Apr

13 2020

7 PM Choosing Light in a Dark Time: Coping Strategies for Stressful Times

7:00PM - 8:00PM  

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Choosing Light in a Dark Time:  Strategies to Help Manage During Stressful Times


Join a conversation between Federation CEO Judy Alperin and clinical psychologist Dr. Barbara Berkowitz, focusing on more effectively understanding anxiety, stress, how to change one’s cognitions to more constructive thought patterns, and to potentially emerge from this global and personal crisis healthier, stronger, and readier for your future.  

This webinar is co-sponsored by Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven and the Jewish Federation.  Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the principles and techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, designed to stem the tide of anxiety and self-defeating thought patterns.  We will explore such areas as an individual’s locus of control, how to deal with being alone and/or physically isolated from one’s usual activities and social and work-related circles, and specific ideas for stemming boredom and pessimism.  The knowledge and practical advice provided is definitely not intended to substitute for individual therapy.  Rather, it is intended to assist all of us in coping with the current shelter-at-home situation and the fears arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Some opportunity for questions will be available through the Chat function in the Zoom virtual meeting.  

This presentation will be moderated by Judy Alperin.

Dr. Barbara Berkowitz received a BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, and her MA and Ph.D. from SUNY at Buffalo in clinical psychology.  She has worked in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and private practice, as well as spending five years as a professor in southern California.  In 1981, her family moved to Woodbridge, CT, and she built a thriving practice in New Haven.  In direct clinical services, her therapy practice included treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, relationship and self-esteem issues for women, and attachment and behavioral issues in special needs adoptive and foster families.  Her consultation services included training and advice for DCF and other foster care agencies, as well as thousands of family evaluations in child protection and child custody matters in the Juvenile and Family court systems.  After a fulfilling career, spanning more than 43 years, she retired at the end of 2015.  She is now a full-time cyclist and friend.  Barb is a volunteer with the JCL Reading Partners program and previously worked with JCARR.  Her family joined Temple Emanuel in 1981 within a month of arriving in Woodbridge.  Currently, Barb serves as Torah Captain, co-chair of the Ritual Committee, and a member of the clarinet section of the TE band.  She has also served multiple terms on the Board of Directors 

 

Sponsored by: Temple Emanuel & The Jewish Federation


 

 

BRIEF BIO FOR ZOOM PRESENTATION

Dr. Barbara Berkowitz received a BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, and her MA and Ph.D. from SUNY at Buffalo in clinical psychology.  She has worked in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and private practice, as well as spending five years as a professor in southern California.  In 1981, her family moved to Woodbridge, CT, and she built a thriving practice in New Haven.  In direct clinical services, her therapy practice included treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, relationship and self-esteem issues for women, and attachment and behavioral issues in special needs adoptive and foster families.  Her consultation services included training and advice for DCF and other foster care agencies, as well as thousands of family evaluations in child protection and child custody matters in the Juvenile and Family court systems.  After a fulfilling career, spanning more than 43 years, she retired at the end of 2015.  She is now a full-time cyclist and friend.  Barb is a volunteer with the JCL Reading Partners program and previously worked with JCARR.  Her family joined Temple Emanuel in 1981 within a month of arriving in Woodbridge.  Currently, Barb serves as Torah Captain, co-chair of the Ritual Committee, and a member of the clarinet section of the TE band.  She has also served multiple terms on the Board of Directors