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Dr. Ken Hart, Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Psychology
University of Leeds, England
Email AddressResearch Interests
School of Psychology, University of Leeds, UK, LS29JT
We are currently working on a research project funded by the John Templeton Foundation to conduct a 20-week controlled clinical trial of a patient-treatment matching study of two group interventions aimed at facilitating greater levels of client forgiveness/repentance. The ‘forgiveness’ intervention is neutral with regards religion/spirituality and the ‘repentance’ intervention is explicitly spiritual (generic spirituality and not any particular brand of “religion”). Our clients were 84 members of Alcoholics Anonymous residing in London, England. Baseline assessment showed 95% of the clients rated themselves as being on the spiritual path, and 95% also said they were not ‘religious’. We recently submitted a second grant application in response to NIAAA’s RFA for research on ‘spirituality and alcohol’ and will learn of the funding decision in September 2000. More info is published on our research website: http://www.forgiveness.org.uk
- Hart, K.E. (1999). A spiritual interpretation of the 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous: From resentment to forgiveness to love. Journal of Ministry in Addiction and Recovery, 6, 25-39.
- Hart, K.E. (1998). A spiritual interpretation of the 12-steps of AA: From resentment to forgiveness to love. The addiction newsletter, 6, 9, 27-28.
Psychology and Religion Courses, Seminars, or Programs Taught
Transpersonal, Phenomenological, Measurement, Biological, Developmental, Motivation and Emotion, Behavioral/Comparative, Cognitive, Mental Health and Psychopathology, Social, New Religious Movements
Relevant Degrees or Certificates Available at Institution
We offer counsellor training seminars to mental health professionals and paraprofessionals wishing to learn how to utilise the forgiveness/repentance therapies we have tested in our research. Seminar participants will receive a copy of our Counsellors Manual, which also includes client homework exercises. These seminars are based in London, UK, and information can be obtained from http://www.forgiveness.org.uk
Diploma in forgiveness (or repentance) counselling