Saying No to Ourselves and Our Children: Building Delayed Gratification

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“You have to wait!” is a phrase that has become harder and harder to implement in a world replete with immediate gratification. In this workshop we’ll explore the underlying mechanisms of delayed gratification and discuss concrete ways in which we can build the skill of delaying gratification within ourselves and in our children.

Dr. Oshra Cohen

Dr. Oshra Cohen earned her B.A in Psychology at McGill University and her M.A and Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, Health Emphasis from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. She is the Director of Cognitive Behavioral Health Psychology, LLC, a private practice which specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with offices in Manhattan and Rockland County, NY. In addition, she is part of the Guidance Department at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls. Prior to that, Dr. Cohen worked at The New York State Psychiatric Institute, served as a clinical health psychologist at CAPS of Rockland County, and was an adjunct faculty member at Stern College and at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology.