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Moral Injury SIG


The Moral Injury Special Interest Group (SIG) aims to bring together individuals from across healing disciplines and beyond in order to provide a professional home for moral injury discourse and development. The SIG strives to facilitate dynamic conversations and collaborations that advance our understanding, assessment, and healing of moral injury and related phenomenon. We are strongly committed to examining and recognizing how historical and contemporary traumas impact moral pain and moral injury within individuals and communities. The SIG approaches this task in the spirit of humility by working to include and bring together a host of diverse perspectives.


These primary objectives of the Moral Injury SIG are addressed in the following ways:

  • Advocate for the expansion of traumatic stress conceptualizations to include the developing landscape of moral injury.
  • Provide support for collaborative exploration of moral injury among SIG members through fostering multi-disciplinary moral injury conceptualization, research, assessment, and services.
  • Establish and maintain an active SIG listserv to facilitate direct and wide-spread sharing of relevant content of interest (e.g., publications, training opportunities, new topic areas within moral injury).
  • Serve as an additional resource for ISTSS members with lived experiences of moral injury.


Valentina Stoycheva, PhD
STEPS/Stress & Trauma Evaluation & Psychological Services

Erika L. Guzman, PsyD
STEPS (Stress and Trauma Evaluation and Psychological Services)

Student Chair

Andrea D’Alessandro-Lowe
McMaster University

Moral Injury SIG Listserv Address

Members of the Moral Injury SIG can use the SIG listserv to share information with the full SIG. istss-moral-injury-sig@groups.istss.org