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Ao Dai

I am loved by this dress.

She graces me with a special, irreplaceable variety of joy.

Her satin body runs across my skin as I adorn her. 142 more words


Suggested Reading List for the June 22 Lecture “Trauma Informed Care of Holocaust Survivors and Other Elderly Trauma Survivors: Dehumanization and Empathy” at the Museum for Jewish Heritage in NYC

On Thursday June 22, I presented a lecture in New York for community professionals and healthcare providers of the MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care. For those who requested relevant readings to complement the lecture, my suggested Reading List is available here.

Irit Felsen

Presentation at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, July 4-5, 2017

At a workshop being held July 4-5 at Yad Vashem (http://www.yadvashem.org/) in Jerusalem, I will present a talk, together with Danny Brom, Ph.D., entitled “ 201 more words

Video Available Online of My Lecture at the Eighteenth Annual Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Conference

I am pleased to report that a video of my lecture “Defying Evil: Child and Adolescent Holocaust Survivors” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, as part of the Eighteenth Annual Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Conference, is now available online. 143 more words

Presenting at IARPP Conference in Sydney, Australia (May 25-28/2017)

On May 25-28, I will attend the conference of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis  (http://www.iarppsydney2017.com/) in Sydney, Australia. The conference aims to direct attention to topics which have not received sufficient attention in psychoanalytic writing. 648 more words

Second Generation

My Father was a hipster
His Father was a prisoner of war

Both of my Grandmothers believed in God 22 more words


Photos and Information about the Recent Caregiver Conference at JFS Central NJ- in their May/June Newsletter

The recent Newsletter for Caregivers of Holocaust Survivors published by the Jewish Family Service of Central NJ just came out, in print and online, describing the recent JFSCNJ Caregiver Conference in which I gave the keynote presentation, addressing the long-standing effects of massive trauma on survivors, and highlighting the importance of sensitivity to particular aspects in the non-verbal and verbal communication and treatment relationships of care providers with the aging survivors. 52 more words