Intergenerational Trauma Workshop Series: Part 2
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Intergenerational Trauma Workshop Series: Part 2

A free online workshop series on the topic of Intergenerational Trauma with Kini Chang, LMFT, Department Chair of the Community Mental Health program

An online workshop series hosted by the Community Mental Health Master's in Counseling Psychology program.

In this series of workshops, participants will be introduced to the concepts of intergenerational trauma and understanding multi-generational transmission demonstrated through education, research, and practice. We will discuss healthy resilience and address cycles of cultural, familial, and historical trauma.

Additionally, we will identify approaches to address the impacts of intergenerational, historical impacts through collective healing approaches and resilience building.

Part 1 - Introduction to Intergenerational Trauma: The Impact of Colonization and Racialized Trauma
Part 2 - Intergenerational Epigenetics and Neurobiological Development
Part 3 - Intergenerational Trauma: Interventions and Approaches to Nurturing Resilience and Collective Care  

Part 2 - Intergenerational Epigenetics and Neurobiological Development 

Participants will gain an understanding of psycho-emotional, Neurobiological, epigenetics, and fundamental responses to intergenerational transmission of trauma.

Host Bio

Kini Chang color portrait Kini is an Asian woman with wavy, medium-length hair in shades of light brown, light blond, silver, gray. She is posed in front of a blurred background

Kini Chang is the Chair and Core Faculty at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) Counseling Psychology Program, Community Mental Health Concentration. At CIIS, she has the opportunity to build a culturally and racially inclusive community of students, faculty, and leadership that embodies diversity and equity. She has the privilege of teaching and consulting for a number of higher education institutions. She comes from a Liberation Psychology and social justice lens when working with trauma associated with systemic oppression, social inequity, community violence, abuse and attachment, juvenile justice reformation, and traumatic grief and loss. Her role as an educator, activist, and healer are guiding principles in her work in the community.    

In addition to her role at the university, she has a private practice in Oakland, CA where she specializes in intergenerational and multigenerational familial trauma, transitional struggles and life challenges, anxiety and depression brought on by environmental and social impacts, multicultural/racial couples relational therapy, as well parent education and coaching on adolescent development and child rearing. As an advocate for quality holistic, innovative, and accessible healthcare for all, she is also a member of the UCSF Integrative Health and Medicine Committee to integrate holistic and nontraditional forms of wellness and medicine into our healthcare to offer alternatives and culturally accommodating services.

With 20+ years of experience working with teens, adults, and families, she is dedicated to the holistic healing of the mind, body, and soul. She is a native to the bay area, artist, dancer, avid traveler, and finds creative expression and storytelling as a platform for deep healing. Many people describe her as warm, understanding, and down to earth.



Related Academic Program
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Community Mental Health

CMH Integrating Seminar

Passionate about transforming the public mental health system? Curious about the pathways of becoming a psychotherapist and working with the community? The Community Mental Health Program is a BBS approved 60-unit weekend program geared to accommodate working students and to promote a healthy work-life balance.

CMH coursework fulfills academic requirements for the Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) licensure in the state of California and national licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) is also available.