The Rev. Dr. Chris J. Antal, D.Min. ’17, is the lead author of an article on moral injury published in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology.
The article is Transforming Veteran Identity Through Community Engagement: A Chaplain-Psychologist Collaboration to Address Moral Injury. It looks at “moral injury” as “an essential construct for understanding an important dimension of suffering experience by U.S. combat-deployed veterans.”
The Rev. Dr. Antal said the paper began with his work at Hartford Seminary.
“I developed the moral injury group and the Community Healing Ceremony featured in the paper through my Doctor of Ministry project. My project was based at the VA Medical Center in Philadelphia and consisted of the first group and ceremony. The week this paper was published we had our sixth ceremony.”
Co-authors include Peter D. Yeomans, Rotunda East, Douglas W. Hickey, Solomon Kalkstein, Kimberly M. Brown, and Dana S. Kaminstein.