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Trauma can have pervasively negative effects on our ability to learn. While primary schools have been increasingly focused on creating trauma-informed approaches in the classroom, graduate theological schools have not been as proactive about this topic.
In addition to the overwhelming statistics of those directly affected by trauma, many students and faculty also are at risk of secondary traumatic stress, which can quickly lead to burnout.
In this second annual WSR Chair Lecture, Dr. Jennifer W. Davidson will share her current research into how to create a trauma-informed pedagogy for the graduate-level classroom.
Jennifer W. Davidson, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Theology & Worship at American Baptist Seminary of the West and serves as chair of the steering committee for the Women’s Studies in Religion academic certificate program at the Graduate Theological Union.
Jennifer W. Davidson, PhD
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Two co-curricular units offered for WSR Certificate Students