The Burden of Heritage: Hauntings of Generational Trauma on Black Lives

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6.1 X 9.1 X 0.9 inches | 1.37 pounds

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About the Author
Dr Aileen Alleyne is a UKCP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and organisational consultant in private practice. She is a visiting lecturer at training institutions and a consultant on race and cultural diversity in organisations, such as the NHS, Social Services, Education, and the Police Services. Her clinical research examining black workers' experiences in three UK statutory bodies, namely, the NHS, Education and Social Services, makes a significant contribution to the discourse on racism as a living trauma. Highlighting the concept of 'the internal oppressor', her work offers ways of deepening understanding of black psychological reactions to the wounding impact of racism. Aileen is the author of several book chapters and journal papers exploring themes on black/white dynamics, shame and identity wounding, and working with issues of Difference and Diversity in the workplace.
A gripping epic about loss, longing, and the partially
submerged worlds of black trauma . . . a map of hope in dire times.

Bayo Akomolafe, author of These Wilds Beyond our Fences: Letters to My
Daughter on Humanity's Search for Home

One of the most ground-breaking books on the vital subject of
intergenerational trauma. This truly heartening and gripping contribution to
modern psychology offers many bold and essential insights into the nature of
global suffering and hatred. We all have much to learn from the author's
wisdom, regardless of the colour of our skin.

Brett Kahr, Senior Fellow, Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, London

A scholarly gift to individuals engaged in doing the healing
work of intergenerational and transgenerational trauma . . . Dr. Alleyne's book
should be required reading for every clinician seeking to better understand
Black psychology . . . The Burden of Heritage is a creative work that lovingly
explores, teaches, and psychologically deepens who we are, and who we can
become in terms of healing individual and cultural group racial trauma.

Fanny Brewster, Ph.D., MFA, author of The
Racial Complex: A Jungian Perspective on Culture and Race