Ministry professionals such as clergy, chaplains, mental health professionals, and others, are encouraged to attend this upcoming residential Institute at the GTF. Through an exploration of the characteristics of natural and technological disasters, acts of terrorism, phases of disasters, the special needs of survivors and first responders as well as appropriate intervention techniques for both these groups, students will be able to implement suggestions relevant to their own ministry.
Dates: July 20-24 (Registration deadline: June 1)
Topic: “Disasters and Community Trauma: The Emotional and Psychological Needs of Survivors and First Responders”
Location: GTF in Mishawaka, Indiana
Credits: One Unit of Study or Non-Project Option
Long-time professional in mental health, clinical psychology and logotherapy, Dr. Ann-Marie Neale, will moderate this Institute. Dr. Neale is Karen Horney Professor of Counseling and Psychology at the Graduate Theological Foundation and a former Mental Health Specialist with the American Red Cross as well as an Accredited Member of the International Association for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis at the Viktor Frankl Institute in Vienna, Austria.