2022 SYMPOSIUM PRESENTER SPOTLIGHT
Dr. Jennifer Mullan
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Parenting Through Intergenerational Trauma
This work, often paired with rage and ancestral work, can be intense, as our parental/caregiver wounds often lead to deep self-criticism, imposter syndrome, rage outbursts, toxic relationships and a suitcase of other childhood stuff that is too painful to unpack alone. I can help guide you into meeting, honouring and walking the healing path of the parent wound.
Dr. Mullan believes that un-learning and embodiment is an essential component in addressing the profound effects of systemic inequities and intergenerational trauma on people’s mental health. Through her Collective Group Healing work and Decolonizing Therapy practice, she creates safe spaces for people and organizations to heal, and guides people from all walks of life to unpack the oppression that has been unconsciously passed down—intrapsychically and socially—and continues to live on in our bodies today. Dr. Mullan helps people return Home to themselves.
As a vital element of her current practice, Dr. Mullan believes it’s essential for mental health professionals to question the relatability of the mental health industrial complex—ultimately, to reassess their education and “whom they are serving?” To further advance this work, Dr. Mullan founded Decolonizing Therapy, LLC in 2019, and since, has built a significant social media platform, including 140,000 Instagram followers, and growing. Dr. Mullan earned a Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D) in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies; a Master’s degree (M.A.) in Counseling & Community Agencies from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education; and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology & Elementary Education from New Jersey City University.
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In this presentation attendees will learn about the foundational history of attachment research, develop a better understand attachment styles in both children and adults and outcomes related to each style, how the brain’s development is contingent on the quality of care a child receives, and interventions that promote a more secure attachment style in children.
We are here not only for you to learn how to support a child or teen who is struggling, but also learn concrete tools and strategies to help YOU when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Mental health is a family affair, and ensuring caregivers are also thriving is of the utmost importance.