Dr. Irit Felsen 2G Workshop

Join us for a one-day community workshop with Dr. Irit Felsen.
A sought-after international speaker, Dr. Felsen is an expert on the long-term effects of trauma on Holocaust Survivors and the intergenerational transmission of trauma to the children of Survivors (2Gs).

Part I 8:30am – 12:30pm
Intergenerational Transmission in Holocaust Survivor Families: How does the experiential knowledge of an event that took place before one was born impact the children and grandchildren of Survivors? How does a perspective of “dual reality” come to be represented in the lived experience of children of survivors? What are the mechanisms of intergenerational transmission of parental trauma and the effect on 2Gs? What is the role of epigenetics in understanding multigenerational transmission of trauma?

Part II 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Unique Strengths of Children of Survivors: Perspectives of the psychological strengths and vulnerabilities of children of Holocaust Survivors. Knowing one’s strengths optimizes the opportunities to capitalize on these traits and integrate them more consistently into daily life.

Lunch is included.

Registration is required. Limited Seating

For more information email Truch@morselife.org

Jerzy Wójcik

Irit Felsen, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist specializing in trauma and traumatic loss, whose clinical work and research have been focused on Holocaust survivors and their families. In addition to a private practice in New Jersey, Dr. Felsen is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. Dr. Felsen is a member of the APA Trauma Division and the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, the chair of the Older Adults Work Group in the APA Interdivision Covid-19 Task Force, a board member of the Holocaust Council of MetroWest, and a co-chair of the NGO Committee on Mental Health at the UN. Her papers have been published in peer-reviewed professional journals, and her research was the basis for a book entitled Psychoanalysis and Holocaust Testimony: Memories of Unwanted Social Trauma.

Monday, February 5, 2024, from 8:30am to 4:00pm

B’nai Torah Congregation
6261 SW 18th St, Boca Raton
Boca Raton, FL 33433

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