Everett Worthington, Ph.D., is Professor
and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University,
where he has been on the faculty since 1978. He is also a licensed Clinical
Psychologist in Virginia. He has published 17 books and over 150 articles and
scholarly chapters, mostly on forgiveness, marriage, and family topics. The
most recent books are Five Steps to Forgiveness: The Art and Science of
Forgiving (Crown Publishers, 2001) and Hope-focused Marriage Counseling
(InterVarsity Press, 1999). He directs A Campaign for Forgiveness Research (www.forgiving.org), which
seeks to raise money to support research into forgiving. He was founding editor
of Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal. He has spoken
internationally at conferences and universities in Brazil, South Africa, the
Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Canada. He considers his mission as
"to bring forgiveness into every willing heart, home, and homeland."
Committed to teaching, he has previously served as Director of Undergraduate
Studies in Psychology, Director of Training of VCU's APA-accredited Counseling
Psychology program, and Director of VCU's MidLife Counseling Services. He has
also been committed to public teaching, through public speaking, videotape and
magazine writing, and working with media to educate people widely about
forgiveness and reconciliation. He has made over 250 appearances in different
media. Television appearances include Good Morning America, The Iyanla Show,
The Leeza Show, CNN, The 700 Club, and others.
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