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Short Course: Trauma Theology & The Church, 15 May 10-1pm.

Book a place for our half-day online course in Trauma Theology & The Church.

Places are also available to book for the short course in Scripture & Violence

Course Information

This short course will explore what Trauma Theology is and what it means for the Church today.

Taught by Dr Karen O’Donnell, the course will include an introduction to trauma and an overview of the field of Trauma Theology including key themes and key authors. We will then examine what Trauma Theology means for the Church (broadly construed) today and what a trauma-informed church might look like.

The session will include links to resources, opportunity for conversation and sharing of good practice.

Dr Karen O’Donnell is Academic Dean and Lecturer in Worship & Human Community at Westcott House. A feminist theologian, Karen’s research interests are interdisciplinary. She is interested in the places were bodies and theologies meet, and the impact bodily experiences of trauma have on theological imaginations and is widely published in this area of research.

Course Details

  • Date: 15 May 2024
  • Time: 10-1pm
  • Mode: Online
  • Cost: £40 GBP

Booking Information

To register a place and book online for this course, please either click on the poster below or visit Eventbrite.

For further queries, please contact us on

Cancellation and Refunds Policy: Standard Cancellations

The information detailed below applies only where there is no over-riding course specific cancellation and refund information. For information pertaining to cancellations and refunds for specific courses, please refer to those course types.

You have the right to cancel the course booking within 14 calendar days of receiving your order confirmation without giving any reason and are entitled to a full refund of the price paid.

All other cancellations and refunds outside those described above, and/or following the expiry of the 14-day cancellation period, are subject to the terms and conditions set out in this Cancellation and Refund policy. The cancellation period will expire 14 days after the date of the Order Confirmation.

Reimbursement will be made by Westcott House using the same means of payment, unless it has been expressly agreed otherwise. Fees as a result of this reimbursement will not be incurred.

If during the cancellation period you start to use our services (i.e. if the course commences during the 14-day cancellation period), or if you access the course materials, and you cancel your Contract, you shall pay us an amount that is in proportion to what has been performed up until you have communicated to us your cancellation from this Contract, in comparison to full coverage of the Contract.

You will not have the right to cancel a Contract where the Services have been fully performed.

Cancellation by Westcott House

Whilst every effort is made to avoid changes, Westcott House reserves the right to reschedule, cancel or withdraw any of its courses. If a course is cancelled by Westcott House, for any reason, 100% of the course fees will be refunded.

This excludes reimbursement of the cost of any pre-booked travel arrangements. We would encourage you to consider travel insurance to cover any significant costs incurred.

Short and Online Courses: Cancellation and Refund Policy


Where an event has been booked through a ticketing platform, you must use this mode to cancel a course booking and request a refund.

If you used an alternative booking method, you must inform us, either by:

  • contacting Reception on +44(0)1223 741000, followed by confirmation in writing
  • emailing

You must clearly state your intention to cancel the booking. To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning exercising the right to cancel before the cancellation period has expired.


  • Cancellations received within 14 days of booking your place on the course will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations received after the 14-day cancellation period and earlier than 8 days before the start date of the course will receive a 50% refund of any fees paid, minus an administration cost to cover the service fees incurred by the ticketing platform, if applicable.
  • Cancellations received after the 14-day cancellation period and later than 8 days before the start date of the course will not be eligible for a refund.