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Betsy Paula Aigen, American Psychotherapist.


Aigen, Betsy Paula was born on September 13, 1938 in New York City. Daughter of Abraham H. and Gertrude (Rosenblum) Wasserman.


Bachelor, New School Social Research, 1971. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1972. Doctor of Psychology, Rutgers University, 1980.


Group co-leader, assistant psychotherapist, Institute Rational Psychotherapy, New York City, 1967-1972;assistant course instructor, Columbia University, New York City, 1971-1972;psychotherapist, Mount Carmel Guild, Englewood, New Jersey, 1980-1982;psychotherapist, SELF Education Learning and Feeling, New York City, since 1982;founder, director, Surrogate Mother Program, New York City, since 1985. Consultant Police Chief Training Community Workshops Association, New York City, 1973-1974, Richmond Fellowship Mental Health Halfway Houses, England and United States, 1970-1975.


Chairman Tenants Committee, New York City, 1975-1985. Active Professional Theatre, 1956-1967. Member National Organization Women, RESOLVE, Adoptive Parents Committee, American Psychological Association, New York St. Psychological Association, New Jersey St. Psychological Association, New York Association Feminist Therapists.

(co-founder, charter), American Organization Surrogate Parenting Practitioners (founder, charter).


Married Ronald Aigen, December 7, 1957 (divorced January 1979). Married Isadore Schumukler, June 20, 1982. Children: Jennifer Loren, Samantha Devin.