Dr. Michelle Friedman

Michelle FriedmanRegion: New York
Honorarium: $250/hr + travel time

Biography:
Dr. Michelle Friedman majored in religion as an undergraduate at Barnard College. After graduation from the New York University School of Medicine, she completed an internship at St. Vincent's Hospital and her residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital, where she is on staff as an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry. She also earned a certificate in psychoanalysis at the Columbia University Institute. Dr. Friedman's chief clinical interests are the interface between psychiatry and obstetrics /gynecology and between psychiatry and religious life. Her most recent work, a study entitled, Sexual Life of Observant Jewish Women, appears in the Fall 2009 issue of "Conversations", the Journal of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals. In addition to her private practice, she is the director of pastoral counseling at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School.

Topics: 

  • Pastoral Counseling - What should communities expect from rabbis and how can communities support psychological health
  • Observant Jews and Modern Life - Psychology of Faithfulness / Dating and Marriage
  • The Interface of Psychiatry and Religious Life: Post-partum Depression, Anxiety and Depression

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