Dr. Catherine Al-Meten, Pastoral Care And Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Specialist, Presents ‘Healing the Wounded Spirit’

Dr. Marguerite Tassi
English professor, 308.865.8117
Dr. Catherine Al-Meten, a pastoral care and post-traumatic stress disorder specialist, will present “Healing the Wounded Spirit: The Use of Narrative for Cultural, Historical, Tribal/Familial and Psychological Healing,” on Tuesday, March 25, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
       Dr. Al-Meten, whose presentation is free and open to the public, will speak at 4 p.m. in Copeland Hall Room 140. A public
reception will take place after the presentation.
       For more than 30 years, Dr. Al-Meten has worked with people from refugee, indigenous and immigrant communities. Her work has given her sensitivity to the difficulties of these groups and insight into how to provide spiritual care for those who suffer traumatic losses. Her work includes research in intergenerational traumatic stress and reactive attachment disorder, both of concern to indigenous tribal people and mixed-blood people.
           She received her doctorate from San Francisco Theological Seminary in Advanced Pastoral Care in 2004. She currently directs an organization which provides professional and therapeutic workshops, healing circles and other events.  
           This event is sponsored by the UNK English department, Faculty Senate Artists and Lecturers Series, the College of Fine Arts and Humanities and the senior vice-chancellor for Academic Affairs.