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Spirituality In Trauma

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Treatments that address spirituality as part of the treatment for trauma or PTSD are rare, and many psychologists do not address spirituality in their routine practice with this (veterans), or indeed any population (Sherman et al., 2015). The experience of war can cause some veterans to question their belief in a Higher Power causing in essence a “Moral Injury”. Moral Injury is associated with impaired social functioning, reduced ability to trust others, loss of spiritual faith, and increased risk for other psychiatric conditions such as depression and PTSD (Nash, Carper, Mills, Goldsmith & Litz, 2013). Incorporating religion and spiritually is an important part of providing culturally competent care (Sherman et al., 2015). Given the
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