Naomi Mark

Region: New York
Honorarium: $150 - $600

Biography:
Naomi Mark is a psychotherapist in a private practice where she specializes in working with couples and families. Naomi was trained at the Ackerman Institute for Marital and Family Therapy in New York City and at Columbia University School of Social Work. She was a faculty member at the Institute of Psychosocial oncology and student Educational Coordinator at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Social Work. Currently, in addition to maintaining her private practice, Naomi is a staff development specialist and a trainer for NYC's Human Resources Administration, and conducts workshops on family/work issues for Performance Strategies International, LLC. She appeared on Good Day New York in a segment titled The Myth of the Evil Stepmother and is featured in the film Trembling Before God, a documentary about the struggle facing gay and lesbian Orthodox Jews. Naomi is the book review editor for the academic journal Social Work Forum, and has published several articles in professional journals.

Topics:

  • Jewish Frum Teenage Girls At Risk
  • Domestic Violence in the Jewish Community: Research indicates that Jewish women stay in abusive relationships longer than women of other ethnic groups. Reasons for this alarming statistic will be explored and discussed. Excerpts from the film "To Save a Life" will be shown as a trigger for discussion. Resources for community services will be shared
  • Orthodox Jewish Super Women: Doing it all — coping strategies for succeeding as the working mom
  • The Sandwich Generation: Women: Jewish women as multi-generational caregivers
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Religious Dating
  • Jewish Step-Parenting: Challenges, Conflicts, and Choices — strategies and solutions

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