Dr. Batya Shoshani

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Academic Profile: 
D.S.W. 1983, Columbia University; Sen. Teacher 1992.


Research Interests:
Normaland pathological aspects of adolescent development. Youth in social institutions. Hermeneutic and narrative studies of life stories and case histories.


Research Projects:
Analysis of life stories of HIV-positive patients (with Esthel Rubinstein).

Effect of a sibling's death on development of adolsecents (with Michal Uzzielli).
 

Abstracts of Current Research :
Analysis of life stories of HIV-positive patients (with Estelle Rubinstein): In order to understand how HIV-positive patients deal with and adapt to life with this diagnosis, a method of hermeneutic case reconstruction is used to study the biographical meanings that they attribute to their HIV-positive status.

Effect of a sibling's death (with Michal Uzzielli): This study examines the effects of a sibling's death on the process of separation-individuation and on the concept of death.

 Batia Shoshani's site at the Research and Development Authority