Moral Injury: Applying Lessons Learned from a Military Context
MSPGH Seminar Room 515, Level 5
207 Bouverie Street
T: 8433 9350
The term 'moral injury' was coined out of a growing recognition that military service members face moral and ethical challenges in the context of war that are traumatic and have long-term mental health consequences. Because of its origins, the bulk of the research on moral injury to date has been conducted in military samples; yet, there is a growing recognition that morally injurious events can occur in a variety of contexts. This talk will define moral injury, describe research on moral injury from a military context, discuss how lessons from this work can be applied to different contexts, and highlight current challenges for the field.
Dr Alyson Zalta, Assistant Professor of Psychological Science, Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research, Department of Psychologicl Science, University of California, Irvine
Dr Alyson Zalta
Assistant Professor of Psychological Science, Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research, Department of Psychologicl Science, University of California, Irvine
University of California Irvine
Dr Zalta is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine. Her program of research is focused on alleviating the mental health burden of trauma by enhancing our understanding of risk and resilience factors that contribute to the development of traumatic stress, evaluating mechanisms of interventions for traumatic stress, and exploring novel intervention strategies for individuals affected by traumatic stress.