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SOLD OUT - Moral Injury: A Series - Virtual Training

Information Details
Start Date Tuesday, March 09, 2021
End Date Thursday, March 11, 2021
Event Times
Training runs 1:00-3:00pm each day
Zoom log-in by 12:45pm
Event Details

This training is now SOLD OUT, please email Bethany Rademacher at to be placed on a waiting list.

Module 1 - Understanding Moral Injury

When thinking about the survival, rehabilitation and recovery of wounded warriors, what easily comes to mind involves post-traumatic stress, substance use, depression and anxiety, social anxiety, traumatic brain injury. Moral Injury appears to be another factor significantly impacting those returning from combat. Simply defined, Moral Injury involves a disruption in an individual’s confidence and expectations about one’s own or others’ motivation or capacity to behave in a just and ethical manner. Moral Injury is the damage occurring to one’s conscience, or moral compass resultant to perpetrating, witnessing, or failing to prevent acts that transgress one’s own moral and ethical values/codes of conduct/understand.

Module 2 - Expanding Moral Injury

Moral Injury is the damage occurring to one’s conscience, or moral compass resultant to perpetrating, witnessing, or failing to prevent acts that transgress one’s own moral and ethical values/codes of conduct/understanding. While originally defined in terms of combat veterans, active service settings, moral injury has also been identified in a number of other populations, including victims of human trafficking, homeless consumers, refugees, individuals with substance use disorders, border guards, criminal justice professionals, child welfare workers, teachers and physicians.

Module 3 - Healing Moral Injury

Given the expansion of Moral Injury beyond veterans to other populations, including but not limited to victims of human trafficking, homeless individuals, refugees, border guards, first responders, child welfare workers, health care professionals, teachers, criminal justice professionals, victims of domestic violence, and individuals with substance use disorders,  understanding how to effectively treat the listed life circumstances is vital. While many individuals experiencing trauma and similar circumstances have been provided methods for healing PTSD, those with Moral Injury require a different approach, one that blends counseling with theology. 

Virtual Participation Guidelines:  
You are expected to actively participate in the virtual training. See below for additional information about virtual education recommendations and requirements. 

  • After registering through the CMHA website, you will receive a confirmation email.  Included will be a link to register for the virtual training in Zoom.
  • Your Zoom confirmation email will include the link to access the training for the dates scheduled, these links are specific to the registrant, each individual will need their own unique link.   It is recommended that you save the Zoom link in your calendar for easy access the day of the training.
  • You must watch the virtual training LIVE to receive credit for the training.
  • Only 1 participant per Zoom link/device—each registrant will need to log in individually for accurate CE participation tracking.
  • Video camera must be on at all times and showing the individual (unless directed otherwise by presenter). Telephone only option is not acceptable.
  • We do not allow for training participants to be in their automobile/driving during trainings due to Michigan Distracted Driving Laws. Here is a link that has more information on Distracted Driving.
  • Lack of response to multiple chats directly from moderators may impact your ability to receive continuing education credits.
  • It is recommended that attendees log into the Zoom waiting room at least 15 minutes before the training begins.
  • Registration reports will indicate arrival and departure times (note for continuing education you must be logged into the virtual training within 5 minutes of the start of the training).
  • Polls and/or quizzes will be randomly given with a limited time for attendees to respond. This is required for continuing education.
  • Internet: A strong internet connection is highly recommended. If your internet service is not able to stream videos, it will likely not be strong enough to support a virtual training. You will want a minimum upload speed of 5mbps. If technology may be an issue for you, please contact CMHA at 517-374-6848 to discuss options further.
  • Each training takes place in the time zone of its location and all agenda times reflect that.
  • After confirmation that you have fully participated in this training, completed the quiz/polls and evaluation (via Google Forms), your Continuing Education Certificate will be emailed to you within 30 days of the training.

While this training is being provided free of charge, registration is still required, and space is limited. Registration includes electronic training materials & CEs.
Day 1 Module
12:45-1:00pm - Zoom log-in
1:00-2:00pm -
Definition, Impact for Core Self; Relationship to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
2:00-2:30pm - Moral Injurious Events
2:30-3:00pm - Impediments to Activities of Daily Living, Questions, Discussion
3:00pm - Conclusion of Day 1

Day 2 Module
12:45-1:00pm - Zoom log-in
1:00-2:00pm - Definitions, Provisional Diagnostic Criteria; Degrees of Injury
2:00-2:30pm - Specific Populations beyond military (cultures, professions, events)
2:30-3:00pm - Societal Impact, Discussion, Questions

3:00pm - Conclusion of Day 2

Day 3 Module
12:45-1:00pm - Zoom log-in
1:00-2:00pm - Conceptual overview of soul repair, including theoretical and conceptual models; Therapeutic models for military personnel (Impact for Killing, Adaptive Disclosure, Resilience Strength Time)
2:00-2:30pm - Therapeutic models for civilians (Power Breath Meditation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Coming to Wholeness)
2:30-3:00pm - Networking and indications for referral, additional resources, materials, discussion, questions

3:00pm - Conclusion of Training
Who Should Attend

This event is sponsored by the adult mental health block grant and is intended only for persons who serve adults through the mental health and substance abuse provider network in the state of Michigan. It contains content appropriate for CEOs, COOs, clinical directors, supervisors, case managers, support coordinators, therapists, crisis workers, peer support specialists and any other practitioners at the beginning, advanced and supervisory levels of practice.


Thomas (Tom) Moore holds master’s degrees in education and psychology, as well as being licensed as a Master Social Worker, Limited Licensed Psychologist. He is certified in Michigan as an Advanced Addictions Counselor and a Certified Clinical Supervisor.

Tom serves on the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals and is the past chair and vice-chair. University teaching includes Western Michigan University in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Department along with the Specialty Program for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SPADA). In addition, he is a contract provider for MI-FAST.

CEUs 6 Continuing Education Hours:
Social Workers: This course qualifies for a maximum of 6 continuing education hours. The Community Mental Health Association is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC 060818. Qualifies as “face-to-face (in-person) education.”
Substance Abuse Professionals: CMHAM is approved by Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). CMHAM maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance Abuse Professionals participating in this training may receive a maximum of 6 specific contact hours. It is important that attendees keep a copy of the training brochure containing the descriptions along with their attendance record form. Qualifies as “in-person education.”
Certificate Awarded: After confirmation that you have fully participated in this training (see Virtual Participation section), completed the quiz and evaluation, your Continuing Education Certificate will be emailed to you within 30 days of the training.
Certificate Issued By: Christina Ward, Administrative Executive;; 517-374-6848
Evaluation/Grievance: There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the course and the instructor. If you have any issues with the way in which this conference was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation or you may contact CMHAM at 517-374-6848 or through our webpage at for resolution.
*National Accreditation rules indicate that if you are over 5-minutes late or depart early, you forfeit your CEs for the entire training. Please note that this is a National rule that CMHAM must enforce or we could lose our provider status to provide CEs in the future. This rule will be strictly followed.
Cancellation Policy
Substitutions are permitted 3 business days prior to the training. While there is no fee for this training, we request written cancellation notice 10-business days before training ( if you find that you are unable to attend once you have registered.
Grant Funding/Sponsors
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, through the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards, has provided funding for this initiative through Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant.

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