Presentations

Upcoming and Recent Presentations

Annual Meeting of the Trauma Work Group of the NGO on Mental Health in the United Nations

Presentation Date: 02/09/23
Location: Zoom (United Nations)

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As the co-chair of the Trauma Group of the NGO on Mental Health in Consultative Relationship to the United Nations, I am happy to announce our upcoming annual meeting, which… READ MORE>>

My Upcoming Lecture at the Bill Lane Conference, Jacobi Medical Center

Presentation Date: 12/01/22
Location: Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx

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On Thursday December 1, I will have the honor of giving a lecture at the Bill Lane Conference at Jacobi Medical Center. The presentation will be part of an in-person… READ MORE>>

A Virtual Program for Caregivers of Aging Holocaust Survivors and Other Trauma Survivors

Presentation Date: 11/29/22
Location: Zoom

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On November 29 at 7 pm, and again on December 13 at 7:00pm, I will be presenting a program (via Zoom) for the Jewish Family Service of Central NJ. The… READ MORE>>

REMINDER: A Virtual Program for Caregivers of Aging Holocaust Survivors and Other Trauma Survivors

Presentation Date: 11/29/22
Location: Zoom

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On November 29 at 7 pm, and again on December 13 at 7:00pm, I will be presenting a program (via Zoom) for the Jewish Family Service of Central NJ. The… READ MORE>>

My Presentation at the Upcoming In-Person Gathering in St. Louis of Child Survivors and Descendants

Presentation Date: 11/05/22
Location: St. Louis

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The 32nd Annual World Federation of Jewish Child Holocaust Survivors and Descendants (WFJCSH&D) Conference, in conjunction with Kindertransport Association and Generations of the Shoa International, will take place at the… READ MORE>>

Yom Hashoah Program in Hebrew for 2G and 3G Across the Globe

Presentation Date: 04/28/22
Location: Zoom

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Dear 2G and 3G friends! “Amcha” Tel-Aviv is offering a free virtual program on Zoom for Hebrew speaking 2G and 3G from across the globe, to come together to honor… 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.