This presentation will describe Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Moral Injury (ACT-MI). Presenters will discuss the social-functionalist and functional contextual background of ACT-MI and how these theories support a functional understanding of moral injury. Using these theories and definitions, moral injury will be differentiated from DSM-5 PTSD. Examples of typical ACT-MI exercises will be presented along with discussion of how moral injury commonly manifests in clients through the core processes associated with psychological inflexibility. A case example of ACT-MI will be provided to illustrate the application of ACT-MI to military-related moral injury. Finally, the presenters will introduce an ongoing research grant where they are investigating the acceptability and feasibility of ACT-MI.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Participants will be able to distinguish between the following key terms as defined by ACT-MI: morally injurious events, moral pain, moral injury and moral healing.
- Participants will be able to identify at least one way that moral injury differs from PTSD.