Presentations

Upcoming and Recent Presentations

My Upcoming Presentations in Boca Raton, FL in February 2024

Presentation Date: 02/05/24
Location: Boca Raton, FL

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On Februray 5 and 6, 2024, I will be presenting two different in-person programs in Boca Raton, FL. More information about these programs is given below, and   clicking on… READ MORE>>

My Upcoming (February 5-6, 2024) In-Person Workshops in Florida

Presentation Date: 02/05/24
Location: Florida

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Are you a child of Holocaust Survivors? Are you a professional working with families of Holocaust survivors? Join me in Florida in February 2024! MorseLife and Next Generations will host… READ MORE>>

REMINDER: My Upcoming (February 5-6, 2024) In-Person Workshops in Florida

Presentation Date: 02/05/24
Location: Florida

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Are you a child of Holocaust Survivors? Are you a professional working with families of Holocaust survivors? Join me in Florida in February 2024! MorseLife and Next Generations will host… READ MORE>>

Presentation at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Washington, DC

Presentation Date: 08/04/23
Location: Washington DC

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The Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA) will take place between August 3-5, in Washington DC. On Friday August 4, I will have the honor of chairing a… READ MORE>>

TOMORROW: Presentation to International Group of Descendants of Survivors, “Sparks of Glory”

Presentation Date: 06/26/23
Location: Zoom

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This Monday (June 26) at 2:00pm EST I will speak via Zoom to the international group “Sparks of Glory”, an organisation which was created more than 10 years ago by… READ MORE>>

The Voices of Descendants: The Continued Impact of the Holocaust

Presentation Date: 05/02/23
Location: Zoom

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The third meeting in our three-part program about the voices of the second and third generation in writing will take place via Zoom on Tuesday May 2/2023 at 2:30 pm… 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.