Psychotherapeutic Work with Intergenerational Trauma

Learning Objectives
  1. To recite the different levels of intergenerational trauma: historical or societal trauma, family trauma and traumatic attachments, and how these may interplay
  2. To assess and explain how the psychological mechanisms by which traumatic affect is transmitted from one generation to the next
  3. To be able to illustrate how intergenerational trauma can manifest in specific psychological vulnerabilities, and to apply this insight to diagnosis and assessment of patients
  4. To plan psychotherapeutic interventions aimed at tbreaking the cycles of the past in traumatised families