021. Identifying and Treating Moral Injury in the Setting of Trauma
The focus of this workshop will be on “moral injury” in the setting of moderate to severe trauma. Moral injury is a relatively new term in the psychological world, although it is closely related to what used to be called the “wages of sin” (missing the mark). Implications for psychologists and other licensed mental health professionals will be identified. First, moral injury will be defined as a transgression of moral values or standards. Second, moral injury will be examined as a syndrome in its own right, distinguishable from PTSD. Third, ways to measure moral injury in clinical settings will be reviewed (our research group developed the first published measure of moral injury symptoms and the only one today that includes religious struggles and loss of religious faith). Fourth, the prevalence and consequences of moral injury will be explored. Finally, psychological treatments (Spiritually Integrated CPT) and pastoral care treatments (Structured Pastoral Care for Moral Injury) for moral injury will be described based on the Bible. Moral injury will be addressed as it applies to current and former military personnel, healthcare professionals, clergy, and traumatized laypersons.
- Identify moral injury and its relevance to psychologists and licensed mental health professionals
- Describe the symptoms of moral injury in their clients
- Formulate treatment plans for symptoms of moral injury using a biblical approach
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Scientific research has determined that experience changes brain structure and function. Beginning before conception, continuing in utero and throughout life, this workshop will explore how environment, experience, and...
022. Rising Together: Christian Counselors and Clergy Serving as Human Rights Advocates for Communities of Color
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Recent data suggest an increase in the number of African-Americans seeking therapy. There are also reports that African-Americans are terminating therapy early. Additional research is needed to understand both the increase...
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary The focus of this workshop will be on “moral injury” in the setting of moderate to severe trauma. Moral injury is a relatively new term in the psychological world, although it is closely related to what used to be called...
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018. Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders: Effective Strategies Based on Neurobiologically-informed Treatment
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary A large part of clinical work with individuals, couples, and families involves frustrating situations where clients diagnosed with personality disorders make the same mistakes repetitively and thereby cause much pain and...