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Update on (and Free Reprints of) My Published Paper on My Work as a 2G Therapist with a 2G Patient

In a previous blog post, I let you know about my recently published paper, one that means a lot to me personally. In this paper, I describe my psychotherapy relationship with a son of Holocaust survivors, and the remarkable ways in which our shared legacy and the personal differences in our family background interacted to propel changes in both of… READ MORE>>

Article About Yom HaShoa Published Online by Yeshiva University

My blog post about Yom HaShoa was published today online by Yeshiva University. You can find the article by clicking on the image below. Irit Felsen

YOM HA’SHOA Starts This Evening: Remembering the Victims and Remembering Those Who Survived

These are trying times for all of us, and for survivors of the Holocaust and their descendants, there are many current reminders and triggers of trauma that reverberate and might make this time even more difficult. It is particularly important in these challenging times to remember those who survived and are still with us, to show them our care in… READ MORE>>

Enhancing Resilience During Times of Extreme Challenge – A Webinar for Mental Health Professionals

Presentation Date: 04/26/20
Location: Virtual

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On Sunday April 26 from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, I will be giving a webinar in the context of the OHEL Institute for Training. This educational webinar is meant… READ MORE>>

My Lecture Today: How You Can Listen To It Online Or On The Phone

Today I had the honor of giving a lecture in a series organized by Rabbi Babad and Relief Resources, immediately as the Corona Virus crisis began. The lectures, which can all be listened to online or by phone, are presented each week by a different mental health professional, and are offered to the general community, free of charge. My lecture… READ MORE>>

Celebrating Passover During the Pandemic: “From Generation to Generation: Understanding Our Legacy of Resilience”

Presentation Date: 04/06/20
Location: Teleconference

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On Monday, April 6th at 1:15 pm, I will be giving a teleconference presentation entitled “From Generation to Generation: Understanding Our Legacy of Resilience”, in which I will speak about… READ MORE>>

Coping with the Challenges of the COVID-19 Crisis: Focusing on the “Three C’s”

These are strange and challenging times, as the Covid-19 pandemic has rapidly transformed our lives in extreme ways. Everything that constituted the structure of our daily lives, the way things were done, is changed. Many of us don’t go outside our homes. We do our work from our personal space, using the technologies which until very recently we might have… READ MORE>>

Registration deadline extended to 10 am Tues. Feb. 25 for Upcoming Meeting of the NGO Committee on Mental Health at the United Nations (Open to the public)

Presentation Date: 02/27/20
Location: Baha’i International Community Center, 866 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

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The Trauma Working Group of the NGO Committee on Mental Health in Consultative Relationship to the United Nations, of which I am the co-convener, will present its annual program this… READ MORE>>

REMINDER: Register by 10 am Mon. Feb. 24 for Upcoming Meeting of the NGO Committee on Mental Health at the United Nations (Open to the public)

Presentation Date: 02/27/20
Location: Baha’i International Community Center, 866 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

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The Trauma Working Group of the NGO Committee on Mental Health in Consultative Relationship to the United Nations, of which I am the co-convener, will present its annual program this… READ MORE>>

If You Have to Apologize: How to Show You Mean It

It is strange how one can find wisdom in the most unexpected places, at the most unexpected times: I was standing in line in Costco, a place I go to for great produce at great prices, not expecting to find professional reading or life-coaching advice. On this particular day last week, the purpose of the trip was to purchase the… READ MORE>>

Upcoming Meeting of the NGO Committee on Mental Health at the United Nations (Open to the public)

Presentation Date: 02/27/20
Location: Baha’i International Community Center, 866 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

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The Trauma Working Group of the NGO Committee on Mental Health in Consultative Relationship to the United Nations, of which I am the co-convener, will present its annual program this… READ MORE>>

2G Witness to the Witness, Commemorating 75 years from Liberation: A Conference for Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors, and Others (Open to the public)

Presentation Date: 02/17/20
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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A reminder about this 2G event for the public.  The two-day event runs tomorrow (Sunday) and Monday. My presentation will be Monday (Feb. 17), starting  at 10:50 am. Irit ————————————————————————————————————————-… READ MORE>>

A Profoundly Moving Meeting of 2G in Boca Raton

This past week I had the honor of presenting once again at Rales Jewish Family Service in Boca Raton, FL. My presentations focused on the effects of trauma on survivors of the Holocaust and other survivors of trauma; the interaction of past traumatic experiences with the aging process and the impact of trauma on the relationships with healthcare providers. I… READ MORE>>

2G Witness to the Witness, Commemorating 75 years from Liberation: A Conference for Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors, and Others (Open to the public)

Presentation Date: 02/17/20
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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I will be presenting a keynote lecture at this conference organized by Project Witness to take place on February 17, 2020 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC. The… READ MORE>>

REMINDER: Upcoming Public Session for Second Generation, in Delray Beach, FL

Presentation Date: 02/10/20
Location: 7091 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL

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As I announced previously, along with the upcoming workshop for mental health professionals I will be giving at the Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Service in Boca Raton, Florida,… READ MORE>>