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Betsy Stone, Ph.D., tackles some of the most difficult issues facing families and organizations today: developing character, dealing with stress and anxiety, facing trauma and its aftermath. Her optimism, critical thinking  and hopeful approach help people find ways to change and grow. She invites discussion and ideas, and is skilled at creating opportunities for your organization to tackle complex ideas.

Dr. Stone is practical and informative. Her interactive presentations are designed to both teach and present opportunities for change. As an experienced psychologist, she understands how people change and what impedes growth. Whether in workshops, webinars, lectures or Scholar-in-Residence experiences, Dr. Stone helps people figure out what they are ready to learn, and then teaches it.

Topics include:

Trauma and Resilience

Crisis Management

Gen-Xers as Parents

Teens and Youth Professionals

Teen Brains

Clergy Trauma

Post-Traumatic Growth

Jewish Grandparenting

Is it Stress or is it Anxiety?

Understanding Mentoring

Adjusting to Retirement

Character Strengths


Addiction and Technology

Recent Audiences

Central Conference of American Rabbis
Jewish Education Project
National Association of Temple Administrators
Leo Baeck Temple, LA
Hebrew Union College
Central Synagogue, NYC
Jewish Teen Funders Network
Foundation for Jewish Camping
Jewish Community Center Association
Detroit JCC
Temple Emanu-El, Dallas
Union for Reform Judaism
Association of Reform Jewish Educators
Jewish Grandparents Network
Blue Dove Foundation


B'nai Jeshurun, NYC

Temple Emanu-El, NYC

Dr. Betsy Stone is a brilliant psychologist, a master teacher and most importantly she understands how to communicate.  She listens and meets people where they are. As a result, Betsy has been an important facilitator for our congregation as we navigate this anxious time of COVID. She has helped our parents to process the trauma they and their children are experiencing and has helped us create a sense of sanctuary so that we can discuss the difficult issues raised by parenting during this time of pandemic.  I highly recommend her as a master teacher and facilitator.

Rabbi Michelle Pearlman
Beth Chaim Reform Congregation

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