2022 Virtual Fall Conference - Moral Injury: Individual and Collective Trauma, and Its Repair (Recorded)
How does moral injury occur and what steps can we take to understand and repair the damage it does to individuals and institutions?
Hear from experienced scholars and clinicians at this year’s Erikson Institute Fall Conference as we examine moral injury and repair related to:
- The legacy of the institution of slavery
Moral injury happens at the intersection of the individual, the institution, and society. Often it leaves a lasting wound to the psyche and the soul that is suffused with the experience of perpetration and betrayal.
First associated with war and military practices, we now know moral injury occurs in other social catastrophes such as the pandemic, the lasting destructive damage of the institution of slavery in the United States, and in various institutional contexts including healthcare, governance, and education.
The growing prevalence of moral injury calls for changes at the level of the community that require cultivating moral practices in leadership and policy.
Participants can expect to come away from this conference with a better understanding of moral injury in multiple contexts and practical actions they can take to aid in efforts at repair.
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- Discuss the dilemmas faced by caring professionals who treat or seek to prevent moral injury, when the betrayal of what's right is sanctioned by people in positions of legitimate authority.
- Discuss how institutional structures affect moral/ethical choices
- Discuss how exposure to violence affects one's mental health and sense of moral and ethical sensitivities.
- Explain the difference between moral injury and burnout.
- List and critique systemic interventions that may remediate the impact of moral injury in mental health settings.
Carol Gilligan, PhD
University Professor, Professor of Humanities and Applied Psychology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development of New York University
Gilligan was a member of the Harvard faculty for over 30 years and in 1997 became Harvard’s first professor of Gender Studies, occupying the Patricia Albjerg Graham chair. In 2002 she became University Professor at NYU, and in addition to her appointment in the Steinhardt School also was affiliated with the School of Law, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Medria Connolly, PhD
Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice in Santa Monica, California
Connolly trained in the Tavistock model of group relations work and works as an organizational consultant to facilitate leadership, team building, communication, and collaboration within diverse groups.
Wendy Dean, MD
Writer, Speaker, Consultant, Founder, Physician
Dean graduated from Smith College and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She did her residency training at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, NH. A psychiatrist by training, Dean left clinical medicine when generating revenue crowded out the patient-centered priorities in her practice. Her focus since has been on finding innovative ways to make medicine better for both patients and healthcare professionals-technologically, ethically, and systemically through her own nonprofit (The Moral Injury of Healthcare). Dean’s expertise is widely sought on Moral Injury in healthcare, women’s leadership, government healthcare investment strategy, medical product development, clinical practice, research oversight, and the ethics of medical innovations.
Richard Lacquement, PhD
Research Professor in the US Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute, a Political Scientist with a PhD in International Relations (Security Studies) from Princeton University, and an Author
Lacquement is a retired Colonel in US Army and has held senior level assignments in Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, and the Pentagon as well as teaching assignments at West Point, the Naval War College, and the Army War College. For eight years he served as Dean of the US Army War College’s School of Strategic Landpower.
Deborah Morris, PhD
Director for the Centre for Development and Complex Trauma at St. Andrew’s Hospital in Northampton, UK, and Consultant Clinical Psychologist
During her career, Morris has worked clinically with adults with complex personality disorder, neurodevelopmental, forensic and mental health needs in the community, assertive outreach, crisis, residential and inpatient settings. Her publications include treatments for personality disorder, intellectual disabilities, developmental trauma disorders, intimate partner violence, gendered approaches to trauma and trauma care, adverse childhood experiences and the physical health impact of exposure to trauma.
Bryan Nichols, PhD
Clinical Psychologist with a Practice Focusing on Teens, Families, Adults & Couples in Los Angeles
Nichols was also a long-time consultant with a community based organization where he was the supervising psychologist for an L.A. city gang prevention and intervention program. His work in both his practice and the community has led to the recent development of societal, “macro level” ideas about how to remediate persistent issues of bias that infect and undermine interracial relationships.
Spyros Orfanos, PhD
Independent Practitioner of Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Supervision and Creativity Study Groups; Director of the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Orfanos was the former clinic director from 2004 to 2019 of the NYU Postdoc; Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Queens College, City University of New York; past president of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP), the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association, and the Academy of Psychoanalysis of the American Board of Professional Psychology.
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