Ferkauf Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Celebrated Journalist Lesley Stahl to Keynote Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology Gala Event October 22


Lesley Stahl (photo by Eric Engberg)

On October 22, the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology will celebrate its 60th anniversary at a gala event featuring Lesley Stahl, acclaimed American journalist, as keynote speaker, and honoring Dean Dr. Lawrence Siegel with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The gala will be held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York City, beginning at 5 p.m.

Dean Lawrence Siegel

Dean Lawrence Siegel

“As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Ferkauf Graduate School, we are proud of our excellent programs, our world-class faculty and our passionate students,” said Siegel. “Ferkauf now has nearly 4,000 alumni in the United States and around the world who have gone on to have very successful careers in the field. I am honored to be recognized at this dinner for my leadership of our wonderful graduate school.”

Other honorees include Dr. Carol Bravmann, chair of the Ferkauf Board of Overseers; Dr. Barbara Lauer Listhaus, member of the Board, accomplished therapist and author of Flavors for Everyone: A Guide to Raising Siblings in a Special Needs Family; and Dr. William Salton, professor of psychology and clinical director of Ferkauf’s Max and Celia Parnes Family Psychological and Psychoeducational Services Clinic.

Stahl, who joined CBS News in 1972, began her career covering the Watergate scandal. She worked as a White House correspondent during the presidencies of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. She has also been at the helm of “Face the Nation” and “48 Hours Investigates,” and currently reports for “60 Minutes.”  She is also an author of two books, Reporting Live and Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting.

Ferkauf opened in 1957 as a division of the graduate school of education. In 1965, the school was renamed to honor the vision and generosity of Eugene and Estelle Ferkauf. In 1979, it officially became the Graduate School of Psychology as a result of the merger of the University’s departments of psychology and educational psychology, receiving approval to grant the doctor of psychology degree in clinical psychology and school psychology in 1980.

The Parnes Clinic is Ferkauf’s training clinic. For over four decades, the Clinic has provided low-cost, confidential, state-of-the-art mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

Register for the event online. For more information, contact Lauren Leibowitz at 212.960.5391 or lauren.leibowitz@yu.edu.

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