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Digital Seminar

New Perspectives on Intergenerational and Collective Trauma

Our growing understanding of intergenerational and collective trauma is challenging therapists’ standard treatment methods. Recognizing that some trauma can be inherited—or be shared by groups, communities, ethnicities, and nationalities—can open up new avenues of healing, especially for clients who otherwise seem hopelessly stuck. In this recording, you’ll learn to identify and process the subtle signs of intergenerational and collective trauma in your clients, and potentially yourself.


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Patrick Dougherty, MA, LP
1 Hour 53 Minutes
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Mar 24, 2018
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 2 hours CPD.



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Patrick Dougherty, MA, LP, is a psychologist in private practice with over 40 years of clinical experience. He has been studying Eastern philosophies and practices for over 25 years and integrating them into his clinical work. He served in the Marine Corps infantry in Vietnam and leads an international group working with the collective trauma of armed violence, genocide, and war and its impact of communities. He is the author of Qigong in Psychotherapy: You can Do So Much by Doing So Little and A Whole-Hearted Embrace: Finding Love at the Center of it all.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Patrick Dougherty maintains a private practice. Mr. Dougherty receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-Financial: Patrick Dougherty has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


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  1. Explore how to develop a framework and language for understanding how intergenerational and collective trauma themes can complicate a client’s personal trauma.
  2. Explore how to engage clients with specific techniques, including active imagination, body posture, and using therapeutically evocative language to help them process their intergenerational and collective trauma.
  3. Explore how to design a personal protocol for responding to acute collective trauma events so your own emotional reactions don’t distract from your client’s response.


The explosion of understanding about complexity of trauma
  • Personal/Family of origin
  • Intergenerational
  • Collective
  • Epigenetic
  • Somatic
  • Family constellations
  • Research on natural disasters and 9/11
  • Carried in all of us
  • Must treat it in us to treat our clients
  • Need collective group

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals



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