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Irit Felsen participating in 25th Annual International Conference of Child Survivors, Second and Third Generations, Spouses & Families

Irit Felsen will be participating in the 25th Annual International Conference of Child Survivors, Second and Third Generations, Spouses & Families, which takes place Nov. 1-4 in Las Vegas, NV (for more details, see On Saturday Nov. 2, Irit will co-chair a session entitled “Caring for the aging survivors in our families and communities”, and on Sunday Nov. 3,… READ MORE>>

Irit Felsen presenting at Annual Self-Psychology Conference

Irit Felsen will be participating in the 36th Annual International Conference of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, taking place from Oct. 17-20 in Chicago (see more details at On Sunday Oct. 20, Irit will give a presentation entitled “Parental Trauma and Adult Sibling Relationships”.

Irit Felsen presenting at Project Witness in Brooklyn, Oct. 7, 2013

On Monday Oct. 7, Irit Felsen will be giving a presentation entitled “Holocaust Survivor Parents and Their Caregiving Children: Navigating Challenging Family Dynamics”, providing practical tips and helpful suggestions to aid 2nd Generation caregivers with their Avodas HaKodesh, with special attention to obstacles encountered. The presentation will be at Boro Park YM-YWHA, 4912 14th Avenue, on Monday, October 7th, from… READ MORE>>

Irit Felsen teaching at Yeshiva University, Fall 2013

During the Fall 2013 semester, Irit Felsen is teaching two graduate level courses at Yeshiva University in the Bronx, as part of the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. The courses are “Counseling Older Adults” (Course #6451) as well as  “Couples and Family Counseling” (Course #6440).

Upcoming events on Wed. May 22, 2013 and Wed. June 19, 2013

Irit Felsen will be leading discussion groups for children of Holocaust survivors in a two-part series, called “Surviving and Thriving”, sponsored by Project Witness. The events will take place on two Wed. evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 pm at: Boro Park Y 4912 14th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11219 For more information, or to register, call 718.Witness (718.948-6377) or send email… READ MORE>>

Upcoming presentation on Wed. June 12, 2013

Irit Felsen will be presenting a talk entitled “Post Traumatic Reactions in Child Survivors of the Holocaust” as part of the “Special Issues in Working with Child Survivors of the Holocaust” event sponsored by the UJA Federation of New York and Selfhelp Community Services. The event will take place at: UJA-Federation of New York Seventh-Floor Conference Center (Room 710) 130… READ MORE>>

Irit Felsen presenting at ADHCC Conference, April 12, 2013, Callicoon NY

On April 12, 2013, Irit Felsen will give two presentations, entitled “When Our Elderly Residents Need Us Most: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders and Other Post-Traumatic Reactions in Old Age”, and “What Can We Do to Improve the Treatment of Elderly Trauma Survivors”. The presentations are at the 2013 Adult Day Health Care Annual Conference (ADHCC), organized by Leading Age, NY. which… READ MORE>>

Irit Felsen in article in NJ Jewish News, Feb. 13, 2013

An article about the “Hurricane and the Holocaust” event at which Irit Felsen presented was published in the NJ Jewish News. The article can be found at

Irit Felsen giving talk on “The Holocaust and the Hurricane”

Whippany, NJ, January 17, 2013 — Dr. Irit Felsen, a Yale-trained psychologist who specializes in trauma and post-traumatic stress syndrome, will respond to survivors and their descendants as they discuss the effect of Hurricane Sandy on triggering memories of the Holocaust at noon on Wednesday, February 6.  Sponsored by the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest, the program is part of… READ MORE>>

Irit Felsen in article in Atlantic Jewish Times, Nov. 9, 2012

Irit Felsen was interviewed, following the 2012 US presidential election, for an article about the post-election reaction, that appears in a  Nov. 9, 2012 article in the Atlantic Jewish Times.  The article can be found at

Irit Felsen’s recent media appearances

Irit Felsen recently wrote for the media department of Yeshiva University an article, from the perspective of a clinical psychologist and trauma expert, about Gilad Shalit’s release from captivity and what might be helpful in his re-entry into normal life. The article can be found here. Irit’s article was picked up by a number of media outlets, including the Jerusalem… READ MORE>>

Irit Felsen lectures at Baycrest , Toronto, May 30, 2011

On May 30, 2011. Irit Felsen gave a presentation at Baycrest in Toronto, as part of their Visiting Professor Lecture Series. The presentation was entitled “Trauma and Aging: Implications for treatment with Holocaust survivors”. More information can be found at

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