Dr. Dana Lassri

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Dana Lassri

E-mail: Dana.Lassri@mail.huji.ac.il

Higher Education

2014-2017                   Postdoctoral Studies, Research Department of Clinical, Educational and
                                      Health Psychology, University College London (UCL) and the Anna
                                      Freud National Centre for Children and   Families, London. UK.
                                      Combined M.A. / Ph.D. track:

2008-2014                   Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2006-2008                   M.A., (Manga cum laude), Clinical Psychology, Department of

                                     Psychology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2003-2006                   B.A., (Summa cum laude), Behavioral Sciences (Psychology, Sociology,                                              Anthropology), Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ben-Gurion
                                      University of the Negev.


Awards and Excellence Scholarships

2014-2015              The Haruv Institute Postdoctoral fellowship, $38,000 for postdoctoral
                              studies abroad, $3,000 for travelling expenses.

Appointments at the Hebrew University

2020- present       Lecturer, School of Social Work, The Hebrew University


Additional Functions (Within the Past Five Years)


2-8/2020                  Adjunct Lecturer, the MA in School/Educational counseling program, The                                         Israel Academic College in Ramat Gan.

2/2020                     Scientific board member, Child maltreatment in context: The 3rd Haruv                                            international conference on child maltreatment, Jerusalem

2019-Present              Teaching and Research Associate, Seed Center, The Academic                                                             College of Tel Aviv-Yafo.

2017 - 2019               Teaching Associate, Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Education,
                                    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2017-Present        Research Associate (honorary). Research Department of Clinical,                                                      Educational and Health Psychology, University College London (UCL). UK

2016-2020              Head of Research and Development Unit. Developing and implementing                                       psychological interventions for adolescents and their families. Headspace
                                 Israel (mental health services for youth, ENOSH).

2014- 2017                Research Associate, Post-doctorate fellow, the Anna Freud National
                                    Centre for Children and Families, London. UK.
                                    Hosts: Prof. Peter Fonagy, Prof. Mary Target, and Prof. Patrick Luyten.


Research Grants

2010-2014           The Israel Foundations Trustees (IFT)- The competition for Research                                                 Grants for Doctoral Students in the Social Sciences. A research grant                                               award given to Dana Lassri (Doctoral Grant 29). ($9,500).

2015                The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)                                              Expert Support with Therapeutic Foster Care Scoping Project grant. Co-PI
                          with Prof. Patrick Luyten as PI, and Prof. Peter Fonagy, Dr. Nick Midgley,
                          and Prof. Eia Asen as Co-PIs. £8,500 ($13,300).

2016           The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)                                           Expert Support with Therapeutic Foster Care Development Project grant. Co-PI                             with Prof. Peter Fonagy as PI, and Dr. Sheila Redfern, Prof. Patrick Luyten, and                             Dr. Nick Midgley as Co-PIs. £50,000 ($74,000).

2018                  The Haruv Institute research grant. The implications of statutory rape on                                       young adults’ intimate relationship and wellbeing. Co-PI with
                           Dr. Dafna Tener ($3,500)

2020                  The Haruv Institute research grant. The ability to face the covid-19
                           pandemic crisis: focusing on emotional and intimate wellbeing, risk and                                         resilience factors, and the potential role of childhood trauma. Co-PI with Dr.                                 Ateret Gewirtz-Meydan ($3,500).


List of Publications

Chapters in Collections

Shahar, G., & Lassri, D. (2011). Child neglect and the family. In M. Craft-Rosenberg & S. Pehler. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Family Health. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412994071.n63

Shahar, G., Lassri, D., & Luyten, P. (2014). Depression in chronic physical illness: A behavioral medicine approach. In D. I. Mostofsky, Wiley Blackwell handbooks of behavioral neuroscience. The handbook of behavioral medicine. (pp. 3–22). Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118453940.ch1

Contributed to Chapter Six: A Philosophy of Treatment, in Shahar, G. (2015) Erosion, Self-Made: The Psychopathology of Self-Criticism. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Lassri, D., & Shahar, G. (2012). Self-criticism mediates the link between childhood emotional maltreatment and young adults’ romantic relationships. Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, 31, 289-311. http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/jscp.2012.31.3.289

Lassri, D., Soffer-Dudek, N., Lerman, S. F., Rudich, Z. & Shahar, G. (2013). Self-criticism confers vulnerability to psychopathology in the face of perceived stress related to missile attacks: Three longitudinal Studies. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 6, 221-234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/ijct.2013.6.3.221

Soffer-Dudek, N., Lassri, D., Soffer-Dudek, N., & Shahar, G. (2015) Dissociative absorption: An empirically unique, clinically relevant, dissociative factor. Consciousness and Cognition, 36, 338-351. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2015.07.013

Lassri, D., Luyten, P., Cohen, G., & Shahar, G. (2016). The effect of childhood emotional maltreatment on romantic relationships in young adulthood: A double mediation model involving self-criticism and attachment. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 8, 504-511. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/tra0000134

Hertzmann, L., Target, M., Hewison, D., Casey, P., Fearon, P., & Lassri, D*. (2016). Mentalization-based therapy for parents in entrenched conflict: A random allocation feasibility study. Psychotherapy, 53, 388-401. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pst0000092

Target, M., Hertzmann, L., Midgley, N., Casey, P., & Lassri, D*. (2017). Parents' experience of child contact within entrenched conflict families following separation and divorce: A qualitative study. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 31, 218-246. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02668734.2016.1268197

Hertzmann, L., Abse, S., Target, M., Glausius, K., Nyberg, V., & Lassri, D*. (2017). Mentalization-based therapy for parental conflict- Parenting Together; An intervention for parents in entrenched post-separation disputes. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 31, 195-217. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02668734.2017.1320685

*Last author as a leading researcher

Lassri, D., Luyten, P., Fonagy, P., & Shahar, G. (2018). Undetected Scars? Self-criticism, attachment, and romantic relationships among otherwise well-functioning childhood sexual abuse survivors. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 10, 121-129. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/tra0000271

Redfern, S., Wood, S., Lassri, D., Cirasola, A., West, G., Austerberry, C., Luyten, P., Fonagy, P. & Midgley, N. (2018). The Reflective Fostering Programme (RFP): background and development of the approach. Adoption & Fostering, 42, 234-248.https://doi.org/10.1177/0308575918790434

Lassri., D*., & Desatnik, A*. (2020). Losing and regaining reflective functioning in the times of Covid-19: Clinical risks and opportunities from a mentalizing approach. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 12(S1), S38-S40. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/tra0000760

(*equal first authorship contribution).

Reuven-Krispin, H*., Lassri, D*., Luyten, P., & Shahar, G. (In Press)  2020). Consequences of Divorce-based Father-absence during Childhood to Young Adult Well-being and Romantic Relationships. Family Relations (*equal first authorship contribution).