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Roundtable of the APA Interdisciplinary COVID-19 Task Force

The American Psychological Association (APA) Interdisciplinary Covid-19 Task Force was initiated by Charles Figley, a well-known figure in the field of trauma and resilience research. The Task Force is comprised of psychologists and mental health professionals across the USA, as well as from other countries.  The purpose of the task force is to identify vulnerable sub-groups and their psychological needs… READ MORE>>

A Recent Paper About the Transcendent Power of Human Creativity for Child Survivors

A very recent paper by my colleague Amit Shrira and his colleagues from Bar Ilan university, published in the September issue of the prestigious journal “Trauma Psychology: Theory, Research, Practice, Policy” describes the results of interviews with 30 older visual artists, ranging in age between 72-94, who are all child survivors of the Holocaust.   The interviews aimed to understand… READ MORE>>

Videorecording of My Recent Dialogue with Author Elizabeth Rosner is Now Available

The videorecording of my August 4 conversation with author Elizabeth Rosner (see my previous blog post) is now available on Youtube. You can view the recording through the link provided by the Museum of Jewish Heritage, A living Memorial to the Holocaust at this link or by clicking on the image below. Irit Felsen

Covid-19: Conversations with 2Gs

In the time following the shelter at home order, I was invited to present various webinars related to Covid-19, in which interactive discussions followed my lecture and made it possible for participants to share a wide range of reactions to the pandemic and to the pervasive changes it imposed on our lives. These webinars allowed groups with specific shared interests… READ MORE>>

Zoom Video Link to My Presentation at St. Peter’s Health System Now Available

On June 16, I presented remotely at the departmental Medicine Grand Rounds at St. Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, NJ.  My presentation, entitled “The Long-term Effects of Trauma on Survivors and Its Intergenerational Transmission in the Family”, was intended for their internists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, fellows, residents, and medical students. It was a special honor… READ MORE>>

Listening to Your Inner Voice

I love my work. It is different and profoundly moving every day. Yesterday the theme of the day seemed to have been “the inner voice”. Our inner voice is sometimes hard to hear. We might have not been taught to listen to it. We might have even been taught that our inner voice is wrong, bad or stupid. But when… READ MORE>>

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