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. Krohn elaborates on some of the common reactions religious parents have when their children behave in ways that do not align with the parents' values, and he offers some insight into the source of those reactions. Finally, Dr. Krohn offers practical suggestions about how parents and community members can be more accepting of their children's choices even when the parents disagree with those choices.
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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 psychotherapist with a specialty in sex thearpy.
Talli explains the bio-psycho-social model of human sexuality, and details some of the unique aspects of sexuality, intimacy, and sense of self in the Orthodox Jewish community. Finally, Talli offers practical guidance on how to raise children and young adults with a healthy understanding of sexuality and intimacy.
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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 monotheistic religons. She discusses some adaptations of these practices so they can be utilized in a "Kosher" way.
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In countries throughout the world there are Orthodox Jewish therapists numbering in the thousands. Among these are many experts with specialization in a wide range of treatment approaches and techniques.