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My Paper on My Work as a 2G Therapist with a 2G Patient

To those who expressed an interest in reading the paper I mentioned in my recent blog post about my work as a 2G therapist working with a 2G patient, you can download a copy of the accepted version of the paper by clicking on this link. This paper,  entitled “Patient and Psychotherapist Meeting in Shared Intergenerational Transmission of Genocidal Trauma”,… READ MORE>>

Compiling a National List of 2G Therapists

Over the recent years, I have been receiving requests for referrals from 2G and recently, increasingly more often, from 3G, for therapists who are themselves second generation. These requests come from all over the country, and my personal connections, while many, are not always sufficient to be able to suggest a 2G therapist where they are sought. From my many… READ MORE>>

Screening of Documentary “Afterward” in NYC

I heard about a documentary that might be of interest.  I have seen only the trailer, but I will attend the screening of the documentary, “Afterward” by Ofra Bloch, on Friday January 10, 2020. More information about the film can be found by clicking the image below. Ofra Bloch is Jeruslem-born, and she lives and works as a social worker… READ MORE>>

Upcoming Presentation for International Holocaust Remembrance Day: The Impact of Trauma Through Three Generations.

Presentation Date: 01/27/20
Location: The Wing, Penthouse, 45 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

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On Sunday January 27th, 2020, I will have the honor of participating in an event at The Wing in NYC. The Wing is a unique resource for women to become… READ MORE>>

Presentation at NYU School of Medicine

Presentation Date: 12/05/19
Location: Saul Farber Auditorium, NYU School of Medicine

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On Thursday 12/5/19 I will be giving a presentation to physicians and residents of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care Department of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine. The… READ MORE>>

Presentation at the Annual Gathering of the Speakers Bureau, Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC

Presentation Date: 11/25/19
Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NY, NY 10280

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On Monday 11/25/19 I will have the honor and pleasure of again meeting with the members of the Speakers Bureau at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park. It… READ MORE>>

Next (and Final) Meeting of the 2GNYC Discussion Group: “Growing up in the Shadow of the Holocaust”

Presentation Date: 11/17/19
Location: Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University, located at 7 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003

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The next, and final, meeting of the group will take place TOMORROW, Sunday November 17th from 2-4pm at the NYU Bronfman Center, 7 East 10th Street in NYC. Tomorrow’s meeting… READ MORE>>

My Post in Remembrance of Kristallnacht

A post I wrote on the occasion of the recent anniversary of Kristallnacht appeared on the blog of Yeshiva University, and can be found by clicking on the image below. Irit Felsen

A Clinical Workshop in Tel-Aviv: Using EMDR in Treating Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma

Presentation Date: 11/10/19
Location: Metropolitan Hotel, 11 Trumpeldor Street, Tel-Aviv

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This coming Sunday and Monday,  November 10-11, 2019, I will be teaching a workshop at the Israel EMDR Association, together with my colleague Dr. Karen Alter-Reid from the National Institute… READ MORE>>

Next Meeting of the 2GNYC Discussion Group: “Growing up in the Shadow of the Holocaust”

Presentation Date: 10/27/19
Location: Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University, located at 7 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003

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The next meeting of the group will take place TOMORROW, Sunday October 27th from 2-4pm at the NYU Bronfman Center, 7 East 10th Street in NYC. I am deeply moved… READ MORE>>

Attending the Conference of the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP)

This week I will be going to participate in the 42nd Annual IAPSP International Conference, which will be held in Vancouver, Canada, from Thursday, October 17 to Sunday, October 20, 2019. The general focus of the conference this year will be on “Engaging Difference and Sameness: Pathways to Empathic Dialogue”, perhaps the most appropriate topic to focus on these days… READ MORE>>

Intimacy as Spiritual Practice

As Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement is upon us, we stop to take stock of our spiritual and interpersonal relationships. We acknowledge where we fell short of our ethical, emotional and relational ideals and standards, and we re-commit to strive to do better, to be our better self, to related more genuinely and more compassionately to others whose… READ MORE>>

Increased Empathy and Helping Behavior Toward the Mother in Daughters of Holocaust Survivors

A new study by Sarit Alkalay, Abraham Sagi-Schwartz and Hadas Wiseman from Israel, published in the journal “Traumatology” this past July, reports interesting findings regarding daughters of (child) Holocaust survivors. The study showed that greater factual knowledge about the mother’s Holocaust experiences was associated with elevated internal feelings of empathy towards her, and also with external empathic responses toward the… READ MORE>>

2GNYC Meeting To Be Rescheduled

Apologies that, due to unforeseen circumstances, today’s 2GNYC meeting had to be cancelled at short notice.  I will post here the new schedule, once the meeting has been rescheduled for a future date. Irit Felsen

Free Webinar Series About 2G Dealing with Loss of Their Parents

During the fall of 2018, I presented a six-part Webinar series and discussion group, entitled “Grief and Renewal After the Loss of a Holocaust Survivor“, which was sponsored by MJHS. Recordings of the six sessions are available and can be listened to online for free. More information is available by clicking on the image below, which will take you to… READ MORE>>