New York, NY Lunch & CE Workshop / November 5th

The Refuge, A Healing Place Hosted a Lunch and Cutting Edge CE Presentation in New York, NY 

Intergenerational Trauma: Breaking The Chain


Tom Antonek, Ph.D., HSPP, CAP Psychologist The Refuge, A Healing Place Dr. Antonek is a licensed psychologist who has been working in the mental health field since 1981. He is specialized in the assessment and treatment of individuals with substance use disorders, as well as those with co-morbid psychiatric disorders, especially PTSD. He has conducted thousands of evaluations and countless hours of individual, group, and family therapy to adolescent and adult addicts at inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics, university counseling centers, and prison settings. He has spent the past 10 years working with impaired health care providers in Florida, especially doctors and nurses. He is also the president of Serenity Mission, Inc. which is a 501 (c) (3) that is a community based organization with a full range of substa nce abuse services in the Tampa Bay area.

Presentation Overview

This presentation will address the mechanisms of trauma transmission across generations. Factors related to individual, family, community, and culture will be presented in the context of their separate and combined impact on expediting the dissemination of trauma throughout generations. Mental health related issues such as substance use, homelessness, and suicidal risk factors as related to intergenerational trauma will also be presented. Finally, a model of recovery from a Native-American orientation will be examined as an attempt at providing hope where hope does not exist to those who suffer from the incapacitating effect of “Intergenerational Trauma.”

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the unique differences between trauma resulting from direct victimization and that trauma which is passed on or transmitted from generation to generation within the context of the family.
  • To learn the impact of intergenerational trauma on the community.
  • Examine Intergenerational Trauma from a Mental Health Perspective.
  • Explore a Native-American Model of Healing and Recovery from Intergenerational Trauma.

Location Details

135 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Cost: No Charge

Schedule / November 5, 2014
Registration: 7:30 – 8:00am
Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Presentation: 8:30am – 10:00am

CE Credit: 1.5 CE Credits

This event is sponsored by The Institute for Continuing Education and offers 1.5 contact hours with full attendance required. CE credit is offered for psychology (APA) , social work/ counseling, MFT (Florida Dept. Health, CE Provider BAP 255.). There is no additional fee for CE credit.

Questions? Contact Shea Kimbrough at (352) 512-8877 or email