The Good Enough Therapist: Futility, Failure and Forgiveness in Treatment

It is the nature of being human to quest and to fail. The Good Enough Therapist will focus on the value of exploring, accepting, and embracing our inescapable fallibility as clinicians in a way that promotes effective treatment, as well as personal growth. By investigating and interrogating the creative tension between feeling sufficient and insufficient, doubtful, and certain, graceful and inept, participants will begin to encounter a deeper recognition of their own, and their patients’, vulnerability, resilience, imagination and humanity. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze personal and clinical weaknesses and vulnerabilities with patience, intelligence and mercy, enabling participants to do the same with patients.
  • Identify two skills to forgive respective insufficiencies and limitations, while creating a healing relationship that is imperfect and as a result, meaningful and restorative.
  • Identify two ways to maintain beliefs in effective treatment even when it inescapably stalls and founders at various junctures.
  • Describe the limitations of "clinical omnipotence" and identify alternative pathways towards leaning and growth

Friday, February 19, 2021


09:30 AM EST - 11:30 AM EST

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CE Information - Earn 2 CE Credit Hours

CE Approvals

American Psychological Association
CE Learning Systems, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CE Process Info

Each professional is responsible for the individual requirements as stipulated by his/her licensing agency. Please contact your individual licensing board/regulatory agency to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

Participants must be logged in for the entire program to be eligible to receive CE credit. Participants who complete the webinar will receive an email with the link to the evaluation form – this will be sent to the email account used to register. Once the evaluation form is completed, participants will be able to download their certificate. 

A continuing education certificate for the event will be obtained using the website, CE-Go. After the event, you will receive an email containing a link to CE-Go.   (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).

Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:

Complete evaluation forms for the event 

Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format

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