Author Archive: Nancy Isserman, PhD

9 Nov

A Clinical Perspective on Treatment of Vietnam Veterans

[caption id="attachment_6498" align="alignnone" width="800"] Image: National Park Service[/caption]   The Vietnam War, a documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick details the "epic story of one of the most controversial events in American history.” In a Washington Post podcast, Ken Burns stated:  “I do not… Read More

16 Oct

I Have A Message for You: Holocaust Survivors Recount Messages from their Parents

In the video, “I Have A Message for You,” Klara, who survived the Holocaust as a young French woman hidden in Belgium, narrates a powerful story about her father and the impact of parental messages on survivors. Klara, her father, and her boyfriend were on… Read More

26 May

This Memorial Day…

This week we observe Memorial Day. Most people, myself included, don’t stop to think about what Memorial Day is and how Memorial Day connects us to the over 300,000 Veterans and their families in the Delaware Valley. In our current culture, Memorial Day is a… Read More

21 Apr

Positive Child-Parent Bonds Lead to More Positive Caregiving for Aging Survivors

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Last week we observed Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the liberation by the Allied Armies of the Auschwitz and Dachau concentration camps. To mark this day we are sharing observations made by the Transcending Trauma Project (TTP) team from the… Read More