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NMC – PTX650 (Field Education) Ministry in the Midst of Trauma


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July 10th to July 14th
9AM-12PM (Lecture) & 2PM-5PM (Tutorial)

Rick and Linda Martin, Sioux Lookout and Cree, are responsible for the development and facilitation of peer counselling and training programs in My People. They also lead workshops and small groups dealing with life’s issues in First Nations communities, issues such as abuse, family crisis, and grief. They are also involved in support work for local pastors and other church leaders.

This course will address the challenges of ministry among those who have experienced trauma. It will discuss the different aspects of trauma and its many sources. Special attention will be given to how caregivers can walk with those who are healing from the impact of trauma. The five basic psychological needs of safety, trust, control, esteem and intimacy will be observed in the context of how to heal from trauma and how caregivers can be a part of this healing for those who are suffering.

Please note this course is open to all students, and tutorial sessions are mandatory to earn M.Div credit.



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