Upcoming and Recent Presentations

Event at the United Nations HQ in NYC, Organized by the Committee on the Status of Women

Presentation Date: 03/16/18
Location: United Nations HQ, NYC

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The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, March 12 – 23/2018. I will be serving as… READ MORE>>

A Two-Day Workshop on Person-Centered Trauma-Informed Care

Presentation Date: 03/12/18
Location: Boca Raton, FL

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On March 12-13, I will be giving a workshop focused on the care of aging Holocaust Survivors and their families, at the Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services in Boca Raton,… READ MORE>>

Come Join Me for “Intergenerational Legacies of Trauma in Families”: A Full-Day Workshop

Presentation Date: 02/06/18
Location: West Palm Beach, FL

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On February 5th-6th, 2018, I will have the honor of presenting a professional training about trauma and aging for the Alpert Jewish Family and Children’s Service in West Palm Beach,… READ MORE>>

Workshop at the LiveOn Conference in NYC

Presentation Date: 01/25/18
Location: LiveOn Conference, NYC

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I will be giving, with Adeena Horowitz, Administrative Director of Selfhelp Community Services, a workshop entitled “When the Past is Present: What Holocaust Survivors Can Teach Us About Working With Elders Who… READ MORE>>

Presentation at William Allen White Institute in NYC

Presentation Date: 01/23/18
Location: White Institute, NYC

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On January 23, 2018 , I will be giving a presentation, entitled “Trauma, Psychosis and Functionality” at the William Allen White Institute in NYC. More details, as well as the registration… READ MORE>>


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.