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Scientific Program -- Galit Atlas, PhD 2022
Saturday, April 23, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Category: Scientific Programs

"Emotional Inheritance: Love, Loss and the Legacy of Trauma"
with Galit Atlas, PhD

Program Description

This event will focus on ideas from Galit Atlas’ new book “Emotional Inheritance.” It will address silenced experiences that belong not only to us or to our patients but to their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents – and the ways they impact our lives. The clinical tales will focus on emotional material that is passed down from generation to generation. It will discuss trauma and the process of mourning, the erotic as a lifeline, the power of attachment and the many faces of our emotional inheritance.


When: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Where: Virtual via Zoom
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
Cost:  $45, Free admission and CE/CME credits for PCC members, LDC staff & board, full-time students with ID and trainees in the departments of Social Work, Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental Health Counseling.

CME credits: 2 / CE Credits: 2 / NBCC: 2 clock hours / All others: Letter of Attendance  

About the Presenter

Galit Atlas is on the faculty at NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis as well as faculty at the Four-Year Adult and National Training Programs at NIP. She is the author of “The Enigma of Desire: Sex, Longing and Belonging in Psychoanalysis” (Routledge, 2015) and “Dramatic Dialogue: Contemporary Clinical Practice” (co-authored with Lewis Aron, Routledge, 2017). She is the editor and a contributor to “When Minds Meet: The Work of Lewis Aron” (Routledge,2020). Her new book, “Emotional Inheritance: A Therapist, Her Patients and the Legacy of Trauma,” is being translated into 17 languages.

Atlas serves on the editorial boards of “Psychoanalytic Dialogues and of Psychoanalytic Perspectives” and is the author of articles and book chapters that focus primarily on gender and sexuality. Her New York Times article, “A tale of Two Twins,” was the winner of a 2016 Gradiva award. Atlas is a psychoanalyst and clinical supervisor in private practice in New York City.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to define inherited trauma.
  2. Participants will be able to explain the term Erotic Reparation.
  3. Participants will be able to explain the ways intergenerational trauma shapes our behavior.

Related Readings

  1. Atlas, G. (2022) Emotional inheritance: A therapist, her patients and the legacy of trauma. Little, Brown.
  2. Atlas, G & Aron. L. (2017). Dramatic dialogue: Contemporary clinical practice. Routledge.
  3. Harris, A, Klab, M & Klebanoff, S. (2016). Ghosts in the consulting room: Echoes of trauma in psychoanalysis. Routledge.
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CE & CME Information

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6518. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Social worker receives a letter of attendance documenting 2 hours of continuing education, which may not be accepted by all states to document continuing education credits.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. -Updated July 2021-

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