Presentations

Upcoming and Recent Presentations

Screening of Short Film “GANEF” and a Panel Discussion with the Director and Actors of the Film

Presentation Date: 11/16/21
Location: Zoom

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The Museum of Jewish Heritage, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will be hosting a screening and discussion of the 14-minute long movie “Ganef”, which qualified for the Oscars. The… READ MORE>>

REMINDER: TOMORROW (Open to the Public): Screening of Short Film “GANEF” and a Panel Discussion with the Director and Actors of the Film

Presentation Date: 11/16/21
Location: Zoom

More info

The Museum of Jewish Heritage, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will be hosting a screening and discussion of the 14-minute long movie “Ganef”, which qualified for the Oscars. The… READ MORE>>

Upcoming Lecture at the MJHS Conference on “The Liberator and the Liberated: 75 Years Post WW II”

Presentation Date: 11/10/21
Location: Zoom

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On Wednesday November 10, I will present a lecture at the annual MJHS Conference, the topic of which this year is “The Liberator and the Liberated: 75 Years Post WW… READ MORE>>

REMINDER: TOMORROW (Open to the Public): Upcoming Lecture at the MJHS Conference on “The Liberator and the Liberated: 75 Years Post WW II”

Presentation Date: 11/10/21
Location: Zoom

More info

On Wednesday November 10, I will present a lecture at the annual MJHS Conference, the topic of which this year is “The Liberator and the Liberated: 75 Years Post WW… READ MORE>>

Videorecording of “The Liberator and the Liberated: 75 Years Post WW II” Now Available

Presentation Date: 11/10/21
Location: Zoom

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I am pleased to report that the  link to a remarkable program that took place two weeks ago, “The Liberator and the Liberated: 75 Years Post WW II”, is now available… READ MORE>>

Upcoming Presentation at the NYC Elder Abuse Center

Presentation Date: 10/29/21
Location: Zoom

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On Friday, October 29, I will be giving a presentation to the staff of the NYC Elder Abuse Center (NYCEAC), entitled “The Risk for Dehumanization and  Non-Conscious Bias Towards Older… 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.