Presentations Lectures

Moshe started presenting workshops and presentations on Psychology and Family Therapy in the mid-60s. Since that time, he has taught, toured, talked so extensively that some of the details of those events are lost to time. Here’s a selection of some.

Subject: “Open Heart Surgery or Chicken Soup?”
Date: 1985
Place: Williams Road Summer School.
Report: Read report [Ref: AJFT Vol.6 No.2, June 1985 pp.105-106.]
Subject: “Writing Family Therapy”
Date: 13 March 1996
Place: Swinburne University of Technology. School of Social and Behavioural Science, Psychology Discipline, Colloquia 1996
Subject: “Behind the scenes look at Resilience – Stories of a Family Therapist”
Date: 17 March 1996
Place: Jewish Community Services Inc.
Subject: “My Mother’s Castle, My Father’s Glory, Stories of Jewish Lives”.
Date: 27 October 1996
Place: Private Home
Subject: “Transgenerational Transmission of the Effects of Trauma in Children and Adolescents”
Date: 12 November 1996
Place: Victorian Child Psychotherapists Association Inc. The Melbourne Clinic Consulting Suites.
Subject: “Resilience”
Date: 30 January 1997
Place: College of Clinical Psychologist – Australian Psychological Society – Western Australian Branch. Claremont Campus, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia
Subject: “The Story of Resilience”
Date: 7 May 1997
Place: College of Clinical Psychologist – Australian Psychological Society – Western Australian Branch. Simmonds Lecture Theatre, University of Western Australia, Nedlands
Subject: “The Full Circle” Women’s Forum
Date: 11 September 1997
Place: Victorian Friends of the Hebrew University.
Subject: “Being a Jewish Family Therapist”
Date: 21 September 1997
Place: B’nai B’rith Lodge.
Subject: “Grief Resolution and Family Therapy”
Date: 18 September 1998
Place: Knox Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi Conference Centre.
Subject: “On the Margins – how does the Jewish Family cope with issues like the elderly, youth, singles, divorce, intermarriage and alternative life styles?”
Date: 28 February 1999
Place: Jewish Museum of Australia.
Subject: “Encouraging Resilience in Children” – a family therapist’s perspective
Date: 5 August 1999
Place: Hawthorn Town Hall.
Subject: “Resilience of the Human Spirit: Working with Holocaust Survivors and their Families, and the Implications for Refugees and Settlement Support”
Date: 11 October 1999
Place: Box Hill Community Arts Centre.
Subject: A conversation about families, how they work and how they conflict
Date: 7 September 2000
Place: The King David School.
Subject: Working with Depressed Children and their Families
Date: 13 November 2000
Place: Australian Psychological Society Clinic Division.
Subject: The Therapeutic Relationship
Date: 30 June 2001
Place: St Vincent’s Hospital – Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy
Subject: Childhood & Adolescent Depression – Invited Speaker.
Date: 4 – 7 September 2001
Place: Inaugural Pan Pacific Family Therapy Congress – Voices… across Culture, Time and Sea. Carlton Crest Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
Subject: New Year, New You? The Rabbi, The Therapist, The New Year, Rosh Hashana
Date: 12 September 2001
Place: Mount Scopus Memorial College.
Subject: The Inaugural Meeting of Jewish Psychology : “How being Jewish has influenced my work as a Psychologist”
Date: February 2001
Place: Bialik College.
Subject: Australian Psychological Society Victorian Branch Conference : ‘Resilience’ – A Conference Exploring Psychological, Physical and Spiritual Well-Being.
Keynote Speaker: Moshe Lang ‘Resilience: A Family Therapist’s perspective’
Moshe will discuss his own (and others) exploration of the concept of resilience. This will be in reference to his co-authoring with his wife of ‘Resilience: Stories of a family therapist’, and how the momentum and follow-up to this book has helped him to understand his own work, other therapists work, and the resilience of Holocaust victims.
Date: 26 – 27 April 2002
Place: Ballarat Lodge.
Subject: The long haul: Therapists and patients – what keeps us going? A conversation between Andrew Relph and Moshe Lang
Date: 23 August 2003
Place: PACFA Inaugural Conference – The Coming of Age
download transcript pdf
Subject: Key Note Address 28/07/04
“Fostering Resilience – A Family Therapist Perspective” Workshop 29/07/04 “Building resilience in Families – A Conversation”
Date: 28 – 29 June 2004
Place: 18th National Christian Family Conference. Building Resilience in Family Relationships
Subject: Coming Home and Living Home – Working with an Absent Father in Family Therapy
Date: 19 August 2012
Place: Beth Weizmann – Australian Jewish Psychologists
Subject: Family Therapy and Depression
Date: 28 May 2013
Place: Allan Gilbert Building. ACPA Victoria
Subject: Sex, Infidelity and Depression – a Family Therapy Perspective
Date: 2 June 2013
Place: Beth Weizmann – Australian Jewish Psychologists.
Subject: CD Launch of The Songs they Sang: A musical narrative of the Vilna Getto.
Date: 20 October 2013
Place: The Songs They Sang: A musical narrative of the Vilna Getto, The Concert & CD Launch, South Melbourne Town Hall.
Subject: “Back to the future: A forward looking retrospective”
November 7, 2015
Place: 36th Australian Family Therapy Conference.
Author: Brian Stagoll, Consultant, Private Practice Psychiatry
Co-Authors: Moshe Lang, Dr. Carolyn Quadrio, Max Cornwell.
We all participated in the first Family Therapy conference in Melbourne in September 1980. We will offer a panel discussion looking back at original ideas and visions, techniques and debates, and what they came to. Have we learnt anything, and what was it? A 35 year retrospective on Family Therapy in Australia, reflecting on what has changed and what has remained.