Intergenerational Trauma Workshop

Intergenerational Trauma Workshop

Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma: An Attachment Perspective on Vulnerability and Resilience with Dr Adah Sachs 

WA Family Law Pathways Network would like to invite you to join us on 30 May at Motel Le Grande, Albany for a special one day workshop with Dr Adah Sachs on Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma: An Attachment Perspective on Vulnerability and Resilience.

In some families, every new generation seems to be born into further trauma; yet some family members fair better than others. This workshop will examine what constitutes a ‘developmental trauma’, what causes it to become ‘intergenerational’, what conditions make a positive difference and what tools are available for early assessment of the risk to children’s wellbeing and mental health.​

Participants are encouraged to bring particularly challenging cases from their own practice (anonymised) for discussion.

WHENWednesday, 30 May 2018 

Function Centre, Motel Le Grande
479 Albany Highway
Albany, Western Australia 6330

TICKET Free of charge, fully catered. Registrations essential. 


3 Legal CPD Points: 1.5 Professional Skills | 1.5 Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

Should you have any queries or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Antonia at or +61861640534.

Dr Adah Sachs

Dr. Adah Sachs (London, UK) is an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a member and training supervisor of the Bowlby Centre.

She had worked for decades as consultant psychotherapist with adults and adolescents in psychiatric care and at the Clinic for Dissociative Studies. She currently heads the NHS psychotherapy service for  the London Borough of Redbridge, acts as an expert witness to the court and serves on the board of directors of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD).

Sachs’s main theoretical contribution is outlining several sub-categories of disorganized attachment and linking them with elements of childhood trauma and with trauma-based mental disorders, including two presentations of DID.

Adah Sachs lectures and consults worldwide on attachment, trauma and dissociation, and is the author of over a hundred and fifty training days, conference papers, journal articles, book chapters and two co-edited books: Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder (Sachs and Galton, Karnac, 2008), and The Abused and the Abuser: Victim-perpetrator dynamics (in print).  She is a fellow of the ISSTD.