Speaking

Dr. Safer lectures frequently to both general and professional audiences on the “Taboo Topics” she writes about in her books: the experience of “normal” siblings of the disabled and dysfunctional, sibling strife in adulthood, alternatives to forgiveness, women who choose not to be mothers, and positive effects of losing a parent. She appears on television and radio, and contributes to many publications.

Upcoming Appearances

Events marked with an asterisk * are private professional presentations. All other events are open to a general public audience.

Past Appearances

* Siblings: The Forgotten Family Members

Keynote address, Annual Conference, New Jersey Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

* Sibling Strife in Later Life

Sibley Memorial Hospital Senior Association and Community Health

Washington, DC

Sibling Strife: When You and Your Sibling Cannot be Friends

92YTribeca

* Siblings: The Family Members Freud Forgot, Address to the Alumni Association

Ackerman Institute for the Family

Sibling Strife: When Adult Brothers and Sisters Cannot be Friends

The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan

Siblings of the Facially Different, Invited Paper, National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction

NYU/Bellvue Hospitals

NYC

This Thing of Darkness: Damaged Siblings in the Unconscious, Invited Paper

Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of the American Psychological Association

Philadelphia, PA

The Emotional Life of Siblings of Chronically Ill Children, Pediatric Grand Rounds

New York University/Bellevue Hospitals

NYC

Healthy Siblings of Seriously Ill Children, Eugene Lehey Memorial Lecture

Primary Children's Medical Center

Salt Lake City, Utah

Death Benefits, Address to the Psychology Department faculty and students

Towson University

Towson, Maryland

The Normal One: The Inner life of Siblings of the Mentally and Physically Ill, Chair and Panelist

Division 39, APA

NYC

Good Mourning: Facilitating Death Benefits in Adult Orphans — Grand Rounds

New York Visiting Nurses Hospice

NYC

Good Mourning: Facilitating Death Benefits in Adult Orphans — Grand Rounds

Pain and Palliative Care Department

Metropolitan Hospital, NYC

Dreams Tell the Truth: Unlocking the Secrets of the Night- Noontime Lecture Series

92YTribeca

NYC

Death Benefits — “Taboo Topics” Lecture Series

92YTribeca

NYC

Must We Forgive?

Makor Center

NYC

What Dreams Mean

Makor Center

NYC

When You’re the Normal One

Makor Center

NYC

Must We Forgive? — A High Holiday Meditation

Makor Center

NYC

Must We Forgive? — Center For Religious Inquiry

St. Bartholomew's Church

NYC

Normal Siblings of the Disabled: Advice for Parents

Association for the Help of Retarded Children

NYC

Self-Acceptance, Keynote speaker — Life in Balance Symposium

Mohonk Mountain House

New Paltz, NY

Myth of the Superwoman: Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist — Life in Balance Symposium

Mohonk Mountain House

New Paltz, NY