Book Club

It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn.

PA CASA staff invite active CASA volunteers and staff to join our Book Club with selections to enrich your work in the CASA network.

It's easy to join the club!

  1. Sign in to or register an Engage account.
  2. Join the PA CASA Book Club Group on Engage. Join now >
  3. Choose which date you wish to attend, either Option 1 or 2. You can log back into the group on your preferred date to access the Zoom link.
  4. Participate in the online forum discussions prior to the Zoom meeting. Discuss the book >

Option 1

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
6-7:30 p.m.

Option 2

Saturday, May 20, 2023
10-11:30 a.m.

About the Upcoming Title

This book explores how the traumas of our parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents can live in our unexplained depression, anxiety, fears, phobias, obsessive thoughts, and physical symptoms. The author provides insights and tools to help readers identify and heal from trauma, break negative patterns, and create a more fulfilling life.

Mark Wolynn is a leading expert on inherited family trauma. He is the winner of the 2016 Silver Nautilus Award in Psychology. As the director of The Family Constellation Institute in San Francisco, he has trained thousands of clinicians and treated thousands more patients struggling with depression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive thoughts, self-injury, chronic pain, and illness. A sought-after lecturer, he leads workshops at hospitals, clinics, conferences, and teaching centers around the world. He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, the Western Psychiatric Institute, Kripalu, The Omega Institute, The New York Open Center, and The California Institute of Integral Studies. His articles have appeared in Psychology Today, Mind Body Green,, Elephant Journal, and Psych Central, and his poetry has been published in The New Yorker.