• February 7, 2015
  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 02/07/2015 10:00 am 02/07/2015 5:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Way of the Wound: the Spiritual Impact of Trauma with Robert Grant The lives of Christ, Buddha, John of the Cross, and Theresa of Avila, just to name few, attest to the fact that these individuals became highly evolved, in a spiritual sense, not in spite of but because of certain traumatic events that they experienced, worked through, and evolved beyond. California Institute of Integral Studies
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San Francisco, CA 94103
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The lives of Christ, Buddha, John of the Cross, and Theresa of Avila, just to name few, attest to the fact that these individuals became highly evolved, in a spiritual sense, not in spite of but because of certain traumatic events that they experienced, worked through, and evolved beyond.

In addition, people who have worked with victims of trauma and abuse understand that there is more to the impact of these events than just a range of PTSD symptoms. Often trauma survivors experience a tectonic shift in and jarring of their taken-for-granted structures and understandings of self, other people, world, and God. As a result, gaining insight in the insubstantial nature of self and world often begins with a search for something more foundational. This usually causes individuals to embark on a quest for deeper meaning, higher forms of consciousness, and connection to the supersensible. This course will examine the de-construction of the taken-for-granted and post-traumatic forms of growth, along with the spiritual issues, insights, and landscapes that often open up in the wake of a traumatic event.  

Participants in this training will:
*Learn to recognize the deeper level impacts of a traumatic injury that they or their clients may carry.
*Become capable of assisting and accompanying either self or clients in understanding the relationship between various forms of psychological distress and a range of spiritual opportunities.
*Understand more about the possibilities of post-traumatic growth.
*Be able to differentiate between authentic and inauthentic uses of spiritual and religious ideation in the wake of a traumatic event; e.g., when spiritual bypassing is involved versus authentic inner work that involves the ego and higher self.



Robert Grant, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with an international reputation in the area of psychological trauma. For more than 20 years, he has worked in more than 20 countries around the world and several disaster/war zones as a trauma consultant, educator, trainer, and author. He is primarily interested in the relationship between traumatic events, spiritual development, and cultural influences.   He is author of Healing the Soul of the Church (1994), The Way of the Wound (1997), Living and Working in Environments of Violence (2002), A Healing Response to Terrorism (2004), Vicarious Trauma (2006), I Love a War Veteran (2007), Complicated Trauma (2009), The Challenge of Forgiveness (2010), Anger, Healing and Forgiveness (2010), and Dissociation Handbook (2013). He can be reached at rw_grant@hotmail.com
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Saturday, February 7, 2015
10:00AM-5:00PM
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6 BBS/APA CEs are available (MFT, LCSW, RN, PsyD)




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*This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credits for MFT and/or LCSW as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

**CIIS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CIIS maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

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