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Family Therapist/Imago Therapy Coach
Attended Ohr Somayach
Yoga Instructor/Clinical Social Worker/School Psychologist
New York City, NY
Clinical Social Worker
Clifton, NJ, Brooklyn, NY and Flushing, NY
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RABBI AVROHOM BRAUN
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS AND EDUCATION
Rabbi Avrohom BraunRabbi Braun received his ordination at the Yeshiva Torah V’Daas in Brooklyn. Having served as the Director of the Beer HaGolah Institute of New York, he became the Director of Admissions and the Educational Director of Ohr Somayach in 1982. Since his arrival at Ohr Somayach, Rabbi Braun has guided thousands of students through their educational decisions and offered invaluable advice regarding careers and marriage. His much sought after counsel is a testimony to his sincere commitment and involvement with each student’s progress.
Rabbi Akiva TendlerRABBI AKIVA TENDLER (Son of Rabbi Yosef Tendler)Director of Education Director - Ohr Somayach, Monsey, NY (First Cousin to alleged sex offenders Rabbi Mordecai Tendler and Rabbi Aron BoruchTendler)
Rabbi Tendler studied in Beis Moshe of Scranton, PA as well as in the Mirrer Yeshiva in Jerusalem. Before joining Ohr Somayach, he worked as a student counselor and guide at Aish HaTorah and Ner Yaakov in Jerusalem. He holds a Doctorate of Jewish Law from Ner Israel Rabbinical College. Rabbi Tendler is the author of a number of highly acclaimed Rabbinical Responsa on contemporary halachic issues. He serves as the senior student counselor and liason and co-ordinates with each student his individual, short and long term learning goals. Besides his prodigious talents, Rabbi Tendler is also an internationaly recognized composer and musician. His latest CD, Simchas Libi, was released in Summer 2004.
- 61% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police.
- 84% of all rapes in the United States are Date (Acquaintance) Rapes
- A woman is 5 times more likely to be raped by someone she knows.
- 57% of all sexual assaults take place on dates or in the context of relationships
- If the rape is reported to police, there is a 50.8% chance that an arrest will be made.
- If an arrest is made, there is an 80% chance of prosecution.
- If there is a prosecution, there is a 58% chance of a felony conviction.
- If there is a felony conviction, there is a 69% chance the convict will spend time in jail.
- So, even in the 39% of attacks that are reported to police, there is only a 16.3% chance the rapist will end up in prison.
- Factoring in unreported rapes, about 6% of rapists—1 out of 16— will ever spend a day in jail. 15 out of 16 will walk free.
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- Yochanan Berkowitz Family Therapy Credentials (2006)
- Yochanan Berkowitz - Credentials (2008)
- Meet Our Staff - Yochanan Berkowitz, MSW, CSW
- Frumster.com: Yochanan (ID 17294) (07/03/05)
- New York Licensing Bureau (07/08/2005)
Bloomfield, New Jersey
- Regarding Jonathan Berkowitz's employment in Bloomfield School District (08/31/2006)
- Frumster.com Jonathan Meyer (ID 60206) (06/18/2006)
- New York Licensing Bureau (06/18/2007)
- Jonathan Berkowitz, MSW, LCSW, MSE.d (06/18/2007)
- CALL TO ACTION: Jonathan Berkowitz - Letter of Recommendation (08/26/2007)
- CALL TO ACTION: Berkowitz is back on the prowl (10/05/2010)
- Jonathan Berkowitz Offers Useful Ways to Respond Calmly to Stress (12/14/2010
- Jonathan Berkowitz Discusses a Relaxing Breathing Exercise Attributed to Yoga (12/14/2010)
- Facebook Profile (09/011/2012)
- Jonathan Berkowitz on MerchantCircle.com (09/011/2012)
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- GESTALT ASSOCIATION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY, New York, NY - Post Masters in Gestalt Therapy ~ September 2002
- NEW HOPE GUILD, Brooklyn, NY - Post Masters in Early Childhood and Adolescence Psychotherapy~ June 2000
- CERTIFIED YOGA & HEALTH INSTRUCTOR
PERSONNEL & Management
Jonathan Berkowitz, MSW, LCSW, MSE.d
Dr. Vikhta Gurevich, MD
307 Ocean View Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11235
January 25, 2007
Subject: Letter of Recommendation for Jonathan Berkowtiz
To Whom It May Concern:
I had the pleasant opportunity to work closely with Jonathan during employment at the Jewish Board of Family and Children Services. He had worked under me as my colleague as a Clinical Social Worker from March of 2002 until June of 2003. I then supervised him outside of the clinic from July of 2003 through the summer of 2006. His responsibilities included providing psychotherapy for a caseload of adults, couples, adolescents, and children in an individual and group setting. Jonathan also shared his work as a clinical service team meeting supervisor and collaborative case conferencing manager with me. During the course of his employment, Jonathan proved himself to be a hardworking and talented therapist who was able to quickly develop and maintain rapport with clients, proved to be an outstanding team player, and an overall exceptional employee. He excelled in treatment planning, and intake services. I was quite impressed by Jonathans' ability to complete all paperwork assigned to him. His treatment plans were always thorough and comprehensive, and seemed to meet the needs of the clients. Another area where Jonathan stood out was group leadership and collaboration. He was well prepared for all meetings, provided valuable and useful information on clients, functioned well as a team leader when required, and worked effectively as a team member under the direction of other team leaders. He often took the initiative to get things started and picked up the slack when things were going slowly. Jonathan is highly respected, as both a person and a professional, by colleagues, employees, and clients.
Overall, Jonathan is a very conscientious and able employee. I certainly believe he has what it takes to make a wonderful therapist in any given situation and I am sad to see him leave the New York area. As detailed above, based on my experience working with Jonathan, I can unreservedly recommend him for any client servicing and/or leadership position. If you would like further elaboration, feel free to call me at 718-743-5555.
Dr. Vikhta Gurevich, MD
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are aware that there is a letter allegedly written by them on Berkowitz's
Make sure each of the three mental health professionals
are aware that several women have stated that Jonathan Berkowitz was sexually
inappropriate with them on dates, and that there was has also been one allegation
of date rape made against him over the last 10 years.
- Make sure each of the three mental health professionals are aware that if Berkowitz sexually violates another woman they could be held liable, especially after they have been made aware of Jonathan Berkowitz's past alleged sexual offenses. This is espeically true if manipulates a woman he is treating (as a mental health professional) into having sexual relations with him.
* Yoga Instructor
Jonathan Berkowitz Discusses a Relaxing Breathing Exercise Attributed to Yoga
There is a practice in yoga, explains Jonathan Berkowitz, called pranayama. Jonathan Berkowitz says that pranayama is an age-old Sanskrit term meaning, “the lengthening of the breath” or “extension of the life force.” The great yogi masters, says Jonathan Berkowitz, understood the crucial connection between a good life and good breathing. Jonathan Berkowitz explains that pranayama is a disciplined from of abdominal breathing, also called belly breathing.
Well-practiced abdominal breathing, says Jonathan Berkowitz, is useful for many reasons. Licensed clinical social workers like Jonathan Berkowitz often suggest abdominal breathing exercises as a form of stress reduction and relaxation. In addition to being an exercise, says Jonathan Berkowitz, deep breathing is also meditative and helps enhance concentration and posture. It is no wonder, says Jonathan Berkowitz, that many western therapists and counselors regard pranayama so highly.
The basics of deep breathing, says Jonathan Berkowitz, can be remembered by the simple phrase “abdomen, chest – chest, abdomen.” Inhale deeply and slowly, says Jonathan Berkowitz, in your abdomen first until it is expanded. Then continue the same inhalation, says Jonathan Berkowitz, now expanding your chest. Exhale at the same steady pace, says Jonathan Berkowitz, first from your chest, finishing with your abdomen.
A great way to prepare for stressful times, says Jonathan Berkowitz, is to practice abdominal breathing before stress arrives. When you feel you are becoming stressed, advises Jonathan Berkowitz, take stock of your breathing pattern by putting one hand on your stomach and one hand on your chest. If only the hand on your chest is rising and falling with your breaths, notes Jonathan Berkowitz, then you are not breathing with your abdomen.
To practice abdominal breathing, Jonathan Berkowitz suggests beginning by relaxing the stomach. While breathing in deeply, says Jonathan Berkowitz, let the stomach expand with the breath. When the belly has expanded with the breath, continues Jonathan Berkowitz, continue the inhalation as it expands the chest. After inhaling a full breath, says Jonathan Berkowitz, exhale gradually in reverse order. Let the chest fall first as the air leaves the body, explains Jonathan Berkowitz, followed by the belly. Repeat these soothing breaths, says Jonathan Berkowitz, to ease tension and alleviate worry. Abdominal breathing like this can be practiced at any time, says Jonathan Berkowitz, even while driving.
About Jonathan Berkowitz
Jonathan Berkowitz received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Queens College in Flushing, New York in 1994. Following studies at the Long Island University, Jonathan Berkowitz became a certified school social worker and school Psychologist in 1997. Jonathan Berkowitz earned a Masters of Clinical Social Work from New York University in 1999, and later was recognized as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). In 2000, Jonathan Berkowitz was issued a Post Masters certificate in Early Childhood and Adolescence Psychotherapy. Jonathan Berkowitz obtained Post Masters certification in Gestalt Therapy from the Gestalt Association of Psychotherapy in New York City in 2002.
It was while Jonathan Berkowitz was studying at Queens College that he served in the Brooklyn Public Schools as a special Education Instructor from 1993-1994. Jonathan Berkowitz also served as a school Psychologist and Social Worker in Brooklyn with the Board of Education. Additionally, Jonathan Berkowitz did an internship in social work at Maimonides Psychiatric Outpatient in Brooklyn.
During 1999 and 2000 Jonathan Berkowitz worked as an outpatient social worker, MSW, CSW at New Hope Guild in Brooklyn, New York. Jonathan Berkowitz served as Administrative Assistant, MSW, and LMSW at Fordham Tremont Center in Bronx, New York during 2003-2004. Additionally, Jonathan Berkowitz offered his services as Clinical Social Worker, MSW, and CSW to the Jewish Board of Family & Children Services in Brooklyn, New York from 2002 through 2006.
During 2004–2005, Jonathan Berkowitz worked at the Bikur Cholim Department of Clinical Services in Rockland, New York as Administrative Director, MSW, and LMSW. Jonathan Berkowitz currently maintains a private practice in Teaneck, New Jersey focusing on children, adolescents, couples, and families.
To contact Jonathan Berkowitz, call 646-338-5424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about his services visit www.familiesheal.com.
In Home and Family on December 4, 2010 at 5:58 am
Growing up in the northeast, Yochanan Berkowitz has developed an appreciation for the outdoor sport of skiing. Yochanan Berkowitz reports that skiing can offer an exhilarating release for someone that has a lot on his or her mind. The sport brings a skiier in direct congress with nature, says Yochanan Berkowitz, as he or she travels over the snowy expanses of open land.
Yochanan Berkowitz points out, however, that skiing is a sport with a higher learning curve than many others. To ski well requires training and practice, says Yochanan Berkowitz, and some brief formal instruction is necessary as well. The key element of skiing, says Yochanan Berkowitz, is maintaining balance. Balance is best maintained, says Yochanan Berkowitz, by mastering the correct stance.
According to Yochanan Berkowitz, the correct skiing posture involves standing with feet shoulder width apart and toes pointing slightly inward, drawing the heels slightly apart. The next step is to bend the waist, instructs Yochanan Berkowitz, and fan the arms out slightly to lower the center of gravity. Body weight should be evenly distributed, notes Yochanan Berkowitz, on the heels and the balls of the feet. This balanced stance, says Yochanan Berkowitz, is the best way to maintain control and speed while skiing.
Yochanan Berkowitz suggests practicing this stance at home prior to putting on ski gear. When it comes to controlling yourself on your skis, says Yochanan Berkowitz, it’s all in the feet. Wherever direction the feet are turned, explains Yochanan Berkowitz, is where the skis will go. Before shoving off, Yochanan Berkowitz suggests lifting one leg at a time and turning the feet gently to the left and to the right. This exercise will get a skier used to the encumbrance and responsiveness of the skis, instructs Yochanan Berkowitz. Being strapped into skis is not a natural position for the feet, explains Yochanan Berkowitz, and it is best to spend some time getting used to this before tackling any runs.
In Personal, Professionals on October 8, 2010 at 5:10 am
For those who prefer more rugged recreation, Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz suggests rock climbing. Rock climbing is not an esoteric fad, notes Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz, but an age old practice that explores the relationship between human and landscape. Two factors vital to effective rock climbing, says Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz, are a solid grip and good balance.
Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz says that a good grip, however, does not mean a tight grip. Squeezing or clutching at the rock, says Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz, tires out muscles more quickly, leading to setbacks like fatigue and cramps. Holding on to the rock with a vice grip, says Berkowitz, actually impedes fluid motion. Sometimes on a difficult patch of rock, adds Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz, a person will tighten their grip because they are nervous. The key is to relax, maintain a firm grip that is not too tight and examine the rock for the route ahead. Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz especially cautions inexperienced climbers to stay focused on the route along the rock so as not to come up empty handed. There are forearm exercises, notes Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz, that will go a long way towards improving a climbing grip.
Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz also points out that rock climbing requires good balance. Rock climbing puts people in challenging positions, says Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz, and good balance helps climbers to maintain calmness, clarity and comfort as they navigate a path on the rock face. Before making a move, adds Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz, it is important to maintain a keen sense of one’s center of gravity. There are different climbing exercises, explains Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz, that will further help to develop a steady balance. Inquire with the local climbing community as well as contacting online resources, says Yochanan Jonathan Berkowitz, to learn the best and latest balance exercises.
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