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Webinar Presenter: Erica Komisar (C’86), Psychoanalyst and Parent Guidance Expert Webinar Description: Developmental psychology reveals that children are neurologically fragile in their first three years of age. Additionally, these three years are critical for establishing a child’s emotional regulation abilities. Parent guidance expert Erica Komisar will provide guidance on how new parents can best integrate their new responsibilities with their career. Her talk will include recommendations for negotiating challenges in the work place and the best places to look for parenting assistance from others, when necessary. 3 Key Takeaways: 1. The first three years of a child’s life are critical for emotional security, stress resilience, and emotional regulation 2. Work life ‘integration’ is more realistic and healthier than work life ‘balance’ 3. You can do everything in life, but you can’t do everything at the same time About the Presenter: Erica Komisar, LCSW is a clinical social worker, psychoanalyst, and parent guidance expert who has been in private practice in New York City for the last 28 years. A graduate of Georgetown and Columbia Universities and The New York Freudian Society, Ms. Komisar is a psychological consultant bringing parenting and work/life workshops to clinics, schools, corporations, and childcare settings including The Garden House School, Goldman Sachs, Shearman and Sterling and SWFS Early Childhood Center. She lives is New York City with her husband— optometrist and social entrepreneur Dr. Jordan Kassalow—and their three children. Erica specializes in working with individual adults focusing on depression, anxiety, and compulsive behaviors. She is also well-known for my parent guidance work and parent education seminars. Formerly, she was Parent Education Director of St. Matthew and St. Timothy’s Neighborhood Center and led parent guidance seminars at Brooklyn Psychiatric Centers, Reebok Sports Club/NY, Sports Club/LA, My Gym, as well as prestigious Manhattan schools such as Ethical Culture Fieldston, Rodeph Sholom, and The Brownstone School. Erica is the Founder and President of Komisar Training Consultants, a consulting firm specializing in Work/Family Life and Communication seminars. She has created and presented seminars on parent education to employees of corporations as diverse as financial institutions, law firms, manufacturing and entertainment companies. Prior to the establishment of her own firm, I worked for many years as a Parent Education Trainer at Harris Rothenberg International representing them in over 30 international corporations.