Listening to Trauma: Insights and Actions

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October 20, 2016 to October 22, 2016
North Carolina, United States
Subject Fields: 
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Human Rights, Humanities, Literature, Philosophy

The Conference will be at The George Washington University, Washington D.C., October 20-22, 2016, where clinicians, academics, and researchers will share knowledge and experience through plenary talks, paper sessions, small group roundtables and workshops and other special events.


Participants will advance the understanding of trauma through interdisciplinary explorations. Presenters include scholars and clinicians from psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, literature, history, political science, journalism, public policy and other disciplines.


This wide-ranging conference, emphasizing psychoanalysis throughout, will include presentations on all types of psychological trauma, including terrorism, the Holocaust, torture, sexual violence, developmental (childhood) trauma, war, psychosis and trauma and others, from the viewpoints of witnessing and testimony, psychoanalytic treatment, journalism, somatic therapies, minorities, inter-generational transmission, literature, history, dissociation, brain and neuroscience, metaphor and the unconscious, and others.

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Marshall Alcorn

Dept. English

George Washington University

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