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Intergenerational Trauma
Recognising and healing cycles of ancestral pain

Monday evenings 4 November - 16 December 2013

Hidden, and often shrouded in shame and silence, the traumas of our parents, grand-parents and ancestors are deeply woven into the psychological fabric of the living, operating within the psyche as an unseen but potent force, often manifesting as a psychological fixity that leads to vulnerability throughout life.

This interdisciplinary seminar series is a gathering of experts in this field. Over 6 weeks we will consider the inner world of the inter-generationally traumatised individual, and the dynamics of the inter-generationally traumatised community. We will be asking: What are the mechanisms of transmission of traumatic affect from one generation to the next? What psychotherapeutic processes make resolution of those events a possibility? How can we intervene psychotherapeutically to break the cycles of the past in traumatised families and maximise healing for the future? What concepts are most useful in transforming the interplay between individual psychological processes and macro-political events?

Monday 4 November 2013
Dr Clara Mucci
Intergenerational transmission, psychoanalytic treatment, and the dynamics of forgiveness

Monday 11 November 2013
Gabrielle Rifkind
When the political process is traumatised by the experiences of past generations?

Monday 18 November 2013
Professor Franz Ruppert
Symbiotic Trauma - the key concept to understanding how trauma gets transferred form one generation to the next

Monday 25 November 2013
Judit Szekacs-Weisz
Intergenerational trauma : The experience of emigration

Monday 2 December 2013
Dr Doris Brothers (by Skype)
A relational systems approach to intergenerational trauma

Monday 16 December 2013
Maya Jacobs-Wallfisch and Helena Hargaden
The wounds of history in the consulting room


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Whole series (self funded): £192
Whole series (organisationally funded): £290
Individual seminars: £40
CPD Hours

Certificates of Attendance for 2 hours will be provided at each event

5th Floor Lecture Theatre
Tavistock Centre
120 Belsize Lane

Registration: 19.00
Start: 19.30
End: 21.30

4 November 2013
11 November 2013
18 November 2013
25 November 2013
2 December 2013
16 December 2013