Reproductive loss through abortion is often misunderstood and mischaracterized in our world today. The socio-political controversies surrounding pro-life and pro-choice advocates can overshadow the multilayered therapeutic and spiritual needs of a wounded client, couple, and/or family who have been harmed in some way by abortion. Participants will explore the redemptive richness of God?۪s grace, love, and forgiveness that they, in turn, can provide to their clients (and their churches) empowering those harmed by abortion to move beyond their silence, shame, and stigma which prevent true healing and wholeness to occur.
Presented by: Jared Pingleton, Psy.D. & Kay Lyn Carlson, M.S.W.
- Identify the potential bio/psycho/social/spiritual adverse effects from an abortion experience using evidence-based research and the powerful use of story
- Define Social Pain and examine its harmful effects upon those who underwent an abortion or were involved in some way with the experience
- Understand the toxicity of abortion shame and its insidious impacts on interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships and identify healing strategies that enable restoration to occur