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Announcing Our VOICES Together


Our VOICES Together is a series of programs that provide the 9/11 community with opportunities for peer-to-peer support to promote healing and resilience. These programs include discussion/support groups, Facebook groups, and workshops for families, responders, survivors, and the families of responders and survivors who have died since 9/11. We are delighted to announce the first shared experience in this series, with more announcements in the coming weeks.

Our VOICES Together:
9/11 Community Peer-to-Peer Virtual Gathering
Thursday, July 29th

As we approach the 20th Anniversary of September 11th, having the support of our peers in the 9/11 community is essential to our personal resilience and well-being. Join us virtually, for an engaging presentation and intimate small group conversations with your peers who have a shared experience.

The program will begin with a presentation by Drs. Suzanne Phillips and Madelyn Miller of the American Group Psychotherapy Association about ways to cope with, and prepare for, the commemoration of this important milestone. Participants will break into small discussion groups facilitated by a clinician, to allow for meaningful conversation. This virtual gathering is open to 9/11 victims’ families, responders, survivors, and families of those who have died of 9/11 related illnesses. The program is free, but registration is required.


About the Panelists

Suzanne Philips, PhD.
Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips is a licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Diplomate in Group Psychology, a Certified Group Therapist, Fellow and Co-chair of Community Outreach for the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA).

She has been a psychologist for over 35 years, is a retired Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at LIU and has provided services and trainings nationally and internationally on trauma and disaster response. She is the co-author of three books as well as many articles and book chapters. She is a blogger for Psychology Today and is host of the Radio Show “ Psych UP Live” on the Variety Channel of Voice America.

Madelyn Miller, PhD.
As a clinician and educator, Madelyn Miller focuses her work on the realities of trauma and loss, and their inevitable impact on those providing support to survivors and their communities.

Her psychotherapy practice with adults includes those surviving childhood sexual abuse, other sex violation, human-made and natural disasters, as well as work with refugees and those seeking asylum. Dr. Miller also provides training, support and consultation to colleagues, community groups and organizations regarding these issues. As an adjunct faculty member at New York University Silver School of Social Work, she has designed and has been teaching clinical practice courses on trauma and accompanying loses, including issues of disaster, trauma and loss. Dr. Miller is a member of the AGPA Community Outreach Committee.