CDP Presents Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Moral Injury (ACT-MI): Approaching Moral Pain Through Contextual Behavioral Science Online via Zoom
1 October, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
Description: 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.
Target Audience: For behavioral health/healthcare providers who treat military personnel, Veterans, and their families.
To access the course, on the day of the event, log into your account here: https://deploymentpsych.ce21.com/Account/My.Account and click on the green "Launch Webinar" button.
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.
This course will be presented via Zoom teleconferencing software. Zoom is browser-based, however an add-in may need to be installed before attending. Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting https://zoom.us/test). We recommend those using Internet connections on government or military locations test their ability to load Zoom in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. Microphones and webcams are not necessary, but you will need a computer with working speakers or headphones. If you encounter connection difficulties when using your computer, the Zoom app is also available for iOS and Android devices.
Continuing Education Details:
This activity is approved for 1.5 CEs.
The Center for Deployment Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Deployment Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
For questions or technical issues, please contact Mr. Micah Norgard (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr. Chris Adams (email@example.com).