Enabling Forgiveness & Reconciliation in Therapy by Dr. Karl Tomm [30 & 31 March 2023]

March 30, 2023 | 9:00 am March 31, 2023 | 5:00 pm

Enabling Forgiveness & Reconciliation in Therapy by Dr. Karl Tomm

Dr. Karl Tomm, MD FRCPC, is Professor of Psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Calgary and the Director of its Family Therapy Program. One of his most important contributions to family therapy is known as Interventive Interviewing which has influenced family therapists all around the world.




30 & 31 March 2023


 9:00 AM – 5.00 PM


Confirmed participants will be receiving the venue details in due course. Please note that the mode of the workshop is subject to the prevailing COVID-19 precautionary measures in place.


The workshop aims to enable Helping Professionals to exercise capacity for reflection to become more intentional in one’s conduct of therapy and extend systemic relationship skills by learning to work with individuals systemically. The participants will also learn to draw clearer distinctions about emotions and steps to heal relationships, and also implement systemic understandings by developing an IPscopic Reflectogram.

What you will learn:

  1. Understand Alternative Ethical postures that support differing choices for therapists
  2. Clarify the Therapists’ positioning in the therapeutic system to foster different patterns of intervening
  3. Demonstrate how previous interaction patterns can be re-externalized and modified through internalized other interviewing
  4. Reconciliation through deconstructing shame and guilt and opening space for apology and forgiveness

Teaching Strategies

  • Interactive Sessions
  • Demonstration of practice – Role Plays & Reflections
  • Application exercises
  • Q&A

About the Trainer

Karl Tomm, MD FRCPC, is a Professor of Psychiatry in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary in Canada. In 1973 he founded the Family Therapy Program which became the Calgary Family Therapy Centre where he continues as its Director. Karl is deeply interested in the application of systems theory, narrative theory, social constructionism, and bringforthism to therapy. He has focused on clarifying patterns of interaction in family systems, the effects of social injustice on families, the influence on therapists of the distinctions they make regarding their clients, and on explicating the possible therapeutic and counter therapeutic effects of the interviewing process itself.


SGD $1,600 (incl GST). Pending VCF pre-approval.  

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