"Forgiveness, Resiliency and Survivorship Among Holocaust Survivors,"

A symposium led by Dr. Roberta Greene

Tue, October 27, 2009 | UTOPIA Theatre, School of Social Work

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

This symposium will present the findings of the study "Forgiveness, Resiliency and Survivorship Among Holocaust Survivors," led by Dr. Roberta Greene, who holds the Louis and Ann Wolens centennial chair in gerontology and social welfare in the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. 

Greene's three-year study, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, replicated another one originally conducted in Israel. Her team interviewed Holocaust survivors living in Texas, New York, New Jersey, California, Minnesota and Washington, D.C. 

Greene and Dr. Marilyn Armour, associate professor of social work, are principal co-investigators of the study. They will be joined by invited panelists, some of whom are Holocaust survivors, who will report and discuss the research results, which provide a better understanding of how the powers of forgiveness and natural healing contribute to recovery following trauma. They will also discuss how the research results can be applied to clinical practice. 

The following are scheduled to appear as invited panelists:
William Meinecke Ph.D., US Holocaust Memorial Museum Educator
Maxine Cohen, Director, Holocaust Memorial of San Antonio
Walter Kase, Holocaust survivor, lecturer
Anna Rado, Holocaust survivor, lecturer
William Samelson, Ph.D., Holocaust survivor, professor, and author
Judith Sokolow, LMSW, Senior Programs Coordinator, Jewish Family Service
Mary Lee Webeck, Ph.D., Holocaust Museum Houston, Education Director

Co-sponsored by Jewish Community Association of Austin and Texas Hillel. 

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