Beit Midrash for Mental Health Professionals
Tuesday evenings, May 3 – 31, 2016, 7:00 – 9:00
“Who Heals the Brokenhearted and Binds up their Wounds” – Harofei lishvurei lev umechabeish le’atzvotam
Description: The workshop is designed to help mental health professionals explore Jewish perspectives on issues they likely encounter in their day-to-day work. Focusing during each meeting on a different topic of importance to mental health and wellbeing, participants will bring their own clinical and personal perspectives into conversation with a range of classical and modern Jewish texts. Topics will include dreams, anxiety, the role of listening in the therapeutic process, and more.
Format: The beit midrash will include small-group or paired (chavruta) text study as well as group discussion.
Eligibility: This season of Drisha’s beit midrash for mental health professionals is open to practitioners at all levels of clinical and professional experience. Clergy with a background in pastoral work are invited to participate as well.
Workshop leader: Dr. Seth Aronson
Seth Aronson, PsyD is Fellow, Training and Supervising Analyst, and Director of Curriculum at the William Alanson White Institute in New York. He is adjunct professor at Long Island University’s doctoral program in clinical psychology, and he serves on the faculty of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, where he facilitates process groups for rabbinical students.
Professionals – $75 for the series
Students – $25 for the series
For more information and to sign up call 212.595.0307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop was created as an outgrowth of our Dirshu series, “Confronting Mental Illness.”