This program introduces the concept of “traumatic attachments,” as one possible means by which trauma is transmitted from one generation to the next. A clinical example is presented illustrating how intergenerational traumas in the families of both the patient and the analyst figured importantly in shaping the analytic relationship.
Doris Brothers, a psychologist/psychoanalyst, is a co-founder of the Training and Research in Intersubjective Self Psychology Foundation (TRISP). She is co-editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology and chief editor of eForum, the online newsletter of IAPSP. Her latest book is: Toward a Psychology of Uncertainty: Trauma-Centered Psychoanalysis.
• Explain how the concept of traumatic attachments explains the intergenerational transmission of trauma.
• Discuss the role dissociation plays in the intergenerational transmission of trauma.
• Analyze how traumas in families of both analyst and patient shape the analytic relationship.
Date(s) - November 14, 2015
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Online bookings are not available for this event.