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Linda Thai

Healing the Legacy of Historical and Transgenerational Trauma: Addressing the Ambiguous Losses of Adult Children of Refugees and Immigrants

Embark on a day of transformative learning

Children of refugees and immigrants, and former child refugees and immigrants experience unique challenges in adulthood that are often under-recognized and overlooked by mental health professionals. 

Join Linda Thai as she weaves together stories and research to bring to light the intergenerational impact of forced migration.


What you'll experience

Forty to fifty per cent of refugees are children. Children’s brains are very neuroplastic, and as a result, young refugees often quickly assimilate to their host nation, leading to challenges in adulthood that are often easily overlooked – or even pathologized – by many mental health professionals.

This larger landscape of traumatic grief, traumatic loss, traumatic homesickness and the ambiguity of these unnameable, unmetabolized experiences has a transgenerational impact that needs to be named in order to be healed.

Learning objectives

  1. Differentiate between refugees and immigrants.
  2. Lateralize the conceptualization of refugees to encompass the experiences of others who have sought refuge.
  3. Identify the main stages of a refugee journey.
  4. Explain intergenerational trauma to encompass the impact of forced migration, combined with acculturation and enculturation pressures, upon the next generation.
  5. Engage in clinical discernment about forced migration when history-taking a client’s genogram.
  6. Discuss expressions of ambiguous grief, traumatic grief and traumatic homesickness associated with generation 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 refugees.
  7. Identify how the decontextualization of historical trauma can result in the pathologizing and stereotyping of cultures, families and individuals.
  8. Engage in at least five somatic techniques to expand nervous system capacity for grief and reclamation.
  9. Identify at least ten expressions – emotionally, psychologically, and behaviorally – of unmetabolized grief, at the individual, family, cultural and societal levels
  10. Engage in expressive arts therapies (song, music, movement, art, story-telling and silence) as containers, expressions and metabolizers of grief.

Event starts on

September 11th 2024

Secure your place today

This is your chance to stay at the forefront of innovation and advance your professional journey in the field.

Immersion day ticket
In-person access to Immersion day live in Oxford.
£329 £199
($251/€235) rates as of 27/07/2024
  • Join us for a transformative one-day workshop with Linda Thai as she weaves together stories and research to bring to light the intergenerational impact of forced migration.
  • Engage in expressive arts therapies
  • Immerse yourself in a full day of in-person education with your selected thought leader, live from Oxford
  • Opportunity to meet and network with like-minded peers and the experts.
Virtual ticket
Attend the full conference virtually via high quality livestreams.
($415/€388) rates as of 27/07/2024
  • Livestream access to 30+ new, practical clinical keynotes, workshops and panels from some of the world’s leading experts
  • User-friendly, all-in-one platform that can be accessed on desktop or mobile with speaker Q&A and live chat
  • Enjoy 90-day on demand replay access of all sessions so you don’t miss a thing
  • Earn up to 30 CPD/CE hours (included, exact amount TBC)

Best of Both Bundle - Exclusive Limited Time Offer!

Struggling to balance time, work, or family commitments while wanting to attend our conference? We’ve got the perfect solution for you!

Join us at the University of Oxford on September 11th for an intimate pre-conference workshop led by one of our incredible speakers. Enjoy a unique educational experience in a stunning setting.

After the workshop, you’ll have access to the entire virtual conference, which you can watch live or at your convenience over the next 90 days. This flexibility allows you to fit the conference into your schedule seamlessly.

Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to spend a day in Oxford and gain 30 hours of CPD/CE credits, all at a discounted rate. Don’t miss out—register now for the Best of Both Bundle!

Immersion Ticket

Join us in person for a day of immersion with a speaker of your choice

Virtual Ticket

Watch live and revisit the entire four days from the comfort of your own home.

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Explore the entire Oxford 2024 event

If you purchase the full conference ticket you will have access to one of the confirmed full day workshops of your choice. Choose from a selection of immersion days with Gabor Maté, Bessel van der Kolk, Janina Fisher, Richard Schwartz and more. You will also have access to the recordings of all the workshops you don’t select to attend live.

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Select an immersion Day

Please select one Immersion Day from the list below to include with your package. You will receive an in person ticket for the selected immersion day, and virtual access to the full conference, including 90 days of recordings, with your purchase

Trauma, Attachment, and Neuroscience with Bessel & Licia
Bundle price: £449
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Unlock Healing, Transform Inner Conflict, and Embrace Your True Self with Richard Schwartz
Bundle price: £449
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The Cultural Burden of White Supremacy Culture & The Path Toward Collective Healing with Deran Young​
Bundle price: £329
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Unlock the Transformative Power of Mindsight with Dan Siegel
Bundle price: £449
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Unlocking the Living Legacy of Trauma with Janina Fisher
Bundle price: £329
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Too Much of Nothing Introducing Neglect-Informed Psychotherapy with Ruth Cohn
Bundle price: £329
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The Sexual Grief Effect Response in Trauma with Edy Nathan
Bundle price: £329
High Impact Relational Therapy with Terry Real
Bundle price: £329
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Healing the Legacy of Historical and Transgenerational Trauma with Linda Thai
Bundle price: £329
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Explore The Myth of Normal with Gabor Maté
Bundle price: £449