Monthly Archives: August 2017

Starting teaching again at Yeshiva University, for Fall 2017 Semester

The Fall 2017 semester at Yeshiva University in the Bronx is about to get underway.   This semester I am teaching a graduate level psychology course at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. The course is “Couples and Family Counseling” … Continue reading

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“Atypical”: A New TV Series About an Autistic Adolescent and His Family

The Netflix TV series “Atypical” (here is a link to the trailer) centers around the life of a suburban middle-class family, and particularly of Sam, a high school senior on the autistic spectrum who has recently decided that he wants … Continue reading

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Hate, bigotry and discrimination don’t solve problems, they make bigger ones- Lessons learned from the Holocaust

As I got on the treadmill at the gym this past Saturday, I watched in disbelief the pictures that met my eyes. For a moment I was hoping I clicked on the wrong TV channel and was watching a movie, … Continue reading

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Sinead O’Connor’s Viral Video: #OneofMillions – Mental Illness Doesn’t Discriminate

I recently came across “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer Sinead O’Connor’s viral video, in which the tearful musician describes her years-long struggle with mental illness and her feelings of profound isolation and abandonment left in its wake. The 12-minute video, … Continue reading

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Slides Posted from Presentation on “War-Related Traumatic Reactions in Veterans and Their Impact on Families”

Some time ago, I gave a presentation entitled “War-Related Traumatic Reactions in Veterans and Their Impact on Families” at a conference for an audience of directors of nursing homes and directors of social services in nursing homes and assisted living … Continue reading

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Audiorecording Now Available: Lecture on Sibling Relationships in Holocaust Survivor Families

I just posted on my Youtube channel an audio recording of a lecture I gave on March 30, 2017, under the auspices of the Claims Conference in partnership with JF&CS, Atlanta and the Bikur Cholim Chesed Organization in Brooklyn. This … Continue reading

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