Speaker Recordings from the White Institute Conference on the Treatment of Sexual Abuse Within the Orthodox Jewish Community

On Sunday, May 22, 2011, the Sexual Abuse Program at the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology presented a ground-breaking conference for clinicians and others who want to understand more about the causes, consequences and treatment of sexual abuse. The forum used interpersonal concepts to identify emerging and existing problems stemming from sexual abuse in the Orthodox Jewish world.

Click on any of the items below to listen to the segment.


Dr. Julie Marcuse, Ph.D. - Opening Remarks

Rabbi Daniel Eidensohn - "The Halachic Imperative to Protect Children From Abuse"

Rabbi Daniel Eidensohn - Comments on Chillul Hashem and Mesirah

Rabbi Daniel Eidensohn - Comments on Incest and Rabbinic Response

Mark Weiss - "A Survivor's Perspective On A Community Coming To Terms"

Richard Gartner, Ph.D. - "The Trauma of Betrayal"

Alison Feit, Ph.D. - "A Kingdom of Priests and a Holy Nation: The Orthodox Jewish Community Confronts Sexual Abuse"

Esther Malka Reich - "Secrecy, Shame, Truth & Hope"

Joel Engelman - "Abused... So What?"

Rabbi Yosef Blau, M.S - "The Silence of the Rabbis: The Religious Responsibility to Respond to the Suffering of Victims."

Shloimie Zimmerman, Ph.D. - "Please Get Involved"

Q&A Morning Session

Q&A Afternoon Session

Abby Stein, Ph.D. - "Because They Can"

Julie Marcuse, Ph.D. - "After Abuse... Then What?"

Ernesto Mujica, Ph.D. - "Healing from Childhood Sexual Trauma: An Interpersonal & Integrative Approach"

Alan Slomowitz, Ph.D. - Afternoon Q&A and Closing Remarks

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