On Feb. 10, 2020, over 50 Wurzweiler students, field supervisors and alumni gathered at Yeshiva University’s Jerusalem campus for a networking and professional development event. Opening remarks were provided by Nechama Munk, Director of the MSW Program in Israel.

Dr. Danielle Wozniak

Dr. Danielle Wozniak, Dorothy and David I. Schachne Dean of the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, discussed developments at Wurzweiler and announced a new partnership with Eleos Health, a digital mental health startup helping therapists to improve treatment outcomes using voice analysis technology. Wurzweiler and Eleos will be partnering to bring this technology into the classroom and field placement sites in the future.

Dr. David Ribner

A lecture was then provided by Dr. David Ribner, certified sex therapist and supervisor, on “The Importance of Addressing Intimacy in Therapy.” In his lecture, Dr. Ribner provided participants with the opportunity to learn how to initiate conversations about sex and sexuality with their clients.

He also described the foundations of assessment and treatment in his role as founder and chairman of the Sex Therapy Training Program at the School of Social Work, Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan Israel.

Wurzweiler alumni in Israel interested in professional development and networking opportunities should contact Nechama Munk at nechama.kieffer-munk@yu.edu

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