Facilitator: Josh Mantz
Length: 1.5 Hours
Format: Digital (live Zoom session). Form your own group (ideal size ~10 people) and schedule your own date(s) for a flat rate. Ideal for hospital groups, residential treatment centers, intensive outpatient programs, or groups of colleagues who have an interest in trauma or moral injury.
This cross-disciplinary workshop aims to introduce psychotherapists and researchers to the concept of moral injury and its relevance to psychological trauma. This session draws from the disciplines of process-relational philosophy, moral psychology, and psychological trauma to delivery a comprehensive introduction to understanding moral injury. Responsible phenomenological accounts are leveraged to provide a vivid understanding of how potentially morally injurious experiences (PMIE’s) manifest in real-time under traumatic conditions.
(1) Participants will be able to differentiate the 3 sources of psychological trauma including life-threat, traumatic loss, and moral injury.
(2) Participants will be able to define moral injury. They will be able to explain the 3 primary determinants of guilt (responsibility, justification, wrongdoing), and list 8 situational variables that influence the magnitude of guilt.
(3) Participants will be able to evaluate the “moral landscape” of trauma by leveraging the variables of chronicity, intensity, and complexity.