Soul Repair Webinars

The Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School offers free monthly webinars of use to religious leaders and professional caregivers supporting veterans and their families.

Patterns of Potential Moral injury Reported by Post 9/11 Combat Veterans and Health Care Workers during COVID 19
Implications for Military, VA, and Hospital Chaplains
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
1:00 p.m. CDT

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Dr. Jason Nieuwsma, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center, and the Associate Director for VA Integrative Mental Health. Dr. Nieuwsma’s work focuses on increasing the availability and cultural relevance of evidence-based psychosocial approaches across various contexts, with areas of expertise in health psychology, cross-cultural psychology, dissemination and implementation science, spirituality and health, and moral injury. In recent years, he has helped to lead multiple national-level projects aimed at more effectively integrating chaplaincy and mental health care services. Dr. Nieuwsma has authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles & book chapters, serves on the editorial board for the APA journal Spirituality in Clinical Practice, is Associate Editor for the Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, and is a co-editor & author on the books ACT for Clergy and Pastoral Counselors and Addressing Moral Injury in Clinical Practice.

Rev. Caesar Rentie, Vice President of Pastoral Care, Methodist Health System, Dallas, TX. Rev. Rentie brings 25 years of experience to the practice of spiritual care with patients and medical staff in a complex healthcare environment. He oversees Pastoral Services, Clinical Pastoral Education, and the Faith Community Nursing program; he also serves on the Corporate Ethics Committee, Corporate Palliative Care Steering Committee, the Corporate Intentional Inclusion & Diversity Council, and the Methodist Health System Foundation Golden Cross Division Board. Rev. Rentie is also active in parish ministry as a United Methodist minister. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he also played football. He is also a graduate of Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, TX where he serves on the Board of Visitors and the Board of the Soul Repair Center.

VA Mental Health Chaplain Tray Barnett, MDiv, BCC, US Air Force Captain (Ret.) South Texas Veteran’s Health Care System, San Antonio, TX. Chaplain Barnett is a Board-Certified Chaplain (BCC) specializing in Mental Health issues, he helps veterans recover from the trauma of war. He holds a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. With over 30 years of ministry experience and 26 years of military service, his experience has taught him that God continues to speak to us through his word, through problems, through people, and in the small everyday events of our lives. He is the author of two devotionals, Whispers in the Morning and Evening Echoes.