Joseph M. Currier, Ph.D. is a clinical
psychologist who serves as Associate Professor and Director of
Clinical Training in the Combined Clinical & Counseling Psychology
(CCP) Doctoral Program at the University of South Alabama. Dr.
Currier has been involved in research and scholarship on moral
injury for roughly a decade, during which time he completed
multiple research projects with VA medical centers and other
clinical or community-based settings with military veterans. Dr.
Currier has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles on trauma,
meaning making, moral injury, and interplay between spirituality
and mental health.
Kent D Drescher, PhD, M.Div. was a staff member at the National Center for PTSD for 27 years (1990-2017). During that time, he was involved in trauma research, clinical education, and clinical care for veterans suffering from PTSD and other related disorders. He has been involved in discussions of the emerging construct of moral injury since 2007, and in recent years has been active in treatment development. He has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, many related to the intersection of trauma, spirituality, and moral injury. He recently retired from federal service.
Jason A. Nieuwsma, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center and serves as the Associate Director for Mental Health and Chaplaincy in the Department of Veterans Affairs. His work in the area of moral injury includes epidemiological and clinical research as well as extensive focus on integrating spiritual care and chaplaincy services with traditional mental health care services for veterans and service members. Dr. Nieuwsma has published over 50 articles and book chapters, and led multiple grant-funded initiatives.