Batya’s connection with the Place started when she joined the Playback troupe. Playback’s idea of taking a personal story and regenerating it through the troupe players melds well with Narrative therapy’s ideal of externalizing problems. Both take stories through different points of view making them more understandable, opening up any closed doors and giving a whole new world of re-think.
Batya knows problems can be serious and she takes them seriously. However, you will often hear joint, comfortable laughter coming from her room as she and her clients put problems in their place. Her clients say about her that she is very easy to talk to.
Batya has been to many training programs during her years in private practice. Addicted to learning, she has been to many specialist trainings in her own modality of Narrative therapy. As a member of Kids4Kids during the intifada, she attended a Grief Recovery course and learnt the art of producing digital stories for victims of terror attacks. She attended Nefesh Yisroel’s trainings and was a member of Nefesh Yisroel’s committee. She attended a Tahel National crisis center for religious women course on working with sexual assault for therapists. She was a therapist with Meital a group working with adult survivors of childhood assault and attended their trainings. She attends weekly re-training meetings to hone up her narrative therapy skills.
Batya is also a published writer and her musings can sometimes be found in Mishpacha, Bina, Horizons Hamodia, and Ami.