Recent Presentations & Achievements

Dvora presented at Nefesh International on December 28, 2018 in Long Island NY, part of a full day Maternal Mental Health intensive

Dvora recently presented "I see you: strengthening our presence in support of those in struggle" at the Bikkur Cholim of Greater Washington annual event as well as a launch event for SVIVAH, a new women's program, on December 16

Older Presentations:

  • For Wurzweiler School of Social Work on Perinatal Loss: The Presence of an Absence

PMADS (Perinatal Mood And Anxiety Disorder)

PMADS (Perinatal Mood And Anxiety Disorder)

By: Dvora Entin, LCSW

What an overwhelming and exhausting experience it is to bring a child into this world!  And for you, that experience wasn’t just nine months.  For you, that experience was years of waiting and hoping and praying and treatments and medications and doctors and doctor visits…  And now here you are, a few weeks postpartum, and all of that exhaustion, physical and emotional, is settling in.

Starting the Conversation: Infertili-TEA

Starting the Conversation: Infertili-TEA

Infertili-TEA will be a free event for both women and men … to socialize and learn about Yesh Tikva, a new organization that was established to empower others and give a voice to their struggles while breaking down barriers and facilitate the conversation surrounding infertility by educating the community at large to support others. Dvora Entin, LCSW, Yesh Tikva’s mental health professional and moderator of the virtual support groups, will present a brief talk and share tools for attendees to use and begin thinking more about how we communicate with those around us.

Changing the Rules

Changing the Rules

By: Dvora Entin, LCSW in collaboration with Zisa Levin, RMSWI

Oh, and that part about, "and your mother or father is in the room so that makes it OK too?"  That’s part of the standard conversation we have in the prevention world when addressing sexual abuse. Then along comes Dr. Larry Nassar, who is a doctor, who abused under the guise of medical care, and who did it in full, but covered, view of many mothers.

13 Reasons Why: A Parenting Opportunity

13 Reasons Why: A Parenting Opportunity

By: Dvora Entin, LCSW

As a therapist who had to watch most of the episodes for a work-related responsibility, the content of the show persists in my subconscious and continues to draw my attention even several months later. Seeing this series as a parent of teenagers, as well as therapist, challenged my perception of the social impact of this show and was distinctly different than what I anticipated. 

After Mother’s Day: Musings on Bereaved Mothers

After Mother’s Day: Musings on Bereaved Mothers

By: Dvora Entin, LCSW

Today, with Facebook, social media, and a multitude of blogs, Mother’s Day exposes us to everyone else’s mother-child relationships. We scroll through our newsfeeds and see photo after photo of mothers and their kids, as well as adult children celebrating their older moms. As a therapist with my heart immersed in the world of those who have experienced many different kinds of painful losses, Mother’s Day highlights a sadness of absence…

Managing the stress of Passover

Managing the stress of Passover

By: Dvora Entin, LCSW

While the holiday of Pesach brings with it special memories as well as dishes, it also tends to lend itself to an increased level of stress in the Jewish home and family. Stress can be a powerful motivator when reacting to sudden danger or trying to meet a deadline, but stress can also rob us of good health in mind, body and spirit.

Mazel Tov! Why Am I Not Happy?

By: Dvora Entin, LCSW

For most women, the joy and emotions that follow the birth are manageable, and the thrill of holding your new baby outweighs the exhaustion of the sleepless nights and the worry about: Am I doing this right? The mazel tov wishes strengthen you in this new position of parent and slowly, you become accustomed to this new experience.