Sunday Brunch Series - Jewish Women's Adolescent Development: The Role of Attachment, Separation, and Jewish Identity

  • 16 May 2010
  • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Hosted by Beverly Cutler, Ph.D. Location will be e-mailed to registrants.
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Presenter - Julie Nemeth PhD

Julie L. Nemeth, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Center City Philadelphia. After earning a doctorate from the University of Maryland, she completed the training program on treating eating disorders at the Women’s Therapy Centre Institute-NYC. She served as the Training Director for the APA-approved pre-doctoral internship at Pace University’s counseling center and an assistant professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and the University of Delaware. Dr. Nemeth has published on topics related to the psychotherapy process as well as Jewish women's development. Currently, she is a member of Insight for All and a Director-at-Large on the PSPP board.  


Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to recognize the process of Jewish women’s attachment/separation and identity development.

2. Participants will be able to identify how Jewish history/culture shape Jewish women’s individuation process.

3. Participants will be able to describe the model of Jewish identity presented and articulate its function in female development.


Dr. Nemeth will present a contemporary model of Jewish female adolescent development. Drawing from her empirical research on Jewish women, she will explore how attachment to and separation from parents serve as protective factors against common adolescent psychological disorders (i.e., depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, low self-esteem, disordered eating). The dynamics of Jewish women’s separation process will be examined within the cultural context of anti-Semitism, which requires maintaining close familial ties for survival. In turn, she will define Jewish identity and consider the relative contributions of both religious and ethnic identity to Jewish women’s psychological functioning. Finally, the clinical implications of this research will be illustrated through case material.


Sunday, May 16, 2010

11:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.   Brunch

11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.     Presentation and Discussion

Hosted by Beverly Cutler, Ph.D. | Location will be e-mailed to registrants.

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