ODW COVID and Mass Trauma: The Trauma and Reality with Tihamér Bakó and Katalin Zana

ODW COVID and Mass Trauma: The Trauma and Reality with Tihamér Bakó and Katalin Zana



This is a 2 hour On Demand Webinar. Access information, resources and CEU information will be available shortly after registration and registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year.

This webinar was broadcasted live on October 22, 2022 as part of the Collective Trauma Conference

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This workshop focuses on the psychological impacts of collective trauma and current related clinical work. Our starting point is the psychological effect of massive, overwhelming trauma. We will then explore the potential immediate and long-term effects of collective trauma. This includes the possibility of activating unprocessed transgenerational traumatic experiences as well as the potential for traumatic growth.

Your presenters (both psychoanalysts living in Hungary) will share a diary they have kept since March 2020. In it – through their our own subjective filter and using analytical listening – they have documented pieces of reality accumulating within themselves and their patients. The goal of the diary has been to capture and record changes in mood, everyday events, what happened in therapy, and their own experiences.

This workshop will also share clinical observations gained from therapeutic work with people who have been deeply affected by trauma induced by the COVID pandemic. We will also step back to examine and establish the more general psychological characteristics of large-group traumas.

Some of the specific issues we will address in this workshop include:

  • the effect of shocking events on an individual;
  • the role of the containing function of society in the processing of trauma;
  • the short- and long-term effects of mass trauma;
  • risk factors for trauma becoming transgenerational;
  • the impact of collective societal traumas on subsequent generations; and
  • opportunities for correction.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will be better able to:

  • Examine the impact of trauma on the individual
  • Explore the effects of mass trauma in the here-and-now
  • Identify the long-term psychological effects of mass trauma
  • Explore the risk factors for trauma becoming transgenerational
  • Establish outcomes and opportunities for correction


Time Topic Covered
1st hour
  • Impact of the trauma on the individual
  • Effect of the mass trauma in the here-and-now
  • Long-term psychological effects of mass trauma
2nd hour
  • Risk factors for a trauma becoming transgenerational
  • Outcomes and opportunities for correction

CE Information

This training offers 2 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance. 

For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

Who Should Attend?

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in Accredited Programs in the Above Fields
  • case managers
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices

What level of knowledge the attendee should have in this topic?
– Intermediate/Advanced