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Spirituality in Life After Homicide
March 23, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This presentation will provide an overview of recent research on homicide and spirituality, specifically the role of spirituality in the process of healing among homicide survivors and the process of spiritual change after homicide. The presenter will conclude with a discussion on the relevance of the research in advancing the effectiveness of mental health services for survivors of homicide.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program.
Shannon Johnson, MSW, MPP, Doctoral Candidate in Social Work, University of Texas at Austin; and Addictions and Mental Health Counselor
Shannon completed her Masters of Social Work and Masters of Public Policy degrees at the University of Michigan in 2008. She then worked for several years as an addictions and mental health counselor in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Shannon’s experiences in the field fuel her passion for research that aims to enhance the effectiveness of mental health services. Under the mental health umbrella, Shannon focuses her research specifically on spirituality and spiritual change as mechanisms of change among survivors of psychological trauma. Her dissertation research has focused on generating and testing a theory of the process of spiritual change in the lives of survivors of homicide victims. Shannon’s goals include using this theory to develop a measure of spiritual change after homicide and an intervention that can be used to systematically address spiritual change among survivors of homicide. This work represents a critical contribution to homicide survivors, who comprise a severely traumatized yet overlooked and underserved group.