Adverse Religious Experiences

Explore the Impacts of Adverse Religious Experiences

This introductory course includes a recording of a live clinical training that was first offered as part of the Trauma-Skilled Conference. The course includes:

  • The video recording of the 3-hour training
  • A PDF of the workshop slides
  • A recording of the post-training Q and A session
  • A Bonus 1.5 hour ethics training, Trauma Sensitive Language

Presenter: Brian Peck, LCSW

Description: Religious communities and spiritual practices can be a source of resilience AND a source of suffering. In this workshop, Brian Peck, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and co-founder of the Religious Trauma Institute, will explore the impacts of adverse religious experiences and religious trauma on clients. Participants will develop a deeper awareness of adverse religious experiences and clinical skills for addressing religious trauma in their practice.

Participants will...

  • Learn how to identify adverse religious beliefs, practices, and structures from a trauma-informed lens
  • Become familiar with common responses to adverse religious experiences
  • Gain skills for working with, Religious Trauma, Identity Trauma, and Somatic Shame

While the live version of the training met the requirements for CEUs, there are no CEUs available for the recorded version.

4 Lessons

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Workshop (part 1)

Workshop (part 2)

Workshop (bonus)

[Bonus] The Ethics of Trauma-sensitive Language in Practice

Analyze ethical issues associated with how language impacts the way trauma is understood, diagnosed, documented, and treated by mental health professionals. Identify personal and professional barriers to adopting trauma-sensitive language into clinical practice. Integrate trauma-sensitive language across the domains of advocacy, assessment, documentation, and treatment of trauma.