Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Homeless Veterans, Moral Injury, Shame, Spiritual Injury, PTSD, Housing Normalcy
Counseling | Military and Veterans Studies | Rehabilitation and Therapy
Shannon, Earnest Lee Jr, "A Therapeutic Pastoral Counseling Program Designed to Reveal and Treat Combat Events of Homeless Veterans in Wake County, North Carolina" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1991.
This thesis project researched homelessness among male veterans in Wake County, North Carolina to determine if they experienced a combat event that caused spiritual injury caused by moral injury and shame, which contributed to their homelessness. Joshua’s Conquest, the spiritual formation treatment program is used to treat the spiritual injury. The need for this program is explicated, along with the development of Joshua’s Conquest, and how it will treat this odious event, so the homeless male veteran will be able to obtain housing normalcy. Personally, this thesis project was fueled by experiences with homelessness and limited service in the military. The supportive research data for this thesis project was collected from interviews with homeless male veterans in Wake County, North Carolina. The potential value of this thesis project is a nationally treat homeless veterans that bravely served this great nation, so that they may acquire housing normalcy.