IFS and Forgiveness for Relational Trauma & Complex PTSD with Frank Anderson

This 3-hour on-demand webinar led by Frank Anderson, MD, was originally broadcast live on March 7,2024. All registrants receive unlimited access to the recording for 365 days.

Already registered? Access the Participant Page here.

Embark on a thought-provoking exploration of the intricate landscape of forgiveness and its profound impact on individuals traversing the tumultuous terrain of relational trauma or complex PTSD.

This compelling 3-hour webinar provides an in-depth and nuanced understanding of the various dimensions of forgiveness. It will guide participants through the intricate complexities of forgiveness and its profound implications for the healing process.

Within the context of relational trauma and complex PTSD, the act of forgiveness takes on a multi-layered and often triggering nature. During this engaging session, we will delve deeply into the intricate dynamics that emerge in the realm of forgiveness:

Nuanced Perspectives on Forgiveness: Discover the multifaceted nature of forgiveness as we dissect its varying dimensions. Delve into the intricacies of premature forgiveness, exploring its potential impact on the healing process. Examine the dynamics of forced forgiveness and its implications for both the forgiver and the forgiven.

Interplay of Emotions and Relationships: Navigate the delicate interplay between holding on to feelings of anger and resentment while still being entangled in unhealthy relationships. Explore the complexities faced by individuals who grapple with the dichotomy of forgiveness and self-preservation.

Forgiveness as a Healing Pathway: Engage in a profound discussion about the role of forgiveness in the journey towards healing from instances of abuse. Delve into the question of whether forgiveness is an essential prerequisite for complete recovery, or if alternative paths can lead to healing and empowerment.

Power Dynamics and True Liberation: Uncover the power dynamics inherent in the act of forgiveness. Analyze whether forgiveness primarily serves the victim, the perpetrator, or both, and discover how genuine forgiveness can pave the way for authentic acceptance and liberation from emotional burdens.

This illuminating expedition into the heart of forgiveness within the realm of relational trauma and complex PTSD offers participants a comprehensive understanding of its intricate facets. Through insightful exploration, attendees will gain the tools to navigate the complexities of forgiveness, both personally and in their professional capacities.

Join us for this enriching and enlightening journey as we navigate the intricate threads of forgiveness within the context of relational trauma and complex PTSD.

Led by seasoned expert Dr. Frank Anderson, this webinar provides a safe and open space for exploration, fostering a deeper comprehension of forgiveness and its profound significance in the journey toward healing and wholeness.

  • Propose three steps required for forgiveness to be achieved by someone who has been relationally violated.
  • Catalogue the core components of healing relational wounds.
  • Assess the qualities of resilience that are necessary for clients to overcome complex PTSD.

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

Attendees of the live broadcast will receive instructions on how to obtain their Certificate of Participation after the course is finished.

Attendees of the on-demand recorded version will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify attendance and then receive their Certificate of Participation. On-demand attendees will receive instructions on how to obtain their Certificate of Participation once they have successfully passed the Post-Webinar Quiz at the completion of the webinar.

The Certificate of Participation includes:

  • Name of participant.
  • Title of training.
  • Name of presenter plus their credentials.
  • Number of hours of training.
  • Date of training.
  • Confirmation that showed 100% attendance at the live broadcast or passed a quiz with at least an 80% grade to verify attendance of the on-demand recording.

Get details about CE credits for Canadian and non-US international participants.

Get details about CE credits for US participants.

Please check with your regulatory body/organization to ensure that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CE credits.

*Can’t attend live? This webinar will be recorded and archived. All registrants receive unlimited access to the recording for 365 days.

Already registered? Access the Participant Page here.

  • Frank Anderson, MD
1:00-2:30 pm

Explore the various dimensions of forgiveness as an area of clinical concern.

Explore when forgiveness is used to avoid feelings of pain or betrayal.

2:30-2:45 pm
  • Frank Anderson, MD
2:45-4:15 pm

Determine whether forgiveness is necessary to fully heal from abuse.

Understand whether forgiveness serves the victim or the perpetrator to improve clinical outcomes.

Event Detail

Who Should Attend

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in accredited programs in the above fields
  • Case Managers
  • Licensed Professional Counsellors
  • All other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices