The Multidimensional Therapeutic Needs of Reproductive Loss through Abortion: Groundbreaking Research Every Counselor Needs to Know
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
6:00 – 8:00 PM ET
Kay Lyn Carlson, LMSW, has been sharing her courageous story of grace by educating and encouraging men and women at speaking events. She is a local and national speaker with experience at the United Nations, the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), Heartbeat International, and various women’s conferences and church groups. Kay Lyn’s message is captivating and transformational, leaving her audiences moved to action and motivated to begin their healing journeys alongside a community of women. She is the Founder and President of Choose Grace International, the division leader for AACC’s Reproductive Loss and Sexual Trauma Network, and a part-time crisis phone counselor for Concepts of Truth International.
The number of counselors, pastors, and caregivers who feel ill-equipped to facilitate healing after abortion is staggering. Yet, silence does not benefit the one in four men and women who has experienced abortion. This Webinar will enable understanding women and men’s multidimensional therapeutic needs who have experienced a reproductive loss through abortion, including related shame and trauma responses. Also, this presentation will cover what you need to know about grief, loss, shame, and trauma related to loss through abortion. The emerging research on current issues and trends will be discussed, including the newest legislation of RU–486 (“the abortion pill”) and trauma, and how the groundbreaking framework of moral injury is being used to help abortion survivors.
- Evaluate the widespread incidence and mental health implications of reproductive loss through abortion
- Identify the process of reproductive bereavement among women and men and learn healing interventions for grief work
- Analyze how moral injury is emerging as a groundbreaking framework for understanding abortion harm, using a case study of moral injury curriculum adapted with permission from Harold Koenig’s work on moral injury in veterans