Presentations

Upcoming and Recent Presentations

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>>

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>>

4th meeting, 2GNYC Discussion Group: “Growing up in the Shadow of the Holocaust”

Presentation Date: 09/08/19
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 as scheduled, next Sunday, September 8th from 2-4pm at the NYU Bronfman Center, 7 East 10th Street. Hope to see you… READ MORE>>

2GNYC Event at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on Monday September 2 (Labor Day)

Presentation Date: 09/02/19
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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Please join me at the 2GNYC Event at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on Monday September 2 (Labor Day). You can choose to attend any of the group meetings and… READ MORE>>

Educating Healthcare Professionals About the Impact of Trauma on Survivors Facing the End of Life

Presentation Date: 06/19/19
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 Wednesday, June 19 I will be presenting an educational program entitled “Understanding the impact of trauma on Holocaust Survivors Facing the End of Life: Examining the Past to Improve… READ MORE>>

Presentations

My Approach

I regularly present in professional conferences and training workshops for mental health professionals, as well as speak to students, teachers, schools and community organizations in the USA, Canada, Israel and Europe.

As a psychotherapist and a researcher I believe in the value of a continued dialogue with others and in the importance of exchange of ideas and perspectives. Presenting at professional conferences means sharing and examining concepts and observations with others, and working towards a collectively better professional understanding of the complex issues that come up in psychotherapy.

I also feel personally and professionally very strongly that it is important to educate the public about trauma and related issues. Such topics might include inoculation against prejudice and discrimination, as in improving understanding of the conditions that safeguard against bullying and discrimination, to reduce the risk of interpersonal and inter-group trauma. Another important perspective that grew from the work with previously traumatized people is how to promote resilience and adaptive coping skills in individuals and groups.

It is equally necessary to explain and normalize the reactions to trauma and its possible long term effects, because trauma is actually not a rare occurrence. A significant percent of individuals in the USA are exposed, at some time in their lifetime, to a traumatic experience. Misunderstood post-traumatic feelings, thoughts and behaviors can complicate the recovery of individuals exposed to trauma, and complicate and damage their relationships with significant others.

As an Israeli and a daughter of Holocaust survivors, and as research has shown, I believe in the healing power of relationships to sustain people through hardship and crises, and in the power of authentic connection help individuals regain their lives and their joy.

I believe deeply and genuinely in the capacity of individuals and of groups to cope with adversity and to heal and even grow after crisis or trauma.  After twenty five years as a psychotherapist I still enjoy tremendously being part of this fascinating and inspiring process.