Thursday, April 10, 2014
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


UJA-Federation of New York
130 E 59th Street
New York, NY

Telling Their Stories: How Young Children Communicate Trauma

Recent neurobiological research has broadened our understanding of trauma and early memory. Clinicians and other professionals who work with young children can now be better equipped to understand the impact of both traumatic events and early relational trauma. This workshop will examine trauma and memory from a developmental perspective. Dr. Gaensbauer will explain the preverbal memory capacities of infants under the age of 18 months and how their traumatic memories become manifested. He will also discuss how trauma is remembered and revealed in children who have developed language and the capacity for symbolic play. Up-to-date neurobiological research that will shed light on the mechanisms underlying traumatic reenactment behavior will also be presented.  In addition, Dr. Gaensbauer will discuss therapeutic techniques that have been proven to be effective in the treatment of young traumatized children. Through the use of four distinct lectures that include illustrative video vignettes and clinical examples, participants will increase their knowledge of the neurobiological mechanisms underlying traumatic memory in young children, traumatic reenactment, and the implications of this new understanding for treatment.

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Program Fees

Early registration before March 21, 2014: $105
Regular registration: $115
Adelphi Full-Time Student: $65 
Faculty: $90

Group rates: 
3 or 4 individuals: $100 per person
5 or more individuals: $90 per person

In order to receive a group rate, please contact Nicole Trotter at 516.237.8513 or

For more information, please contact:

Nicole Trotter
Coordinator, Institute for Parenting
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