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CLINICAL EDUCATION MEETINGS - WRITING/ANALYSING THE HALF LIVES OF TRAUMA

Date: Feb 12, 2019 10:00 am
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CLINICAL EDUCATION MEETINGS - 9/25/2018

WILLIAM A WHITE INSTITUTE
CLINICAL EDUCATION MEETINGS
TUESDAYS 10-11:30
ROOM 3A


February 12th, 2019
Helen Epstein
WRITING/ANALYSING THE HALF LIVES OF TRAUMA

In this unusual talk and Q & A with author and analysand Helen Epstein, Helen will discuss The Long Half-Lives of Love and Trauma, the last book of a trilogy she began with Children of the Holocaust (1979) and Where She Came From: A Daughter’s Search for her Mother’s History(1997). The most recent book is an autobiographical examination of suspected  sexual abuse during her childhood in New York's Czech emigre community. She recounts the course of an eight-year psychoanalysis and a 15-year writing process that led to closure. Participants are encouraged to order The Long Half-Lives of Love and Trauma from Amazon here and read it to facilitate informed discussion. Her commentary on the  #MeToo movement is here. A book signing will follow.

Helen Epstein (www.helenepstein.com) is the author of the first book about the inter-generational transmission of trauma, Children of the Holocaust, which she worked on for ten years.  Born in Prague in 1947, she  grew up in New York City where she attended public schools, then graduated from Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and the Columbia School of Journalism. Her reporting has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, New York, New Yorker.com and other magazines. She has written books about musicians (Music Talks), theater producers (Joe Papp, Tina Packer) and co-wrote self-psychologist Paul Ornstein’s Looking Back Memoirs of a Psychoanalyst.  She lives in Massachusetts.