Future Directions for the Study and Application of Religion, Spirituality, and Trauma Research

Volume
Volume 40
Issue
Winter 2012
Title
Future Directions for the Study and Application of Religion, Spirituality, and Trauma Research
Abstract

A year ago at the international meeting of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, I (Walker) stood in a symposium being chaired by Aten and asked if the church was really ready to respond to issues of child abuse, domestic violence, and in supporting survivors of wars or disasters. A year later, not much has changed with respect to the current state of research, training, and practice in religion, spirituality, and trauma among Christian practitioners. However, seeing the work that has been done in this special issue gives us cause for hope. In concluding the special issue, we topically review the issues that were raised by authors throughout this volume, and present our reflections on the state of research and practice in each area, with some suggestions for future research, training, and practice. In doing so, we will discuss child abuse prevention and treatment, intimate partner violence, responding to survivors of natural disasters, and integrative approaches to trauma treatment.

Authors
Dr. D.F. Walker and Dr. J.D. Aten
Pages
349 - 353
Price
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