Waking Up From Trauma — What Veteran’s Moral Wounds Teach Us About Coming To Life | 4/21/2018


Class size is limited. Registration closes on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

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Joseph Bobrow, Ph.D.
LAISPS Guest Instructor

April 21, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Course will be held in the LAISPS classroom
12011 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 520
Los Angeles, CA  90049

This Course is Approved for 4 CE/CME’s

Elizabeth E. Berlese, Ph.D.
Extension Program Chair


War trauma is a great teacher, would that we could learn from it. It not only generates extensive dysregulation, it engenders the most profound moral wounds; as painful as any bullet. It can also teach us about coming back to life: post-traumatic growth, the conditions for change, and how the healing process unfolds. It holds lessons for working with a range of other trauma.

For ten years, the instructor and his team at Coming Home Project offered integrative residential retreats for thousands of veterans, families and children from around the country. They uncovered a robust and reliable process called Turning Ghosts into Ancestors which helps transform anguish and restore aliveness, hope, growth, and connection with others and self. Their integrative approach, confirmed by peer-reviewed research, draws both from psychoanalytic and Buddhist principles, seamlessly melded in a non-denominational relational setting. It was successfully adapted to help care providers and is being developed to help survivors of other cumulative trauma.

Drawing from his book, Waking Up From War: A Better Way Home for Veterans and Nations (foreword by H.H. the Dalai Lama), the instructor will present the voices of veterans and families interwoven with relevant interdisciplinary theory, as he articulates his innovative, empirically-confirmed model for transforming (not eliminating) some of the most treatment resistant trauma.


Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Articulate the similarities and differences between PTSD as a dysregulation disturbance and moral injury.
  • Identify the eight steps in the transformative process of Turning Ghosts into Ancestors, and how it can be adapted to working with other trauma.
  • Describe four qualities it is important to cultivate in healing cumulative trauma and the obstacles along the way..
  • Grasp the core characteristics of an optimal healing environment and why such an environment is also optimal for learning from experience.


Important Disclosure: None of the planners or presenters of this CME/CE program has any relevant financial relationship to disclose.

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statement

Accreditation Statement: LAISPS is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical
edu cation for physicians. LAISPS takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Physicians: LAISPS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certificate in Continuing Medical
Psychologists: LAISPS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LAISPS
maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists: LAISPS is approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to grant continuing education
credit to those holding LCSW and MFT licenses. (Provider #PCE311) This activity is designated for 4 credit hours.

Please Note:

  • Participants must complete an online evaluation within 2 weeks of completing this CE/CME activity in order to receive credit.
  • According to APA guidelines, CE credit can only be awarded to psychologists for full attendance

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