TM 749 Trauma and Addiction (Fall: 3)
This course will explore recent research on the relationship between trauma
and theology, describing both the effects of trauma—including symptoms
such as addiction—and its theological and spiritual consequences.
A central thesis of the course is that trauma interferes with both personal
and communal memory. Students will review several approaches to trauma therapy,
including those that help a person recover memory in a safe atmosphere—specifically
using guided imagery—and surround that survivor with a community of
memory. Attention will be given to healing both survivors and perpetrators
and particularly addressing systems that attempt to silence trauma survivors.
Philip Browning Helsel
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