings, and regular CEU trainings with provider organizations in North Carolina.

Thursday, June 24, 2021, from 4-6 PM EST.