Addressing Collective Trauma and Moral Injury Within the Clinic and the Community

This is a 2 hour On Demand Webinar. Access information, resources and CEU information will be available shortly after registration and registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year.

This webinar was broadcasted live on October 20, 2022 as part of the Collective Trauma Conference

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Collective Trauma and the shared injuries to a population’s social life can damage bonds that attach people. They can also impair people’s sense of belonging and communality.

Social disruptions can be a result of war, disaster, or communal or structural violence. And these experiences can affect people’s sense of being moral beings and of living as members of a moral community. This is what is referred to as “moral injury”.

These challenges of conscience, guilt, witnessing, and betrayal may lie at the root of addressing trauma and restoring one’s sense of humanity.

This workshop will demonstrate useful, clinical and community-engaged approaches to collective trauma based on a resilience framework. Audio installation, expressive art exercises, and case studies will be used to illustrate how this approach applies to families of various classes and cultures.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be better able to —

  • Expand the understanding of trauma as an individual and collective experience, requiring both individual and collective responses, including the strengthening of collective resilience
  • Attain concepts and research on moral injury in individuals and explore how moral injury can be a collective experience requiring collective social action
  • Examine methods of working with collective trauma and moral injury in clinical and communal contexts

Jack Saul, PhD, is the founding director of the International Trauma Studies Program (ITSP), a research and training institute in New York City.

ITSP is committed to enhancing the natural resilience and coping abilities of individuals, families, and communities that are threatened by or have endured traumatic events.

Dr. Saul has served on several faculties, including:

  • the New York University School of Medicine – Department of Psychiatry;
  • the New School for Social Research – Clinical Psychology Program; and
  • Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

As a psychologist and family therapist, Jack has created many programs in New York City and abroad for populations that have endured disaster, war, torture, and political violence. His book Collective Trauma, Collective Healing documenting his experience was republished by Routledge in 2022 in its Mental Health Classics Series.

Jack Saul is currently working on a public arts and conversation project entitled ‘Moral Injuries of War’. This project is focused on the need to have a national public reckoning about United States war-making and war culture. For more information, visit www.jacksaul.org

Time Topic Covered
1st hour
  • Expand the understanding of trauma as an individual and collective experience, requiring both individual and collective responses, including the strengthening of collective resilience
2nd hour
  • Attain concepts and research on moral injury in individuals and explore how moral injury can be a collective experience requiring collective social action
  • Examine methods of working with collective trauma and moral injury in clinical and communal contexts

This training offers 2 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

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For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

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For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals, including:

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in Accredited Programs in the Above Fields
  • case managers
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices

This course is an intermediate-advanced level.

 2 Hour Webinar Rate CAD $99

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