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Sarah Beranbaum, B.A.

Sarah is a first-year M.A. student of general psychology at The New School for Social Research. She is interested in mind to body and body to mind processing in people with trauma exposure. Sarah teaches trauma sensitive yoga to female survivors of domestic and sexual assault, where she combines her knowledge of physiology from her dance and yoga background with her study of psychology and trauma. In addition to working with adults, Sarah teaches developmental movement to infants 3 weeks to 3 years old. Sarah brings a deep interest in innate movement patterns and spinal development to her study of the psychophysiology of trauma. 

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Nicole Kouri, B.A.

Nicole is a second year MA student at the NSSR. She is interested in the intersection between trauma, psychosis, and dissociation, and how systems, whether they be institutional or familial promote potentially maladaptive coping strategies. Prior to attending the New School, Nicole worked in foster care and was a research coordinator in the Psychiatry Department at New York University Medical Center, conducting behavioral and neuroimaging studies with veterans experiencing Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. In addition to her work in the lab, she is a mindfulness facilitator and photographer.

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Lauren Krulis, B.A.

Lauren is a second-year M.A. student of Psychology at The New School for Social Research. Prior to commencing the Master's program she worked as a physical therapist for 7 years and treated a number of clients with chronic pain. It was here she came to realize that, in many instances, her patients’ suffering was deeper than the physical symptoms they presented with. Lauren’s primary area of research is in sensorimotor psychotherapy and self-regulation. More specifically, she is interested in how trauma can influence perceptual changes, body experiences and arousal levels. She is also interested in exploring how different states of arousal can induce dissociation. She has been influenced by the work of Pat Ogden. 

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Noga Miron, B.A.

Noga is a second-year M.A. student at The New School. With a background in social work, Noga has experience working at a Child Development Center, as well as with families in harsh custody disputes after divorce or the passing of one of the parents. Noga's main research interest is suicide bereavement. More specifically she is interested in studying how factors like attachment and flexibility determine bereavement trajectories in individuals who have lost a parent to suicide. She is also interested in how repressive coping mechanisms, that can be characteristics of suicide bereavement, are embodied, and whether they may actually predict a resilient path of coping in this population.