International Journal of

Communal and Transgenerational Trauma

Journal of
International Humanistic Psychology Association



The International Journal of Communal and Transgenerational Trauma (IJCTT) is an international, interdisciplinary, and peer-reviewed journal of the International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA).

It is an innovative, free access, virtual publication, drawing from a number of interrelated fields reflecting a whole-person, cross-cultural perspective and exploration of the psycho-emotional trauma experience, from the individual to the communal level. As such, it gathers and disseminates a diversity of content and format delving into the dynamics and multidimensional aspects and intersections of trauma, and the process of unresolved profound trauma extending into future generations as transgenerational trauma.

The journal’s mission is to inform, raise awareness among the professional and lay public, stimulate new thought and inquiry, invite cooperation and combined knowledge, promote the development and practical application of effective, culturally sensitive models and methods for prevention and healing, and inform public policy makers of communal and transgenerational trauma.

IJCTT pursues a comprehensive approach to exploring the full range of human experience of trauma, including the reciprocal relationship between the individual and communal, and to promote a wide-angle perspective historically, anthropologically, globally, and at all levels of society, of both variety within this experience and universals consistent to all.

The journal is linked to related events, programs, and initiatives, including the Annual International Conference on Transgenerational Trauma, as well as additional journal features that include a global networking and collaboration registry and a virtual resource library.

Advancing a whole-person approach to reflect the multifaceted nature of the trauma experience, and geared to both the professional and lay reader for the most accessibility to the widest readership, content includes a unique blend of:

  • Scholarly articles on research, theory, practical application, and policy
  • Professional and philosophical perspectives
  • Reviews of publications, media, and programs
  • Personal perspectives
  • Poetry, Spoken Word, Lyrics, and Short prose
  • Art, Photography, and Graphics
  • Multimedia (audio and/or video)

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