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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)August 22, 2011

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Dr. Sylvia Flescher, a psychiatrist/psychoanalyst in private practice in Ridgewood, N.J. and a faculty member at Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City, will speak at Ramapo College of New Jersey in September at the invitation of the Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies of Ramapo College.

Her talk, “Googling for Ghosts: A Meditation on Writer’s Block, Mourning and the Holocaust,” will describe her decades-long struggle with writer’s block and how her voice was overshadowed by her analyst father, a writer and Holocaust survivor. Themes of survivor guilt, incomplete mourning and the transmission of trauma to the second generation will be discussed.

Dr. Flescher will speak on Thursday, September 22 at 7:15 p.m. in the Trustees Pavilion. The presentation is free and open to the public.  For more information or to reserve a seat, please call (201) 684-7409.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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