Early Bird Registration Available until April 13th!



Saturday, April 27, 2024

9:00am to 4:00pm CDT

 In-person option includes morning beverages and lunch




Trauma of Human Agency,

Transmission of Trauma through Generations,

& Reparation through Embodied Witnessing:

  A New Vision for Diagnosis &

Treatment of Trauma*


PRESENTER: Clara Mucci, PhD

Full Professor of Dynamic Psychology

University of Bergamo, Italy



We are pleased to be hosting this workshop LIVE at the

University of Kansas - Edwards Campus

12604 Quivira Rd

Overland Park, KS 66213


AS WELL AS for remote participants via Zoom.


6 CMEs/CEUs available

*Eligible for 6 Hours of Diagnosis & Treatment Credit




Early Bird Rates Apply until April 13th


To see IN-PERSON rates and to register for the workshop, including beverages and lunch, CLICK HERE


To see ZOOM rates and to register for the virtual workshop,





About the Workshop

Tapping the roots of mental health history, Dr. Clara Mucci continues the pioneering work begun in 1919 at The Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas with her masterful and highly accessible synthesis of psychoanalytic theorists, such as Freud, Ferenczi, and more, with contemporary perspectives on neurobiology and attachment disturbances.  Cultivating refined skills in diagnosis and treatment, clinicians and therapists at all levels will learn to create meaning from traumatic and even harrowing events and gain insights to become an embodied witness to both validate and regulate patient experiences at the margins of self and other.


Learning Objectives


After attending this session, participants should be able to:


1.  Analyze and explain levels of traumatization in patients for clinical diagnostic purposes. 

2.  Compare different types of traumatization and discuss the various impacts on neurobiology.

3.  Describe the role of implicit memory in secure, insecure, and disorganized attachment. 

4.  Assess intergenerational transmission of trauma and work with it in the treatment. 

5.  Explain embodied witnessing as a valuable intervention for the treatment of trauma. 

6.  Discuss how mourning, elaboration of meaning, and forgiveness diminish the cycle of destructive and painful repetition in individuals and in society.




About the Presenter

 Clara Mucci

Dr. Clara Mucci 

Dr. Clara Mucci is a Full Professor of Dynamic Psychology at the University of Bergamo, Italy where she is also the Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology. She served as a Full professor of English Literature and Shakespeare Studies until 2012 (University of Chieti, Italy). After a PhD in English Studies, she received a PhD in Literature, Anthropology, and Psychoanalysis from Emory University, Atlanta in 1999. She retrained in Clinical Psychology with a graduate degree from the University of Chieti and a fellowship at the Institute for Personality Disorders in NYC (2004). She is a licensed Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist trained at the Italian Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Milan and a practicing psychoanalyst, teacher, and supervisor. She is a reviewer for the American Journal of Psychoanalysis (American board), the International Forum of Psychoanalysis, and Psychoanalytic Perspectives.  In addition, she is the author of five monographs (in Italian) on Shakespeare, Women's writing, and literary theory.  She has authored three books in English (noted herein*). She coauthored Confusion of Tongues Theory of Trauma, A Relational Neurobiological Perspective, (2023). She serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Psychoanalysis, the International Forum of PsychoanalysisPsychoanalytic Perspectives, and the Italian Journal Wise Baby. Dr. Mucci is the University supervisor and scientific guarantor for three Psychotherapy Institutes for Training in Italy. She lectures extensively in Italy and internationally.


*Dr. Mucci’s recent work includes:


Mucci, Clara (2013). Beyond Individual & Collective Trauma: Intergenerational Transmission, Psychoanalytic Treatment, and the Dynamics of Forgiveness. Routledge.


Mucci, Clara (2018). Borderline Bodies: Affect Regulation Therapy for Personality Disorders

(Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) W.W. Norton.


Resilience and Survival: (2022) Understanding and Healing Intergenerational Trauma. Confer Books.




Helpful Information to Access and Participate in the Zoom Workship


·     We strongly recommend that you use your PC or Mac for this meeting rather than phone or tablet, as the reception and functionality is much better.


·     When you enter the meeting, you will be on mute. You are free to unmute yourself during the event during discussion


. We ask that you plan to attend the event with your personal video camera on so that you may be seen by the other participants on screen.  This is necessary for CME/CEU attendance tracking purposes.


 ·     Make sure you have labeled your name in the box with your video picture. If you have not done so, or if you want to change your name, place your mouse on your video image. In the right corner, you will see three dots (…). Click the dots, then click “rename” and insert your name as you want it to read.  This is also necessary for CME/CEU attendance tracking purposes.




Continuing Medical Education Credits


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”


The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Planner Disclosure:

Lori Hoodenpyle, JD - No relevant financial relationships         

Thomas Bartlett, PsyD - No relevant financial relationships    

Robert Feuer, LCP - No relevant financial relationships             

Jessica Almond, LPC - No relevant financial relationships                       

Larry Tyndall, PhD - No relevant financial relationships

Nancy J. Crawford, PhD - No relevant financial relationships  

David Blakely, MD - No relevant financial relationships             

Yeshim Oz, LPC - No relevant financial relationships  

Deana Schuplin, LMHC - No relevant financial relationships  

Jeanne Mosca, PhD - No relevant financial relationships          

Paul Koehler, LCSW - - No relevant financial relationships


Presenter/ Faculty Disclosure:

Clara Mucci, PhD - No relevant financial relationships


CE Committee Reviewer:

Aneil M. Shirke, M.D., Ph.D., FABPN, FABP - No Relevant Financial Disclosures


Disclosure Statement

In accordance with disclosure policies of ACCME, effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all accredited activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for all planners and faculty. The APsA CE Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.


About the Center

The Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center is a nonprofit organization which provides a forum for discussion of theoretical, cultural, and clinical ideas regarding psychoanalysis, as well as networking opportunities for professionals, through community forums, professional workshops and an annual film series. Membership is open to any person with a serious interest in psychoanalysis. The Center is the parent organization of the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute, which provides post-graduate training in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. More information about the Greater Kansas City-Topeka Psychoanalytic Center is available at www.gkcpsa.org.






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