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Luther psychology professor's work is published in the "Negotiator's Desk Reference"

Posted: Thu, Apr 13, 2017 9:14 AM

A Luther College professor is continuing his work on the topic of forgiveness by publishing a chapter in the "Negotiator's Desk Reference."

Luther psychology professor Loren Toussaint worked with Ellen Waldman at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego to write a discussion of forgiveness and justice.

Toussaint and Waldman write, "Although legal professionals focus on curing the legal problem, frequently this hard fought cure is not sufficient to make clients 'feel whole.' Clients need an emotional solution as much as a legal one, and the emotional solution frequently calls for forgiveness. Unfortunately, attorneys and other dispute resolution professionals are rarely able to help clients recognize or address that need."