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Moral Injury: Navigating Shame, Guilt, and Trauma

3 Credits

MIN 635

Moral injury is a term used to describe extreme and unprecedented life experiences including the harmful aftermath of exposure to such events. The Armed Forces, focuses on the trauma of those who experience deep inner wounds created by an incongruity between their actions and convictions of right and wrong. This course will examine the differences between moral injury and PTSD and other frequent diagnoses related to trauma experienced in the military. Focus will then be given to the nature and devastating effects of moral injury along with ways to identify and enter its brokenness in order to move toward health and wholeness. This course is especially recommended for Military Chaplains.