Janis Ablon Professional Conference

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in joint sponsorship with JFS is pleased to announce the details of the 17th Annual Janis Ablon Professional Conference.

Children in the Shadow of Violence: Engaging the Cycle of Bullying
A professional conference
Monday, October 7, 2013
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Building Emotional Muscle in Children, Parents & Community
A presentation for professionals and the greater community
Sunday, October 6, 2013
7 – 9 p.m.

Conference Brochure
View and print the conference brochure here.

Register online:
Register by phone: 972.437.9950 ext 218

At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:
- Assess the long-term traumatic effect of childhood exposure to violence;
- Include the inter-generational impact of abuse, violence and bullying in their clinical assessments;
- Recognize child-rearing patterns that contribute to cycles of bullying;
- Use the concept of ‘emotional muscle’ to generate alternatives to bullying and abuse;
- Apply techniques for fostering ‘emotional muscle’ in parents and children.

This conference promises to shed new light on the origin, prevention and intervention of bullying. We encourage professionals of all disciplines to attend, including psychiatrists, doctors, social workers, educators, counselors, early intervention specialists, attorneys, teachers, nurses and religious leaders/community professionals.

Keynote Speakers - Kerry Kelly Novick and Jack Novick, PhD
Kerry Kelly Novick and Jack Novick, PhD, have been working with children and families on thoughtful, positive parenting techniques for more than four decades. Psychoanalysts and psychologists, they are the founders of the innovative Allen Creek Preschool in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As internationally recognized authorities on child and adolescent development, they teach at universities and training centers throughout the world and lecture frequently to groups of parents, grandparents, teachers, pediatricians, and nurses. Together and separately, the Novicks have published dozens of newspaper articles and papers in professional journals, as well as three books for professionals.

Kerry Kelly Novick received degrees in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley and Psychology from University College, London. Kerry is a past President of the international Association for Child Psychoanalysis.

Jack Novick received a degree in Literature and Mathematics from McGill University, his MA in Experimental Psychology from the New School for Social Research, and his PhD in Clinical Psychology from New York University.

Both trained as child psychoanalysts with Anna Freud in London. Jack went on to do adult training at the British Psycho-Analytic Institute and Kerry at the New York Freudian Society. Long associated with the University of Michigan Medical School, they are both in clinical practice with families, children, adolescents, and adults in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

CEU’s, CME’s and Certificate of Attendance are available for both sessions.

Sunday Evening, October 6th
__ I plan to attend. No charge.
__ I need CEU’s / CME’s: $ 25.00

Monday, October 7th (Registration fee includes CEU’s / CME’s)
__ My registration is postmarked before September 18: 150.00
__ My registration is postmarked September 18 or after: 175.00
__ I am registering as part of a group ( 5 or more from the same org): 135.00
__ I am a student (must show valid student ID at the door): 75.00
__ I would like to purchase the optional buffet lunch: 15.00

Congregation Shearith Israel, 9401 Douglas Avenue, Dallas, 75225.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions about the Annual Janis Ablon Professional Conference, our family violence intervention services or any other services here at JFS.

For more information, contact Ariela Goldstein, LCSW, Coordinator, Clinical Service and Family Violence Services at JFS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 972.437.9950.

We look forward to seeing you soon and working with you to make our community a safer place for all.


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