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Galit Atlas, PhD: Clinical Conference - Emotional Inheritance: Love, Loss and the Legacy of Trauma

  • 21 Sep 2024
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


(depends on selected options)

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    Assistant to the Clinical Conference Chair
    CEU Coordinator

The Connecticut Society Psychoanalytic Psychology


Galit Atlas, PhD

Emotional Inheritance: Love, Loss and the Legacy of Trauma

Zoom Clinical Conference

2 Continuing Education Credits

Saturday September 21, 2024

Art:"Echoes of the Past: Abandoned Ruins and Forgotten Memories"

   11am - 1 pm

begins 10:45am

2 CECs (Division 39) Planned

2 CECs (NASW): Planned for Social Work, LPCs & LMFTs 

A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants the day before the event.

This clinical presentation will focus on ideas from Atlas’s book Emotional Inheritance. It will discuss the ways in which trauma is transmitted from one generation to the next and held in our minds and bodies as our own. Atlas will examine emotional material that we unknowingly carry with us: the memories, feelings, and traumas that we inherit from previous generations, and the link between our parents and grandparents’ history and our own emotional struggles.  

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to define inherited trauma.

Participants will be able to explain the term Erotic Reparation.

Participants will be able to identify the link between reparation and repetition.

Meet the Speaker

Galit Atlas, Ph.D. is on the faculty at NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She isthe author of the books The Enigma of Desire: Sex, Longing and Belonging in Psychoanalysis and Dramatic Dialogue: Contemporary Clinical Practice (co-authored with Lewis Aron) and the editor and contributor to When Minds Meet: The Work of Lewis Aron. Her last book, Emotional Inheritance: A Therapist, Her Patients and the Legacy of Trauma, is an international bestseller, translated into 26 languages. Atlas serves on the editorial boards of Psychoanalytic Dialogues and of Psychoanalytic Perspectives. She is a recipient of the André François Award, the NADTA Research Award, and the Gradiva Award. She is a psychoanalyst and clinical supervisor in private practice in New York City and teaches and lectures throughout the United States and internationally.


Atlas, G. (2022) Emotional Inheritance: A Therapist, Her Patients and the Legacy of Trauma. New York: Little, Brown.

Atlas, G & Aron. L. (2017). Dramatic Dialogue: Contemporary Clinical Practice. New York: Routledge.

Harris, A, Klab, M & Klebanoff, S. (2016). Ghosts in the Consulting Room: Echoes of Trauma in Psychoanalysis. New York: Routlage. 

Kalb, M. (2015) Ghosts in the Consulting Room: Reluctant Ancestors. Contemporary Psychoanalysis 51:74-106.

Salberg, J. (2015) Introduction: On the Evolution of Witnessing and Trauma Transmission. Contemporary Psychoanalysis 51:185-194


The conference is appropriate for professionals interested in the practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The instructional level of this conference is intermediate.

Continuing Education

This conference has been approved for for 2 continuing education credits by Div. 39. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Pending Approval - 2 CECs from NASW-CT.

If continuing education credit is desired, please mark the appropriate box on the registration page, for our records. In addition,100% attendance and a completed evaluation form is required to receive CEC certificates. The evaluation form will be sent in the form of an online survey to all registrants within a few hours after the event, and if you attend the full conference and return that you will be sent a certificate of attendance.

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Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Participants are asked to be aware of needs for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them.

Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Ashley Warner, LCSW, BCD.

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