Individual Presentation:
• Inna Rozentsvit: Neurobiology Tools for Fostering Post-traumatic Growth and Cultivating Global Peace (60 min)

Abstract: What is psychological trauma? It is when our life assumptions are crashed. These assumptions, the scaffolding of our well-being, are: 1) the world is benevolent; 2) the world is meaningful, controllable, predictable, and just (and we are invulnerable); and 3) we are worthy, decent, and “good” people who deserve the “good” happening to us.  (Stephen Joseph)

What is post-traumatic growth (PTG)? In her 3-minute 2010 TED talk, “The best gift I ever survived”, Stacey Kramer, brain cancer survivor, said: “So next time you’re faced with something that’s unexpected, unwanted and uncertain, consider that it just may be a gift.” In Psycho-Neuro-Bio language, it is PTG.

In this presentation, we will employ the neurobiological lens to examine trauma, PTSD, and PTG, as well as we will learn the psycho-neuro-biological tools to foster Post-Traumatic Growth and cultivating peace, on individual and global scale.

Bio: Inna Rozentsvit, MD, PhD, MBA, MSciEd, is a physician-neurologist and neurorehabilitation specialist trained in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, with extensive experience in brain injury, autoimmune neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions, and rehabilitation. Inna Rozentsvit is the Programs Director at the Object Relations Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, where she teaches courses on neuropsychoanalysis and transdisciplinary approach to mental health. She is Associate Editor of Clio’s Psyche; Associate Director of the Psychohistory Forum; Group Co-Leader of the Psychobiography Research and Publication Group of the Psychohistory Forum.