Unravelling intergenerational trauma

Runtime 00:31:30
Released 26/8/19
Emerging Minds Podcast
Emerging Minds Podcast
Unravelling intergenerational trauma
In this episode, we talk with Dr Jackie Amos about her doctoral research into intergenerational patterns of relational trauma and how distressing parent-child relationships can be healed. Jackie is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and Gestalt psychotherapist. She is currently working with the family preservation and reunification team at Centacare to train and support staff in an intensive therapeutic approach that supports the mother and child individually as well as their relationship.

In this episode you will learn:  

  • The role of fear and shame in relational trauma (04:54)
  • Using evolutionary theory to understand child maltreatment (10:22)
  • Hedonic mode and its importance for healing intergenerational trauma (17:00)
  • Is relational trauma at the root of common emotional and behavioural problems? (24:23)

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