When a client experiences a moral injury, the guilt, sadness, and shame that come with it can be debilitating. It can create a deep wound at the center of a person’s identity.
So how can you help a client who’s suffering from a moral injury begin to heal?
In the video below, Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD will walk you through the approach she used with a first responder to help him process his actions at the scene of a car accident. Have a look.
This week, we’ll take a deeper look at how to work effectively with trauma-induced shame – including moral injury – in the Advanced Master Program on the Treatment of Trauma.
We’ll also discuss four defenses clients use to manage shame, get into how cognitive approaches to shame may backfire, and share a question that can help you address shame when the client doesn’t think it’s a problem.
It’s free to watch the broadcast – just sign up here.
Now we’d like to hear from you – what approaches have you found useful when working with moral injury? What do you find helpful for working with shame? Please let us know by leaving a comment.