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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