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325 | The Leadership and Trauma Cycle: Assessing and Treating Integrity Gaps

Executive and Leadership Coaching and Organizational Psychology, Friday 9/15 8:45 – 10:00 AM, Workshop Tracks


Terra Mattson, M.A.; Jeff Mattson M.A.



Approved For CE

Pastors, Pastoral Counselors, Lay Counselors, Coaches

Approved For CME/CEU




Leaders are often the last to come to mind when one thinks about trauma. After 20 years of groundbreaking research, counseling, and consulting, the presenters have found a common thread among high-capacity leaders—most have unresolved childhood trauma that eventually runs interference if not addressed. Sadly, this causes a disconnect between a leader’s public and private life, impacting the fabric of the entire family, church, and society. In this workshop, the presenters will explore the 10 most common symptoms leaders face, such as narcissism, isolation, and compartmentalization. This workshop will integrate the latest insights from neuroscience, trauma research, leadership development, and spiritual formation. It will provide a clear roadmap for ministry leaders and coaches to develop their clients’ inner lives as their influence grows. Whether one is an executive coach or pastor working with leaders, learning how to assess and treat the leadership and trauma cycle is vital to bringing about long-term healing in this and the next generations.

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss and explore the unique challenges leaders face in today’s culture focused on performance, fame, and followers over character and competency
2. Identify the top 10 most common symptoms of an integrity gap and discuss strategies to move a leader from compartmentalized to integrated, nurturing systemic changes in both their lives and the lives of those they lead
3. Identify trauma recovery tools for assessing and treating integrity gaps to help leaders live with overall greater wholeness and integrity
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