Jennifer H. Wortmann, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
VA Boston Healthcare System

Jennifer Wortmann, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with Mental Health and Chaplaincy who serves as instructor and consultant to chaplains enrolled in the Mental Health Integration for Chaplain Services (MHICS) course. Dr. Wortmann is engaged in a variety of research, educational, and clinical efforts related to mental health and chaplaincy integration. She completed her undergraduate education at North Park University, graduate work at the University of Connecticut, clinical internship at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, and postdoctoral training in PTSD and moral injury at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Her work has focused on the intersection of religion and spirituality with PTSD, moral injury, and meaning-making in the context of trauma, bereavement, serious illness, and young adult life transitions. Dr. Wortmann has additional expertise in measure development and psychometric evaluation.

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  1. Pernicano PU, Wortmann J, Haynes K. Acceptance and forgiveness therapy for veterans with moral injury: spiritual and psychological collaboration in group treatment. J Health Care Chaplain. 2022; 28(sup1):S57-S78. PMID: 35135436
  2. Wortmann JH, Nieuwsma JA, King HA, Fernandez P, Jackson GL, Smigelsky MA, Cantrell W, Meador KG. Collaborative spiritual care for moral injury in the veterans Affairs Healthcare System (VA): Results from a national survey of VA chaplains. J Health Care Chaplain. 2022; 28(sup1):S9-S24. PMID: 34825859
  3. Wortmann JH, Nieuwsma JA, Cantrell W, Fernandez P, Smigelsky M, Meador K. Chaplain Training in Evidence-Based Practices to Promote Mental Health and Improve Care for Suicidality in Veterans and Service Members. Arch Suicide Res. 2021 Sep 14; 1-13. PMID: 34520687
  4. Nieuwsma JA, Brancu M, Wortmann J, Smigelsky MA, King HA, Meador KG. Screening for moral injury and comparatively evaluating moral injury measures in relation to mental illness symptomatology and diagnosis. Clin Psychol Psychother. 2021 Jan; 28(1):239-250. PMID: 32830386
  5. Kopacz MS, Nieuwsma JA, Wortmann JH, Reyes ILB, Meador KG. Examining faith-based collaboration in U.S. States' suicide prevention guidelines. J Prev Interv Community. 2020 Jan-Mar; 48(1):81-93. PMID: 31140954
  6. Wortmann JH, Jordan AH, Weathers FW, Resick PA, Dondanville KA, Hall-Clark B, Foa EB, Young-McCaughan S, Yarvis JS, Hembree EA, Mintz J, Peterson AL, Litz BT. Psychometric analysis of the PTSD Checklist-5 (PCL-5) among treatment-seeking military service members. Psychol Assess. 2016 Nov; 28(11):1392-1403.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26751087
  7. Park CL, Wortmann JH, Hale AE, Cho D, Blank TO. Assessing quality of life in young adult cancer survivors: development of the Survivorship-Related Quality of Life scale. Qual Life Res. 2014 Oct; 23(8):2213-24. PMID: 24729054; DOI: 10.1007/s11136-014-0682-z;
  8. Park CL, Cho D, Wortmann JH. The impact of Yoga upon young adult cancer survivors. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2013 May; 19(2):77-82. PMID: 23561064; DOI: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2012.12.005;
  9. Park CL, Cho D, Blank TO, Wortmann JH. Cognitive and emotional aspects of fear of recurrence: predictors and relations with adjustment in young to middle-aged cancer survivors. Psychooncology. 2013 Jul; 22(7):1630-8. PMID: 23060271; DOI: 10.1002/pon.3195;
  10. Park CL, Wortmann JH, Edmondson D. Religious struggle as a predictor of subsequent mental and physical well-being in advanced heart failure patients. J Behav Med. 2011 Dec; 34(6):426-36. PMID: 21279733; DOI: 10.1007/s10865-011-9315-y;
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Religious or Spiritual Struggle
Moral Injury
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