Join us for ICP+P’s Annual Conference featuring Jill Salberg  Undercurrents: Historical Trauma and Transgenerational Transmission

Saturday, May 15, 2021
9:00 am-12:30 pm EST

Virtual Online Event

Conference Co-Chairs: Judy Marx, PhD and Shoba Nayar, MSW

3 CEs will be offered


At this time of historical, cultural, social and political upheaval, many of us are processing and incorporating the impact of external events on our clients and their families into our work. Historical as well as personal trauma often adversely impact our clients’ families and cast shadows on their internal and interpersonal development. As psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, we are broadening our lens beyond the intrapsychic and interpersonal to include the historical and transgenerational. Toward that end, we are pleased to focus ICP&P’s 2021 Annual Conference on Undercurrents: Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma, with Dr. Jill Salberg.

In considering the appearance and impact of intergenerational transmissions of trauma, Dr. Salberg examines the dissociative states of mind that cross from parents to their children. These dissociative states effect erasures of the past on a grand scale across countries and cultures, across racialized and class/caste divisions and on the quotidian level of our personal lives and histories. In directly looking at attachment, she will address disrupted attachment as a mode of transgenerational transmissions in families, and its impact on the psychological and interpersonal development of our patients. Case material will be presented and discussed with the lens of race and racialized violence, death and aborted mourning and reparative aspects of the treatment relationship.

At the conclusion of the conference, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe how traumatic experiences are transmitted transgenerationally and how attachment is a key mode of transmission.
  2. Discuss how race, class/caste, culture and gender are aspects of how we analyze the complexity in trauma transmissions within our patients.
  3. Discuss the concept of the implicated subject and how to apply it to themselves and their patients.

Salberg, J. (2015). “The Texture of Traumatic Attachment: Presence and Ghostly Absence in Tran-generational Transmissions.” The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 84:21-46.

Salberg, J. (2019). “Old Objects Die Hard: Generational Ruptures” Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 29:6, 637-652.

Salberg, J. (2019) When Trauma Tears The Fabric of Attachment: Discussion of “The Intergenerational Transmission of Holocaust Trauma: A Psychoanalytic Theory Revisited”, The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 88:3, 563-582,

There will be a 15 minute break halfway through the presentation as well as a Question and Answer portion during each segment.

ICP+P will be using Zoom Webinar for this conference. It is free for you to download on your device. Contact  for questions or more information.

This conference is appropriate for mental health professionals at all levels of experience and offers 3.0 CEs.

About our Presenter:

Jill Salberg, PhD, ABPP is clinical associate professor, consultant/supervisor at the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, faculty/supervisor at the Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies, Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and member of IPTAR. She is the editor of and contributor to Good Enough Endings: Breaks, Interruptions and Terminations from Contemporary Relational Perspectives (2010). She has co-edited with Sue Grand, The Wounds of History: Repair and Resilience in the Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma, and Transgenerational Trauma and the Other: Dialogues Across History and Difference, (2017), both won the Gradiva Award (2018). She has conceived of and co-edits a book series, Psyche and Soul: Psychoanalysis, Spirituality and Religion in Dialogue. Her forthcoming edited book Psychoanalytic Credo: Personal and Professional Journeys of Psychoanalysts will be published in 2021. She is in private practice in Manhattan.


ICP+P Members$75
MITs/Emerging Professionals/Students/1st + 2nd Year Members$35
Non-members $105
International Attendees (outside US)$60

Limited scholarship opportunities are available: complete the form here ( or contact

Refunds will be made, less a $20 processing fee, to participants
who cancel on or before May 10th only.

PLEASE NOTE: Recording in any form of this live streaming event is NOT permitted.

Continuing education credit:  3.0 CE credits available for full attendance.The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (ICP+P) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ICP+P maintains responsibility for this program and its content. ICP+P is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to offer Category I continuing education credit. As our CE program receives oversight from a licensed social worker, the CE credits we award are highly likely to be recognized by licensing boards in Virginia and the District of Columbia. These continuing education credits meet the ANCC standards for nurses. Marriage and family therapists licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia may submit these CE credits to their licensing boards. (Marriage and family therapists in other jurisdictions and licensed counselors should inquire with their local Boards regarding continuing education credit.) Attendees from the above professional groups will earn 3.0 CE credits for attending the CE activity. Full attendance is required to receive the designated CE credit. ICP+P is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ICP+P designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

* Jill Salberg, PhD,  and the planners, have informed us that they do not have a conflict of interest and have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this educational activity.  Any references to “off-label” (non-FDA approved) use of medication, products or devices will be explicitly disclosed in the presentation.

CE Credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops. Credit will not be granted to registrants who are more than 15 minutes late or depart more than 15 minutes early from a session.