Now Available! Moral Injury Psychoeducation Group Guide and Handbook

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New and Featured Clinical Education Products- September 2021

New Moral Injury Psychoeducation Group Facilitator Guide and Program Handbook

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This four-week program is a time-limited psychoeducational “standalone” group that can be offered either virtually or in person to provide information about moral injury. The curriculum, which includes a facilitator guide and program handbook, provides information for chaplains and mental health clinicians on leading a Moral Injury Psychoeducation Group. The group may be led by chaplains, clinicians, church clergy specializing in pastoral care or mental health ministry with Veterans, or trained para-professionals such as NAMI volunteers or Veteran peer support specialists who have participated in the course.

  • The program is designed to introduce core concepts related to moral injury and prepare Veterans for more intensive therapy for moral injury, if desired and available.
  • The program handbook is used to conduct the sessions.
  • Sessions are nonthreatening and focus on education as opposed to group process or self-revelation.
  • The facilitator guide includes helpful hints, clinical examples, potential pitfalls, and ways to appropriately involve Veterans during group sessions.
  • Developed by Pat Pernicano, PsyD and Kerry Haynes, DMin, MDiv, BCC/MH
  • Published 2021


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