Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma: Impacts on and Treatment for Individuals, Families and Communities

Date: SaturdayApril 24th and Sunday, April 25th

Time: 12:30 pm - 18:30 pm CEST

Online Event: The Zoom link will be shared with particpants before the Conference

Click here for the full invitation flyer.

Click here for the workshop descriptions.

Click here for the keynotes' descriptions.

Click here for all the speakers' biographies.

Click here for the conference program.

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Description: For the last 70 years or so there has been a growing body of interest and research on both the impact of various kinds of traumatic experience on the early psychological development of children as well as in the transmission of trauma within families and groups. Clinical and research work in this field has spanned a wide range of interests from work in epigenetics, the impact of adverse childhood experiences, transmission of attachment patterns, Family Dynamics as well as larger scale work on transgenerational patterns following the Holocaust and other genocides.

Given the amount of people now forced to flee for safety, often into hostile environments, the impact that this will undoubtedly have on future generations needs to be addressed. Our keynote speakers and workshop presenters will speak about their research and/or clinical work in a variety of different locations and contexts.


Conference features: Building on two previous Trauma Conferences in the series, the Psychology and Counseling Department of Webster University hopes to broaden the conversation past working not only with individuals, but with families and in communities, too. As part of the Conference and in collaboration with GHEF and its founder Dr. Tayeb al Hafez, we will have the pleasure of viewing an online short silent drama performed by a theatre group in Germany on the topic of Refugees' Trauma. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions and discuss the themes of the play in a Q&A with Dr. al Hafez and the actors. 

  • 2 keynotes

  • 6 workshops 

  • 1 panel discussion

  • Certificate of attendance

  • Online directory to facilitate networking and collaboration

  • All-inclusive fee of 50 CHF

To register: To register and pay the fee, click here ( Payments options include PayPal and major credit cards. In the order form, you will have the chance to add a short profile to the Online Directory to facilitate networking and collaboration with participants at the conference. Access will be limited to registered participants and entries are optional.



Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret to say that Dr Clara Mucci is unable to present at our Conference. We wish Clara a speedy recovery and hope to welcome her to Webster at another time.

We are now honored to welcome the newest addition to this year's Conference: Dr. Steven D. Kniffley, Jr.! We greatly appreciate his invaluable contributions to this discussion on intergenerational trauma. We hope to see you all online as this event is not to be missed!

Contact: For any questions, comments, or concerns about this event, please e-mail us at and include Trauma Conference in the subject line. 




Dial-In Information


The Zoom link will be sent to registered paricipants before the conference.

Sunday, April 25

Virtual Event
Event Type

Global Campuses, Geneva



Webster University Geneva


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