Monthly Archives: February 2016

REMINDER: Irit Felsen presenting at OHEL Workshop on “Psychology of Change” on Mar. 9/2016 in Brooklyn, NY

On March 9, 9:00-4:00 I will be presenting a workshop at the Ohel Institute for Training. The workshop topic will be : Psychology of Change: Promoting Positive Therapeutic Outcomes The presenters will be : David Pelcovitz, PhD, Irit Felsen, PhD … Continue reading

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Dying with dignity – an important conversation to have

Recently on CNN.com, Dr. Jacquelyn Corley wrote a piece titled “Why Doctors Want to Die Differently” : http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/17/opinions/doctors-choose-quality-of-life-over-length-corley/index.html Dr. Corley describes the heart wrenching story of a man who was lying in the hospital bed on the twentieth day after … Continue reading

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Paper published: Encounters with Chronic Psychiatric Holocaust Survivors: Trauma, Psychosis and Functionality

Last week a paper I wrote, entitled “Encounters with Chronic Psychiatric Holocaust Survivors: Trauma, Psychosis and Functionality” appeared in issue 6 of the online journal “Kavod”. The paper can be found at http://kavod.claimscon.org/2016/01/encounters-with-chronic-psychiatric-holocaust-survivors-trauma-psychosis-and-functionality/. The paper describes a research project conducted … Continue reading

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Encounter-Focused Couples Therapy: A powerful method for connecting two people, for creating safety in a relationship, for learning to listen and to hear each other more authentically

This past weekend I assisted in leading a couples workshop in Miami, with Hedy Schleifer, MA,LMHC and her husband Yumi. The workshop, enitled “An Adventure in Intimacy”, is based on Encounter-Centered Couples Therapy, a model that includes a fascinating blend … Continue reading

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Event in support of the Survivor Initiative at the Museum of Tolerance and Gratitude, NY

Last night I was at the Museum of Tolerance and Gratitude in Manhattan (http://www.museumoftolerancenewyork.com, and part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center), as part of the action-oriented Survivor Initiative (http://www.survivorinitiative.org/), an organization that raises funds to support service agencies that serve … Continue reading

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Report from Workshop on Parenting Adult Children Substance Abusers

Yesterday I attended a program at the Northeast Counties Association of Psychologists of Bergen – Hudson – Passaic Counties (NCAP) (for more details, see http://northeastnjpsychassoc.org/).  The program, entitled “The Convergence of Attachment, Codependency & Trauma: The Crisis of Parenting Adult … Continue reading

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