Enright, Robert


Robert Enright, Ph.D., is renowned for pioneering the scientific study of forgiveness.

Dr. Enright is a licensed psychologist and professor of educational psychology at University of Wisconsin - Madison. He has been called "the forgiveness trailblazer" by Time magazine and is often introduced as "the father of forgiveness research" because of his 25-year academic commitment to researching and implementing forgiveness programs. His work on the subject has appeared in Time, McCall’s, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. He has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, NBC’s Nightly News, and many other television and radio shows.

Dr. Enright is the author of over 100 publications and many books: Exploring Forgiveness, Helping Clients Forgive, Forgiveness Is a Choice, The Forgiving Life, 8 Keys to Forgiveness, Forgiveness Therapy, and a children’s book, Rising above the Storm Clouds. He pioneered forgiveness therapy and developed the most effective method to promote forgiveness - the 20-step "Process Model of Forgiving." The Enright Forgiveness Inventory is now used by researchers around the world.

Dr. Enright established the International Forgiveness Institute in 1994. It is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge about forgiveness and community renewal through forgiveness. He currently has elementary and/or high school forgiveness education programs operating in Northern Ireland, Greece, Liberia, Singapore, Ghana, Lebanon, the Philippines, Slovakia, Italy, Colombia, Canada, and in Wisconsin as well as other states around the U.S.

To learn more about Dr. Enright, please visit his faculty page from University of Wisconsin - Madison.

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