Irit Felsen, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist residing in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey. Irit was a clinical consultant and Jewish Family Service Coordinator of Holocaust Services at the Jewish Family Service of Metro West, and an expert on the impact of the Holocaust on children of survivors. She has been published in the International Handbook of Multigenerational Legacies of Trauma and the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry on transgenerational transmission of the effects of the Holocaust. She is currently in private practice, and also currently on a national crisis intervention team and taking part in the Holocaust Council of MetroWest. Dr. Felsen consults the council with regard to academic and educational conferences for professionals and teachers to understand the immediate and long-term effects of trauma and persecution.