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Currently running a private clinical psychology practice in New Jersey, Dr. Irit Felsen, Ph.D., has cultivated an esteemed career in the field over the last 32 years. Dr Irit Felsen first formalized her interest in the subject in 1979, entering the Bachelor’s program for Psychology at Israel’s University of Haifa in the honors program. Continuing her record of surpassing academic excellence, Dr. Felsen graduated cum laude in 1986 from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Starting in 1983, Dr. Irit Felsen also attended the Military Academy in Jerusalem, where she participated in the Israeli Defense Force’s Psychology Section learning intensive techniques in group therapy. During this time, Dr. Felsen also expanded her repertoire with a position as an instructor at the Hadassa and Kaplan Hospital Schools of Nursing, teaching developmental psychology classes at an introductory level to Bachelor of Arts candidates. Following her matriculation, Dr. Irit Felsen moved to Germany to pursue a Ph.D. in the University of Hamburg’s Psychology Department, where she developed a thesis evaluating various psychosocial factors which affected the perception of childhood precocity. As a graduate student, Dr. Felsen maintained a rigorous scholarly schedule even outside of her classes, writing an article on communication dynamics during crisis events for Helsinki, Finland’s International Congress of the International Federation of Telephone Emergency Services conference in 1988. In 1989, Dr. Irit Felsen attended Hanover, Germany’s International Conference on Psychological and Psychiatric Sequalae of the Nazi-Terror in Aging Survivors and Their Offspring, and spoke on the topic of intergenerational ramifications of the Holocaust in survivor’s families. Shortly after graduating in 1990, Dr. Felsen wrote an academic article based on her research dissertation which was published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. In 1993, Dr. Irit Felsen garnered another published piece through her collaboration with S. J. Blatt on “The Effects of Patients Characteristics on Therapeutic Process and Outcome,” this time in the Psychotherapy Research journal. Between 1996 and 2001, Dr. Irit Felsen presented at several seminars and symposia on the subject of Holocaust trauma, and was featured as a consulting specialist on an IMPACT show aired through CNN addressing the same subject. Starting in 2000, Dr. Felsen took up several specialized consulting positions with both private and public institutions, largely concerning her expertise in post-traumatic stress disorder. Today, Dr. Irit Felsen maintains these roles in addition to her private practice, and continues to lecture to a variety of academic and private audiences on the psychological and psychosocial consequences of crisis events.

Work experience

Jan 1996Present

Doctor, Clinical Physiologist

Irit Felsen




Haifa University

Honors Program


Hebrew University

Graduated Cum Laude


Hamburg University