Description: Self-forgiveness is associated with psychological and relational well-being and may be a worthwhile treatment goal for clients who have hurt others. The authors utilized theoretical and empirical literature to describe a 4-component therapeutic model of self-forgiveness - responsibility, remorse, restoration, and renewal - and offer suggestions for promoting each component with clients. Finally, the authors explore potential contraindications and the applicability of self-forgiveness for military veterans, clients in substance abuse treatment, and clients convicted of a crime.
Examine a four-component therapeutic model of self-forgiveness.
Explore how the self-forgiveness model can be used with military veterans, forensic clients, and clients with a history of substance abuse.