Professional Counselling Association
of the ACT and NSW Inc
 
 
 
 
 

Western Sydney / Penrith Branch Meeting

  • 26 Nov 2016
  • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • McAuley Room, Penrith Bowling Club - Corner Woodriff and Derby Streets Penrith NSW 2750

Registration


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Branch Meeting

Supervision

NON PCA members are allowed to attend presentation only, not peer group supervision. Supervision is for members only.

Presentation

Glenn Cameron

Forgiveness

As a Safe and Effective Therapeutic Intervention. 

 

Glenn is a professional counsellor with ten years’ experience often working with trauma victims and couples with relationship difficulties.  He runs a counselling practice (Restoring Hope Counselling) in St Marys and also works as a relationship counsellor for Merrylands Counselling.  In addition to his initial studies in counselling and family therapy Glenn has recently completed a Bachelor of Psychology.

Glenn has a special interest in forgiveness therapy, particularly in the context of intimate relationships and abuse.  He believes that forgiveness offers a positive alternative to the ‘natural’ response to a significant grievance which typically involve motivation towards revenge and estrangement.   Of course estrangement is sometimes necessary to avoid victimisation so forgiveness can seem like a dangerous therapeutic choice.  This conundrum often makes forgiveness therapy a controversial topic but still, efficacy studies show a long list of benefits in forgiveness.  As part of his honours study Glenn has recently completed exploratory research into the Motivators of Forgiveness.  This research has identified a previously untested motivational factor and may lead to improvements in assessment and the effective use of forgiveness therapies.

Glenn’s presentation will provide an overview of two types of forgiveness intervention highlighting some of the risks of using forgiveness as a counselling intervention, and some of the expected benefits for the client.


Meeting Agenda November 2016.pdf

PLEASE NOTE

Please sign in at the Bar as per Bowling Club requirements upon entry to the club premises

Lunch is available from the Penrith Bowling Club for members and guests prior to the meeting, if required.

Drinks and snacks are also available at the Bar.

Refreshments will be provided for afternoon tea

 

Contact:      Josephine Byrnes-Luna   -   josephine@restorebalance.com.au

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