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Moral Injury and Adaptive Disclosure

Moral Injury and Adaptive Disclosure


Location: South Seattle College, Georgetown Campus
Gene J. Colin Education Hall
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
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From: October 26, 2018 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Matthew Jakupcak, Ph.D.

Details: During the morning session, Dr. Jakupcak will review the construct of Moral Injury and compare and contrast Moral Injury and PTSD. He will also review the existing research literature specific to Moral Injury and will describe a number of emerging, evidence-based treatment strategies to address Moral Injury. During the afternoon session, Dr. Jakupcak and audience members will discuss the therapeutic guide book, “Adaptive Disclosure: A New Treatment for Military Trauma, Loss, and Moral Injury” by Litz et al., 2016. Adaptive Disclosure is a specific evidence based treatment that combines cognitive behavioral and emotion-focused therapy strategies to address combat related grief and moral injury. As part of the afternoon workshop, participants will be invited to role play specific aspects of Adaptive Disclosure, as well as discuss their own challenges and successes addressing moral injury with their clients. Finally, Dr. Jakupcak will facilitate a discussion of the impact on therapists that may arise when addressing moral injury in clients.

Objectives: 1) Describe Moral Injury and differentiate features of Moral Injury from PTSD 2) Describe emerging evidence-based intervention strategies designed to address Moral Injury 3) Demonstrate how to apply Adaptive Disclosure strategies to treat clients with trauma-related morale injury 4) Reflect on the impact of addressing Moral Injury on themselves and their practice

Cost: None

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.