Season 2 : Episode 12 Healing Inherited Wounds: Discovering the Impact of Intergenerational Trauma


In this insightful episode, we turn our attention to a profound facet of trauma that remains hidden yet influential in many lives. This discussion unravels the intricacies of intergenerational trauma, a form of distress that isn't necessarily rooted in one's personal experiences but can instead stem from traumatic events that occurred in previous generations. These inherited psychological wounds subtly yet significantly shape lives, often persisting until someone bravely confronts, processes, and begins to heal this generational legacy of pain. Today’s guest, Terance Dawkins, a respected Licensed Independent Social Worker, introduces us to the complexities of intergenerational trauma, its manifestations, and the paths towards healing.

Terance shares invaluable insights from his extensive experience in the field of mental health, enlightening us on how we can break the cycle and heal these inherited wounds.

Terance Dawkins is a South Carolina Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice (LISW-CP). He is also licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in North Carolina. He is a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Terance received his Undergraduate & Masters Degree in Social Work from Winthrop University. He is also the owner of his own private practice entitled Missing Pieces Counseling Services. He currently works in the Counseling Center at Furman University as well. Terance has completed training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), & Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). This makes him utilize an eclectic approach when providing services to clients. Through his own childhood experiences, and the experiences of his clients, he has discovered the importance of the different beliefs and lessons that are learned through family interactions, and daily interactions. This has led to his interest in Transgenerational Trauma, and the impact it has made throughout many generations. Terance seeks to utilize his skills to destigmatize mental health, especially in the African American Community. He believes Mental Health is for everyone and hopes to reduce the self-imposed barriers which prevent clients from utilizing Mental Health Services.

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