Author Archives: Irit Felsen, Ph.D.

Event Tomorrow: Mental Health Services in Low Resource Settings

For those in the tristate area, I wanted to share that the American Psychological Association at the UN has organized a forum tomorrow, July 16, that will be discussing the implementation of mental health services in low resource settings. For … Continue reading

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The Final Account: Lawrence Peacock on Losing a Parent

Life has a way of placing things along our path in a curious and auspicious way. This, for example, is how an article by Lawrence Peacock caught my eye today, about learning to live in the absence of our parents. … Continue reading

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Celebrity Reminders of Mental Anguish

Yesterday’s media headlines brought another poignant reminder that mental illness can afflict even the biggest names, with pop star Ariana Grande  opening up about her struggle with PTSD and anxiety in the aftermath of the Manchester terror attack that killed … Continue reading

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Audio recordings available of my ten lecture series: “Our Parents, Our Selves, Our Changing Lives”

I have posted on my Youtube channel the audio-recordings of  a ten-lectures series I gave in Brooklyn last year. The lectures were focused on enhancing the lives of children of Holocaust survivors at this chapter in their lives. Issues characteristic … Continue reading

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My Paper Entitled “Parental Trauma and Adult Sibling Relationships in Holocaust Survivor Families” was Accepted for Publication in the Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychology and is now Posted Below

The paper discusses observations from encounters with adult children of Holocaust survivors suggesting accentuated differences among adult siblings in their respective roles within the family of origin, as well as in the siblings’ general adaptation styles. These dissimilarities are often … Continue reading

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REMINDER: TOMORROW: Helping Parents Towards Growth-Promoting Parenting: An All-Day Workshop on May 8, 2018

On Tuesday May 8, I will be giving an all-day workshop organized by the Ohel Mel and Phyllis Zachter Institute for professional training. The workshop will take place at the Kingsway Jewish Center at 2902 Kings Highway, in Brooklyn. I … Continue reading

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Helping Parents Towards Growth-Promoting Parenting: An All-Day Workshop on May 8, 2018

On Tuesday May 8, I will be giving an all-day workshop organized by the Ohel Mel and Phyllis Zachter Institute for professional training. The workshop will take place at the Kingsway Jewish Center at 2902 Kings Highway, in Brooklyn. I … Continue reading

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