Unique training initiative focused on
supportive counseling and referral skills
for women in communal roles
GET READY TO:
Learn about common psychological problems, supportive counseling skills, and the impact of distressed family relationships.
Process with mentors to apply acquired skills to situations communal leaders face on a regular basis.
Connect with women from across North America and develop a network of resources for referral and personal support.
IMPACT your community as an informed leader who can provide guidance and resources for those in need.
Virtual course and facilitated small group processing – Monday evenings 8:00- 10:00 PM EDT, May 2,9, 16, 23 & June 13, 20 & 27 , 8-10 PM EDT
National Conference “Understanding Our Communities” (in the tri-state area) – July 18-20
$750 stipend and conference cost (plus up to $350 in airfare from cities over 275 miles away)
Applications due: April 7, 2022
Clinical Psychologist; Co-director and adjunct professor at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology/Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary program More about this speakerx Roz Sherman, M.A., Ph.D.
Dr. Roz Sherman is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Manhattan. She earned her B.A. in English Literature from Barnard College, her Hebrew Teacher’s Diploma from Yeshiva University Teachers Institute for Women, and her M.A. in Jewish Studies from the Touro Graduate School of Jewish Studies. After a successful career as manager of a technical documentation department at JPMorgan Chase, she received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University. Dr. Sherman currently serves as co-director and adjunct professor at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology/Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary program where she teaches psychology to rabbinical students to increase their psychological sensitivity, knowledge, and skills. She also serves on the board of the Orthodox Union, where she is chair of Jewish Action magazine, and the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in Manhattan.Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of Psychology Lab & Honors Program Coordinator, Lakeland University; Rebbetzin, ASKT (Anshei Sfard Kehillat Torah) Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of Psychology Lab & Honors Program Coordinator, Lakeland University; Rebbetzin, ASKT (Anshei Sfard Kehillat Torah) More about this speakerx Dr. Jessica Kalmar
Jessica Kalmar is an Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of the Psychology Lab and Coordinator of the Honors Program at Lakeland University in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. At Lakeland, Kalmar’s research in the psychology laboratory focuses on diversity and stigmatizing attitudes towards individuals who suffer from mental illness. She came to Lakeland in 2013, most recently from the Yale University School of Medicine, where she served as an associate research scientist in the Mood Disorders Research Program, Psychiatry Department. While studying brain circuitry and cognition in various psychiatric populations, including bipolar disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and major depressive disorder, she also supervised several research projects for Yale undergraduate and graduate students.
Kalmar holds a Ph.D. in psychology with a neuropsychology specialization from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the recipient of numerous professional honors and several foundation grants, and served as a co-investigator on a grant from the National Institutes of Health. At Lakeland, Kalmar received the Faculty/Student Research Grant to study the factors that influence attitudes towards people who suffer from mental illness. Her research has been published in more than 30 professional journal articles and book chapters, and she co-edited a book, “Information Processing Speed in Clinical Populations.” She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and political science from Yeshiva University’s Stern College and a master’s degree in psychology from Queens College, City University of New York.
Jessica and her husband, Rabbi Wesley Kalmar, are Rabbi and Rebbetzin at Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah (ASKT) in Glendale, Wisconsin. Jessica takes an active role in the shul including teaching varied classes, leading book reviews, providing inspiration at Women’s Tehillim Group and teaching kallot. Prior to serving as a Rebbetzin, Jessica’s involvement in Jewish communal work included teaching with Operation V’shenantem in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, YUSSR in Minsk, Belarus and T’Chiya Volunteers in Israel. Jessica and her husband are the proud parents of four children who love living in the wonderfully warm ASKT community. The Kalmars are 44% of the way towards reaching their goal of hiking in the beautiful 79 Wisconsin state parks, forests, and recreation areas.Director, Transcending Trauma Project under the auspices of the Council for Relationships; Council for Relationships, Senior Staff Therapist, Instructor and Supervisor in the Post Graduate Certificate Program More about this speakerx Bea Hollander-Goldfein Ph.D., LMFT
Bea Hollander-Goldfein is the former Director of the Post Graduate Certificate Program in Marriage and Family Therapy at the Council for Relationships. Since 1991 Bea has been the Director of the Transcending Trauma Project which is a large scale research program investigating coping and adaptation after extreme trauma. She holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Couple and Family Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. Bea is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist and as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She is an AAMFT approved supervisor. She is also a member of the American Family Therapy Association. Bea received her doctorate in psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and subsequently expanded her academic training to include certification in Marriage and Family Therapy. Systemic theory has guided her clinical practice and research activities for over 30 years. She has presented broadly on the topic of trauma and the importance of an integrated model of coping and adaptation. She has also published in the fields of Marriage and Family Therapy and Trauma studies.Psychology and social work professor, Sara Schenirer School of Social Work, the University of Pennsylvania, & Council for Relationships; senior trainer at the Home-Based Family Program in Pennsylvania. More about this speakerx Frani S. Pollack, LSW, Ph.D.
Frani S. Pollack is a licensed social work and psychologist. She has worked with individuals, couples, and families for over 25 years. Frani specializes in family work and teens/young adults struggling with multiple challenges. She teaches courses on eating disorders at the Sara Schenirer school of social work and teaches family work at the University of Pennsylvania, Council for relationships, and is a senior trainer at the Home-Based Family Program in Pennsylvania. Frani has taught family and couples work at the Family Institute in Har Nof Jerusalem. She has spoken at conferences, co-authored several book chapters, and has written in peer reviewed journals.