CMTI 0554 Refugee Resilience & Recovery

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About this Course

Explore a framework for helping refugees heal from emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual trauma.

Earn the Refugee Ministry Certificate

This course is Part 3 of 3 in the Refugee Ministry Certificate series. By completing this and the other two courses in this series with a demonstrated 80% proficiency, you are eligible to apply your Certificate of Completion for 3 academic credits in a graduate degree at Crown College.

Starts January 9, 2022   |   The Refugee Experience

Starts March 9, 2022   |   Refugee Issues & Interventions

Starts May 16, 2022   |   Refugee Resiliency & Recovery (this course)

You can register for ANY course in this series; they do not need to be taken consecutively.

What you’ll learn in this course:

  • Explain similarities and differences between displaced people, immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
  • Describe refugee and resettlement experiences, processes and procedures.
  • Evaluate refugee and immigrant experiences from a biblical perspective.
  • Develop strategies for improving awareness of refugee experiences, resilience and service needs.
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Your Instructor

Dr. Cathy Sigmund

Dr. Sigmund, PhD, CWM, CCTP, is a licensed psychologist and licensed minister (C&MA), She is passionate about integrating faith with professional practice, research and consultation. She specializes in studying and working with people of other cultures who have been victimized by violence and trauma. Dr. Sigmund is a consultant and academic instructor based in the Greater Pittsburgh area.


  • Kottler, J. A., Banu, S., & Jani, S. (2020). Handbook of refugee experience: Trauma, resilience, and recovery. San Diego, CA: Cognella. [ISBN: 978-1516526741] Parts of this book are used in the other courses in this series.

Additional readings are provided in the course.

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