The Master Series Oxford 2024 Online Workshop

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Linda Oxford 2 September 11th - 14th, 2024

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The Master Series Oxford, September 11-14, 2024

I am excited to be presenting several sessions at The Master Series event this year, including a keynote, a daylong workshop, and a panel with my colleagues Janina Fisher and Frank Anderson.


Unveiling Shadows: Deconstructing Colonial Legacies in the Modern World


In this powerful keynote presentation, Linda Thai invites audiences to embark on a thought-provoking journey through the intricate web of impacts left by colonialism and its profound influence on the contemporary world. With a keen focus on the intersectionality of trauma and clinical work, Linda examines the multifaceted ways in which colonialism has shaped culture, society, and economics while centering the experiences of female bodies, queer bodies, and bodies of color.

Through poignant storytelling and historical critique, Linda ignites a reckoning with uncomfortable truths as courage for the future of humanity… a tenacious tendril of hope that invites us to sit together in discomfort and truth, until only love, beauty and justice emerges to fuel collective action.


Panel discussion:

Erasing Identity for Survival


In this enlightening discussion panel, participants are afforded a rare opportunity to engage in a candid conversation with luminaries in the field: Janina Fisher, Frank Anderson and Linda Thai. The focus of the discussion revolves around the aspects of their identities that were unwelcome in various professional spaces such as therapy, supervision, academia, and education.

Delving into their personal narratives, exploring the challenges they encountered and sharing the facets of themselves they felt compelled to diminish or erase in order to succeed in their respective fields, this panel promises a nuanced exploration of the complexities inherent in the intersection of personal identity and professional success, providing valuable insights for attendees navigating similar landscapes in their own careers.


Daylong workshop:

Healing the Legacy of Historical and Transgenerational Trauma: Addressing the Ambiguous Losses of Adult Children of Refugees and Immigrants


Children of refugees and immigrants, and former child refugees and immigrants experience unique challenges in adulthood that are often under-recognized and overlooked by mental health professionals. Join Linda Thai as she weaves together stories and research to bring to light the intergenerational impact of forced migration.

Forty to fifty per cent of refugees are children. Children’s brains are very neuroplastic, and as a result, young refugees often quickly assimilate to their host nation, leading to challenges in adulthood that are often easily overlooked - or even pathologized - by many mental health professionals.

This larger landscape of traumatic grief, traumatic loss, traumatic homesickness and the ambiguity of these unnameable, unmetabolized experiences has a transgenerational impact that needs to be named in order to be healed.

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