Presentations

Upcoming and Recent Presentations

SAVE THE DATE: Feb. 14/2019 Meeting of the Trauma Working Group of the NGO on Mental Health in Consultative Relationship with the UN

Presentation Date: 02/14/19
Location: United Nations, NYC

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As co-chair of the Trauma working group in the NGO on Mental Health in Consultative Relationship to the United Nations, I have planned the annual Trauma group program scheduled for… READ MORE>>

Thurs. Feb. 14/2019: Meeting of the Trauma Working Group of the NGO on Mental Health in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations

Presentation Date: 02/14/19
Location: United Nations, NYC

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As co-chair of the Trauma working group in the NGO on Mental Health in Consultative Relationship to the United Nations, I have planned the annual Trauma group program scheduled for… READ MORE>>

REMINDER: Thurs. Feb. 14/2019: Meeting of the Trauma Working Group of the NGO on Mental Health in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations

Presentation Date: 02/14/19
Location: United Nations, NYC

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As co-chair of the Trauma working group in the NGO on Mental Health in Consultative Relationship to the United Nations, I have planned the annual Trauma group program scheduled for… READ MORE>>

Presentation for College Interns at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Presentation Date: 01/06/19
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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Tomorrow (January 6, 2019), I will have the honor of addressing a special group of college interns who will begin to code recorded testimonies of Holocaust survivors at the Museum…. READ MORE>>

An Event in Williamsburg for Caregivers of Holocaust Survivors

Presentation Date: 11/28/18
Location: Keser Tzvi Hall, 212 Wilson Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

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On Wednesday November 28 at 6:30 pm, I will be making a presentation entitled “The Impact of Historical Trauma on Relationships Between Elderly Holocaust Survivors and Their Adult Children Caregivers”… READ MORE>>

Presentation at the Museum of Jewish History – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Presentation Date: 10/25/18
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 Thursday October 25,  I will be giving a talk to the annual gathering of the Speakers Bureau at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the… 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.