Shay Center Programs


Moral Injury Certificate Program (MICP) – A ten-week online course for spiritual caregivers, chaplains, social workers, clinicians, and educators seeking to integrate moral injury-informed care in their work and communities. Certificate of completion offered and continuing education units available.

Fall 2023 Course Offering: October 2 – December 20, 2023 | Sliding Scale: $600 – $800

Moral Injury Recovery in the Aftermath of COVID (MIRAC) – A seven-hour, trauma-informed, interfaith and interactive online course for chaplains, clergy and caregivers that includes firsthand experience in recovery strategies.  

Next Course: Monday, September 25, 2023 from 12-7 p.m. ET.

Webinars – Offered throughout the year on topics related to moral injury and recovery in various populations. Recordings are posted online

Conferences – Designed to expand and connect the community of people working on moral injury. They are held biennially to gather leading scholars and researchers with others wanting to learn more about moral injury.


VOA | ReST – A free, hour-long, peer-facilitated, confidential, online group process that supports emotional resilience in people struggling with burnout, demoralization, moral distress or moral injury. Versions of this program have been created for first responders and veterans, with their own peer facilitators:

Recovering Resilience After the Pandemic (RRAP) – A daylong, small group, peer-facilitated process for alleviating moral distress and supporting people’s resilience. Designed for workplaces and organizations seeking to support staff experiencing distress or burnout.

Resilience Strength Training (RST) for Military Veterans – A successful, evidence-based, fifty-hour program, RST was pilot-tested from 2017-2019. Veterans meet in small groups of up to a dozen, which are peer co-facilitated and which involve a variety of recovery strategies using writing, art, music, deep listening, guided meditation, trauma-sharing and calming spiritual practices. It can be administered as a five-day intensive, over two long weekends or one day per week for six weeks.

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