Intergenerational Trauma: Implications for Clinical Practice



Intergenerational Trauma: Implications for Clinical Practice

Saturday, March 25th, 2023

9:00am to 12:00pm EST


Presenter: Karen Landmann, LCSW


NASW Other Chapter Member: $60

Non-Members: $75

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
Intergenerational trauma is also referred to as transgenerational trauma, historical trauma, and cultural trauma, although all four terms are distinct. This workshop will cover how trauma is transmitted from generation to generation, epigenetically and/or psychosocially. Research into intergenerational trauma first started with studies of children of Holocaust survivors, who were seen to exhibit most facets of PTSD, with the exception of flashbacks. This type of trauma is now understood to be applicable to populations as divergent as indigenous peoples, rape survivors, and other genocide survivors.  Specifically, the experience of Black persons in the U.S. will be discussed, bringing in the added complexity of current racism on top of intergenerational trauma. 
The presenter will draw on state-of-the-art research to inform this dynamic and interactive presentation. The workshop will first establish a knowledge base around the topic and then provide practical tools to inform practitioners on how to assist clients affected by these issues.



Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the definition and etiology of inherited trauma 
  • Explain how to recognize intergenerational trauma when it appears in a clinical setting 
  • Describe ways to manage countertransference when providing services to clients with intergenerational trauma.  
  • Identify tools to treat clients affected by intergenerational trauma 
  • Explain ways to educate other practitioners, clients, and laypersons on intergenerational trauma.  

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Karen Landmann, LCSW.

Karen Landmann is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Manhattan.  Educated at Columbia University, she has been in the field for 27 years.  Her clientele consists primarily of persons dealing with domestic violence, depression, trauma, and chronic illness.  They come from a great variety of ethnic and cultural origins. Ms. Landmann has been working with mindfulness and alternative medicine throughout her career.  She is informed by up-to-date research and her professional experience in developing her interventions.

Karen has presented on Intergenerational Trauma previously at Hudson Valley Professional Development.  Her training on Abusive Traumatic Bonding ™ was received by this venue as well as New York University in 2020 and 2021, National Association of Social Workers New York City (NASW-NYC)., and NASW-NYS .She has also presented for Continuing Education credits on suicidality, cultural awareness, video game addiction, and mindfulness.  Karen has a keynote conference presentation at Convenings of Crisis Intervention Personnel under her belt, as well as numerous peer-reviewed publications, including Psychoanalytic Social Work and a book chapter in “Poverty and Street Children in East Africa” (Edward Mellen Press).    


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March 25th, 2023 from  9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $0.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $60.00
Non-Member $75.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00