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Spotlight on the Expert
Dovid Brownstein, Psy.D.
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Spotlight On The Expert is a series of interviews with expert Orthodox Jewish therapists. Its goal is to reduce stigma by helping those in the Orthodox Jewish community and beyond familiarize themselves with some of the most highly trained and experienced specialists in the field of psychotherapy.
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Secure Your Mask First, Then Assist Your Child: Family Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Author: Dovid Brownstein, Psy.D.
March 23rd, 2020

In this video, practical information, tips, and guidance to support family mental health and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. I discuss what happens to us, psychologically, when we face uncertain events and circumstances; how we, as parents, can manage our own stress and anxiety and why that is so important; some of the best ways to approach addressing this topic with children; and practical tips on ways to enhance wellbeing during this …
Spotlight on the Expert: Parenting Children Who Are No Longer Observant
Author: Dovid Brownstein, Psy.D.
July 22nd, 2018

In this interview, Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Krohn, a clinical psychologist who provides individual, family, and couple psychotherapist in the Chicago area, talks about the parenting challenges of religiously observant parents whose adolescent or adult children have chosen a non-observant lifestyle. He discusses how his interest in the intersection of psychology and religion developed and how it informs his practice of psychotherapy with his clients. Dr. …
Spotlight on the Expert: Intimacy, Sexuality, and Marriage Preparation
Author: Dovid Brownstein, Psy.D.
July 15th, 2018

In this interview, Talli Rosenbaum, MSc, an individual and couple psychotherapist, and Certified Sex Therapist in Bet Shemesh, Israel, talks about how to educate young people in the Orthodox Jewish community about intimacy and sexuality so they are better prepared for and more aware of these issues in marriage. She discusses her professional journey from her career as practitoner and teacher of pelvic floor physical therapy to becoming a psychoth …
Kosher Meditation
Author: Dovid Brownstein, Psy.D.
July 9th, 2018

In this interview, Rus Devorah Wallen, ACSW LCSW, a psychotherapist in Buffalo, NY discusses the benefits of meditation for mental health. She talks about her journey to becoming a psychotherapist and how meditation became central to her therapy work with her clients. Rus Devorah explains that many meditations and other practices that originate from Eastern religions and rituals may contain elements that are prohibited by Jewish law and by other …
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