The young people here tend to be dismissed as untreatable by the medical mainstream. The special approach I learned at the Rotenberg Institute gives me the motivation and the expertise to break through the negativity that the children display towards adults. I feel free to explore with them new concepts of hope, light and even fun.
TR, Haruv Institute for Child Abuse and Neglect
The battered women that come to our shelter are in deep trauma. They have lost their faith in the ability of their closed society to protect them. The Institute taught me to help women rebuild their self-respect by adopting a new way of looking at themselves and at the traumas they have experienced.
SR, Bat Melech Shelter for Orthodox Battered Women
The biggest challenge faced by my Alzheimer patients, especially in the early stages, is the steady erosion of their communication skills. My training with the Rotenberg Institute has given me new insights into the different unspoken levels of communication, and intohow to connect with the patient’s soul.
SV, Melabev Alzheimer Institute
When the at-risk teens first arrive here, the chances that they will ever be able to become absorbed into normal, functioning society are very slim. Thanks to the tools I learned in the Institute, I have been able to surmount the barriers that these kids erect around themselves. It is most heartening to watch them starting to build their self-confidence, to engage meaningfully with their past, and to discover the inner spark that exists inside every one of them.
AM, Tamir Pre-Military Academy for Teens at Risk
What I learned at the Institute has greatly enriched my work as a psychodrama practitioner. I now feel more empowered, more enthusiastic, and more aware of the importance of the therapeutic space that my patients and I inhabit. What I learned from the Rotenberg Institute is helping my patients to better face the complexities of modern living.
CF, HakolKoreh School for Psychodrama
As I attempt to give more personal attention to the needs of individual students, I feel that my training at the Institute has helped me develop an approach that prioritizes dialogue over dialectics. The girls are learning to use Jewish dialogue as a moral compass with which they can better navigate the challenges of the modern world.
LC, Neve Chana Girls Seminary