Presentations

Upcoming and Recent Presentations

2G Witness to the Witness, Commemorating 75 years from Liberation: A Conference for Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors, and Others (Open to the public)

Presentation Date: 02/17/20
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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I will be presenting a keynote lecture at this conference organized by Project Witness to take place on February 17, 2020 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC. The… READ MORE>>

2G Witness to the Witness, Commemorating 75 years from Liberation: A Conference for Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors, and Others (Open to the public)

Presentation Date: 02/17/20
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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A reminder about this 2G event for the public.  The two-day event runs tomorrow (Sunday) and Monday. My presentation will be Monday (Feb. 17), starting  at 10:50 am. Irit ————————————————————————————————————————-… READ MORE>>

Upcoming Workshop, Including Public Session, in Boca Raton, FL

Presentation Date: 02/10/20
Location: Rales JFS Senior Services, 6413 Congress Avenue, Suite 225 Boca Raton, FL

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On February 10-11, I will give a workshop at the Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Service in Boca Raton, Florida. The workshop will be aimed at professionals working with… READ MORE>>

Upcoming Public Session for Second Generation, in Delray Beach, FL

Presentation Date: 02/10/20
Location: 7091 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL

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As I announced previously, along with the upcoming workshop for mental health professionals I will be giving at the Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Service in Boca Raton, Florida,… READ MORE>>

REMINDER: Upcoming Public Session for Second Generation, in Delray Beach, FL

Presentation Date: 02/10/20
Location: 7091 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL

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As I announced previously, along with the upcoming workshop for mental health professionals I will be giving at the Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Service in Boca Raton, Florida,… READ MORE>>

Upcoming Presentation for International Holocaust Remembrance Day: The Impact of Trauma Through Three Generations.

Presentation Date: 01/27/20
Location: The Wing, Penthouse, 45 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

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On Sunday January 27th, 2020, I will have the honor of participating in an event at The Wing in NYC. The Wing is a unique resource for women to become… 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.