37 West 65th Street, 5th Floor | New York, NY 10023

Join the Drisha Network

Sign Up Now

Beit Midrash for Mental Health Professionals

Tuesday evenings, May 2 – 23, 2017, 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 grief, the wounded healer, aspects of listening, 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.

Professionals- $75 for the series
Students- $25 for the series

Click here to register. Contact Joe Siev at 212-595-0307 or jsiev@drisha.org for more information or to register at the student rate.

Workshop leader: Dr. Seth Aronson

Seth Aronson headshotSeth 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.


This workshop was created as an outgrowth of our Dirshu series, “Confronting Mental Illness.”