Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
Friday Program – June 3, 2022, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
- Identify ways that the Spiritual Exercises can be adapted as meditations and used in the healing processes associated with trauma recovery.
- Recognize the basic dynamics of traumatic experience.
- Recognize the existential complexity of soul trauma.
Saturday Program – June 4, 2022, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
- Identify the features and value of a trauma-informed paradigm in the care initiatives described by the speakers and the panelists.
- Re-vision the experiences of trauma and moral injury and the paradigm of trauma-informed care (TIC) through a spiritual lens.
- Describe how recovery from emotional responses to moral injury and neurophysiological repair can be facilitated through spiritual and contemplative means.
- Share insights about how healing-centered approaches to persons who have experienced trauma can build resilience, help them make meaning and derive purpose from what has happened, and grow and develop in response.
- Share examples of how traumatic or severely stressful events have led to positive life changes, including the discovery or recovery of one's soul or spiritual identity.
|Fri., June 3, 2022|
|7:00 p.m||Keynote Presentations|
|Sat., June 4, 2022|
|9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||Session 1|
|1:00-4:00 p.m.||Session 2|
Fr. Rob McChesney, SJ, MA, MDiv, has accompanied traumatized refugees, military veterans, and survivors of abuse, domestic violence, and harassment. Former director of Intercultural Initiatives; most recently engaged in ministry with the Jesuit Refugee Services. Fr. McChesney served as mission and identity support person for JRS Jordan in Amman, Jordan, accompanying urban refugees in the capital. He was also director of JRS/USA in Washington, D.C., and founder of the JRS/USA National Detention Chaplaincy Project, offering pastoral and religious assistance to noncitizens in five federal detention centers in Florida and Texas.
Lisa Lopez Levers, LPCC-S, LPC, CRC, NCC, is professor emerita, counselor education and supervision, Department of Counseling, Psychology, and Special Education at Duquesne University, and former Rev. Francis Philben Endowed Chair in African Studies. She has worked in community mental health for 15 years, designing culturally sensitive, trauma-focused systems of care. Dr. Levers is a licensed clinical counselor and supervisor and nationally certified. She has published widely regarding issues of relevance to African culture, trauma and crisis, and professional counseling. She is author of Trauma Counseling: Theories and Interventions.
Kathy Yarzebinski, Program Coordinator, Pneuma Institute
Bill Creed SJ, AB, JD, MEd, MDiv, MTH, DMin. Co-founder/Founder: Jesuit Renewal Center, the Ignatian Volunteer Corps, Internship in Spiritual Direction in the Ignatian Tradition, Ignatian Spirituality Project for those experiencing homelessness and addiction.
Joanne Spence, MA. Spiritual Director, Yoga Teacher, and Author of Trauma Informed Yoga.
Janice Vanderneck CSJ, BA, MA. Founding Director; Current Director of Civic Engagement for Casa San Jose
- For those attending in-person is midnight, Fri., May 20, 2022.
- For those attending via ZOOM is noon, Fri., June 3, 2022.
Fees for in-person and online attendance are the same. This event is being offered using a grace economics model so that everyone can participate by registering at the rate that is most comfortable.
Registration for Friday night only (Option SFC142-223F) or Saturday only (Option SFC142-223S) is possible.
However, please NOTE that CEs for licensed mental health care providers cannot be provided for the individual sessions. ONLY nurses and CRNPs can receive contact hours for either Friday or Saturday.
CEs for licensed mental health care providers are ONLY available if you attend both Friday and Saturday.
$100 Full registration fee - no discount code.
$75 Discount code: TRAUMA-75
$50 Discount code: TRAUMA-50
$0 Discount code: TRAUMA-FREE
$25 Full registration fee for FRIDAY only. No discount code.
$75 Full registration fee for SATURDAY only. No discount code.
Contact Hours, CEs, and CEUs
This activity has been submitted to the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. To obtain contact hours, you must attend the entire program segment(s) for which you register and complete the post-program evaluation survey(s).
Application has been made for 8.0 CE hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education accredited school and therefore a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LMFT, and LPC bienniel license renewal. For information on social work continuing education, please visit socialwork.pitt.edu/continuing-ed. To obtain CE credits, you must attend the entire program (Friday and Saturday) and complete the program evaluations for both Friday and Saturday.
Contact hours and CE credits are available for $15 during registration checkout. Select the optional item before payment.
8.0 CEs for licensed social workers, mental health therapists, marriage and family counselors, and licensed professional counselors.
0.8 CEUs for pastors, chaplains, lay ministers, and laity. Available for free upon request to ConEd@pts.edu.
LOCATION / DIRECTIONS / PARKING
LOCATION / DIRECTIONS / PARKING
This program will be held in-person at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in the Knox Room, Long Hall.
There is free parking on the Seminary campus behind Hicks Chapel.