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Processing Space for Medical Care Providers

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Steve Broder and Margaret Ross (Link) will facilitate the discussion

Join us online with Zoom

This session is for medical care providers that are on the front lines of this transformed reality.

As you care for so many, we want to offer a space for you to talk and listen with others about your experience, get comfort, express frustration and fear, and come together in community with others providing health care in this pandemic.

This is the second session in a multipart series. 
Attendance at prior sessions is not required.


  • Nationwide Support Line: A free, confidential, nationwide support line that has been established for physicians, staffed by volunteer psychiatrists receiving specialized training for this effort.
  • Massachusetts Nurses Support Line:  There is a support line for Massachusetts nurses available through the BU Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, CARD.  The link to the support line is at right on the website and will connect with a signup sheet for free sessions with CARD personnel trained in cognitive behavioral and other forms of support.

Steve Broder has been a licensed psychologist in MA since 1981. He earned a PhD in Counseling/Clinical Psychology at Vanderbilt U., and then completed his internship at Mass. General Hospital, where he received additional training in Group Therapy. He is an Emeritus Clin. Assoc. Prof. at Boston University, where he developed and co-directed the PhD program in Counseling Psychology. Steve has maintained a practice of psychotherapy, psychological assessment and consultation. He was awarded the Mass. Psychological Association’s Teacher of the Year award in 2018 for his many years of service in the training of undergraduate and graduate students.

Steve has also been very active at Temple Emanuel, having served as Executive Vice President, Co-Chair of the Strategic Planning Process, a member of two Rabbinic Search Committees and the Ritual and Bereavement Committees. He is a Life Trustee and regularly attends Shabbat and Sunday morning services. He was honored as the Brotherhood’s Keeper of the Flame this past November.

Steve is married to Amy Summit Broder, a retired Art Teacher in the Newton Public Schools for many years. They have two sons, two daughters-in-love and four granddaughters.

Margaret Ross is a psychiatrist trained in Boston. She is the Medical Director of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at BU, a research, training and clinical center, and has a longstanding private practice. Her work over more than forty years has focused on college mental health. She attended Bryn Mawr College and Harvard Medical School, trained two years in pediatrics at MGH, then trained in psychiatry at McLean. She worked as a staff psychiatrist, patient advocate and liaison to Health Education at MIT over a span of 23 years, then worked in leadership and women’s mental health at Cambridge Health Alliance. In 2007, Dr. Ross became Director of Behavioral Medicine for all BU undergrad and graduate students, 31,000 in total, and was in charge of the clinical mental health staff.

Margaret and her husband, retired pediatrician Dr. David Link, have two sons and a daughter in public health and health care, including two emergency department doctors, Nate (pediatric emergency) in Albuquerque and Becca (adult emergency) in Seattle, on the front lines. Their eldest son, Ben, works as COO in the Alliance for a Healthier World at Johns Hopkins (Bloomberg) School of Public Health, and Ben’s wife, Becky Genberg, is an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins (Bloomberg) School of Public Health now working full time on COVID. Ben and Becky have two young children.


April 27
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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