I’m Sorry-The Hardest Words to Say: The Transformative Power of Apology, Tuesday, 9-13-22 (Live Webinar)

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I’m Sorry-The Hardest Words to Say: The Transformative Power of Apology

This webinar is live, real-time and interactive. Participants will earn 2 CE Credits. For many states, live, interactive webinars count the same as in person.


Presenter: Deborah Levinson, LCSW

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

8:00pm – 10:00pm EDT

Live Webinar



Apologies offer a deeply profound capacity to repair and enhance relationships, as well as build genuine human connection. And yet the study and celebration of these – almost magical words- “I’m Sorry”, have yet to gain a mainstream academic focus around their significance in the cultural, professional, familial and other systems in which clients and practitioners reside. In this provocative webinar, clinical social worker Deborah Levinson examines what contemporary research reveals about the elements of effective vs ineffective apologies, the role of apologies in healthy relationships among families, coworkers, as well as broader social and political context. Participants will also enjoy a fascinating discussion around the cultural vs. practical truths and misconceptions surrounding apologies, defining sincerity, barriers, and the impact of belief systems on both apology and forgiveness. *This course may be taken alone or enjoyed along with its companion course also on the schedule, To Err Is Human; To Forgive, Devine: The Complex and Profound Aspects of True Forgiveness*


Deborah S. Levinson, LCSW is a practicing psychotherapist, trained at Johns Hopkins University, and has published research on how people mourn and create a new chapters in their lives following major loss. Mrs. Levinson has presented in a variety of venues across the United States, including Jewish Family Services Santa Barbara, CA, New York Clinical Social Work Society, Greater Washington Clinical Social Work Society, Psychiatric Institute, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York, Johns Hopkins, and U.S. Secret Service Employee Assistance. Mrs. Levinson has also served as an adjunct lecturer at Santa Barbara City College.


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Learning objectives – Participants will gain enhanced insight surrounding:

  • Elements of effective vs ineffective apologies
  • The role of apologies in healthy relationships among families, coworkers, and broader social as well as political context.
  • Cultural and practical truths and misconceptions surrounding apologies, defining sincerity, and the impact of status on both apology as well as forgiveness.

This presentation is open to:

  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services

and is beneficial for:

  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

CE You LLC #1573 is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE You LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period 3/27/2021 – 3/27/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.

CE You LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0437

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