Health, mental health


Prof. Ruth Landau

Read More

Academic Profile: 

Ph.D. 1991, RutgersUniv.; Teaching Fellow 1992; Lect. 1993, Senior Lect., 1998; Associate Professor, 2007.


Research Interests:

Beginning of life and end of life issues

Child wellbeing

Third party assisted conception

Loss and bereavement

Ethics in social work


Research ethics


Research Projects:

Single women and their children conceived with the aid of sperm donation.

The ethical aspects of the use of advanced tracking technologies for the analysis of mobility in Alzheimer's Disease and related cognitive disorders - part of a larger study developed jointly with Professor Gail Auslander from the School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Dr. Noam Shoval from the Geography Department, Dr. Heinik from Tel Aviv University and a team of researchers from the University of Heidelberg in Germany.


Recent Publications:

Books edited:

E. Blyth, E. and R. Landau(Eds.) (2004). Third party assisted conception across cultures: social, legal and ethical perspectives. pp.288. Jessica Kingsley Publishers,  London and New York.

R. Landauand G. Shefler, (Eds.). (2007). Research ethics. The Hebrew University Magnes Press, Jerusalem. [Hebrew]

E. Blyth and R. Landau (Eds.). (2009). Faith and fertility: Attitudes towards reproductive practices in different religions from ancient to modern times. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


Landau, R. (2007). Assisted Human Reproduction: Lessons of the Canadian Experience. Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly 27 (1/2) 18-13.

Weissenberg, R. Landau, R. and Madgar, I. (2007). Older single mothers assisted by sperm donation and their children. Human Reproduction 22 (10) 2784-2791.

Landau, R. Weissenberg, R. and Madgar. I. (2008). A child of "hers": Older single mothers and their children conceived through IVF with both egg and sperm donation. Fertility & Sterility 90 (3) 576-583.

Shoval, N. Auslander, G.K. Freitag, T. Landau, R. Oswald, F. Seidl, U. Wahl, H.W. Werner, S. and Heinik, J. (2008). The use of advanced tracking technologies for the analysis of mobility in Alzheimer’s disease and related cognitive diseases. BMC Geriatrics 8:7 (26 March 2008).

Landau, R. (2008). Social work research ethics: dual roles and boundary issues. Families in Society 89(4) 571-577.

Landau, R. (2008). Sex selection for social purposes in Israel: Quest for the “perfect child” of a particular sex or centuries old prejudice against women? Journal of Medical Ethics 34 (9) e10.

Shoval – Cohen, N. and Landau, R. (2009). Homebirth as women’s empowerment:

Women’s motives for planned homebirth in Israel. Society and Welfare 29 (1) 39-62 [Hebrew].

Landau, R. Werner, S. Auslander, G. Shoval, N. Heinik, J. (2009). Attitudes of family and professional caregivers towards the use of electronic tracking devices for people with dementia: An exploratory study. British Journal of Social Work 39, 670-692.

Landau, R. Auslander, G. Werner, S. Shoval, N. Heinik, J. (In press). Family and professional caregivers' views of using advanced technology to track people with dementia. Qualitative Health Research.

Oswald, F. Wahl, H.W. Voss, E. Schilling, O. Freytag, T. Auslander, G. Shoval, N. Heinik, J.  & Landau, R. (In press). The use of tracking technologies for the analysis of outdoor mobility in the face of dementia: First steps into a project and some illustrative findings from Germany. Journal of Housing for the Elderly.


Ruth Landau's site at the Research and Development Authority


Read Less
Uri Aviram

Prof. Uri Aviram

Read More
Academic Profile:

Ph.D. 1972, Univ.of California, Berkeley; Lect. 1972; Sen. Lect. 1977; Assoc. Prof. 1982; Prof. 1990, Emeritus 2004.

Research Interests:

Mental health and social policy. Mental health services research.  Community care and rehabilitation for persons with psychiatric disabilities. Mental health and social policy reforms. Psychiatry and law. Involuntary commitment of mentally ill persons 

Social work education and career patterns of social workers.

Research Projects:

Mental health policy trends in Israel: factors facilitating and hindering reforms towards community mental health service system.

Severely mentally ill persons in Israel: Scope and nature of the problem.

The mental health Rehabilitation Reform in Israel

Israel mental health (insurance) reform (2015)

The changing role of the social worker in the mental health system.

Abstracts of Current Research:

Mental health policy trends in Israel: Factors facilitating and hindering reforms towards community mental health service system: The objective of this study has been to assess mental health policy in Israel. Using a comparative approach, it evaluates what where the factors that hindered attempts to reform the system towards community mental health services and what might have been the factors that could have facilitated the transformation of the system.

Severely mentally ill persons in Israel- scope and nature of the problem: The objective of this research has been to define the population of chronically mentally ill persons in Israel, assess its major characteristics and estimate the size of this population in the country. Two major criteria have been used for defining the population: hospitalization history and functional disability. In addition, chronic mentally ill persons who had not been hospitalized or received disability pensions were defined and their number in the country was estimated.

Mental health rehabilitation reform in IsraelThe objectives of this study have been to study the outcome of the implementation of the Rehabilitation in the Community of the mentally Disabled Persons Law, enacted in 2000, and its impact on the mental health service system in the country.

Israel mental health (insurance) reform (2015). The aim of the study has been to examine the advantages and risks associated with the transfer of responsibility for mental health services to the health funds  (HMOs)and their integration into the general medical service system. The project analyzes the issues confronting those in charge of its implementation and the regulators, and recommends the appropriate modifications or ways of dealing with the issues and problems that may arise in the course of the reform’s implementation.

The changing role of the social worker in the mental health service system: This study surveys the social workers employed in the mental health service system with respect to their assignments and how they view their current and desired role.

Recent Publications:

Lightman, E. and Aviram, U. (2000). Too much too late: The Advocacy Act in Ontario. Law and Policy22:25-48.

Aviram, U., Admon, Z., Ajzenstadt, M. and Kanter, I.(2000) Change and preservation in mental health legislation in Israel: The legislative process of Israel's new mental health law. Mishpatim: Students' Law Review, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 31:145-191 (Hebrew).

Ajzenstads, M., Aviram, U., Kalian, M. Kanter, A. (2001). Involuntary outpatient commitment in Israel: Treatment or control. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry24, 637-657.

Aviram, U. (2001). Social integration of chronically mentally ill persons: An old problem in a new context. Social Security61, 42-61 (Hebrew).

Shera, W. Aviram, U., Healy, B., Ramon, S. (2002). Mental health system reform. Social Work in Health Care35, 547-575.

AviramU.(2002). The changing role of the social worker in the mental health system. Social Work in Health Care35, 615-632.

Aviram, U. & Rosenne, H. (2002). Estimating the number of chronically mentally ill persons in Israel: Children, the elderly and the total population. Research report submitted to the Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research, January, 62pp. (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. & Dehan, N. (2002). Intercultural exchange: An experimental program of the HebrewUniversityof Jerusalemfor education and training ultra-orthodox women for social work. Research report submitted to the Israel Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport. November, 138pp. (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. (Ed.) (2003). Academic social work education in Israel: Past, present and future. Tel Aviv: Cherikover, 186 pp.

Aviram, U. (2003). Social work role in mental health: Does the profession meet the challenge. In U.Aviram (Ed.) (2003).Academic social work education in Israel: Past present and future(pp. 133-158). Tel Aviv: Cherikover, 412 pp. (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. & Korin-Langer, N. (2004). Resilience among families of the mentally disabled. Research report submitted to the Israel National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research, June, 42pp. (Hebrew).

Aviram, U., Guy, D., Sykes, I. (2006). A missed opportunity in mental health reform in Israel (1995-1997). Social Security71, 53-83 (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. and Ginath, Y. (Eds.) (2006). Mental health services in Israel: Trends and issues. Tel-Aviv: Cherikover, pp. 412 (Hebrew).

Aviram, U., Gal, J. & Katan, Y. (Eds.) (2007). Social policy development in Israel. Jerusalem: Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. (2007). Stumbling reform of mental health services in Israel: Factors hindering the transformation of the locus of services to the community. Society and Welfare27, 127-155 (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. & Dehan, N. (2007). The reorganization plan of mental health services in Israel, 1972: Factors facilitating and blocking mental health reform toward community mental health services. In U. Aviram, J. Gal & Y. Katan (Eds.)Social policy development in Israel. Jerusalem: Taub Center for the Study of Social Policy in Israel, 193-238 (Hebrew)

Aviram, U. (2007). From the hospital to the community: Issues and challenges in transferring the locus of mental health services from the psychiatric hospitals to community mental health services. In N. Hadas-Lidor & M. Lachman (Eds.) (2007). Recovery and rehabilitation readings in the mental health field: Practice, policy and research. K'far Yona,Israel: Litampp. 195-202 (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. (2010). Promises and pitfalls on the road to a mental health reform in Israel. Israel Journal of Psychiatry3. 171-194.

Dehan, N, & Aviram, U. (2010). Making training in social work accessible for the Israeli ultara-orthodox (Haredi) community- An experimental program of the Hebrew University for training haredi women in social work. Social Security, 82, 113-143 (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. (2010). The Rehabilitation in Community of Persons with Mental Disabilities Law: Intermediate assessment and preparing for the future. Medicine, Psychiatry, 14, 14-23 (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. (2010). Changes in the "back-yard" of the healthcare system in Israel: Promises and perils on the road toward mental health services reform. In Ch. Katz and E. Tzfadia (Eds.) Surveillancing state - abandoningstate:Social policy in Israel, 1985-2008Tel Aviv: Resling. pp. 309-334 (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. (2011).The rehabilitation in the community of persons with mental disabilities law of Israel: Challenge and opportunity in a changing mental health service system. In U. Aviram (Ed.) Rehabilitation and community integration of persons with psychiatric disabilities: The first ten years and beyond. International workshop's report Tel Hashomer, Israel: Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research

Aviram, U., Ginath, Y.& Roe, D. (2012). A Decade to the Rehabilitation in the Community of Persons with Mental Disabilities Law of Israel: Challenges and Opportunities. Psychiatric Services.( 2012)

Aviram, U.(2012). Toward the second decade of implementing the law of the Rehabilitation in the community of persons with Mental Disabilities: Challenges and opportunity for a change in the mental health service system in Israel. Social Security, 90, 155-188 (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. (2013). The law for rehabilitation in the community of persons with mental disabilities: An interim assessment. In D. Ben-David (Ed.) The State of the nation report-Society, economy, and policy in Israel.. Jerusalem: Taub Center for Social Policy Studies (pp.383-407)

Korin-Langer, N., Aviram, U., & Leichtentrit, R. (2014). Resilience among family members of persons with psychiatric disabilities. Society and Welfare, 34, 513-545. (Hebrew).

Aviram, U. & Sagit Azari-Viesel (2015). Mental health reform in Israel: Challenge and opportunity. Policy paper 2015.02. . Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, Jerusalem 48 pp.  (Hebrew and English).

Aviram, U. (In press).The reform of rehabilitation in the community of persons with psychiatric disabilities: Lessons from the Israeli experience. Community Mental Health Journal


Uri Aviram's page at the Research and Development Authority site

Read Less
maya bainishe

Prof. Maya Benish-Weisman

Associate Professor
Room 512

Read More

Maya Benish-Weisman


Higher Education

2008 – 2010 Postdoctoral Studies (The Psychology Department, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

2008 – 2010 Postdoctoral Studies (Harris Early Child Development Training Center, Israel)

2007 – 2008 Postdoctoral Studies (Department of Psychology, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York)

2002-2007 Ph.D., (Direct Track), Psychology Department, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2000-2002 M.A., (in Clinical Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Magna Cum Laude(

1997-2000 B.A., (Psychology and Hebrew Literature (double major), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Magna Cum Laude(


Appointments at the Hebrew University

2020 current Senior Lecturer, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare ,The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)


Additional Functions (Within the Past Five Years)

2016 – 2020 Senior Lecturer, The Head of Educational Counseling Program,

(Department of Counseling and Human Development, The University of Haifa)

2018 – 2019 Visiting Scholar, (Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA)

2014 – 2015 Visiting Scholar, (Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, USA)

2010 – 2016 Lecturer, (Department of Counseling and Human Development, The University of Haifa)


Editorial Positions

2020 current Counseling editor – European Journal of Personality

2020 Current Counseling editor – Developmental Psychology

2016 – 2020 Editorial board member of the Emerging Adulthood


Research Grants (Within the Past Five Years)

2019 - 2022 ISF (Israel Science Foundation), “Socialization of Values in the Classroom: The Effect of Teachers’ Autonomy Support on Students’ Value Internalization and Behavior ” (with Moti Benita): 800,000 NIS.

2019 - 2022 BSF (The U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation), “Mom, that`s not how things work here: Parent-youth acculturation discrepancies and their effects on family functioning and adjustment among immigrant families in the US and Israel ”(with Seth Schwartz), $300,000.

2017-2019 The National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel, Perceptual sensitivity as the missing link in the relations between gene-environment interactions and anxiety (with Bat-Sheva Hadad), $50,000.


List of Publication (Within the Past Five Years)

McDonald, K. L., Benish-Weisman, M., O’Brien, C. T., & Ungvary, S. (2015). The social values of aggressive-prosocial youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 2245-2256.

Benish-Weisman, M., Kerem, E., Knafo-Noam, A., & Belsky, J. (2015). The Moderating Role of Genetics: The Effect of Length of Hospitalization on Children’s Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6, 1-7.

Hasenfratz, L., Benish-Weisman, M., Steinberg, T., & Knafo, A. (2015). Temperament and peer problems from early to middle childhood: Gene-environment correlations with negative emotionality and sociability. Development and Psychopathology, 27, 1089-1109.

Benish- Weisman, M., Daniel, E., Schiefer, D. Möllering, A. & Knafo- Noam, A., (2015). Multiple social identifications and adolescents’ self-esteem. Journal of Adolescence,44, 21-31.

Benish-Weisman, M. (2015). The interplay between values and aggression: Longitudinal study. Developmental Psychology, 51, 677-687.

Benish-Weisman, M., & McDonald., K. (2015). Private self-consciousness and gender moderate how adolescents' values relate to aggression. Social Development, 26, 766-781.

Benish-Weisman, M., (2016). Ethnic identity and aggression in adolescence: A longitudinal study. Journal of Adolescence, 47, 131-134.

Ungvary, S., McDonald, K. L. & Benish-Weisman, M. (2018). Identifying and distinguishing value profiles in American and Israeli adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence. 28, 294-309

Sher-Censor, E., Benish-Weisman, M., Gal, L., & Karni S. (2018). The associations between national identity and adjustment: What can we learn from autobiographical narratives? International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 67, 12-24.

Daniel, E., Benish-Weisman, M. (2019). Value development during adolescence: Dimension of change and stability. Journal of Personality, 87(3), 620-632.

Hadar, L., & Benish‐Weisman, M. (2019). Teachers’ agency: Do their values make a difference? British Educational Research Journal,‏ 45(1), 137-160.

Benish-Weisman, M., Daniel, D., Sneddon, J., & Lee, J. (2019). The relations between values and prosocial behavior among children: The moderating role of age. Personality and Individual Differences, 141, 241–247.

Shtapura-Ifrahs, M., & Benish-Weisman, M. (2019). Seeking the help of school counselors: Cross-cultural differences in mothers’ knowledge, attitudes, and help-seeking behavior. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 69, 110-119.‏

Benita, M., Benish-Weisman, M., Matos, L., & Torres, C. (2019). Integrative and suppressive emotion regulation differentially predict well-being through basic need satisfaction and frustration: A test of three countries. Motivation and Emotion, 44(1), 67-81.

Benish‐Weisman, M. (2019). What can we learn about aggression from what adolescents consider important in life? The contribution of values theory to aggression research. Child Development Perspectives. 13(4), 260-266.

Levin, L., Benish-Weisman, M., & Savaya, R., (2020). Value profiles and perceived job performance of social workers in Israel. The British Journal of Social Work. 50(2), 348-368.

Benish‐Weisman, M., Daniel, E., & McDonald, K. L. (2020). Values and adolescent self‐esteem: The role of value content and congruence with classmates. European Journal of Social Psychology. 50(1), 207-223. 3 citations.

Crocetti, E., Benish-Weisman, M. & McDonald, K. L. (2020). Validation of the Arabic and Hebrew versions of the Utrecht-Management of Identity Commitments Scale (U-MICS). Journal of Adolescence, 79, 11-15.

Daniel, E., Benish-Weisman, M., Sneddon, J., & Lee, J. (in press). Value profiles during middle childhood: Developmental processes and social behavior. Child Development.

Schwartz, S. J., Walsh, S. D., Ward, C., Tartakovsky, E., Weisskirch, R. S., Vedder, P., …Benish-Weisman, M.... and the psychology of migration working group (in press). The role of psychologists in international migration research: Complementing other expertise and an interdisciplinary way forward. Migration Studies

Rubel – Lifschitz, T., Benish-Weisman, M., Torres, C., & McDonald, K. (in press). The revealing effect of power: Popularity moderates the associations of personal values with aggression in adolescence. Journal of Personality.

Daniel, E., Bardi, A., Fischer, R., Benish-Weisman, M., & Lee J. A., (in press). Changes in Personal Values in Pandemic Times. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Benish-Weisman, M., Oreg, S., & Berson, Y. (in press). The contribution of peer values to children’s values and behavior. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Lavy, S., & Benish-Weisman, M. (2021). Character strengths as “values in action”: Linking character strengths with values theory–an exploratory study of the case of gratitude and self-transcendence. Frontiers in Psychology12,

Read Less
itai berger

Dr. Itai Berger

Associate Professor

Read More

Itai Berger



Higher Education

1985-1992                 M.D., (Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of  

                                  the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel).      

1992-1993                 Internship, Shaare-Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel  


1993-1998                 Residency in Pediatrics, Shaare-Z

edek Medical Center,

                                  Jerusalem, Israel


1998-1999                 Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology, Children’s National Medical

                                  Center, Washington DC, USA                        


1999-2003                 Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology, Shaare Zedek, Medical    

                                  Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Since 2003                Specialist in Pediatrics

Since 2008                Specialist in Pediatric Neurology and Child Development


Appointments at the Hebrew University

   2007                  Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of



   2014                   Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of   



2019                     Associate Professor (adjunct), School of Social Work and Social   

                             Welfare, The Hebrew University of  Jerusalem    


Additional Functions (at the Hebrew University within the Past Five Years)

University committee membership
2007-2018           Member, Ethics committee, School of Occupational Therapy 

                            Faculty of Medicine


2009-2018           Member, Academic committee, School of Occupational Therapy 

                            Faculty of Medicine                                   


2013-2018           Member, MD Thesis Committee (Vaadat Avodot Gmar)

                            Faculty of Medicine


2015                   Member, Steering Committee Israel Autism Center for Excellence     

                            (IACE), Faculty of Medicine                                


2015-2018       Member, Academic Committee, Autism Center, HUJI and Hadassah,    

                        Faculty of Medicine


2017               Member, Curriculum revision committee, School of Occupational    

                       Therapy, Faculty of Medicine

Centers Head

2012-2014       Head, the Neuro-Cognitive Center, Hadassah-Hebrew

                         University Medical Center


2014-2018        Head, Pediatric Neurology Unit and the Neuro-Cognitive Center,

                          Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center                      


2018-present     Head, Pediatric Neurology Service, Assuta Ashdod University Medical


National and international committees

2016-present   Member, The International Committee, The American Professional    

                        Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD)         

2012-present    Member, Behavioral Neurology Section, American Academy of                              Neurology                 

2010-2014        Member (Hadassah representative), The scientific council, IMA                              (Israel Medical Association)

2010-2016        Treasurer, The executive board of the ISPND (Israeli Society of  

                          Pediatric Neurology and Development)      

2015                 Member, Establishment Committee of The Israeli Society for ADHD,     

                         Israel Medical Association                                                   

2016-present    Co-Founder, Israel Forum of Neonatal Neurology (ISFNN)

                         Israel Medical Association

2016-present    Treasurer, The executive board of the Israeli ADHD Society (The                                 Israel Medical Association)              

2017                 Chairperson, Residency Accreditation Committee by the Scientific

                         Council, Israel Medical association (IMA) for: Adults day care Dept,

                         Women A Dept, and Adolescents B (Autism) Dept. Abarbanel Mental                          Health Center, Bat-Yam

2019                 Chairperson, Residency Accreditation Committee by the Scientific  

                         Council, Israel Medical association (IMA) for: Departments B, C, and                           D. Beer Yaakov-Ness Ziona Mental Health Center.

2020                 Chairperson, Residency Accreditation Committee by the Scientific  

                         Council, Israel Medical association (IMA) for: Pediatrics Dept,   

                         Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon


Research Grants (Within the Past Five Years)

2016                 Beyond Verbal, The Emotions Analytics Company. “Vocal Speech

                         Variability in ADHD Children Treated by Stimulants”. Berger I.

2017                  Inno-Sphere Ltd. “Non-invasive Brain Stimulation for Pediatric

                          ADHD”. Berger I.                                                   

2018                  HUJI International. “Cog-Fun treatment model for pediatric ADHD –

                          Continuing professional course development for foreign medical

                          professionals program”. Maeir A, Traub R, Berger I.

2018                  The Shalem fund support. “Growth and Development Course" - the

                           development and establishment of digitalized course for 2nd year

                           medical students, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University. Berger I.

2018                   The National Institute for psychobiology in Israel. “Neural correlates

                            and everyday manifestation of emotion dysregulation in youth with

                           ADHD”. Nahum M, Berger I.

2019                    Israel Innovation authority. Inno-Sphere Ltd and Assuta-Ashdod

                            Medical Center. “Clinical Trial for pediatric ADHD treatment by

                            tDCS/tRNS technology”. Berger I, Hochberg O.

2019                     The National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel.

                              “Neural correlates and everyday manifestation of emotion

                              dysregulation in youth with ADHD”. Extended 12 months. Nahum

                              M, Berger I.                     



List of Publication (Within the Past Five Years)

Books & Edited Books

Berger I, Remington A, Leitner Y, Leviton A: Editors. Brain Development and the Attention Spectrum (Frontiers E-Book). Frontiers Research Topic. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2015. ISSN 1664-8714; ISBN 978-2-88919-533-6; DOI 10.3389/978-2-88919-533-6.

Berger I, Maeir A: Editors. ADHD – A transparent impairment, clinical, daily-life, and research aspects in diverse populations. Nova Science Publishers Inc. NewYork, 2014.


Chapters in Collections

Slobodin O, Berger I. In: ADHD – A transparent impairment, clinical, daily-life, and research aspects in diverse populations. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York. It takes a village to care for Attention-  Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Improving management collaboration between tertiary care centers and the community. pp: 1-15, 2014.

Berger I. In: ADHD – A transparent impairment, clinical, daily-life, and research aspects in diverse populations. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder among children with chronic diseases. pp: 133-151, 2014.

Ofek-Shlomai N, Berger I. In: Caring for the Newborn: A Comprehensive Guide for the Clinician. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York. Newborn Neurology. Pp: 207-228, 2014.

Ofek-Shlomai N, Berger I. In: Child Health and Human Development Yearbook 2016. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York. Neonatal Neurology.pp: 25-46, 2016.

Original Articles in Scientific Journals

Maeir A, Fisher O, Traub Bar-Ilan R, Boas N, Berger I, Landau YE. Effectiveness of Cognitive Functional (Cog-Fun) occupational therapy intervention for young children with ADHD: a controlled study. Am J Occup Ther. 68(3):260-267, 2014.

Berger I, Cassuto H. The effect of environmental distractors incorporation into a CPT on sustained attention and ADHD diagnosis among adolescents. J Neurosci Methods. 222:62-68, 2014.

Shany E, Meledin I, Gilat S, Yogev H, Golan A, Berger I. In and Ex utero maturation of premature infants electroencephalographic indices. Clin Neurophysiol. 125:270–276, 2014.

Wilschanski M, Abbassi M, Blanco E, Lindberg I, Yourshaw M, Zangen D, Berger I, Shteyer I, Pappo O, Martín MG, Elpeleg O. A Novel Familial Mutation in the PCSK1 Gene That Alters the Oxyanion Hole Residue of Proprotein Convertase 1/3 and Impairs Its Enzymatic Activity PLoS One. 2014 Oct 1;9(10):e108878.

Dubnov-Raz G, Khoury Z, Wright I, Raz R, Berger I. The effect of alpha-linolenic acid supplementation on ADHD symptoms in children: a randomized controlled double-blind study. Front Hum Neurosci. Oct 7;8:780, 2014.pages:1-6.

Grossman ES, Hoffman YS, Berger I, Zivotofsky AZ. Beating their chests: University students with ADHD demonstrate greater attentional abilities on an inattentional blindness paradigm. Neuropsychology. 2015 Nov;29(6):882-887.

Zach S, Inglis V, Fox O, Berger I, Stahl A. The effect of physical activity on spatial perception and attention in early childhood. Cogn Dev. 36:31-39, 2015. 

Shany E, Berger I, Karplus M, Gilat S, Benzaquen O, Yogev H, Shalev R. Do prenatal corticosteroids affect brain maturation? An Electroencephalography study. Clin EEG Neurosci. 2017 Mar;48(2):79-87.   

Hahn-Markowitz J, Berger I, Manor I, Maeir A. Impact of the Cognitive-Functional (Cog-Fun) intervention on executive functions and participation among children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: a     randomized controlled trial. Am J Occup Ther.                                               Sep/Oct 2017;71(5):7105220010p1-7105220010p9.  

Amichai T, Eylon S, Dor-Haim H, Berger I, Katz-Leurer M. Cardiac autonomic system response to submaximal test in children with cerebral       palsy. Pediatr Phys Ther. 29(2):125-128, 2017.

Berger I, Slobodin O, Cassuto H. Usefulness and validity of  continuous performance tests in the diagnosis of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity       Disorder children. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 32(1): 81-93, 2017.

Cohen-Israel M, Berger I, Martonovich EY, Klinger G, Stahl B, Linder N. Short- and long-term complications of in utero exposure to lamotrigine. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 84(1): 189-194, 2018.

Cohen-Cymberknoh M, Tanny T, Breuer O, Blau H, Kadosh D, Mussaffi H, Gartner S, Salinas A, Bentur L, Nir V, Gur M, Reiter J, Shoseyov D, Kerem E, Berger I. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms in patients with cystic fibrosis. J of Cystic Fibrosis. 17(2): 281-285, 2018.

Hahn-Markowitz J, Berger I, Manor I, Maeir A. Cognitive-Functional (Cog-Fun) dyadic intervention for children with ADHD and their parents: impact on parenting self-efficacy. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 38(4):444-456, 2018.

Harel T, Quek DQY, Wong BH, Cazenave-Gassiot A, Wenk MR, Fan H, Berger I, Shmueli D, Shaag A, Silver DL, Elpeleg O, Edvardson S. Homozygous mutation in MFSD2A, encoding a lysolipid transporter for docosahexanoic acid, is associated with microcephaly and hypomyelination. Neurogenetics. 19(4):227-235, 2018.

Slobodin O, Cassuto H, Berger I. Age-related changes in distractibility: Developmental trajectory of sustained attention in ADHD. J Atten Disord. 2018 Dec;22(14):1333-1343.

Amichai T, Eylon S, Berger I, Katz-Leurer M. The impact of breathing rate on the cardiac autonomic dynamics among children with cerebral palsy compared to typically developed controls. Developmental       Neurorehabilitation. 2019 Feb;22(2):98-103.

Goffer A, Cohen M, Berger I, Maeir A. Beyond academic outcomes: Occupational profile and quality of life among college students with and without ADHD. Br J Occup Therapy. 2019, Vol. 82(3) 170–178.

Kalig-Amir M, Berger I, Rigbi A, Bar-Shalita T. An exploratory study of parent-child association in sensory modulation disorder involving ADHD-related symptoms. Pediatric Research. 86(2):221-226, 2019.

Hahn-Markowitz J, Berger I, Manor I, Maeir A. Efficacy of Cognitive-Functional (Cog-Fun) occupational therapy intervention among children with ADHD: An RCT. J Atten Disord. 2020 Mar;24(5):655-666.

Peled J, Cassuto H, Berger I. Processing speed as a marker to stimulant effect in clinical sample of children with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. 74(3):163-167, 2020.

Slobodin O, Blankers M, Kapitány-Fövény M, Kaye S, Berger I, Johnson B, Demetrovics Z, van der Brink W, van de Glind G. Differential diagnosis inpatients with substance use disorder and/or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder using CP. European Addiction Research. 26:151-161, 2020.

Choshen-Hillel S, Ishqer A, Mahameed F, Reiter J, Gozal D, Gileles-Hillel A, Berger I. Acute and chronic sleep deprivation in residents – cognition and stress biomarkers. Medical Education – accepted for publication.

 Berger I, Dakwar-Kawar O, Grossman ES, Nahum M, Cohen Kadosh R. Scaffolding the Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Brain Using Transcranial Direct Current and Random Noise Stimulation: a Randomized Controlled Trial. Clinical Neurophysiology; 132:699-707, 2021.

 Gillentine MA, Wang T, ……Berger I,………….Eichler EE (97 authors). Rare deleterious mutations of HNRNP genes result in shared neurodevelopmental disorders. Genome Medicine; 13(1):63, 2021. doi: 10.1186/s13073-021-00870-6.

 Damari E, Farfel A. Berger I, Ron R, Yeshayahu Y. Pediatric residents' perception of medical education, general wellness and patient care following the shortening of shifts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Israel Medical Association Journal; 23:214-218, 2021.

 Lavi E, Maree A, Eisenstein EM, Wexler I, Berger I#, Berkun Y#. (#Equal contribution). Increased prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder symptomatology in patients with Familial Mediterranean Fever. Modern Rheumatology – accepted for publication.
Editorials and reviews

Ofek-Shlomai N, Berger I. Inflammatory injury to the neonatal brain - what can we do? Front Pediatr. Apr 9;2:30, 2014.

Haimov-Kochman R, Berger I. Cognitive functions of regularly cycling women may differ throughout the month, depending on sex hormone status; A possible explanation to conflicting results of studies of ADHD in females.  Front Hum Neurosci. Apr 1; 8:191, 2014.

Berger I, Remington A, Leitner Y, Leviton A. Brain Development and the attention spectrum (Editorial). Front Hum Neurosci. Feb 5;9:23, 2015.pages: 1-2.

Ofek-Shlomai N, Berger I. Neonatal neurology. Int J Child Health Hum Dev. 9(1):23-38, 2016. (Open Access).


Read Less

Dr. Roni Holler

Head, Center for Disability Studies
Senior Lecturer
Room 522

Read More
Research interests:

Disability policy; Disability studies; Social policy in Israel and in comparative perspective; History of the welfare state


Current research projects:

Guardianship and Supported Decision Making for Persons with Disabilities: A Mixed Method Analysis of Social Workers' Decision-Making Process (CO-PI with Dr. Shirli Werner, ISF Grant number 268/18).

In recent years, several welfare states, including Israel, have amended their guardianship laws. The proper implementations of these laws, including the decision whether to appoint a guardian or the less restrictive alternative of supported decision maker, is greatly influenced by social workers. In our research project we seek to contribute to a better understanding of social workers’ decisions about guardianship and supported decision making. Attention will be paid to understanding the contribution of individual level, social workers’ level, and societal-legal level factors to this process.

Active Take Up in Social Security (CO-PI With Prof. Mimi Ajzenstadt, Dr. Avishai Benish & Prof. John, National Insurance Institute Grant)

One of the limitations of social security programmes is the problem of non-take-up, by which people who are entitled to receive benefits do not receive them. Despite a growing political and academic interests in understanding and tackling this issue, hitherto little is known about the barriers for participation in social benefits and the effective policy tools to overcome these barriers. The aim of this project is to address this theoretical and empirical gap, by mapping a)  the barriers facing social security beneficiaries in taking up their rights b)  the interventions put forward by various actors in order to help citizens to take up their rights. Moreover, assuming non-take-up to be a multi-dimensional in nature, our analysis focuses on various levels of barriers and interventions, including social, legal, bureaucratic and organizational.

Understanding Role Perception of Family, Professional and Volunteer Supporters in Supported Decision Making Scheme  (CO-PI With  Dr. Itay Greenspan and Prof. Shirli Werner, Warburg Fund)

In the Israeli context, the criticism towards guardianship led to the 2016 amendment of the Legal Capacity and Guardianship Law and to the development of a less restrictive alternative known as supported decision making. Since supported decision making is a relatively new policy tool, we know little about its actual implementation, including the way supporters perceive their role. In order to fill this gap, our goal in this study is to examine the role perceptions of Israeli supporters under the new reform, as well as their motivation for becoming supporters.



Articles in Refereed Journals

Holler, R., & Gal, J. (2011). Subsidies for early childhood education and care: The

Israeli model in a cross-national comparative perspective. Social Security, 87,

37-63 (Hebrew) [Link].

Holler, R. (2014). Disability and employment policy in the Israeli welfare state:

Between exclusion and inclusion. Disability & Society29, 1369-1382 [Link]


Holler, R. (2014). People with disabilities and the Israeli welfare state: The case of

relief work. Social Security, 95, 39-76 (Hebrew) [Link].

Gal, J. & Holler, R. (2014). The development of social policy research in Israel, Israel

Affairs, 20, 452-469 [Link] [SSRN].

Holler, R. (2017). Disabling ideas – disabling policies: The case of disability

employment policy in the newly established Israeli state. Social Policy &

Administration, 51, 424-441[Link] [SSRN].

Holler, R. & Werner, S. (2018). Perceptions toward Disability among Social Work

Students in Israel: Development and Validation of a New Scale. Health &

Social Care in the Community, 26(3), 423-432 [Link].

Holler, R. (2018). “Rebuilding a shattered life and a broken body”: Social work and

disability discourses in Israel’s first decades. British Journal of Social

Work [Link] [SSRN].

Holler, R (2018). Disability studies: Challenges and Issues. Theory and Criticism, 50,

475-492. (Hebrew).]Link]

Holler, R. (2019). “Rebuilding a shattered life and a broken body”: Social work and

disability discourses in Israel’s first decades. British Journal of Social Work,

49, 448-465. [Link] [SSRN].

Holler, R. (2019). The role of the welfare state in supporting economic transitions

following family bereavement: Comparing Britain and Israel. Social Policy &

Administration, 53, 128-141. [Link]

Werner, S. & Holler, R. (2020). Attitudes toward guardianship and their association with the importance of social work goals and perspectives of disability within

the social work profession. Disability and Rehabilitation, 42, 712-721. [Link]

Holler, R. (2020). Material, Stigmatic and Agentic Dimensions in the Experience of Claiming Disability Benefits: The Israeli Case. Social Policy & Administration. [Link]

Holler, R. Shemla, I.& Maeir, A. (Accepted for publication). The disability orientation of occupational therapists in physical rehabilitation settings: tension between medical and social models in theory and practice. American Journal of Occupational Therapy


Edited Books

Gal, J. & Holler, R. (Eds.) (2019). ““Justice Instead of Charity”: Chapters in the Development of Social Work in Israel. Beer-Sheva: The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel & Zionism, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Hebrew) [Link].


 Book Chapters

Holler, R. & Gal, J.(2019). History of social work in Israel: An introduction. In J. Gal & R. Holler (Eds.). “Justice Instead of Charity”: Chapters in the Development of Social Work in Israel. Beer-Sheva: The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel & Zionism, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Hebrew).

Holler, R. )2019). Between the personal and the social: Social work and people with disabilities in Israel’s first decades. In J. Gal & R. Holler (Eds.). “Justice Instead of Charity”: Chapters in the Development of Social Work in Israel. Beer-Sheva: The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel & Zionism, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Hebrew).

Holler, R. & Werner, S.,Tolub, Y. & Pumeranz, M. (2020). Choice and people with intellectual disability: The Israeli case. In R. J. Stancliffe, M. L. Wehmeyer, K. A. Shogren & B. H. Abery (Eds.). Choice, Preference and  Disability: Promoting Self-Determination Across the Lifespan  (pp. 87-110). Switzerland: Springer.

Read Less

Prof. Ruth Pat-Horenczyk

Full Professor
Room 509

Read More

Ruth Pat-Horenczyk, Ph.D., is a Full Professor at the School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is a clinical psychologist who received her Ph.D. from the Hebrew University and completed her post-doctoral training at the University of California in San Diego.  Her current research topics focus on risk and protective factors for childhood PTSD, relational trauma, emotion regulation and posttraumatic growth and she co-edited the books:“Treating Traumatized Children: Risk, Resilience and Recovery” (2009), and “Helping Children Cope with Trauma: Individual, Family and Community Perspectives (2014). Ruth's current research project is on “Predicting effective adaptation to breast cancer to help women to BOUNCE back” with experts from the fields of oncology, computer modeling, psychology, and social medicine from Finland, Israel, Greece, Italy and Portugal.






in chronological order

January, 2019


Edited books


1.D. Brom, R. Pat-Horenczyk and J. Ford (Eds.) (2009). Treating Traumatized Children: Risk, Resilience and Recovery, Routledge.


R. Pat-Horenczyk, D. Brom & J. Vogel (Eds.) (2014).  Helping Children Cope with Trauma: Individual, Family and Community Perspectives. Routledge.


Book chapters


Ancoli-Israel, S., Pat-Horenczyk, R. & Martin, J. (1998).  Sleep disorders.  In: A. S. Bellack & M. Hersen (Editors-in-chief), and B. Edelstein (Vol. Ed.), Comprehensive Clinical Psychology: Vol. 7. Clinical Geropsychology (pp.307-326).  New York: Elsevier Science.


Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2005). Post-traumatic distress in Israeli adolescents exposed to ongoing terror: Findings from a school-based screening project in the Jerusalem Area. In: Y. Daniely, D. Brom & J Sills (Eds). The Trauma of Terrorism: Sharing Knowledge and Shared Care, An International Handbook (pp. 335-347). Haworth Press. Co-published as a paper in Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 9, (No. 3/4), 335-247.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., & Doppelt, O. (2005). Screening posttraumatic distress among Israeli adolescents exposed to ongoing terrorism. In: E. Somer and A. Bleich (Eds). Mental health in terror's shadow: The Israeli experience (pp. 55-76). Ramot, Tel-Aviv University Press (in Hebrew).


Rachamin, L., Gilboa-Shechtman, E., Ben-Moshe, R., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Galili-Weistub, E., Benharash, F. & Apter A. (2005). Guidelines for early interventions for acute trauma in children and adolescents. In: E. Zomer and A. Bleich (Eds).  Early interventions after disasters and terrorism: The Israeli experience, Ramot, Tel-Aviv University Press, pp.303-333. (in Hebrew).


Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2006). Terror in Jerusalem: Coping with “Emergency Routine” in Daily Life for adolescents, adults and helpers. In: J. Kuriansky (Ed). Terror in the Promised Land:  Inside the Anguish of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (pp. 67-74). Westport, Connecticut:  Praeger Press.


Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2008). Entry on: Child Development. Reyes, G., Elhai, J. D., & Ford, J. D. (Eds). The Encyclopedia of psychological trauma (pp. 112-119).  New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.‏


Pat-Horenczyk R., Rabinowitz, R., Rice, A., & Tucker-Levin, A., (2009). The search for risk and protective factors in childhood PTSD: From variables to processes. In: D. Brom, R. Pat-Horenczyk and J. Ford (Eds.) Treating Traumatized Children: Risk, Resilience and Recovery (pp. 51-71). London: Routledge


Pat-Horenczyk R., Ford, J., & Brom, D., (2009).  Toward a developing science and practice of childhood traumatic stress: In: D. Brom, R. Pat-Horenczyk and J. Ford (Eds.). Treating Traumatized Children: Risk, Resilience and Recovery (pp. 269-276). London: Routledge.


Pat-Horenczyk, R.  Khodabakhsh, A., van Heemstra, J., & Brom, D. (2011). Youth, Violence and Immigration: The Trauma Perspective. In: G.M. Ruggiero, S. Sassaroli, Y. Latzer, & S. Suchday (Eds). Perspectives on immigration and terrorism (pp 42-50). NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division.


Pat-Horenczyk, R.,PI Brom, D., Baum. N., Benbenishty, R., Schiff, M. & Astor, R. A. (2011). A city-wide school-based model for addressing the needs of children exposed to terrorism and war. In: V. Ardino (Ed.) Post-traumatic syndromes in children and adolescent (pp. 243-254).New York, NY: Wiley/Blackwell Press.


Brom, D. & Pat-Horenczyk, R., (2012). Ethical considerations in the treatment of post-traumatic distress. Chapter in:  E. Vermetten, R.J. Kleber, O. van der Hart.Handbook of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (pp. 737-752). Utrecht: De Tijdstroom (in Dutch).


Benbenishty, R., Astor, R.A., Meyer-Reynolds, Pat-Horenczyk, R., Brom, D.,Baum, N., & Schiff, M., & De Pedro, K. (2012) The influence of the Second Lebanon-Israeli War on Israeli students in urban school settings: Findings from the Nahariya District-wide screening process. In Gallagher, K.S., Goodyear, R., Brewer, D., & Rueda, R. (Eds.) Urban education: A model for leadership and policy (pp. 218-240). New York, NY: Routledge.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Yeh, V., Cohen, S. & Schramm, S. (2014). The impact of exposure to violence on aggression in children and adolescents: What can be learned from the trauma and resilience perspective. In: R. Pat-Horenczyk, D. Brom, & J. Vogel (Eds.) Helping Children Cope with Trauma: Individual, Family and Community Perspectives (pp. 41-65). Routledge.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Brom, D., Lerner, N., & Levav, I. (2014). Traumatized childhood: Growing up under the shadow of a conflict. Urban Suffering Studies Center. ISSN 2282-5754

Pat-Horenczyk, R., Ba-Gad, D., Yung, L., Schramm-Yavin, S. & Brom, D. (2014). Parents Place" in Sderot: Putting the Parents in Focus. In: Early Childhood Matters,122, pp, 14-18 (Issue on: Responsive parenting: a strategy to prevent violence).


Brom, D., Baum, N.L., Pat-Horenczyk , R. (2015). Systems of care for traumatized children: The example of a School-based Intervention model. In: M. Safir, H. Wallach & A.  Rizzo (Eds). Future directions in post-traumatic stress disorders: Prevention diagnosis and treatment (pp. 155-170). New York: Springer.


Schek, E.J., Mantovani, F., Olivia Realdon, O., Dias, J., Ana Paiva, A., Schramm-Yavin, S. & Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2017). Positive Technologies for Promoting Emotion Regulation Abilities in Adolescents. In: Giokas K., Bokor L., Hopfgartner F. (eds)eHealth 360°. Springer International Publishing, pp.69-174. DOI: 10.007/978-3-319-49655-9_23.


Siegel, A., Brickman, S., Goldberg, Z. & Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2019, in press). Preventing Future Terrorism: Intervening on Youth Radicalization. In C.W Hoven, L.V. Amsel & S. Tyano, (Eds) Disasters and their Impact on Children’s Mental Health: An International Perspective. Springer Publishing.


Brickman, S, Fox, M. & Pat-Horenczyk, R. (forthcoming). Trauma and regulation deficits in early childhood. In Greenbaum, C. W., Haj-Yahia, M. M., & Hamilton, C. (Eds.) (forthcoming). Handbook of Political Violence and Children: Psychosocial Effects, Intervention, and Prevention Policy.  Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.


Papers in refereed Journals


Pat-Horenczyk, R. (1988). Attitudes of psychotherapists toward diagnosis and therapy of depression in old age.  Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 25, 24-37.


Ancoli-Israel, S., Klauber, M, R., Jones, D. W., Kripke, D. F., Martin, J., Mason, W., Pat-Horenczyk, R., & Fell, R. (1997).  Variations in circadian rhythms of activity sleep and light exposure related to severity of dementia in nursing home patients. Sleep, 20, 18-23.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Hacohen D., Herer, P., & Lavie, P. (1998). The effect of zopiclone on withdrawal from long term benzodiazepine hypnotics.  Psychopharmacology, 140, 450-457.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Klauber, M.R., Schochat, T., &  Ancoli-Israel, S.  (1998). Hourly profiles of sleep and wakefulness in severely versus mild-moderately demented nursing home patients. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 10 (4), 308-315.


Pat-Horenczyk R. (1998). Changes in attitudes toward insomnia following cognitive intervention as part of a withdrawal treatment from hypnotics.  Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 26, 271-283.


Stein, D., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Blank, S., Dagan, Y., Barak, Y., & Gumpel, T. (2002).  Sleep disturbances in adolescents diagnosed as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 35, 268-275.


Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2003). Book review of E. Bachar (2001), The fear of occupying space: The Self-psychology and the treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia. Jerusalem: Magnes, Hebrew University Press.  Megamot, 42 (2), 329-333. (in Hebrew).


Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2004). Post-traumatic distress in Israeli adolescents exposed to ongoing terror: Findings from a school-based screening project in the Jerusalem Area. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 9, (No. 3/4), 335-247. Co-published simultaneously as a chapter in: In: Y. Daniely, D. Brom & J Sills (Eds). (2005). The Trauma of Terrorism: Sharing Knowledge and Shared Care, An International Handbook. Haworth Press, pp. 335-347.


Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2004). Tomorrow it could be me: Terror in Jerusalem. Panim, A Quatrterly for Society, Culture and Education, 28, 79-85. (in Hebrew).


Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2004). On the Second Bi- National conference on treating traumatized children. Psycho-actualia: A Quatrterly of the Israeli Psychological Association, July, 14-17 (in Hebrew).


Wang, Y., Nomura, Y., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Doppelt, O., Abramovitz, R., Brom, D. & Chemtob, M.C. (2006). Direct terrorism exposure, TV exposure to terrorism, and exposure to non-terrorism trauma and their differential associations with emotional and behavioral problems in young children. Annals of New York Academy of Sciences, 1094, 363-368.


Pat-Horenczyk R., Schiff M. & Doppelt O.  (2006). Maintaining Routine despite Ongoing Exposure to Terrorism: A Healthy Strategy for Adolescents? Journal of Adolescent Health, 39 (2), 199-205.


Berger, R. Pat-Horenczyk, R. & Gelkopf, M. A (2007) School-based intervention for the prevention and treatment of elementary students' terror-related distress in Israel: A randomized control trial. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 20 (4), 541-551.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., & Brom, D. (2007). The multiple faces of post traumatic growth. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 56 (3), 379-385.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Abramovitz, R., Peled, O., Brom, D, Daie, A. & Chemtob, C.M. (2007). Adolescent Exposure to Recurrent Terrorism in Israel: Posttraumatic Distress and Functional Impairment American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 77 (1),76-85.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Peled, O., Miron, T., Villa, Y., Brom, D. & Chemtob, C.M. (2007) Risk-Taking Behaviors among Israeli Adolescents Exposed to Recurrent Terrorism, American Journal of Psychiatry, 164 (1), 66-72.


Pat-Horenczyk, R & Gill, R., (2009). Review of  the International Conference on Trauma in Early Childhood. Psychoactualia, October, 25-29. (in Hebrew).


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Qasrawi, R., Lesack, R., Haj-Yahia, M. M., Peled, O., Shaheen, M., Berger, R., Brom, D., Garber, R. & Abdeen, Z. (2009). Posttraumatic Symptoms, functional impairment and coping among adolescents on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A cross-cultural approach. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 58 (4), 688-708.

40.Schiff, M., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Benbenishty, R., Brom, D., Baum, N., & Astor, R.A. (2010). Do adolescents know when they need help in the aftermath of war? Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23(5), 657-660.


Schiff, M., Pat-Horenczyk, R. & Peled, O. (2010). The Role of Social Support for Israeli Adolescents Continually Exposed to Terrorism: Protective or Compensatory Factors? Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 3 (2), 95-108.


Chemtob, C., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Madan, A., Pitman, S.R., Wang, Y., Doppelt, O., Dugan Burns, K., Abramovitz, R. & Brom, D. (2011).Israeli adolescents with ongoing exposure to terrorism: Suicidal ideation, posttraumatic stress disorder, and functional impairment Journal of Traumatic Stress, 24(6), 756–759.


Brom, D., Pat-Horenczyk, R. & Baum, N.L. (2011). The influence of war and terrorism on posttraumatic distress among Israeli children. International Psychiatry, 8 (4), 81-83


Hobfoll, S. E., Canetti, D., Hall, B. J., Brom, D., Palmieri, P. A., Johnson, R. J., Pat-Horenczyk, R., & Galea, S. (2011). Are community studies of psychological trauma’s impact accurate?  A study among Jews and Palestinians. Psychological Assessment, 23(3), 599-605.


Bonanno, G.A., & Pat-Horenczyk, R. & J. Noll. (2011). Coping Flexibility and Potential Trauma: The Perceived ability to cope with trauma (PACT) Scale.Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, practice and policy, 3(2), 117-129.


Schiff, M., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Benbenishty, R., Brom, D., Baum, N., & Astor, R.A. (2012). High school students’ posttraumatic symptoms, substance abuse and involvement in violence in the aftermath of war. Social Science & Medicine, 75,1321-1328.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Achituv, M., Kagan-Rubenstein, A., Khodabakhsh, A., Brom, D. & Chemtob, C.M. (2012). Growing up under fire: Building resilience in young children and parents exposed to ongoing missile attacks. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 5(4), 303-314.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Peled, O., Achituv, M., Brom, D. Rozenblatt, O., Faierman, Z., Kaplansky, N., Yossef, D., Lahad, M. & Chemtob, C.M. (2012). Can there be a "rosy" future for the "Color Red" children? A program for building resilience for toddlers exposed to ongoing terrorism in Sderot. Society and Social Welfare, 32 (2), 237-259. (In Hebrew).


Hamama-Raz, Y., Perry, S., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Bar-Levav, R., Stemmer, S. (2012). Factors affecting participation in group intervention in patients after adjuvant treatment for early-study breast cancer. Acta Oncologica, 51, 208-214.


Burton, C., Yan, O.H., Bonanno, G.A., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Chan, S.E. & Ho, S. (2012). Coping flexibility and complicated grief: A comparison of American and Chinese samples. Depression and Anxiety, 29(1), 16-22.


Baum, N.L, Brom, D., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Rahabi, S., Wardi, J., & Weltmann, A. (2013). Transitioning from the battlefield to home: An innovative program for soldiers. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 22(6), 644-659. (DOI:10.080/10926771.2013.805174).


Baum, N.L, Lopes Cardozo, B., Pat-Horenzcyk, R., Ziv, Y., Blanton, C., Reza, A., Weltman, A. Brom, D. (2013). Training teachers to build resilience in children in the aftermath of war: A cluster randomized trial. Child and Youth Care Forum, 42, 339-350. (DOI: 10.007/s10566-013-9202-5).


Kletter, H., Rialon, R. A., Laor, N., Brom, D., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Shaheen, M., Hamiel., D., Chemtob, C.,Weems, C. F., Feinstein, C., Lieberman, A., Reicherter, D., Song, S., & Carrion, V.G. (2013). Helping children exposed to war and violence: Perspectives from an international work group on interventions for youth and families. Child & Youth Care Forum, 42, 371-388. (DOI: 10.007/s10566-013-9203-4).


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Ziv, Y., Asulin-Peretz, L., Achituv, M., Cohen, S. & Brom, D. (2013).  Relational trauma in times of political violence: Continuous traumatic stress vs. past trauma.  Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 19(2),125-137. Special issue the nature, effects, and clinical responses to chronic exposure to conflict, violence, and war. (DOI:10.037/a0032488).


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Kenan, A.M., Achituv, M. & Bachar, E. (2014).  Protective factors based model for screening for posttraumatic distress in adolescents. Child and Youth Care Forum, 43(3), 339-351. (DOI: 10.007/s10566-013-9241-y).


Cohen, E., Pat-Horenczyk, R., & Haar-Shamir, D. (2014). Making room for play:  An innovative intervention for toddlers and families under rocket fire.  Clinical Social Work Journal, 42 (4), 336-345.‏ (DOI: 10.007/s10615-013-0439-0).


Schiff, M., and Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2014).  Perceived need for psychosocial services in the context of political violence: Psychological distress among Israeli mothers with young children.  Clinical Social Work Journal, 42, 346-356.(DOI:10.007/s10615-013-0471-0).


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Sim Wei Shi, C., Schramm-Yavin, S., Bar-Halpern, M. & Tan, Li Jen (2015). BEAR - Building Emotion and Affect Regulation (BEAR): Preliminary evidence from an open trial in children's residential group homes in Singapore.Child & Youth Care Forum, 44, 175–190. (DOI:10.007/s10566-014-9276-8).


Pat-Horenczyk. R., Cohen S., Ziv, Y., Achituv, M., Asulin-Peretz, L., Blanchard, T., Schiff, M. & Brom, D. (2015). Emotion regulation in mothers and young children faced with trauma. Infant Mental Health Journal, 36(2), 1-12. Article first published online: 30 APR 2015. DOI: 10.002/imhj.21515


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Perry, S., Hamama-Raz, Y., Ziv, Y., Schramm-Yavin, S., Stemmer, S.M. (2015). Posttraumatic Growth in Breast Cancer Survivors: Constructive and Illusory Processes. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 28, 214-222. DOI: 10.002/jts.22014.


Hamama-Raz, Y., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Perry, S., Ziv, Y., Bar-Levav, R., & Stemmer, S. M. (2016). The Effectiveness of Group Intervention on Enhancing Cognitive Emotion Regulation Strategies in Breast Cancer Patients: A 2-Year Follow-up. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 15(2), 175-182.‏ DOI: 10.177/1534735415607318.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Achituv, M., Asulin-Peretz, L., Kaminer, H., Kaplanski, N., & Rozenblatt, O. & Brom, D. (2016). Mothers and young children under fire: Comparing exposure to ongoing terror with exposure to time-limited war.Megamot 50(2), 29-54 (in Hebrew).


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Saltzman, L. Y., Hamama-Raz, Y., Perry, S.., Ziv, Y., Ginat-Frolich, R., & Stemmer, S. M. (2016). Stability and Transitions in Posttraumatic Growth Trajectories among Cancer Survivors: LCA and LTA Analyses. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, practice and policy, 8(5), 541-5419. DOI:  10.037/tra0000094.


Pat‐Horenczyk, R., Cohen, S., Ziv, Y., Achituv, M., Brickman, S., Blanchard, T., & Brom, D. (2017). Stability and Change in Posttraumatic Distress: A 7‐Year Follow‐Up Study of Mothers and Young Children Exposed to Cumulative Trauma. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 30(2), 115-124.‏ DOI 10.002/jts.


Saltzman, L.Y., Solomyak, L., & Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2017). Addressing the Needs of Children and Youth in the Context of War and Terrorism: The Technological Frontier, Current Psychiatry Reports, 19(6), 30. DOI: 10.007/s11920-017-0786-6.


Schiff, M., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Ziv, Y., & Brom, D. (2017). Multiple Traumas, Maternal Depression, Mother–Child Relationship, Social Support, and Young Children’s Behavioral Problems. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-23. DOI: 10.177/0886260517725738.


Baum, N. L., Stokar, Y. N., Ginat-Frolich, R., Ziv, Y., Abu-Jufar, I., Cardozo, B. L., Pat-Horenczyk, R. & Brom, D. (2018). Building Resilience Intervention (BRI) with teachers in Bedouin communities: From evidence informed to evidence based. Children and Youth Services Review, 87 (1), pp. 186-191.


Saltzman, L. Y., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Lombe, M., Weltman, A., Ziv, Y., McNamara, T., Takeuchi, D., Brom, D. (2018). Post-Combat Adaptation: Improving Social Support and Reaching Constructive Growth Journal for Anxiety Stress and Coping, 31(4), 418-430, DOI: 10.080/10615806.2018.454740


Weltman, A., Kessker, Y., Rechavi, S., Ziv, Y., Wardi, J., Pat-Horenczyk, R. & Brom, D. (2018). Peace of Mind: Building resilience and posttraumatic growth in the aftermath of combat. Harefua, 175(7), 415-418. (in Hebrew).


Hamama-Raz, Y., & Pat-Horenczyk, R., Roziner, I, Perry S. Stemmer, S.  (2019, in press). Can Posttraumatic Growth after Breast Cancer Promote Positive Coping? A Cross-Lagged Study.  Psycho-Oncology.


Yochman, A. & Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2019, in press). Exposure to trauma and Sensory Regulation in children. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma.



Other publications:


Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2018). Trauma and resilience after exposure to cumulative trauma: Guidelines for early interventions. Conference reader on Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Unaccompanied Minor Refugees. Hannover, Germany.


Read Less

Prof. Miriam Schiff

Full Professor
Room 524

Read More




Miriam Schiff, (PhD. MSW, MA) is a Professor and Zena Harman Chair in Social Work at the school. She is also the chair of “social work in health care research group”, a joint partnership between the school and Hadassah Hebrew university medical center. Miriam is a social worker, a licensed school psychologist and a licensed family therapist.


Research interests


Dr. Schiff research addresses the consequences of childhood and current (acts of political violence) man-made trauma on adolescents and adults. The consequences include: psychological distress, physical health problems, substance use, and violence toward in- and out-group. The studies she conducts in this area in collaboration with Israeli and international colleagues are based on several theoretical frameworks: Conservation of Resources (COR), theories of emotion regulation, and Parental Acception-Rejection Theory (PART). In the past three years, she has expanded her research to two additional fields: parental traumatic grief and bereavement, and social work in health care. The research in these two topics is supported by leading theories in these fields (the bio-psycho-social model in the field of health care and the two-track model in the field of bereavement), but are conducted through the paradigm of translational research from academia to the field of social work, and from practice wisdom to theories and research. This paradigm includes strong collaboration with practitioners as well as mentoring advanced research students (at the MA and PhD levels) who also have senior positions in the field of social work. Below, are brief describion of Dr. Schiff recent work in each of her research areas.


Consequences of childhood and current (acts of political violence) man-made trauma on adolescents and adults.

Two major research studies in this area since my last promotion were: (i) Consequences of children’s exposure to intimate partner violence. Together with Dr. Jake Najman and his research center at the University of Queensland, Australia, School of Public Health, she examined whether adolescents’ exposure to parental intimate partner violence is associated with their psychological distress and substance use in young adulthood, using a large-scale and longitudinal birth cohort study (the Mater/University of Queensland Study of Pregnancy, MUSP). Currently Dr. Schiff continues this line of research including long-term consequences of child Adverse Child Events (ACE’s) on physical and mental health of young adults together with Dr. Melissa Jonson-Reid and Dr. Patricia Kohl from the Brown School of Social Work, Washington University St. Louis, and Dr. Jes Helton from Saint Louis University School of Social Work. (ii) Through the research group at the school on trauma and resilience, headed by Prof. Pat-Horenczyk, of which Dr. Schiff is a member, she and the group conducted a pilot study on risk and protective factors for hate-based violence among Jewish and Arab adolescents based on previous research studies they conducted in this area.


Parental traumatic grief and bereavement

In the past three years, Sr. Schiff established a productive collaboration with the Ministry of Defense, Department of Families and Commemoration. In this context, she implemented research studies on coping with loss of a child during his or her service in the Israeli Defence Forces, and the potential contribution of the social worker who is in contact with the parents from the first day of the loss to the healing process. A pilot qualitative study followed by a large-scale quantitative study on 164 parents (90 of them couples) revealed that many parents displayed personal growth. Formal educational level is associated with better coping. Grief reactions at 5-8 years after their child’s death are greater than at longer passages of time. The strongest predictor for adaptive coping (e.g., lower level of complicated grief symptoms, personal growth and positive daily functioning) was parental decision to continue living, a new concept we discover in this study. Positive therapeutic relationships with their social worker were a significant predictor for parental personal growth out of grief. Several interaction effects with the passage of time were found. Dyadic analyses suggest similarities and some differences in the contributing factors for coping with loss among mothers and fathers. These findings were disseminated to bereaved parents, as well as to practitioners, students, and researchers, in a conference with the Israeli Ministry of Defense (March 14, 2018).



Social work in health care

Using the translational research paradigm, Dr. Schiff research work in the area of healthcare is conducted in full collaboration with the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Department of Social Work, through the social work school research group that she chairs. Thus far, they have completed a study, together with research students’ seminar, on the characteristics of social workers’ psychosocial interventions during acts of political violence (e.g., the “stabbing intifada”), and the associations between hospital length of stay, Acute Stress Reaction (ASR), and the characteristics of the implemented psychosocial interventions.


Another project that was funded through the Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research (NIHP) Study aims to: (1) describe the implementation and outcome of the discharge plan (re-hospitalizations, satisfaction) from the point of the patient and family; (2) examine potential gaps between discharge plan and its implementation by residential area and personal and system variables; (3) compare the process and outcomes of implementation of the discharge plan, with Auslander, Soskolne et al. (2003) findings.


Study sample includes 1080 65+ patients who were hospitalized in the internal, geriatric, surgical and orthopedic departments & seen by a social worker during hospitalization. The study will be conducted in six hospitals: Hadassah, Sheba, Soroka and Rambam (200 each), and Barzilai and Meir (140 each). Data collection will begin soon.


Besides its scientific merit, this study seeks to raise policy-makers’ awareness of the shortage of institutional care for elderly patients’ post-discharge from general hospitals, especially in Jerusalem and the south. Many elders cannot receive their prescribed help in the area, or at all.



Schiff’s Recent publications


Schiff, M. & Pat-Horenczyk, R. (2014). Perceived need for psychosocial services in the context of political violence: Psychological distress among Israeli mothers with young children. Clinical Social Work Journal, 42(4), 346-356.


Schiff, M. & Fang, L. (2014). Adolescent substance-use in Israel: The roles of exposure to political traumas and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28(2), 453–463. doi=10.1037/a0035603.


Schiff, M., Plotnikova, M., Dingle, K., Williams, G. M., Najman, J., & Clavarino, A. (2014). Does adolescent's exposure to parental intimate partner conflict and violence predict psychological distress and substance use in young adulthood? A longitudinal study. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38(12), 1945-1954. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2014.07.001.


David, P.  & Schiff, M. (2015). Learning from bottom-up dissemination: Importing an evidence-based trauma intervention for infants and young children to Israel. Evaluation and Program Planning, 53, 18-24. doi:10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2015.07.012.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Cohen, S., Ziv, Y.,  Achituv, M., Asulin-Peretz, L., Blanchard, T. R.,  Schiff, M.  & Brom, D.  (2015). Emotion regulation in mothers and young children faced with trauma. Infant Mental Health Journal, 36(3), 337-348. doi:10.1002/imhj.21515.


Schiff, M., Nacasch, N., Levit, S., Katz, N., & Foa, E. (2015). Prolonged exposure for treating PTSD among female methadone patients who were survivors of sexual abuse in Israel. Social Work in Health Care, 54, 687-707. doi:10.1080/00981389.2015.1058311.


Fang, L., Schiff, M., & Benbenishty, R. (2016). Political violence exposure, adolescent school violence, and drug use: The mediating role of school support and posttraumatic stress. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 86(6), 662-670. doi:10.1037/ort0000178.


Schiff, M. & Fang, L. (2016). Adolescents' exposure to disasters and substance use (A review paper). Current Psychiatry Reports, 18(57), 2-6. doi:10.1007/s11920-016-0693-2.


Zemach, M., Schiff, M., Feldman, C., & Sabah, C. (2016). Treatment for children at risk: Out-of-home versus community placement. Society & Welfare: Quarterly for Social Work, 36(3-4), 331-361. (Hebrew)


David, P.  & Schiff, M. (2017). Self-efficacy as a mediator in bottom-up dissemination of a research-supported intervention for young, traumatized children and their families. Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work, 14(2), 53-69. doi:10.1080/23761407.2017.1298072.


Schiff, M. & Roll, A. (2017). Depression, quality of life and smoking in late adulthood. []EC Psychology and Psychiatry, 4(5), 206-215.


David, P. & Schiff, M. (2018). Initial clinician reports of the bottom-up dissemination of an evidence-based intervention for early childhood trauma. Child and Youth Care Forum, 41(1), 115-132. doi:


Schiff, M., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Ziv, Y., & Brom, D. (in press). Multiple traumas, maternal depression, mother–child relationship, social support, and young children’s behavioral problems. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0(0), 0886260517725738. doi:10.1177/0886260517725738.


Sakat, E. & Schiff, M. (in press). Religiosity: Protective or risk factor for posttraumatic distress among adolescents who were exposed to different types of acts of political violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0(0), 0886260518780775. doi:10.1177/0886260518780775.


Schiff, M., Dekel, R., Gilbar, O., & Benbenishty, R. (2018). Helping the helpers: Post-traumatic distress and need for help among Israeli social workers in foster care agencies following armed conflict. Child & Family Social Work, 23(3), 466-474. doi:10.1111/cfs.12438


Gilbar, O., Benbenishty, R., Schiff, M., & Dekel, R. (2018). Foster parents exposed to political violence: The role of social support in addressing emotional and functional difficulties. Children and Youth Services Review, 85, 211-218.; 1.38


Elkins, Y.A., Schiff, M., Aharoni. E., Parnas-Golderberger, S., & Weisler-Mamou, I. (in press). Living with grief and considering life: The experience of bereaved parents who lost their child during military service. Megamot. (Hebrew).


Schiff, M., Lesser, L., Levine, T., Savo, Y., Dashti, T., & Rosenne, H. (in press). Hospital social worker interventions with survivors of acts of political violence in Israel. The Journal of Social Work.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Zamir, O., Yochman, A., Schiff, M., Brickman, S., Lerner, M., & Brom, D. (2019). Long-term impact of maternal posttraumatic symptoms on children’s regulatory functioning: A 4-year follow-up study. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Http://

Pat-Horenczyk, R. & Schiff, M. (2019). Continuous traumatic stress and the life cycle: Exposure to repeated political violence in Israel Current Psychiatry Reports, 21(8), 71-80, 3.82 41/146.


Pat-Horenczyk, R., Zamir, O., Yochman, A., Schiff, M., Brickman, S., Lerner, M., & Brom, D. (2019). Long-term impact of maternal posttraumatic symptoms on children’s regulatory functioning: A 4-year follow-up study. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Advance online publication.


Segev, D. & Schiff, M. (in press). Integrating Israeli Defense Force (IDF) veterans with disabilities into the workforce: Characteristics and predictors. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research.


Read Less
Ben Shahar

Dr. Ben Shahar

Senior Lecturer
Room 525

Read More

Research interests

Dr. Shahar is a clinical psychologist, studying the outcome of psychotherapy and how people change during therapy, with a special focus on the role of emotion. His current research examines the effectiveness of and change processes in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) among people who suffer from social anxiety and among people who struggle with high levels of self-criticism.  

Recent publications

Diamond, G. M., & Shahar, B., Sabo, D. & Tsvieli, N. (in press). Attachment-based family therapy and emotion-focused therapy for unresolved anger: The role of emotional processing. Psychotherapy.

Shahar, B., Bar-Kalifa, E., & Alon, E. (2017). Emotion-focused therapy for social anxiety disorder: Results from a multiple-baseline study. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology85(3), 238.

Elliott, R., & Shahar, B. (2017). Emotion-focused therapy for social anxiety (EFT-SA). Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies, 1-19.

Doron, G., Szepsenwol, O. & Shahar, B. (2016). Letting it Linger: Exploring the Longitudinal Effects of Relationship-Related Obsessive-Compulsive Phenomena. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 11, 101-14.

Shahar, B., Bar-Kalifa, E., & Hen-Weissberg, A. (2015). Shame during social interactions predicts subsequent generalized anxiety symptoms: A daily-diary study.  Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 34, 827-837.

Fennig S., Brunstein Klomek A., Shahar B., Sarel Z., Hadas A. (2015). Inpatient treatment has no impact on the core thoughts and perceptions in adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Early Interventions in Psychiatry, doi:10.1111/eip.12234.

Shahar, B., Doron, G., & Szepsenwol, O. (2015). Childhood maltreatment, shame-proneness, and self-criticism in social anxiety disorder: A sequential mediational model. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 22, 570-579.

Shahar, B., Levit-Binnun, N., Szepsenwol, O., Zilca, S., Zamir, O., & Haim, N. (2015). A wait-list randomized controlled trial of loving-kindness meditation program for self-criticism. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 22, 346-356.


Shahar, B. (2014). Emotion-focused therapy for the treatment of social anxiety: An overview of the model and a case description. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 21, 536-547.

Shahar, B., Carlin, E, R., Engle, D., Hegde, J., Szepenwol, O., & Arkowitz, H. (2012). A pilot investigation of emotion-focused two-chair dialogue intervention for self-criticism. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 6, 496-507.

van Vugt, M. K. Hitchcock, P. Shahar, B. & Britton, W. (2012). The effects of MBCT on affective memory associations in depression:  Measuring recall dynamics in a randomized controlled trial. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, 1-13.

Britton, W. B, & Shahar, B., Szepenwol, O., & Jacobs, J. W. (2012). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy improves emotion reactivity to social stress: Results from a randomized controlled trial. Behavior Therapy, 43, 365-380.

Shahar, B., & Herr. N. R. (2011). Depressive Symptoms Predict Rigid Experiential Avoidance in Response to Daily Negative Affect: A Daily-Diary Study. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 49, 676-681.

Shahar, B., Britton. W. B., Sbarra, D. A., Figueredo, A. J., & Bootzin, R. R. (2010). Mechanisms of change in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for depression: Preliminary evidence from a randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 3, 402-418.




Read Less

Prof. Ron Shor

Vice Dean for Teaching
Room 413

Read More

Research Interests:

Psychiatric Rehabilitation of Persons With Mental Illness, Caregivers of Persons With Mental Illness


Research Projects:

Health promotion programs for persons with severe mental illness.  Funded by

the  Israeli National Institute for Health Services and Health  Policy.

Supported education programs for persons with mental illness in universities in

Israel.   Funded by the Israeli National Insurance Institute

Culturally oriented supported education program for Ultra Orthodox Jewish

persons with mental illness. Funded by the Israeli National Insurance Institute


Abstracts of Current Research :


Health Promotion Programs for Persons With Severe Mental Illness.  This research examines  the effect of participation in a program which its aim is to advance the quality of nutrition and the participation in physical activities of persons  with mental illness.

Supported education programs for persons with mental illness in universities in Israel.

This research examines the effect of participation in supported education programs in academic institutions on persons with mental illness.

Culturally oriented supported education program for Ultra Orthodox Jewish persons with mental illness.  This research examines the contribution of participation in an innovative program -a communal rehabilitative Beit Midrash  for persons with mental illness.



Recent Publications:


Shor R.  & Friedman A. (2009) Integration of Nutrition-Related Components by Early Childhood Education Professionals into Their Individual Work With Children at Risk.  Early Childhood Development and Care.  179(4), 477-486.

Shor R. (2010) Children-at-risk from poor Nutrition: Advancing the Approach and  Practice of  Students of Social Work.Social Work Education, 29(6), 646-659.

Shor R. (2010) Interdisciplinary Collaboration Between Social Workers and Dieticians in   Nutrition Education Programs for Children-at-Risk.  Social Work in Health Care, 49(4), 345-361.  

Shor R. & Avihod G. (2011).  The conceptual model and guiding principles of a supported education program for Orthodox Jewish persons with severe mental illness.  Community Mental Health Journal 47(5), 568-572. 

Shor R. (2011).  Children-at-risk for poor nutrition:  Expanding the approach of future    professionals in educational institutions.  Child Abuse and Neglect:  The International Journal. 35, 606-612

Shor R. & Levit S. (2012). Persons With Drug Addiction as Knowledge Providers:  Their Contribution to Social Work Education  Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 32(2), 190-203

Shor R. & Birnbaum M. (2012) Meeting unmet needs of families of persons with mental illness:  Evaluation of a Peer Provider Helpline.  Community Mental Health Journal  

Weiss P., Shor R. &  Hadas-Lidor N. (In Press) Cultural Impact within Caregiver Interactions of Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Women and their family members with Mental Illness. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.



Shor R. Kalivatz Z., Amir Y., Aldor R., Lipot M. (2015)  Therapeutic factors

             in a  group for parents with mental illness.  Community Mental Health

            Journal. 51, 79- 84 DOI: 10.1007/s10597-014-9739-2. 


Shor R. & Shalev A. (2015)  The Significance of services in a psychiatric

          hospital for family members of persons with mental illness.  Families,

          Systems and Health. 33(1), 68-71  DOI:


Shor R & Shalev A. (2016). Barriers to involvement in physical activities of

           persons with mental illness.  Health Promotion International, 31(1), 116-

           123. DOI: 0.1093/heapro/dau078. 


Shor. R & Moreh-Kremer M. (2016) Identity development of mothers with 

             mental llness: Contribution and Challenges of Motherhood.  Social Work in

             Mental  Health., DOI: 10.1080/15332985.2015.1017135.


Shor R. (2016).  Difficulties experienced by university students with severe

          mental illness who participate in supported education programs.  Community    

         Mental Health Journal. DOI 10.1007/s10597-016-0026-2.


Shalev A.  & Shor R. (2016). The needs for help of family members of persons

         with mental illness within a special service for families in the Beer Sheva    

         Mental Health Center, Medicine (Hebrew), 155(12);  749-75


Shalev A. & Shor R. Shati A, ( 2017).  The significance of the areas of help given in Meital

     within a mental health center for family members with mental illness   In A

       Shalev and N, Hadas Lidor (Eds.)  From invisibility to partnership: Pathways of

        coping and Recovery With a Psychiatric Illness  in the Family.(pp. 343-359(.  The

       Academic Center Kiryat Uno Pub


Weiss P., Hadas-Lidor N.& Shor R.  (2017) Cultural aspects within  families of

    Ultra-Orthodox Jewish persons with mental illness. In A. Shalev and N. Hadas Lidor

    (Eds.)  From invisibility to partnership: Pathways of  coping and recovery with a

     psychiatric   illness  in the family.  The  Academic Center Kiryat Uno Pub. 


Shor R. (2017) Cultural oriented work with family caregivers of persons with mental illness.

       In A. Shalev and N. Hadas Lidor(Eds.)  From invisibility to partnership: Pathways of

      coping and recovery with a psychiatric illness  in the family.  The  Academic Center

       Kiryat Uno Pub




Ron Shor's site at the Research and Development Authority


Read Less

Prof. Cory Shulman Brody

Associate Professor
Room 505

Read More

Research Interests:

Developmental psychopathology, diagnosis of developmental disabilities and intervention services, coping strategies in families with a developmentally disabled member.


Research Projects:

Longitudinal study of development in autism.

Parental reporting of children's development and behavior.


Degree of satisfaction with intervention services.


Abstracts of Current Research :

Comparison between parental report and clinical assessment in children with autism: This project compares the behavioral and developmental descriptions of young children with autism as reported by their parents with the results of clinical testing by trained professionals. This will assist in localizing similarities and differences in the way parents and professionals see these children. The parents are interviewed using two semi-structured standardized interviews. The clinical testing involves the use of three instruments. The parental interviewing began in January 1998 and so far twenty-six children have been assessed clinically with the Mullen, the ADOS and the SICD tests.

Communicative intent as a basis for subtyping in autism:This project comprises the description of communicative intent of young children with autism, as a possible means for differentiating among sub-groups in autism. Communicative intent of children with autism, ages 3 - 5 years old, will be analyzed in semi-structured situations which encourage communicative intent expression. Investigating communicative intent in autism may achieve a greater understanding of the social impairment in autism as well as allowing an assessment of the extent to which communication interacts with social relatedness in normal development. Understanding various communication profiles in autism will also enable assessment of specific issues in communication which form the basis of appropriate intervention programs for young children with autism.


Cory Shulman's site at the Research and Development Authority


Read Less
anat talmon

Dr. Anat Talmon

Senior Lecturer
Room 510

Read More

Talmon Anat



Research Interests:

Self and body representations and their biopsychosocial implications

Early stressful life experiences

Physical and mental health manifestations


Higher Education

2018-2021                   Postdoctoral Studies (Psychology, Stanford, USA)

2015-2018                   Ph.D., direct route PhD program (Social Work, Tel-Aviv University, Israel)

2011-2014                   B.S.W., (Social Work, Tel-Aviv University, Israel (summa cum laude))

2008-2010                   B.S.C., (Animal Science, The Hebrew University, Israel)


Awards and Excellence Scholarships (Within the Past Five Years)


2018-2019                   The Haruv Institute Postdoctoral fellowship

2019-2021                   Postdoctoral Scholarship, The Israel Science Foundation (grant No.82/19)


Appointments at the Hebrew University

2021                            Senior Lecturer, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


List of Publication (Within the Past Five Years)

Journal Articles

Talmon, A., & Ginzburg, K. (2016). The nullifying experience of self-objectification: the development and psychometric evaluation of the Self-Objectification Scale. Child Abuse & Neglect, 60, 46-57.

Talmon, A., & Ginzburg, K. (2017). Between childhood maltreatment and shame: The role of self-objectification and disrupted body boundaries. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 41(3), 325-337.

Christie, H., Talmon, A., Schäfer, S.K., Haan, A.D., Vang, M.L., Haag, K., Gilbar, O., Alisic, E., & Brown, E. (2017). The transition into parenthood following childhood maltreatment: A review of the literature on new parents’ experiences. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 8, 1-15.

Talmon, A., & Ginzburg, K. (2018). 'Body self' in the shadow of childhood sexual abuse: The long term implications of sexual abuse on male and female adult survivors. Child Abuse & Neglect, 76, 416-425.

Talmon, A., & Ginzburg, K. (2018). “Who does this body belong to?” The development and psychometric evaluation of the Body Experience during Pregnancy Scale. Body Image, 26, 19-28.

Talmon, A., & Ginzburg, K. (2018). The differential role of narcissism in the relations between childhood sexual abuse, dissociation, and self-harm. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-20.

Talmon, A., & Ginzburg, K. (2018). Chased by the past: The relation between childhood maltreatment and fear of childbirth. Sex Roles, 81(3-4), 223-234.

Lahav, Y., Talmon, A., Ginzburg, K., & Spiegel, D. (2019). Reenacting past Abuse – identification with the aggressor and sexual revictimization. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 20(4), 378-391.

Talmon, A., Horovitz, M., Shabat, N., Shechter Haramati, O., & Ginzburg, K. (2019). “Neglected moms” - the implications of emotional neglect in childhood for the transition to motherhood. Child Abuse & Neglect, 88, 445-454.

Talmon, A., & Ginzburg, K. (2019). The intricate role of dissociation in the relations between childhood maltreatment, self-objectification and narcissism. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 11(8), 909-918.

Lahav, Y., Talmon, A., & Ginzburg, K. (2019). Knowing the abuser inside and out: The development and psychometric evaluation of the Identification with the Aggressor Scale. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-24.

Lahav, Y., Allende, S., Talmon, A., Ginzburg, K., & Spiegel, D. (2020). Identification with the Aggressor and Inward and Outward Aggression in Abuse Survivors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-24.

Talmon, A., Finzi-Dottan, R., & Ginzburg, K. (2020). “I will love you (me) forever” – A longitudinal study of narcissism, body experience, and emotional adjustment during the transition to motherhood. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 1-12.

Talmon, A. & Shaham-Salomon, N., & Ginzburg, K. (2020). Differentiation of the self and the body and adjustment to motherhood: A latent class analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 276, 287-296.

Bertele, N., Talmon, A., & Gross, J. J. (2020). Childhood maltreatment and narcissism: The mediating role of dissociation. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-23.

Talmon, A., & Widom, C. S. (2021). Childhood maltreatment and eating disorders: a prospective investigation. Child Maltreatment, 1-12.

Talmon, A., Dixon, M. L., Goldin, P. R., Heimberg, R. G., & Gross, J. J. (2021). Neurocognitive heterogeneity in social anxiety disorder: the role of self-referential processing and childhood maltreatment. Clinical Psychological Science, 1-14.

Talmon, A., Uysal, A., & Gross, J. J. (2021). Childhood maltreatment and adult sexuality: A 10-year longitudinal study. Archive of Sexual Behavior. (In Press)

Katz, C., Tsur, N., Talmon, A., & Nicollet, R. (2021). Beyond fight, flight and freeze: towards a conceptualization of responses to child sexual abuse based on retrospective reports of adults survivors. Child Abuse & Neglect, 112, 104905.

Read Less

Prof. Orya Tishbi

Associate Professor of the Practice
Room 211

Read More

Academic Profile: 

Dr. Tishby is a clinical lecturer, and a member of the research group: Mental health and Welfare of Children and Adolescents.

Rutgers Univ., New Jersey, U.S.A. - Psy.D. 1991,Hebrew University - Visiting Lecturer – 1996- 1998; 1999-2002,Hebrew University – Clinical Lecturer- 2002, Senior Lecturer of the Practice 2011.



Research Interests:

Psychotherapy process research (process and its relation to outcome)  particular focus on:

The therapeutic relationship; psychotherapy with adolescents; 

The motherhood experience;  supervision and training



Research Projects:

 Current research projects:

2007-2010 - Israel Science Foundation Research grant – principal investigator, together  with  Prof.  Hadas Wiseman, Haifa University: The client  therapist "dance": Interplay of client and  therapist interpersonal patterns, working alliance and therapy outcome.

2008-2010 -  Israel Joint Distribution Committer research Grant  (Warburg  Grant), jointly with Dr. Ofrit Berman-Shapira, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social  Welfare, Hebrew University. A longitudinal study of the  subjective experience of  first-time mothers.

2009 - Collaborating in a study on the outcome of  day  treatment for eating disorders. Principal investigators: Uri Pinus, Adolescent day treatment unit, Hadassah Hospital, and Prof. Gail Auslander,  Paul  Baerwald School of Social Work and  Social Welfare. (Funded by the Milton Rosenbaum Grant).

  2005-2007- Israel Joint Distribution Committee research grant  (Warburg) :   Changes in interpersonal conflicts of adolescents in psychodynamic therapy.  (currently in final stages of data analysis). With doctoral student Dana Atzil.



Abstracts of Current Research :

Help seeking among Israeli adolescents- This study attempts to examine the factors that are involved in seeking professional and non-professional help for emotional distress, among Israeli adolescents. The study will include adolescents from both secular and religious schools, from upper- middle class and low socio-economic background.

Changes in interpersonal conflicts among adolescents in psychotherapy- This study  looks at interpersonal conflicts that adolescents present in psychotherapy. The focus of the study is the relationship with each parent, and with the therapist. The study compares interpersonal conflicts of adolescents whose parents are divorced, vs. those whose parents are not divorced. In addition- it tracks changes in these conflicts throughout therapy.

Parental representations among adolescents leaving foster care- This project is included as part of a larger project which assessed readiness for independent living among adolescents leaving foster care. The study analyzes parental descriptions of biological parents and foster parents along several factors, and will examine the relationship between these factors and readiness for independent living. 

Aspects of the supervisory relationship-  This study examines conflictual aspects of the supervisory relationship in the 2nd and 3rd years of social work field practice. The aim is to characterize the supervisory relationship in these two levels of training, and to identify the type of interpersonal conflicts that occur in supervision.



Recent Publications:




Shtokman, D.,  & Tishby, O. (Alphabetical). (2004). (In Hebrew). Is this the son I prayed for ? a   reunion between father and his adolescent son. Sichot- Israel Journal of Psychotherapy, 18(2), 164- 173.

Tishby, O., Assa, T. & Shefler, G. (2006). Patient progress in two  cases of  Time Limited Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research, 16(1),  80-90. 

Tishby, O. Raichick, I., & Shefler, G(2007). Changes in interpersonal conflicts among adolescents in psychodynamic therapy. Psychotherapy Research, 17(3),297-304.

Dayan-Farchi, Y. & Tishby, O (2009). Changes in mothers' subjective experience of   their relationship with their eldest child, following the birth of the second child.  Society and Welfare  (Hevra Verevacha), v. 29 (2-3),       311-338 (Hebrew).


 Haj-Yahia, M.M, Tishby, O., & de Zoysa, P. (2009). Post-Traumatic stress disorder   among Sri- Lankan university students as a consequence of their exposure to family violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 24, 2039-2056.  

  Tishby, O., &  Vered, M . (2010). Countertransference in the treatment of adolescents and its  manifestation in the patient-therapist relationship. Accepted for publication in Psychotherapy Research.

Orya Tishby's site at the Research and Development Authority


Read Less
שירלי ורנר

Prof. Shirli Werner

Head of M.S.W. Program
Associate Professor
Room 516

Read More

Prof. Shirli Werner


Lecturer: 2009

Senior Lecturer: 2015

Associate Professor: 2019


Research Interests:

Developmental disabilities; intellectual disabilities; dual diagnosis of intellectual disability and mental illness

Stigma in the field of intellectual disabilities (Including: public stigma, family stigma, professional stigma)

Quality of life and family quality of life among families in which a member has a disability

Knowledge and attitudes towards working with people with developmental disabilities 

Professional aspects in working with individuals with intellectual disabilities

Guardianship and supported decision-making

Social inclusion of individuals with disabilities


Current Research Projects:

· Service gap and lag in the treatment of individuals with intellectual disability and psychopathology.

·  Perception of disability among social workers.

· Volunteering among adolescents with disabilities.

- Guardianship and Supported Decision Making for Persons with Disabilities: A Mixed Method Analysis of Social Workers' Decision-Making Process

- Examination of school inclusion: Implications of the Dorner Reform


Abstracts of Current Research

Service gap and lag in the treatment of individuals with intellectual disability and psychopathology: Family stigma and perception of service availability and accessibility as barriers to help-seeking (CO PI with Wulf Rossler, Niedersachsen Funded Grant)

Studies suggest that people with intellectual disability and psychopathology do not receive adequate preventive, curative and rehabilitative care.   Family caregivers play an important role in supporting people with intellectual disability, in general, and, particularly, during episodes of  psychopathology across the lifespan.  Despite the important role played by the caregiver, few studies have examined the characteristics of the help-seeking process.  This study examines the help-seeking process among these families and the adequacy of psychiatric services in Israel and Germany.   The study aims: (1) To gain an in-depth understanding of the availability, accessibility and adequacy of services for people with intellectual disabilities and psychopathology as perceived by their main caregivers. (2) To gain an in-depth understanding of the main barriers to help-seeking among caregivers of people with intellectual disabilities and psychopathology. (3) To examine the association between (a) family stigma and (b) perception of availability and adequacy of services and help seeking amongst family caregivers of people with intellectual disabilities and psychopathology.

Perception of disability among social work students (CO-PI with Dr. Roni Holler, Varburg Grant)

During the last few centuries we are witnessing a paradigmatic shift in the way in which disability is conceptualized within the Western world. In this change, we can see a shift from the medical perspective that views disability as a personal issue to a social perspective that sees disability as a result of societal, environmental, cultural and political factors. This research takes first steps in examination of the perceptions of disability held by social work students, i.e. to what degree social work students are inclined towards a medical versus a social perspective of disability. This research question will be examined among BSW and MSW students in order to also see the impact of socialization into the profession as one of the factors which may impact on these perceptions.

Volunteering among adolescents with disabilities. (CO-PI with Dr. Itay Greenspan and Yossi Frier, JDC Funded Grant)

Current social policy argues for greater support of social inclusion of individuals with disabilities, and specifically adolescents with disabilities. Amongst other things, there is a wish for greater inclusion of adolescents with disabilities within educational settings, social and leisure activities. It is expected that such inclusion may lead to more positive attitudes in society. This study follows a unique pilot project that seeks to include adolescents with disabilities as volunteers. The aim of this study is to examine the efficacy of this project and its impact on volunteers with disabilities and the volunteer settings.

Guardianship and Supported Decision Making for Persons with Disabilities: A Mixed Method Analysis of Social Workers' Decision-Making Process (CO-PI with Dr. Roni Holler, ISF Grant number 268/18).

In recent years, several welfare states, including Israel, have amended their guardianship laws. The proper implementations of these laws, including the decision whether to appoint a guardian or the less restrictive alternative of supported decision maker, is greatly influenced by social workers. In our research project we seek to contribute to a better understanding of social workers’ decisions about guardianship and supported decision making. Attention will be paid to understanding the contribution of individual level, social workers’ level, and societal-legal level factors to this process.


Examination of school inclusion: Implications of the Dorner Reform (CO-PI with Prof. Tom Gumpel, Prof. Naomi Weintraub, and Dr. Judah Koller, Ministry of Education Grant)

In this study we examined the impact of inclusion of students with disabilities within the general education system. We focus on impact on students with and without disabilities, parents, and the school system. We also examine perceptions and attitudes towards inclusion and perceptions of efficacy from the perspective of school teachers, school principals and para-professional staff.


Recent Publications: (Last 5 years)

Werner, S., & Hochman, Y. (2019). On self-identity: The process of inclusion of individuals with intellectual disabilities in the military. Disability and Rehabilitation, 41, 1639-1646. DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1443158.

Werner, S., & Hochman, Y. (2019). "It opened a new world to me:" Experiences of military commanders in employing individuals with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 32, 648-656. https://

Werner, S., Stern, I., Roth, D., & Tenenbaum, A. (2019) Help-seeking by parental caregivers of individuals with intellectual disabilities and dual diagnosis. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research,  46, 321-333. Doi: 10.1007/s10488-018-00915-w

Werner, S. & Shpigleman, C.N. (2019). Information and Communication Technologies:  Where Are Persons with Intellectual Disabilities? Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 8:6

Werner, S. (2019). Service Use and Perceptions of Service Effectiveness by Parents of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: Comparing Jewish and Arab Israeli Parental Caregivers. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. doi: 10.1111/jir.12611

Werner, S., Stern, I., Stawski, M., Roth, D., & Tenenbaum, A. (2019). Service Use and Perceived Service Effectiveness for People with Intellectual Disability and Dual Diagnosis in Israel, Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 12, 1-2, 45-57, DOI: 10.1080/19315864.2019.1595230

Werner, S., & Holler, R. (2019). Attitudes toward Guardianship and their Association with the Importance of Social Work Goals and Perspectives of Disability within the Social Work Profession. Disability and Rehabilitation,

Werner, S. (2018). Attitudes of soldiers without intellectual disabilities towards the inclusion of soldiers with intellectual disabilities in the IDF. Bitachon Sociali, 104, 123-161. (Hebrew)

Holler R. , & Werner S. (2018). Perceptions towards disability among social work students in Israel: Development and validation of a new scale. Health and Social Care in the Community, 26, 423-432.

Werner, S., Katz, D., Ayalon, Y. , Merrick, J. & Tenenbaum, A.  (2018): ‘Equal in Uniform’: People with Intellectual Disabilities in Military Service in Israel. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 65, 569-579. DOI: 10.1080/1034912X.2018.1426099

Werner, S. (2017). Can interpersonal contact help improve attitudes toward soldiers with intellectual disability? An Israeli study. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 61, 1162-1173.

Werner, S. & Abergel, M. (2017). What’s in a label? The stigmatizing effect of intellectual disability by any other name. Stigma and Health. 10.1037/sah0000108.

Davies, R.N., Werner, S., & Sinai, A.  (2017). Guardianship and supported decision making in Israel. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 11(2), 54-64. doi: 10.1108/AMHID-11-2016-0040

Werner, S., & Hochman, Y. (2017). Social inclusion of individuals with intellectual disabilities in the military. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 65, 103-113.

Werner, S. , & Araten-Bergman, T. (2017). Social workers' stigmatic perceptions of individuals with disabilities: A focus on three disabilities. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 10, 93-107. Doi: 10.1080/19315864.2017.1284288

Werner, S., Yalon-Chamovitz, S. , Tenne Rinde, M., & Heymann A.D.  (2017). Principles of effective communication with patients who have intellectual disability among primary care physicians. Patient Education and Counseling, 100, 1314-1321. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2017.01.022

Arten, T., Werner, S. (2017). Social workers' attributions toward individuals with dual diagnosis of intellectual disability and mental illness. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 61, 155-167.

Werner, S. & Scior, K. (2016). Interventions aimed at tackling intellectual disability stigma: What works and what still needs to be done. In K. Scior & S. Werner (Eds.),  Intellectual disability & stigma: Stepping out from the margins. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Werner, S. (2016). Measurement methods to assess intellectual disability stigma. In K. Scior & S. Werner (Eds.),  Intellectual disability & stigma: Stepping out from the margins. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Scior, K. & Werner, S. (2016).  Intellectual disability & stigma: Stepping out from the margins. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Taub, T., Werner, S. (2016). What support resources contribute to family quality of life among religious and secular Jewish families of children with developmental disabilities? Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 41, 348-359.

Scior, K., Hammid, A., Hastings, R., Werner, S., Belton, C., Laniyan, A., Patel, M., & Kett, M. (2016). Consigned to the margins: a call for global action to challenge intellectual disability stigma. The Lancet Global Health, 4, e294-e295 DOI: 10.1016/S2214-109X(16)00060-7

Werner, S., & Chabani, R. (2015). Guardianship versus supported decision-making: Perceptions of persons with intellectual or psychiatric disabilities and parents. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

Werner, S. (2015). Stigma in the area of intellectual disabilities: Examining a conceptual model of public stigma. American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 120, 460-475.

Werner, S., Peretz, H., & Roth, D. (2015). Children's attitudes toward children with and without disabilities. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 33, 98-107.

Landau, R., & Werner, S. (2015). Ethical aspects of use of GPS tracking for people with dementia. Gerontology and Geriatrics, 42, (1), 9-25.   (in Hebrew; based on a translation of Landau & Werner, 2012).

Werner, S. (2015). Public stigma in intellectual disability: Do direct versus indirect questions make a difference? Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 59, 958-69.

Werner, S., & Hozmi, B. (2015). Social workers' evaluation concerning the care of persons with 'dual diagnosis: Intellectual disabilities and psychiatric disorders. Society and Welfare, 35, 93-116. (in Hebrew).

Werner, S. (2015). Athletes', parents' and siblings' experiences from the Special Olympics World Games. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 40, 167-178.

Werner, S., & Shulman, C. (2015). Does type of disability make a difference in affiliate stigma among family caregivers of individuals with autism, intellectual disability or physical disability. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 59, 272-283.

Werner, S. (2015). Public stigma and the perception of rights: Differences between intellectual and physical disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 38, 262-271.


Read Less
אסנת זמיר

Dr. Osnat Zamir

Room 531

Read More

Gewirtz, A. H., DeGarmo, D. S., & Zamir, O. (2017). After Deployment, Adaptive Parenting Tools: One-year outcomes of an evidence-based parenting program for military families. Prevention Science. 1-11.

Zhang, N., Rudi, J., Zamir, O., & Gewirtz, A. (2017). Parent engagement in online mindfulness exercises within a parent training program for post-deployed military families. Mindfulness, 1-12.

Zamir, O.,  & Gewirtz, A. H., & Zhang, N. (2017). The interdependent associations of mindfulness and marital quality among military couples. Journal of Family Relations.

Gewirtz, A.H., DeGarmo, D., & Zamir, O. (2017). Testing a military family stress model. Family Process. 10.1111/famp.12282


Tangir, G., Dekel, R., Lavi, T., Gewirtz, A. H., Zamir, O. (2017). Children's adjustment in a climate of political violence: Comparing mother and child reports. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 1-10.


Zamir, O., Gewirtz, A. H., Labella, M., DeGarmo, D. S., & Snyder, J. J. (2017). Experiential avoidance, communication, and marital quality in intimate relationships of military couples. Journal of Family Issues.

Tangir, G., Dekel, R., Lavi, T., Gewirtz, A. H., Zamir, O. (2016). The contribution of maternal dimensions and community type to children's adjustment in a continuous security threat. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Resech, Practice and Policy, 9, 122-129.

Snyder, J. J., Gewirtz, A. H., Schrepfermana, L. P., Girda, S. R., Quattlebauma, J., Pauldinea, M. R., Elisha, K., Zamir, O., & Hayesa, H. (2016).  Parent–child relationship quality and family transmission of parent posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and child externalizing and internalizing symptoms following fathers' exposure to combat trauma. Development and Psychopathology, 28, 947-969

Gewirtz, A. H., DeGarmo, D. S., & Zamir, O. (2016). Effects of a military parenting program on parental distress and suicidal ideation: After Deployment Adaptive Parenting Tools. Journal of Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 46, 23-31

Zamir, O., & Lavee, Y. (2016). Emotional regulation and revictimization in women’s intimate relationships. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31, 147–162.  doi: 10.1177/0886260514555125

Davis, L., Hanson, S., Zamir, O., Gewirtz, A. H., & DeGarmo, D. S. (2015). Associations of contextual risk and protective factors with fathers’ parenting practices in the post-deployment environment. Psychological Services, 12, 250-260. doi: 10.1037/ser0000038

Zamir, O., & Lavee, Y. (2015). Emotional awareness and breaking the cycle of revictimization. Journal of Family Violence, 30, 675-684. doi:10.1007/s10896-015-9711-0

Gewirtz, A. H., & Zamir, O. (2014). The impact of parental deployment to war on children: The crucial role of parenting. In J. Benson (Ed.), Advances in child development and behavior (Vol. 46, pp. 89–112). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Press

Zamir, O., & Lavee, Y. (2014). Psychological mindedness as a protective factor against revictimization in intimate relationships. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 70, 849-859. doi:10.1002/jclp.22061

Melamed, Y., Zamir, O.,  Doron, A., Gelbard, Y., & Bleich .A. (2008). Decision making concerning guardianship: Who is the person that no longer has the capacity to make decisions regarding personal matters? Harefua, 147, 53-70. (Hebrew)



Read Less