2021 Comprehensive Moral Injury Conference

Sponsored by:

Assessment, Treatment, and Research on Moral Injury in a Wide Range of Populations and Settings

The 2021 Comprehensive Moral Injury Conference (CMIC), hosted by the Moral Injury Support Network for Servicewomen, Inc., will provide in-depth information from experts on moral injury in a wide range of settings and populations, including Military, First Responders, Women Veterans and Servicewomen, Healthcare Providers, Chaplains/Faith Leaders, and Equality and Social Justice issues.

“What is Moral Injury?
Moral Injury is a condition being talked about with more frequency. In 2009, it was Brett Litz who brought this condition to the forefront. He described moral injury as involving acts of transgression that create dissonance and conflict because it violates assumptions and beliefs about what is right and wrong and personal goodness. Moral injury is a syndrome that often occurs in the setting of trauma, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but MI is distinct and separate from PTSD” (Dr. Harold Koenig, Select Proceedings Book from the 2020 Women Veterans Military Moral Injury Conference).

Warfare, violent uprisings, COVID-19, and social justice issues have wreaked havoc on people’s souls and emotional health. Many are feeling morally injured and it is chaplains and faith leaders, psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, clinicians, and physical and occupational therapists who are standing in the gap and treating these injured people. In the process, many of these care providers are also experiencing moral injury.

This year’s online conference offers a chance for care providers to learn more about moral injury research, assessment, and treatment from thought leaders and practitioners in the field.

Target Audience

The target audience for this program is psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and chaplains. The 2021 Comprehensive Moral Injury Conference will help bridge the gap in knowledge by presenting introductory and intermediate level instruction on MI research, assessment tools, and interventions being used by thought leaders and practitioners in the fields of psychology, social work, chaplaincy, and other healthcare fields. This conference takes a holistic, collaborative approach to MI. Regardless of where clinicians, chaplains, and therapists work, they are likely to encounter a person with MI and should understand how to identify it, as well as help the person or get them the care they need. 

Dates

CMIC will will take place in the afternoons of June 8-10 on the Zoom platform.

Certifications

This conference offers 12 contact hours for psychologists, social workers, chaplains, physical therapists, and licensed counselors. There are no pre-requisites required to enroll in this training.

Board of Chaplaincy Certification, Inc.

This program qualifies for the BCCI’s continuing education hours requirement under Methodology 1: Attending Educational Events (see Guidelines). Contact BCCI at 847.240.1014 or info@professionalchaplains.org for verification based on your specific chaplaincy requirements.

Georgia Psychological Association

We are an approved GPA provider and expect to receive approval for this particular conference before the event begins. GPA has reciprocity for CEU accreditation with 42 other states. Please check with your state to verify that your attendance will be accepted.

National Association of Social Workers

This program is pending NASW CE Approval.

American Physical Therapy Association of North Carolina

We have submitted an application to APTA and expect to receive approval before the event begins.

Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

We have submitted an application to MBMFT and ex- pect to receive approval before the event begins.

Conference Registration

Registration is only $100. Your monetary investment in this conference will go towards supporting research and support programs for veterans. To register, go to: Registration Form. If you are receiving continuing education credit, you must add the Certificate of Attendance for $5. For the registration, you will receive:

  • Admission to all conference events. 
  • Access to all conference recordings and video transcripts, so that even if you cannot attend all of the live events, you can still get the information. 
  • Free copies of all handouts and brochures.
  • 1 year membership to Dialogue, the online network for survivors, researchers and support providers of people affected by moral injury

Refund Policy

Prior to the start of the conference, a person may cancel his or her registration and receive a refund. Since all conference sessions will be recorded and made available to participants, after the conference begins, no refunds will be given except in special cases. For questions about this policy or to request a special exemption, contact Dr. Daniel Roberts at: droberts@chaplainconsultants.com.

For More Information

Download the complete program book with the agenda, speaker credentials, and summaries of presentations.

If you have questions about this conference, contact Dr. Daniel Roberts, at droberts@chaplainconsultants.com or 910-690-5964.


The Road Home Program

Intensive Outpatient Program: An innovative, two-week program for veterans impacted by the invisible wounds of war and life. Major goals of the IOP include: 

  • Reducing the symptoms of post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — primarily through group and individual psychotherapy.
  • Promoting general health and wellness —through a daily regimen of physical fitness, stress-reduction training, and wellness practices.

The Intensive Outpatient Program is a full-spectrum treatment program that connects veterans to individual and group therapy and a daily regimen of physical fitness, stress-reduction training and wellness practices.


inTransition

The DoD inTransition program is a free and confidential program that can assist ANY Service member or veteran in getting connected with psychological health care.  inTransition coaches can bridge the gap during a Service member or veteran’s transition to a new program or offer guidance for someone seeking care for the first time. 

inTransition Provides-

  • Access to phones answered live, 24/7/365
  • Designated inTransition Coach, available by phone
  • Support through motivational interviewing and action planning 
  • Information about local community resources and much more

Please visit https://www.pdhealth.mil/resources/intransition  or call 800-424-7877 

Watch these videos: https://www.pdhealth.mil/resource-center/intransition/media.

WORSHIP-OUTREACH-NETWORK DISCIPLESHIP & RECOVERY

Veterans For Worship (V4W) is an organization with a clear vision & mission—to bring God to Veterans & bring Veterans to God. 

V4W serves veterans & their families by providing chapel service/worship events at churches, VFWs, & various locations in the community. 

We also lead & attend veteran stand down & outreach events where we provide bibles, spiritual guidance, counseling, prayer, & fellowship. 

We engage & mobilize veterans & spouses; network & partner with other Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs), non-profits, & churches to provide veteran café events; veteran recovery support; resilience; and suicide prevention.

Learn more at: www.veteransforworship.net

We welcome Women Veteran Social Justice Network as a sponsor of the 2021 Comprehensive Moral Injury Conference (CMIC):

Supporting military and Veteran Women

Women Veteran Social Justice Network is an Atlanta-based, nonprofit, 5013C, social justice and inclusion organization focused on women’s experiences during military service and after their military transition. We engage digital literacy, senior leadership training and development, human rights, and veteran benefit advocacy while informing and honoring the service and sacrifice of military women of every era and every service branch.

Our Ambassador program and virtual learning includes experiential mentoring opportunities for emerging and advancing leader identification, utilizing multiple disciplines and concepts to successfully transition women veterans to sustainable C-suite and B-suite level business roles and develop sustainable successful entrepreneurial opportunities.

Learn more at: https://www.wvsjnetwork.org/about-us

Delta Research and Educational Foundation

The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF), a major non-profit organization, is conducting a national initiative to engage African-Americans about the National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program. DREF Research Matters: Creating Possibilities to Achieve Health and Wellness aims to bring awareness to the African-American community regarding precision medicine, medical research, as well as health and wellness. 

Learn more at: http://www.joinallofus.org/dref.

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