CANCELLED: Sunday Brunch: Jewish Women’s Adolescent Development: The Role of Attachment, Separation and Jewish Identity

  • 14 Jun 2009
  • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Contact Jay Moses, Ph.D. at 267-254-0791 for location.

The June Brunch has been postponed to 2010. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Presenter—Julie L. Nemeth, Ph.D.

Julie L. Nemeth, Ph.D. is a psychologist at the University of Delaware’s Center for Counseling & Student Development and maintains a private practice in Center City Philadelphia. She earned her doctorate in psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park and she is currently a candidate at the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to describe the literature on Jewish women’s attachment/separation and identity development.
  • Participants will be able to explain how Jewish history/culture shape Jewish women’s individuation process.
  • Participants will be able to define Jewish identity and articulate its function in female development.
Julie Nemeth, Ph.D. 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.

Target Audience: Mental health professionals and graduate students

Instructional Level: Intermediate

11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.—Brunch
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.—Presentation
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.—Discussion

Courtesy of Catherine Baker-Pitts, Ph.D.
Contact Jay Moses, Ph.D. at 267-254-0791 for location.

These programs are open to PSPP members and other interested mental health professionals who may not be members. Nonmembers may attend the brunch for free, but must pay $40 if they wish to receive CE credits. Please register in advance to allow for planning of refreshments and seating arrangements. Walk-in registration is also accepted. Please return registration forms to:

Jay Moses, Ph.D.
303 W. Lancaster Ave., Suite 2B
Wayne, PA 19087
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