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SASPS 2024 Spring Workshop: Emotional Inheritance

  • February 23, 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • 4 CEU's
  • 4 CEU's
  • Graduate students, interns, residents, and postdoctoral fellows

This event will focus on ideas from 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 intergenerational trauma, the regulation of aggression, the power of attachment, and the many faces of our emotional inheritance.


After attending the program in its entirety, attendees will be able to:

1.     Define inherited trauma.

2.     Explain the term Erotic Reparation.

3.     Explain the relation between reparation and repetition.

4.     Identify the analyst’s dissociation as a defense against family trauma.


Galit Atlas, Ph.D., is on the faculty at NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is the 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 a 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 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.

*Note there will be a social gathering after the workshop with details and location TBD.

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