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Felsen Leads Workshop for Children of Holocaust Survivors

Dr. Irit Felsen, adjunct associate professor at Yeshiva University's Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, recently led a two-part Remembrance and Renewal workshop for children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors at the Boro Park Y. Called "Surviving and Thriving," the event was hosted by Project Witness.

Felson also delivered two lectures at a conference about aging hosted by LeadingAge, an organization that seeks to expand the world of possibilities for the elderly and aging, titled "PTSD and Post Traumatic Reactions in the Elderly" and "Dehumanization in Medicine: The Relevance of Social and Neurosocial Findings to the Treatment of the Elderly."

On May 5, Felson led a program titled "Historical trauma in the life of the family:  Intergenerational transmission of trauma, its impact on relationships among adult siblings, and the effects of earlier trauma in elderly survivors" at the Northeast Counties Association of Psychologists's Spring Program.