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A Service Member's experience of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Moral Injury (ACT-MI) via telehealth: “Learning to accept my pain and injury by reconnecting with my values and starting to live a meaningful life” (Pages 134-140)

Volume 13, July 2019, Pages 134-140


Lauren M. Borges


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Moral Injury (ACT-MI) has been proposed to help individuals move towards their values in the presence of moral pain. The current case study is the first using ACT-MI and the first telehealth moral injury treatment application. ACT-MI was delivered to a Service Member in his early 30's over twelve (90-min) telehealth individual psychotherapy sessions. The Service Member reported significant changes engaging with his values and moral pain over the course of treatment. He found the intervention to be highly acceptable, particularly in comparison to previously completed trauma-focused treatments. His experience of the intervention, conceptual rationale for ACT-MI, and treatment implications are discussed.

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