Understanding the Longterm Effects of Combat and Other Trauma

Mental Health America of Spartanburg County and the 2022 Educational Series host for May… “Understanding the Longterm Effects of Combat and Other Trauma” presented by Reverend James N. Rentz, Senior, DMin, retired LMFT, former Army Chaplain.

Overall Purpose

To raise awareness of the pervasive, insidious and lingering effects of combat trauma and its propensity to co-mingle with pre-­existing and concurrent traumas.

Learning Outcomes

Victims, survivors, loved ones, friends and treatment professionals alike will be alerted to the subtle and often silent residual effects of untreated combat traumas as they contribute to various psycho-physiological, relational, and societal dysfunctions. Participants as a result will be better positioned to obtain and provide competent management of these effects.

Speaker Biography
  • Born February 10, 1941, in Orangeburg, SC. 
  • Graduated from Woodruff High School 1959 and Furman University in 1963. 
  • Ordained to Ministry in 1963. 
  • Student Pastor of Hickory Mountain Baptist Church, Siler City, North Carolina 1963-1967. 
  • Graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1967. 
  • Chaplain United States Army 1967-1970 with Tour in Vietnam. 
  • Chaplain 312 Evacuation Hospital, United States Army Reserves, 1970-1974.
  • Doctor of Ministry and Master of Theology Degrees 1973. 
  • Pastoral Consultant and Clinical Chaplain Spartanburg Area Mental Health Center 1973-1978. 
  • Pastoral Counselor Palmetto Family Health Care 1978-1982. 
  • Pastoral Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapy Educator WestGate Family Therapy 1980-2014. 
  • Adjunct Faculty Member Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Degree Program Converse College 1996-2014. 
  • Retirement 2014-Present.
Webinar Recording

Learn More

Our speaker provided descriptive slides to go along with this topic. You can view, save, print and share those! To learn even more about combat trauma, contact Reverend James Rentz.