A prolific writer, Dr. Satow has authored the following: Books | Journal Publications | and given the following Presentations.
She has appeared on Radio Programs and her work has been discussed in Newspapers and Magazines such as Newsweek’s Web edition, The Washington Post, Boston Globe, Charlotte Observer, USA Today, Tampa Tribune, Chicago Tribune, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dallas Morning News, Seattle Times, the Star-Ledger, Psychotherapy Networker and More magazine. Doing the Right Thing has been discussed in Reviews across the country.
Dr. Satow has been quoted in The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine and other national publications. She has appeared on the Diane Rehm Show, AARP Prime Time Radio, Ed Gordon News and Notes, and several other NPR programs. Excerpts of her book and articles have appeared in Today’s Caregiver, Johnson & Johnson’s StrengthforCaring.com and Caregiver.Com.
A popular speaker, Dr. Satow gave keynote speeches at the 2007 Employee Assistance Symposium of the National Defence Department of Canada in Ottawa, the 2006 Employee Assistance Society of North America conference in Toronto and the 2005 White House Conference on Aging at Brooklyn College. Dr. Satow has given presentations and workshops at the Federal Deposit Insurance Company, Ceridian, Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey, Lutheran Hospital in Brooklyn, Sage Eldercare, the National Caregivers Conference, the National Conference on Family Relations, the New York City Alzheimer’s Conference, and the Joint Conference of the National Council on Aging and the American Society on Aging.
REVIEWS OF BOOKS
Doing the Right Thing: Taking Care Of Your Elderly Parents
Even If They Didn't Take Care Of You
"I know so many people who urgently need the common-sense guidance offered by Doing the Right Thing. Caretakers of aging parents-guilty, angry, ambivalent, overwhelmed-will find in this wise and enormously comforting book the help they need to set limits on parental demands, to avoid repeating old painful parent-child conflicts, and to even learn ways of using this difficult stage of life for reparation and growth." - Judith Viorst
Satow's insightful manual asserts that with proper preparation, middle-aged baby boomers charged with sick or elderly parents, even estranged ones, can find caring for them a rewarding, or at least tolerable, situation, one that need not erode anyone's integrity or sanity. Psychoanalyst and Brooklyn College sociology professor Satow's personal experience with her own difficult mother suggests that such care may actually mend long-conflicted relationships. She intercuts her clearly written advice with brief illustrative stories taken from interviews with 50 caregivers. As Satow airs and analyzes the complex array of feelings that can be brought on by the massive responsibilities of caring for an aged parent, duties made worse by previous or current selfish or manipulative behavior, she suggests coping strategies for becoming "more conscious about what [we experience] in the process of care giving." Satow's sympathy and useful advice will offer conflicted caregivers straightforward help in dealing with their ambivalent feelings toward parents who are in a terminal phase of life. Her belief that "it is normal and okay to feel ambivalent at times" about one's role is indeed reassuring. From Publishers Weekly
Gender and Social Life
For anyone interested in the sociology of gender, this engaging collection of readings presents a wide variety of ideas about how gender structures our feelings and our expectations about ourselves and others, how gender influences the "choices" we make, and what opportunities are available to us. Organized around eleven topics and containing 39 readings, the selections represent a variety of sources, scholarly articles, a short story, journalistic accounts, and personal narratives. They are representative of many different theoretical perspectives as well. The accompanying workbook and data disk give readers the opportunity to test their assumptions about gender and racial differences.
Book Review of Joseph Schachter, Transference: Shibboleth or Albatross? for Psychoanalytic Review, October, 2004.
Book Review of Karen Fingerman, Aging Mothers and Their Adult Daughters: A Study in Mixed Emotions for Contemporary Gerontology. Volume 8, No. 2. Spring 2002.
Book Review of Lillian Rubin, Tangled Lives: Daughters, Mothers, and the Crucible of Aging for Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health, October, 2001.
Co-author with Gina Vastola, Gender and Social Life: A Workbook. Allyn & Bacon, 2000.
"Using Female-Friendly Content to Teach Women Quantitative Reasoning." AWIS Magazine, Fall 1999: 6-9.
"New Yorkers in the Countryside: Status Conflict and Social Change." Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, July 1993, Volume 22: 227-248.
"Strangers in Paradise: Class, Status, and Ethnicity in a Connecticut Town." The Ethnic Quest for Community: Searching for Roots in the Lonely Crowd, Edited by Arthur Vidich and Michael Hughey. Volume 3 of Research in Community Sociology, 1993: 113-135.
"Psychic Functions of Failure," Psychoanalytic Review, Fall 1988.
"A Question of Bedrock: Is Penis Envy Really the Bottom Line?" Psychoanalytic Review, Summer 1985: 265-275. "A Case of Severe Penis Envy: The Congruence of Cultural and Individual Intra-Psychic Factors," Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, October 1983.
"Comment on Colleen Clements: The Misuses of Narcissism," Psychoanalytic Review, Summer 1982: 296-302.
"Narcissism or Individualism?" Partisan Review, April 1981: 285-88.
"Pop Narcissism," Psychology Today, October 1979: 14-17.
"Where has all the hysteria gone?" Psychoanalytic Review, Winter 1979-80: 463-477.
"The Policing of Politics: The Expansion of Social Control Agencies in World War I," Nassau Review, Summer 1978: 51-60.
"Cultural Congruity and the Use of Paraprofessionals in Community Mental Health Work," (Co-authored with Judith Lorber), Sociological Symposium, Summer 1978: 17-24.
"Creating a Company of Unequals: Sources of Occupational Stratification in a Ghetto Community Mental Health Center, (Co-authored with Judith Lorber), Sociology of Work and Occupations, August 1977: 281-302.
"Dropout Rates in Mental Health Centers," (Co-authored with Judith Lorber), Social Work, July, 1975: 308-318.
"Value-Rational Authority and Professional Organizations," Administrative Science Quarterly, December 1975: 526-531.
KEYNOTE: The Emotional Stress of Caregiving
2007 EAP Symposium on Diversity and Well-being for the National Defence Department of Canada, Ottawa, February 21.
KEYNOTE: The Emotional Costs of Caregiving
Fourth Annual Membership Breakfast, Senior Umbrella Network of Brooklyn, February 20, 2007.
KEYNOTE: Caregiving: Culture, Values and Stigma
in Helping Employee Caregivers
18th Annual Conference of the Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA), Toronto, Canada. May 12, 2006.
KEYNOTE: Organizational Resilience
LifeWorks Client Meeting Ceridian, Four Seasons, Philadelphia, May 9, 2006.
WORKSHOP: Training Elder Care Counselors, Ceridian, Philadelphia, May 9, 2006.
KEYNOTE: Doing the Right Thing
Coalition on Family Caregiving, Summit, NJ, April 23, 2006.
Workshop: Cultural Scripts for Caregiving
Joint Conference of the National Council on the Aging and the American Society on Aging, Anaheim, CA. March 16-19, 2006. With Richard Caputo.
Training Workshop: Elder Care Counselors
Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Social Work, December 2, 2005.
Panel Presentation: Physical and Mental Effects of Caregiving by Race/Ethnicity
National Conference on Family Relations Annual Conference, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix Hotel, Phoenix, AZ. Nov. 16-19, 2005. With Richard Caputo.
Workshop: Mixed Emotions: Middle Aged Children Caring for Their Elderly Parents
National Caregivers Conference, Atlantic City, NJ. November 3, 2005.
KEYNOTE: Caregiving and Mental Health: A Multi-Dimensional Issue
Greater Brooklyn Health Coalition, Brooklyn College, the New York City Department of Aging, and the Center for the Study of Brooklyn.
Designated as a 2005 White House Conference on Aging event. September 16, 2005.
Panel Presentation: The Role of Religion and Religiosity in Caregiving
Eastern Sociological Society, Washington, D.C. , March 19, 2005. With Richard Caputo.
Panel Presentation: The Role of Cultural Competency in Accessing Care
The 20th Annual Mayoral Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease, Tuesday, November 23, 2004.
Chair of Panel Session: Mixed Emotions: Middle-Aged Children Caring for Elderly Parents
Eastern Sociological Association, March 2002.
Panel Presentation: Baby Boomers Caring for Elderly Paren
American Sociological Association, Section on the Sociology of Population, Washington, D.C., August 13, 2000.
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