Understanding Intergenerational Trauma Legacies

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Presented by Irit Felsen, PhD
Saturday, 18 June 2022
9:00 am — 11:00 am Pacific / 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm Eastern

2 CE credit Live Interactive Webinar Saturday June 18th, 2022
9-11 am Pacific Time/12-2 pm Eastern Time
Presenter: Irit Felsen, PhD
Fee: $49

For those who register but are unable to attend, CE credits (though not Live) will be available by viewing the recording and completing the post-test and evaluation.

Tokens may not be used with webinars.

This webinar satisfies requirements for live CE credits for all professions except psychologists licensed outside of California and New York.

NOTE TO PSYCHOLOGISTS: For psychologists licensed in California and New York, this webinar satisfies requirements for live, interactive Continuing Education. For psychologists not licensed in NY or CA, due to APA policies, Continuing Education certificates will be designated as home study.

This course addresses intergenerational trauma transmission.

The recent years have seen a tremendous number of traumatic events on a national and global scale. Wars and ethnic conflicts led to mass killings and have created the largest refugee migration since WWII, most recently exacerbated by the was in the Ukraine. The
Covid-19 pandemic which swept over the globe, and unprecedented internal socio-political conflict within the United States, all call for a better understanding of the role of intergenerational transmission of trauma in the lives of individuals, families and the larger groups in society.

Many therapists do not recognize that individual distress, presented as psychological symptoms and relational problems, might be related to historical or cultural trauma. However, individuals are impacted by trauma suffered by parents or grandparents, and their struggles must be seen as embedded in the wider social context. The client’s multigenerational family dynamics and historical trauma need to be more directly addressed.

This intermediate level course will teach clinicians how to appropriately inquire about and recognize intergenerational transmission of trauma, understand the mechanisms of transmission, and comprehend treatment principles.

Target audience: This course is appropriate for all mental health professionals

Content level: Intermediate

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Irit Felsen, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice and an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Columbia University and at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University.

Dr. Felsen is currently the Chair of the Older Adults and Caregivers Work Group in the American Psychological Association Interdivision Covid-19 Task Force, and the Co-Chair of the Trauma Work Group in the NGO on Mental Health in Consultative Relationship to the United Nations.

Dr. Felsen is a practitioner-researcher, combining clinical work, teaching and research.

Dr. Felsen’s specialties include the effects of trauma on survivors and in their families, intergenerational transmission in families; couple and family therapy; resilience, self-care and well-being, and adult development in the later years of life.

Her papers have been published in American journal of Psychiatry; Psychoanalytic Psychology ; American Journal of Orthopsychiatry; Psychoanalysis, Self and Context; Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, Policy, and others.

Dr. Felsen is a member of: the American Psychological Association (APA)
Division 56 of the APA (Trauma Division)
American Association on Aging
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress
International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology

Learning Objectives

Learning objectives:

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to

  • Describe empirical research and theoretical conceptualizations of the concept of “historical trauma”.
  • Explain how both vulnerabilities and resiliencies associated with parental trauma are transmitted from the survivor generation to children born after the trauma ended.
  • Identify biopsychological mechanisms that contribute to intergenerational transmission in families.
  • Describe how phenomena of intergenerational transmission manifest and interact with challenges and transitions in the lives of descendants.
  • Identify similarities and differences between collective traumas and the persistent effects of cultural trauma and structural and systemic racism involving the indigenous peoples of the Americas and communities of color in the USA.
  • Implement and utilize trauma-informed principles of care to tailor the treatment of patients who are survivors or descendants of survivors of trauma.

Webinar Outline

Outline:

Historical trauma and the intergenerational transmission of trauma in families and groups exposed to collective historical events.

Differences and unique aspects of the transmission of effects of trauma related to the Holocaust and the trauma suffered by indigenous peoples of the Americas and descendants of African slaves.

Review of research leading to the recognition of the transmission of historical trauma

Empirical findings attesting to the variability in individual outcomes,

Common mechanisms of transmission.

The role of parental (ancestral) post-traumatic residues and adaptive strategies born out of the successful endurance of trauma.

Trauma-informed principles and their application in treatment of descendants of trauma-exposed populations.

Webinar interaction & system requirements

This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led polls.

To be eligible for Live CE credits, you must be logged in the entire time. Entry to the webinar will be closed 5 minutes after the scheduled start time.

This webinar will be hosted through Zoom. Upon registration, participants will be emailed a link directly from Zoom. Additionally, the link will be available in your Zur Institute account, which you can use or you simply log into your Zur account and enter the webinar from the My Webinars section of your account.

Fee $49

Course completion & CE info

Course completion requirements: After the webinar if you attended the entire webinar you will have access to the course in your My Courses. If you did not attend the entire webinar you will have access to the course withing 3-5 days when the video is uploaded to the course. You will be notified by email when the recording is ready.

In order to receive Live CE credit hours, you must attend the entire webinar and then complete the post webinar test and evaluation within 30 days of the end of the webinar.

If you pay and either miss part of the webinar or are unable to attend: Don’t worry. You can still obtain CE credits (though not Live) by viewing the recording and taking the post-test and evaluation. You will receive an email notification when the recording is ready for viewing, no later than 5 days after the webinar is over. You have 3 years to complete a home-study course. Distance Learning Board Approvals

NOTE TO PSYCHOLOGISTS: For CA and NY Psychologists this webinar satisfies requirements for live, interactive Continuing Education. For psychologists not licensed in NY or CA, due to APA policies, this webinar does not meet criteria for live interactive Continuing Education and certificates will be designated as home study.

This webinar satisfies requirements for live CE credits for all professions except psychologists outside California and New York, as noted above. Each state sets its own requirements for licensure, including continuing education requirements, to maintain licensure. Questions about CE requirements for state licensure should be directed to your state board.

Zur Institute has been approved to provide Live CE credits by the following boards:

California Psychologists: Zur Institute (ZUR001) is approved by the California Psychological Associationto provide live continuing professional education for psychologists.  Zur Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Distance Learning Board Approvals

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2 CE
credits
$49

Tokens may not be used with webinars.

For those unable to attend, a recording will be available within 5 days to view at your convenience. CE credits, (though not Live) will be provided after completing the posttest and evaluation. You will be notified via email when the recording is ready.