Trauma Talks

Trauma Talks is returning in Fall 2022.
Details coming soon!

UPDATE: June, 2021
The Trauma Talks conference is on pause for the time being. We will be contacting everyone regarding outstanding refunds shortly. Thank you.

Intergenerational Trauma:
Hope and Healing Through Trauma-Informed Care

Trauma Talks 2020

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Janet Smylie, MD, MPH
Dr. Roberta K. Timothy, M.A., M.ED., PhD, RP
Dr. Amy Bombay, PhD
Dr. Robyn McQuaid, PhD
Dr. Lisa Andermann, MPhil, MDCM, FRCPC

For information on Trauma Talks keynote speakers please click here.

We are looking forward to our fifth Trauma Talks conference which will be held (date TBD) at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. Our theme for this conference is on “Intergenerational Trauma: Hope and Healing Through Trauma-informed Care.” Our keynote speakers will be speaking on topics such as the epigenetics and transmission of trauma, and intergenerational trauma with a focus on indigenous mental health.

We know there are high rates of trauma in the general population, and even higher prevalence in healthcare settings. The importance of understanding trauma, not only in terms of the individual, but also at the systemic and institutional levels is critical to the development of better treatment of trauma in healthcare and mental health care settings. Moreover, the influence of the field of epigenetics allows for a deeper understanding of the impact of trauma on the individual. Epigenetics allows us to explore peoples individual experiences while also appreciating the impact of their historical-biopsychosocial context. We want to come together at this conference, to increase our understanding of intergenerational trauma and how to work with this lens clinically.

Please join us for a day of keynote speakers, interactive workshops, and discussions with experts in psychological trauma as we consider how to provide trauma-informed care to help encourage resilience and stop the cycle of trauma transmission.

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We look forwarding to seeing you!

Warm regards, 
Trauma Talks Conference Committee

Carrie Clark, PsyD, CPsych, Program Co-Chair
Mahum Musheer, MEd, RP, Program Co-Chair
Debbie Belne, MEd, RP
Catherine Classen, PhD, CPsych
Abby Hershler, MD, FRCPC
Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Zoe Thomas, MD, FRCPC 

Women's College Hospital