Presentations

Upcoming and Recent Presentations

The Third Generation Articulates Their Relationships with Survivor Grandmothers, in Film

Presentation Date: 06/22/21
Location: Zoom

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I want to share with you a link to a special program I feel very excited about,  which I created and which will be hosted over Zoom by the Museum… READ MORE>>

Upcoming Lecture, on Monday June 7 at 18:00 Israel time (11:00 EDT) : “Where Do We Go From Here?”

Presentation Date: 06/07/21
Location: Zoon (Israel)

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For those of you who might be interested, I will be speaking on Monday June 7 at a gathering organized by “Hamakom”, a second generation group under the auspices of… READ MORE>>

This Week: Event on Historical Trauma and Cultural Healing in 2021

Presentation Date: 05/19/21
Location: Zoom

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On Wednesday, May 19th, I will be leading and moderating a program (hosted and sponsored by the Museum of Jewish Heritage) that is focused on sharing different legacies of intergenerational… READ MORE>>

Upcoming Presentations (via Zoom) for the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey

Presentation Date: 05/13/21
Location: Zoom

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On Thursday May 13 at 7:00pm EDT, I will be presenting via Zoom a lecture invited by the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey. This lecture will… READ MORE>>

Liberation75: A Global Three-Day (Online) Conference for Survivors of the Holocaust and their Descendants

Presentation Date: 05/05/21
Location: Zoom

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Liberation75 is the world’s largest international event to mark the 75th anniversary of liberation from the Holocaust, and will take place May 4 – 9, 2021. The global conference will… READ MORE>>

My Upcoming (Second) Presentation for Kol Israel Foundation, Cleveland OH

Presentation Date: 04/29/21
Location: Zoom (Cleveland, OH)

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On Thursday this week (April 29),  I will be giving another presentation for Kol Israel Foundation in Cleveland, OH. This is event will be the second part of two separate… 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.