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The 2024 Council for Relationships Trauma Conference

The 2024 Trauma Conference

May 8, 2024

The Council for Relationships
Trauma Conference

Persecution, Racism, and Discrimination: From Post-Traumatic Stress to Intergenerational Resilience

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
8:45 am – 4:30 pm, Virtual

About the Conference:

The Council for Relationships Trauma Conference is organized by Dr. Bea Hollander-Goldfein and Dr. Nancy Isserman, Co-Directors of the Transcending Trauma Project. Join us for a groundbreaking exploration of the profound impact of intergenerational trauma on individuals, families, and communities from an ethnocultural perspective.

Intergenerational trauma, the transmission of trauma’s psychological and emotional effects from one generation to the next, is a pressing issue that affects countless communities worldwide. This hidden legacy of trauma often perpetuates cycles of suffering, hindering personal growth and straining family dynamics.

The Transcending Trauma Project at Council for Relationships envisions a world where individuals and families break free from intergenerational trauma, forging healthier and more resilient paths for themselves and future generations. We believe knowledge, awareness, and research are the keys to achieving this vision.

Earn 6.5 CE credits (APA approved) for attending this conference. 

Schedule

8:45 – 9 am
Introduction & overview of the day
Ann L Colley, LMFT, MBA, M.Div.

9 – 10:30 am
Transcending Trauma Project
Bea Hollander-Goldfein, PhD, LMFT, CCTP, APIT
Nancy Isserman, MSW, PhD
Jennifer Goldenberg, PhD, LCSW

10:30 – 10:40 am
BREAK

10:40 – 12:10 pm
Impact of Trauma on the Refugee Community
Saida Mohamed Abdi, PhD, MSW, LICSW,
Gwen Soffer, MSW, CTSS, CSM, DAAETS, TCTSY-F

12:10 – 12:45pm
LUNCH

12:45– 2:30 pm
Impact of Trauma on the Black Community
Shawn CT Jones, PhD, MHS, LCP
Courtney Ragin, LMFT
Tasnim Suleiman, LPC

2:30 – 2:40 pm
BREAK

2:40 – 4:10 pm
Impact of Trauma on the Latinx Community
Ann L Colley, LMFT, MBA, M.Div.
Jessica P. Cerdeña, MD, PhD
Cecilia Cardesa, EdD, MSEd, MA

4:10 – 4:30 pm
Closing Remarks

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Moderator & Presenters

Moderator
Ann L. Colley LMFT, M.Div., MBA
CEO, A. L. Colley and Associates
CEO, Be Well Urgent Care and Wellness Centers
Adjunct Professor, Union Theological Seminary

Decorative

Transcending Trauma Project
Bea Hollander-Goldfein, PhD, LMFT, CCTP, APIT
Director, Transcending Trauma Project
Staff Therapist, Council for Relationships

Profile of Dr. Nancy Isserman with her left shoulder forward and looking directly at the camera against a green, natural background. She is wearing a blue turtleneck with a white necklace. She has short hair is a smiling. She is also wearing a blue hat.

Transcending Trauma Project
Nancy Isserman, MSW, PhD
Co-Director, Transcending Trauma Project
Director, Council for Relationships Operation Home & Healing

Transcending Trauma Project
Jennifer Goldenberg, PhD, LCSW
Research Associate, Transcending Trauma Project
Clinical Social Worker

Impact of Trauma on the Refugee Community
Saida Abdi, PhD, MSW, LICSW
Assistant Professor, University of MN Twin Cities
Affiliate, National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Impact of Trauma on the Refugee Community
Gwen Soffer MSW

Associate Director, Wellness and Trauma-Informed Practice

Impact of Trauma on the Black Community
Shawn CT Jones, PhD, MHs, LCP
Assistant Professor in the Counseling Program, Virginia Commonwealth University

Impact of Trauma on the Black Community
Courtney Ragin, LMFT
Program Consultant, Council for Relationships Operation Home and Healing
Instructor, Post Graduate Certificate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy

Impact of Trauma on the Black Community
Tasnim Sulaiman LPC
Founder & Executive Director, Black Men Heal
Advocate, Panelist, and Speaker

Impact of Trauma on the Latinx Community
Cecilia Cardesa EdD, MSEd, MA
Founder, TraumaVenture and MappingOnward
Adjunct Professor, Esperanza College

Impact of Trauma on the Latinx Community
Jessica P. Cerdeña, MD, PhD
Author, Pressing Onward: The Imperative Resilience of Latina Migrant Mothers

Join us on May 8, 2024