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Michael J. Salamon, at The Blogs

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Apply for a Blog Oct 13, 2019, 10:16 PM Trust Trump? No! Many well-known prestigious mental health experts and media commentators have diagnosed President Trump from a distance in the last two years. Professionals, however, are bound by ethical guidelines not to offer a diagnosis of someone without spending time with... Sep 26, 2019, 10:20 PM Protecting children from abusers requires parents This is how it went down: Teens in the schools received emails from an unknown source. The emails contained sexually provocative texts and pictures and requested the recipient to send back their own sexual pictures. Most of the students... Sep 17, 2019, 8:05 PM Arrested Child Pornographer at a Day School It is not yet 9 a.m. EST Wednesday September 17, 2019, and I must have received over 100 emails, texts and phone calls about the arrest of the middle school associate principal of Judaic Studies at the SAR yeshiva... Sep 14, 2019, 3:16 AM Substantially Equivalent Education I understand Yiddish. I like to hear it. On occasion I like to converse in it, but Yiddish is not the holy tongue. It is the “mama lashon” for many but it does not reach the level of importance... Apr 30, 2019, 11:58 PM Antisemitism, Anti-Zionism: Lessons from My Father Today is my father’s sixth yahrtzeit (the anniversary of his death). I miss him terribly. He was a tough man who knew how to confront misfortune and despite it follow through to achieve goals. He was also strong-willed and... Apr 10, 2019, 7:27 AM The Measles Epidemic The measles crisis is expanding, public health specialists and governmental agencies are reacting and naturally the media is increasingly reporting. The epicenter in the United States is Williamsburg and Rockland County, New York. The health detectives have traced the... Mar 31, 2019, 7:44 PM George Conway’s Conundrum While Kellyanne Conway was doing the happy dance with her boss following Attorney General Barr’s letter describing his summary of the Mueller investigation, George Conway, Kellyanne’s husband, continued to tweet that Donald Trump is suffering from serious psychological pathology.... Mar 13, 2019, 12:08 AM Surrounded by Antisemitism Listening to news reports about Ilhan Omar, one of the newly elected US congressional representatives who seems to enjoy making antisemitic statements, reminded me of an article that appeared in Vanity Fair in June 2003. The article was an... Feb 26, 2019, 9:51 PM Abuse is not Just a Catholic Church Problem Last week the Vatican brought together priests from around the world to address the pervasive child sexual abuse scandals perpetrated by members of the Catholic clergy and even non-Catholics eagerly followed the proceedings. With more princes of the Church... Dec 31, 2018, 3:56 PM Featured Post Dear Rabbi Druckman In your defense of a convicted abusive rabbi, you have become a role model for what not to do Load more About Me Dr Michael Salamon ,a fellow of the American Psychological Association, is a 2018 APA Presidential Citation Awardee for his 'transformative work in raising awareness of the prevention and treatment of childhood sexual abuse". He is the founder and director of ADC Psychological Services in New York and the author of numerous articles, several psychological tests and books including "The Shidduch Crisis: Causes and Cures" (Urim Publications) and "Every Pot Has a Cover" (University Press of America). His newest book is called "Abuse in the Jewish Community: Religious and Communal Factors that Undermine the Apprehension of Offenders and the Treatment of Victims."