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Hadass Moore

Dr. Hadass Moore

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Hadass Moore




Higher Education

2014-2018 Ph.D., (The Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California, United States)

2012-2014 M.S.W., (Paul Berwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

2008-2011 B.S.W., (Paul Berwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)


Awards and Excellence Scholarships (Within the Past Five Years(

2017 Best Student Poster, American Educational Research Association

2017 Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association International Scholarships

2017 Hamovitch Research Center Summer Fellowship

2017 Honorable Mention Student Abstract Award, American Public Health Association

2018 Student Leadership/Service Award, The Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work

2018 School Climate Special Interest Group Dissertation Award, American Educational Research Association

2019 Golda Meir Young Researcher Fellowship

2019 Division E Dissertation Award, American Educational Research Association Appointments at the Hebrew University

2018 present Lecturer, Paul Berwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


Additional Functions (Within the Past Five Years)

2018 Present - Board Member. Home Base: Bringing Israel’s homeless back to society

2018 Present - Member. Teaching Committee. Paul Bearwood School of Social work and Social Welfare.

2019  Present - Member. Teacher-Student committee. Paul Bearwood School of Social work and Social Welfare.


Research Grants (Within the Past Five Years(

2015 The Israel Academy of Science and Humanities, Initiative for Applied Education Research; Critical Literature Review on Inequality in Education: The effect of rising economic inequality on educational attainment and achievement; 16,000 NIS; Ruth Berkowitz (PI), Hadass Moore (Co- Researcher) & Ron Avi Astor (Co- Researcher(

2015 USC Hamovitch Center; Life History Calendar- Homeless youth who are gang involved; $5,000; Robin Petering (PI) & Hadass Moore (Co- investigator)

2017 Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (USC CTSI); Team Building to Develop Transdisciplinarity and Respond to the Opioid Epidemic; $5,000; Erick Guerrero (PI), Hadass Moore (Co- Investigator)

2019 Present Yad Hanadiv; Improve Data Use on District and Local Levels; 396,000 NIS; Rami Benbenishty (PI), Hadass Moore (Co-PI)

2019 Present Paul Berwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare; Mapping and Conceptualizing the Needs and Future Orientation of Women Experiencing Homelessness in Emerging Adulthood; $10,000; Hadass Moore (PI)


List of Publications (Within the Past Five Years)


Chapters in Collections

Astor, R.A., Capp, G. Moore, H., & Benbenishty, R. (2016). Lessons from monitoring social emotional learning in Israel and California schools. In Shute, R. H., & Slee, P. T. (Eds.) Mental health through schools: The way forward. Hove: Routledge.

Berkowitz, R., Iachini A, L., Moore, H., Capp, G., Pitner, R., Astor, R., & Benbenishty R. (2017). School Climate. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.89

Pitner, R., Moore, H., Capp, G., Iachini, A.L., Berkowitz, R., Benbenishty, R., & Astor, R. (2017). School safety, victimization, and bullying: An overview of violence interventions and monitoring approaches. In C. Franklin (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Social Work Online (ESWO). Publisher: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.1194

Capp, G. P., Moore, H., Pitner, R., Iachini, A.L., Astor, R., & Benbenishty, R. (in press) Promoting school safety: How educators and school leaders can address and prevent school violence and victimization. In Noblit, G.W. (Ed.) Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. New York: Oxford University Press.

Iachini, A.L., Berkowitz, R., Moore, H., Pitner, R., Astor, R.A., & Benbenishty, R. (in press). School climate and school social work practice. In C. Franklin (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Social Work Online (ESWO). New York: Oxford University Press.

Pitner, R., Moore, H., Capp, G., Benbenishty, R., & Astor, R.A. (in press). Prevention of violence, aggression, and bullying in schools. In P. Sturmey (Ed.) The Wiley Handbook of Violence and Aggression. Vol. 3: Societal interventions. New York: Wiley


Journal Articles

Berkowitz, R., Moore, H. & Astor, R.A. (2015). Critical literature review on inequality in education: The effect of rising economic inequality on educational attainment and achievement. Commissioned by The Israel Academy of Science and Humanities (in Hebrew).

Berkowitz, R., Moore, H., Astor, R.A., & Benbenishty, R. (2016). A research synthesis of the associations between socioeconomic background, inequality, school climate, and academic achievement. Review of Educational Research, Vol. 20 (10), pp. 1-45.

Schuyler, A. C., Kintzle, S., Lucas, C. L., Moore, H., & Castro, C. A. (2016). Military sexual assault (MSA) among veterans in southern California: Associations with physical health, psychological health, and risk behaviors. Traumatology. DOI:10.1037/trm0000098.

Castillo, B., Capp, G., Moore, H., De Pedro, K., Pineda, D., Benbenishty, R., & Astor, R. A. (2017). An evaluation of the use of educational resource guides for military students in public schools. Military Behavioral Health, 5(2), 172-177. DOI:10.1080/21635781.2016.1272020.

Capp, G., Benbenishty, R., Moore, H., Pineda, D., Astor, R. A., Castillo, B., & De Pedro, K. (2017). Partners at learning: A service-learning approach to serving public school students from military families. Military Behavioral Health (in press). DOI:10.1080/21635781.2017.1295002

De-Pedro, K., Pineda D., Capp, G., Moore, H. Benbenishty, R. & Astor, R. (2017) Implementation of a School Districtwide Grassroots Anti bullying Initiative: A school staff and parent–focused evaluation of because nice matters. Children & Schools

Guerrero, E.G., Moore, H., Pitt-Catsouphes, M. (2017). Developing a scientific framework for social work doctoral education in the 21st Century. Research on Social Work Practice (in press). DOI: 10.1177/1049731517709077.

Moore, H., Benbenishty, R., Astor, R. A., & Rice, E. (2018). The Positive Role of School Climate on School Victimization, Depression, and Suicidal Ideation Among School-Attending Homeless Youth. Journal of School Violence, 17(3), 298-310.

Wenzel, S. L., Rhoades, H., Moore, H., Lahey, J., Henwood, B., La Motte‐Kerr, W., & Bird, M. (2018). Life goals over time among homeless adults in permanent supportive housing. American journal of community psychology, 61(3-4), 421-432.

Moore, H., Astor, R. A., & Benbenishty, R. (2019). Substance use off and on school grounds: a California statewide comparison between different groups of homeless students and nonhomeless students. Addictive behaviors, 92, 141-147.

Moore, H., Astor, R. A., & Benbenishty, R. (2019). A Statewide Study of School-Based Victimization, Discriminatory Bullying, and Weapon Victimization by Student Homelessness Status. Social Work Research, 43(3), 181-194.

Moore, H., Astor, R. A., & Benbenishty, R. (2020). Role of school-climate in school-based violence among homeless and nonhomeless students: Individual-and school-level analysis. Child Abuse & Neglect, 102, 104378.

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Prof. Yochay Nadan

Associate Professor
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Prof. Yochay Nadan

Associate Professor


Research Interests:

(1) children’s risk, maltreatment, well-being and protection in diverse contexts; (2) practice research (psycho social interventions in diverse reality, clinical training and supervision); (3) family therapy, narrative therapy; (4) the LGBTQ+ community (emerging adulthood and parenthood).


Current Research Projects:

Attachment and Relationship Networks in Large Families: A Context-Informed Study (with Dorit Roer-Strier and Heidi Keller)

The study aims to develop a context-informed grounded theoretical model to explain attachment and relationship networks in large families living in non-Western contexts. The target population are large families in two communities in Israel: the Ultra-Orthodox and the Bedouin from the unrecognized villages. The study utilizes a modified grounded theory methodology, the purpose of which is the systematic development of a theoretical model grounded in data. [ISF Grant number 2119/20]


Sexual Abuse in the LGBTQ+ Community (with Dafna Tener)

The study aims to give voice, describe, analyze and conceptualize the experiences, meanings and perceptions of gay, lesbian and bisexual adults and young-adults who experienced sexual abuse within the LGBTQ+ community. The study combines two qualitative methodologies: semi-structured in-depth interviews with adults and young-adults, and net-nography of social media public posts dealing with this topic. This, in order to understand the phenomenon of sexual abuse in the LGBTQ+ community from the perspective of those who experienced it.


Cultural Competence and Language Accessibility

This research group is interested in promoting studies related to language accessibility of different populations, for example, the practice of interpretation and intercultural mediation, the experience of the professional relationship in a translated conversation and organizational preparation for community interpretation. We aim to develop knowledge to inform policy and practice in order to improve services operating with diverse populations.


Publications (Within the Past Five Years):

Edited Book

Roer-Strier, D. & Nadan, Y. (Eds.) (2020). Context-Informed Perspectives of Child Risk and Protection in Israel. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-030-44277-4

Chapters in Collections

Roer-Strier, D. & Nadan, Y. (2020). Introduction: The Israeli stage for context-informed perspective on child risk and protection. In D. Roer-Strier, & Y. Nadan (Eds.), Context-Informed Perspectives of Child Risk and Protection in Israel (pp. 1–12). Springer.

Nadan, Y. & Roer-Strier, D. (2020). A context-informed approach to the study of child risk and protection: Lessons learned and future directions. In D. Roer-Strier, & Y. Nadan (Eds.), Context-Informed Perspectives of Child Risk and Protection in Israel (pp. 317–331). Springer.

Gemara. N. & Nadan, Y. (2020). Corporal punishment in the Ultra-Orthodox community in Israel: Gaps between the perceptions of social workers and fathers. In T. Shackelford (Ed.). The SAGE Handbook of Domestic Violence (pp. 701–710). Sage.

Nadan, Y., Tener, D., Gemara, N., Rozenfeld-Tzafar, N., & Sharabani, M. (in print). Culture, religion and spirituality in understanding child maltreatment: Perceptions of parents and professionals in the Ultra-Orthodox community. In C. Katz & K. Maguire-Jack (Eds.) It Takes a Village: The Evolution of Neighborhoods and Implications for Child Maltreatment. Springer.

Articles in Refereed Journals

Nadan, Y. & Ganz, Z. (2018). The perspective of Ultra-Orthodox children in Israel on risk and protection: The intersection of culture, religion, gender and age. Childhood, 25(3), 325–339.

Nadan, Y., Roer-Strier. D., Gemara, N., Engdau-Vanda, S., & Tener, D. (2018). In the eyes of the beholder: Parental and professional value mismatch in child risk and protection in two communities in Israel. International Journal of Psychology, 53(S2), 23–33.

Spilsbury, J., Nadan, Y., Kaye-Tzadok, A., Korbin, J., Jespersen, B., & Allen, B. (2018). Caregivers’ perceptions and attitudes toward child maltreatment: A pilot case study in Tel Aviv, Israel, and Cleveland, USA. International Journal on Child Maltreatment: Research, Policy, and Practice, 1(1), 19–40. 

Nadan, Y. & Korbin, J. (2018). Cultural context, intersectionality, and child Vulnerability. Childhood Vulnerability Journal, 1(1-3), 5–14.

Nadan, Y., Gemara, N., Keesing, R., Bamberger, E., Roer-Strier, D., & Korbin, J. (2019). “Spiritual Risk”: A parental perception of risk for children in the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. British Journal of Social Work, 49(5), 1198–1215.

Nadan, Y. & Kaye Tzadok, A. (2019). The virtual arena: A call for a new domain of child subjective well-being. Child Indicators Research, 12(2), 461–477.

Nadan, Y. (2019). The ethnographic interview as a method in multicultural social work education. Journal of Social Work Education, 55(2), 396–402.

Nadan, Y. (2020). Outsider witness groups as a means of professional growth in family therapy training: An exploratory qualitative study. Family Process, 59(2), 509–524.

Tsfati, M. & Nadan, Y. (2020). “The best period of my life”: The academy as a safe haven for Israeli trans students. Journal of Gender Studies, 29(3), 338–348. (Equal contribution)

Nadan, Y., Shachar, R., Cramer, D., Leshem, T., Levenbach, D., Rozen, R., Salton, N., Cramer, S. (2020). Behind the (virtual) mirror: Online live supervision in couple and family therapy. Family Process, 59, 997–1006.

Birger, L., Nadan, Y., & Ajzenstadt, M. (2020). Politicisation processes in everyday practice with refugees: The experiences of Israeli and German social workers. European Journal of Social Work, 23(6), 1019–1031.

Nadan, Y. & Roer-Strier, D. (2020). A context-informed perspective of child risk and protection: Deconstructing myths in the risk discourse. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 12, 464–477.

Tsfati, M., Nadan, Y., Biton, N., & Serdtse, Y. (2020). Fatherhood as a spatial-contextual phenomenon: Israeli gay fathers through surrogacy. Men and Masculinities. (Epub ahead of print)

Gemara, N. & Nadan, Y. (2020). “He who spareth the rod hateth his son”: Perceptions Regarding Corporal Punishment among Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Fathers in Israel. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. (Epub ahead of print)

Katz, C., Tener, D., Nadan, Y. & Roer-Strier, D. (2020). “What’s love got to do with it?” How children use the concept of love during forensic interviews following child abuse. Children and Youth Services Review. (Epub ahead of print)

Gemara, N., Nadan, Y., & Roer-Strier, D. (2020). Social workers’ constructions of child risk and protection in the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. Journal of Social Work. (Epub ahead of print)

Radis, B. & Nadan, Y. (2020). “Always thinking about safety:” African American lesbian mothers’ perceptions of risk and well-being. Family Process. (Epub ahead of print)

Gemara, N. & Nadan, Y. (2021). Law, value, and norm: The constitution of a culture-bound ethical dilemma in social work in the Ultra-Orthodox community. British Journal of Social Work. (Epub ahead of print) 10.1093/bjsw/bcab029  

Nadan, Y., Katz, C., Zion, T., & Wertheimer, A. (2021). High intensity parental dispute in the Jewish Ultra-Orthodox community in Israel: Perspectives of social workers and disaffiliated parents. Children and Youth Services Review, 120(105726), 1–7.

Nadan, Y. (2021). Parenting as a full time job: The experience of secular middle-class Jewish parents of transgender emerging adults in Israel. International Journal of Transgender Health. (Epub ahead of print)

Tsfati, M. & Nadan, Y. (2021). Queering the periphery and challenging the center: Transgender students in Israeli higher education. Gender, Place & Culture, 28(8), 566-587.

Katz, C., Nadan, Y., & Zion, T. (accepted). “Torn between two worlds”: Practitioners' perceptions of children in situations of high intensity parental dispute in the Jewish Ultra-Orthodox community in Israel. Child Indicators Research.

Birger, L. & Nadan, Y. (accepted). Social workers and refugee service users (re)constructing their relationships in a hostile political climate. Journal of Social Work.

Yona, L. & Nadan, Y. (2021). Mind the gap: Parental and professional perceptions of “risk” for children living in poverty. Child & Family Social Work. (Epub ahead of print)

Roer-Strier, D. & Nadan, Y. (accepted). Revisiting myths in the risk discourse in light of a context-informed perspective. Social Security: Israel Journal of Social Policy. (Hebrew)

Tsfati, M. & Nadan, Y. (accepted). Between vulnerability and resilience: Parents of transgender young adults. Family Process. (Equal contribution)

Nadan, Y., Tener, D., Gemara, N., Keesing, R., Katz, C. & Roer-Strier, D. (accepted). “All in all…it begins with love”: The meanings of parental love in the context of child risk and protection among Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Jewish parents. Child & Family Social Work.




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Prof. Ruth Pat-Horenczyk

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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.


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Prof. Dorit Roer-Strier

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Academic Profile: 

Ph.D. 1992, Univ. of North Carolina; Teaching Fellow 1994; Lect. 1996, Sen. Lecturer 2001. Associate Professor 2008.


Research Interests:

Cross cultural studies, families in cultural change, "ethnic-sensitive" interventions and training, qualitative research


Research Projects:

Role changes following ןmmigration ( with Dr. Jenny Kurman, Haifa University and Dr. Rena Shimony, Kalgay University, Canada)

Effects of house demolition on children and families ( with Dr. Nadera Shalhoub- Kevorkian, Hebrew University and Proessor Hiedi Keller, University of Osnabrück,Germany)

Cross-cultural and cross-generational dilemmas in families of Ba'alot Tshuva: International study (with Prof. R. Sands, Universityof Pennsylvania).


Abstracts of Current Research :

Role changes following immigration:The rsearch group investigates in 7  studies the different types of role chages of parents children and youth and grandparents in various immigrant groups in Israel ( e.g. Grandparents, youth and parents from Former Soviet Union, youth from Etiopia, youth from Lebanon ec) The studies use qualitative and quantitative method to asses the experience of role changes and their effect on individuals and families.

Effects of house demolition on children and families:Research group investigates in 5 separates studies the effects o house demolitions on Jewish and Palestinian sfamilies ( Gush Katif, east Jerusalem, Bedouin Vilages, secondLebanon war.. The goals of this project are:

1)      Documentation of the voices of victim/survivors thus exposing the various meanings that participants attribute to the experience;

2)      Exploration of the agency and coping strategies of adults and children

3)      Piloting of innovative, developmental and gender-sensitive platforms for survivors of the attack against the home to voice out their personal experiences and be heard;

4)      Development of a research methodology that combines therapeutic intervention and empowerment of participants;

5)      Raising awareness among researchers, professionals, policymakers, and the general public about the legal, social, and psychological aspects of the attack against the home, on families;

6)      Capacity building for promising graduate students

Cross-cultural and cross-generational dilemmas in families of "Ba'lot Tshuva":This study examines coping strategies of parents whose children have become orthodox religious. groups studied ( Israel, USA, South Africa,South America, Nederlands).



Recent Publications:

Frankel, D. G., & Roer-Bornstein, D. (1982). Traditional and modern contributions to changing infant-rearing ideologies of two ethnic communities. Monograph of the Society for Research in Child Development. 47 (4):1-53.

Roer-Strier, D. (1996).  Coping strategies of immigrant parents: Directions for family therapy.  Family Process. 35: 363-376.

Roer-Strier, D. (1996).   Ecological study of child-care quality: A call for attention to the cultural context. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal. 4 (2): 77-88.

Roer-Strier, D. (1996).  In the mind of the beholder: Evaluation of coping styles of immigrant parents.  International Migration. 35 (2): 271-286.

Roer-Strier, D. (1996).  Coping of immigrant parents: Implications for prevention and intervention.  Society and Welfare. 16 (4): 467-481. (Hebrew)

Roer-Strier, D., & Rivlis, M. (1998). Timetable of psychological and behavioral autonomy: Expectations among parents fromIsrael and Former Soviet Union. International Journal of Psychology. 33 (2): 123-135.

 Roer-Strier, D., & Haj-Yahia, M. (1998). Arab students of social work in Israel: Adjustment difficulties and coping strategies.Social Work Education. 7(4): 449-467. 0.647;12/27;4.

Roer-Strier, D. (1998). Coping with cultural transitions: Minority parents and children in Israel. European  Early Childhood Education Research Journal. 6 (2): 71-87.

Roer-Strier,D., & Olshtain-Mann, O. (1999). To see and not be seen: Latin American illegal foreign workers in Jerusalem.International Migration. 37(2):413-434.

Roer-Strier, D. (1999). Childcare quality in cultural context.  Society and Welfare. 19(1):53-65. (Hebrew)

Haj-Yahia, M., & Roer-Strier, D. (1999). Dilemmas of supervising Arab social work students. Clinical Supervisor. 18 (2):17-37.

Sands, R., & Roer-Strier, D. (2000). Ba’alot teshuvah daughters and their mothers: A view from South Africa. Contemporary Jewry.21:55-77.

Roer-Strier, D., & Rosenthal, M. K. (2001). Socialization in changing cultural contexts: A search for images of an “adaptive adult”. Social Work. 46 (3):215-228.

Rosenthal, M. K., & Roer-Strier, D. (2001), Cultural differences in mothers’ developmental goals and ethno theories.International Journal of Psychology. 36(1):20-31.

Roer-Strier, D. (2001), Reducing risk for children in changing cultural contexts: Recommendations for training and intervention. Child Abuse and Neglect. 25: 231-248.

Roer-Strier,D. & Sands, R. (2001), The impact of religious intensification on intergenerational family relations: A South African example. Journal of Marriage and the Family. 63(3): 868-880.

Roer-Strier, D. (2002). University students with learning disabilities advocating for change. Disability and Rehabilitation. 24 (17): 914-924.

Roer-Strier, D., Weil, S. & Adan, H. (2003). The “unique” and the “unifying”: The religious and secular encounter at “Keshet“ School. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal. 11(1): 105-125.

Roer-Strier, D. (2003). Empowerment of students with learning disabilities. Society and Welfare23: 445-474.( Hebrew)

Sands, R. G., & Roer-Strier, D. (2004). Divided families: Impact of religious difference and geographic distance on intergenerational family continuity.  Family Relations. 53(1): 102-110.

Roer-Strier, D. & Mansbach-Kleinfeld, I. (2004). Early childhood interventions in culturally diverse societies: Three metaphors in the making. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal. 12 (1):29-42.

Roer-Strier, D. & Sands, R. (2004). Families challenged by religious change: A cross-cultural comparison of mothers’ images of their daughters. Families in Society. 85 (4): 485-495.

Sands, R. G., & Roer-Strier, D. (2004).  The contexts of religious intensification among 
American-Israeli women who have become Orthodox.  Social Welfare Forum. 37: 63-84.

 Roer-Strier, D. & Strier,R. ( 2005). Fatherhood and immigration: Perceptions of Israeli iImmigrant fathers from Ethiopia and the Former Soviet Union. Families in Society.  86 (1), 121-134.

Roer- Strier, D. Strier, R, Este, D., Shimoni, R.C, & Clark, DT (2005). Fatherhood and immigration: Challenging the deficit theory. Journal of Child and Family Social Work   10: 315-329.


Roer-Strier, D. (2005). Human behavior education for social workers in multicultural societies. Social Work Education. 24: 311-326.

Roer-Strier, D. & Sands, R. (2006). Using data triangulation of mother and daughter interviews to enhance research about families. Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice . 5(2): 237–260.


Roer-Strier, D.  & Ben Ezra, D. (2006). Intermarriages between Western women and Palestinian men: Multidirectional adaptation processes. Journal of Marriage and the Family. 68 ( 1): 41-55.



 Roer-Strier, D. , & Rosenthal, M. K.  (2006). What sort of an adult would you like your child to be?” - Mothers’ developmental goals in different cultural communities in Israel. International Journal of Behavioral Development. 30( 6): 517-528.

Roer-Strier, D.  & Strier, R. (2006).  Fatherhood and immigration: From the deficit theory to generative theory of fatherhood.  Society and Welfare. 4: 403-429.( Hebrew)


Sands, R.G. , Bourjolly, J.  & Roer-Strier,D.  (2007). Crossing barriers:  Interviewing across cultures. Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice.6(3) 353-372.


Roer-Strier, D. & Haberman- Friedman, A  (2009).Cultural sensitive family therapy with same sex partners: Three metaphors.Society and Welfare,                   ( Hebrew)

Roer-Strier, D.  & Ben  Ezra, D(2009).Socializing children under fire: Western women and Palestinian men.Journal of Comparative Family Studies

Roer-Strier, D. & Kurman, J  (in press).Combining qualitative and quantitative methods to study immigrant youth: The case of children's dominance and perceived parental acculturative strategies. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology.(34 ms pages) Monographs and Research Reports

.  Edited Books


E. Leshem, & D. Roer-Strier (Eds.) (2003).  Cultural Diversity: A Challenge to Human   Services. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 370 pages. Magnes Press, Jerusalem, Israel. ( Hebrew)



Roer-Strier, D. (1999). Parents and children in different cultural groups in Israel: A multivariable arena. In C. Rabin (Ed.), Being Different in Israel: Ethnicity, Gender and Therapy. (pp.49-65). Ramot Tel-Aviv (Hebrew).


Roer-Strier, D. (2000). Socializing immigrant children: Coping with cultural differences at school and at home. In New Vistas in Education and Society Series. Special Issue on Education, Multiculturalism, Identity and Language Development. (pp.115-142). The NCJW Institute for Innovation in Education. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Magnes Press,Jerusalem, Israel


Roer-Strier, D., & Rosenthal, M. K. (2001). Cultural transition: Effects on parenting and socialization. In M. Lisak & E. Leshem (Eds), From Russia to Israel: Cultural transition and identity, Tel Aviv: HaKibbutz HaMeuhad, Kav Adom (Hebrew).


Roer-Strier, D., & Rosenthal, M. K. (2003). Goals for human development: Images of an “adaptive   adult” in multicultural societies. In E. Leshem and D. Roer-Strier (Eds.), Cultural Diversity: A Challenge to Human Services.  The HebrewUniversity of Jerusalem, Magnes Press, Jerusalem, Israel


Roer-Strier, D& Strier, R. (2006).  The Role of Home and School in the Socialization of Immigrant Children in Israel:  Fathers’ Views. In R. Kirova, A. and   Adams ,L. (Eds), Children in Transition: Effects of Global Migration on the Young.Mahwah, NJ,  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates


Roer-Strier, D. (2007). Reducing risk for children in changing cultural contexts. In : Family and knowledge (Vol.3). Ministry of Education, Israel      


Dorit Roer-Strier's site at the Research and Development Authority



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Prof. Miriam Schiff

Full Professor
Room 524

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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.


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Ben Shahar

Dr. Ben Shahar

Senior Lecturer
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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.




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Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

Faculty of Law – Institute of Criminology School of Law
Full Professor

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Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian



Present Positions

Lawrence D. Biele Chair of Law Chair in Global Law

Faculty of Law – Institute of Criminology School of Law

School of Social Work and Social Welfare Queen Mary University of London

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem



B.A. (U.H.) 1980; B.S.W. (H.U.J.I.) 1982; M.A. (H.U.J.I.) 1989; Ph.D. (H.U.J.I.) 1994;

Post-Doc. (U.S.C.) 1995-96


Previous Positions

Fall 2018 Short-Term Professor, Ph.D. Program in Social Science, Bir Zeit University

Fall 2017 Short-Term International Visiting Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Winter 2017 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Queen Mary University of London

Fall 2016 Visiting Professor, University of California – Los Angeles, University of California – Irvine

Fall 2011 Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Winter 2010 Visiting Professor, Institute for Research on Women and Gender & Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference, Columbia University

2008-10 Academic Supervisor, Law and Society Program, Law School, Bir Zeit University

Fall 2008 Visiting Professor, School of Law, University of California – Los Angeles

Fall 2008 Visiting Professor, School of Law, University of Southern California

Fall 2006 Adjunct, School of Law, University of Southern California

2006-16 Director, Gender Studies Program, Mada al-Carmel: Arab Center for Applied Research, Haifa

2006-13 Academic Advisor, Women and Trauma Program, Women’s Studies Center, Jerusalem

Fall 2005 Visiting Professor, School of Law, University of Southern California

Fall 2005 Adjunct, School of Law, University of California – Los Angeles

Fall 2004 Visiting Professor, University of California – Los Angeles

Spring 2003 Adjunct Professor, School of Law, University of California – Los Angeles

2003-10 Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law – Institute of Criminology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2002-2003 Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Women, University of California – Los Angeles

Fall 2002 Visiting Professor, School of Law, University of Southern California

1996-2002 Lecturer, School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1996-2002 Lecturer, Faculty of Law – Institute of Criminology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1989-92 Teaching Instructor, School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1987-95 Lecturer, Social Science Department, Bethlehem University, Bethlehem, PA

1985-94 Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Bethlehem University, Bethlehem, PA




1995-96 Post-Doctorate (Center for Multi-Ethnic and Transitional Studies; Center for Feminist Studies), University of Southern California

1994 Ph.D. (Law), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1989 M.A. (Criminology), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1982 B.S.W. (Social Work), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1980 B.A. (Political Science and Philosophy), University of Haifa




The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2018- Member, Promotion Committee, School of Social Work and Social Welfare

2015- Member, Recruitment Committee, Institute of Criminology & Faculty of Law

2014- Member, Recruitment Committee, School of Social Work and Social Welfare

2011- Chair, Human Subject Committee, Faculty of Law

2008-18 Chair, Human Subject Committee, Faculty of Law – Institute of Criminology

2006-18 Chair, Prize Committee, School of Social Work and Social Welfare

2004- Chair, MA Thesis Committee, Faculty of Law – Institute of Criminology

2003-11 Member, Award and Scholarship Committee, Faculty of Law – Institute of Criminology

2003-11 Member, Teaching Committee, School of Social Work and Social Welfare

2003-2005 Chair, Admission Acceptance Committee, Faculty of Law – Institute of Criminology


Membership in Editorial and Advisory Boards

2016- The British Journal of Criminology, International Advisory Board

2016- International State Crime Initiative, Editorial Board

2016- Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies, International Editorial Board

2016- Jerusalem Quarterly, Advisory Board

2014- Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, Advisory Board


Membership of Scientific Societies

2019- AMECYS (Association of Middle East Children and Youth Studies)

2015- Middle East Studies Association Member

2005- Middle East Studies Seminar Member, Yale Law School

2000- Law and Society Association Member


Membership of Selected Public Committees

2020- Palestinian Global Mental Health Network

2016- Board Chair, Mada al-Carmel

2011-16 Board Member, Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counseling, Jerusalem

2006- Academic Board Member, Mada al-Carmel

2006-2016 Director – Gender Studies Program, Mada al-Carmel

2003-11 Board Member, World Vision, Jerusalem

2001- Board Member, Princess Basma Organization for the Disabled

2005-2009 Board Chair, Gisha, Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, Tel Aviv

2003-2007 Chair, Arab Ad Hoc Committee for Higher Education, Council for Higher Education, Jerusalem

2003-2005 Board Member, Israeli Women’s League Research Committee, Jerusalem

1996-2002 Board Member, Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counseling, Jerusalem


Professional/Community Activities

2013- Senior Leading Researcher, Greenhouse of Context-Informed Research and Training for Children in Need (NEVET), School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2008-13 Member, The Trauma, Peace-building and Development Project, International Development Research Centre, INCOR, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

2007-12 Member, Feminist Academic Group, Women in Conflict Zones Network (WICZNET): Studying “Militarized Violence in this New Age of Empire”, York University, Toronto

2008 Training Israeli Judges, Palestinians in Israel: Challenges Facing the Legal System, Jerusalem, Israel

2008 Training of Palestinian Social Workers and Psychologists, Feminist Perspective in Trauma and Recovery, Ramallah, West Bank

2004 Training of Judges of the High Criminal Court in Jordan, Victim’s Voice in Criminal Proceedings and Fair Trial for Women and Children Victims in Criminal Proceedings, Amman, Jordan

2001-14 Founding Member, Women for Women’s Sexuality and Bodily Rights, Istanbul, Turkey

2001 Counseling to the World University Service Project, Researching Women, Larnaka, Cyprus

2000 Training Palestinian Mental Health and Health Workers, Elderly Abuse and the Role of Palestinian Social Control Agents, Jerusalem

2000 Training Judges in Israeli Family Courts, Violence and the Palestinian-Israeli Families, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem

1999 Training Rape Crisis Workers, Helping Victims of Sexual Abuses: A Contextually Sensitive Mode of Intervention, Jerusalem

1998 Training Palestinian National Council (PNC) Members, Gender and Violence: The Role of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), Bethlehem, West Bank

1997 Training Women Activists, Women and Law, West Bank and Gaza, Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling, Jerusalem

1994 Established the First Hotline for Abused Palestinian Women, Al Aman, Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling, Jerusalem

1994 Training Female Palestinian Police Officers, Domestic Violence, Gaza Strip

1991 Initiated a Hotline during the Gulf War, Provide Information, Guidance and Psychological Support to Palestinians Living in the Occupied Territories, Jerusalem


Prizes and Honors

2020 Impact Award, International Network for Genocide Scholars (INoGS)

2017 Radzinowicz Prize for the Best Article Published in 2016, The British Journal of Criminology

2016 Claire Goldberg Moses Prize for the Most Theoretically Innovative Article Published in Feminist Studies over the Past Year

2015 Honoree of the Harvard Law School’s Second Annual International Women’s Day Celebrations, Organized by the Harvard Women’s Law Association and Harvard Law and International Development Society

2014 Radzinowicz Prize for the Best Article Published in 2014, The British Journal of Criminology

2011 International Scholarship Prize for Distinguished Work in the Field of Law and Society, Law and Society Association

2008 International Women’s Rights Prize, The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation

2008 Golda Meir Fellowship, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2000 Dean’s Letter of Commendation for Teaching Excellence, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1999 Ellis and Alma Birk Scholars Prize, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1998 Arab-Israeli Award for Pioneering Scholars, The Arab Students Committee for Higher Education

1994 Dean’s Letter of Commendation for Teaching Excellence, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem







Awarding Body




Israeli Science Foundation

“Child Arrest and Juvenile Justice”


LUCE Foundation

“Religion and the Global Framing of Gender Violence” with Professors Lila Abu-Lughod (Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Columbia University), Rema Hammami (Institute of Women’s Studies of Birzeit University), and Janet Jakobsen (Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Barnard College)


UN Women

“In the Absence of Justice”


UN Women

“Palestinian Women Access to Justice in the West Bank”


Luce Foundation

“The Fusion between Religious Claims and Nationalism with Nadim Rouhana (The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University)


YWCA – Jerusalem

“The Politics of Birth in Occupied Jerusalem”


INCOR, International Conflict Research Institute, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

“Death and Dying in Occupied Jerusalem”


United States Institute for Peace (USIP)

“Community Engaged Courses as a Vehicle for Peacebuilding” with Professor Daphna Golan (Faculty of Law at the Hebrew University)



Israel Internet Association

“Child Sexual Solicitation and the Internet”


Women for Women’s Human Rights (WWHR)

“Femicide, Body-politics and Multi-bureaucratic Systems: The Palestinian Case”


Pince Foundation

“Women and Children and the Attack on the Home in Conflict Zones”


Ford Foundation

“Gender and Human Rights: Criminology, Victimology and Social Activism”


World Vision International

“Children and Trauma: A Critical Race Perspective”


Minerva Center for Human Rights

“The Safe Home: Attacking the Home in Conflict Zones”


Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

“Law and House Demolitions in East Jerusalem”, Jerusalem Center for Women


World University Service – Britain

“Gender, Occupation and Education: Law, Gender and the Militarization of Spaces in the Palestinian Authority, Women’s Studies Center, Jerusalem


Women’s Studies Center

“Women and Political Conflict: The Case of Palestinian Women in Jerusalem”


EEU through Kvina Tel Kvina

“Women and Political Conflict: The Case of Palestinian Women in Jerusalem”


World Health Organization, Department of Injuries and Violence Prevention in collaboration with the Department of Women’s Health

“Criminalization of Sexual Violence: The Case-study of Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine


The Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (CIMEL) at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and INTERIGHTS

“The Child’s Voice in the Legal System: The Case of Jordan and Palestine”


Spanish Agency of International Development Cooperation

“Dialoging with the Muted: Women Empowerment and Silencing”


Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

“Trauma and War: The Palestinian Case-study”



“The Perception and Attitudes of Victims and Criminal Justice Professionals towards Femicide: A Case-study of Jordanian and Palestinian Society”


Warburg Foundation

“Disclosure of Sexual Abuse amongst Girls and Its Concomitant Threat of Femicide: The Case of Palestinian Society”



“Mapping and Analyzing the Landscape of Femicide: The Palestinian Case study”


Silvert Center

“Policing Women Battering in the Arab Community in Israel” with Edna Erez


Brookdale Center

“Examining Intervention Programs Addressing Female Child Sexual Abuse: The Case-study of Palestinians and Israelis”


Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology

“The Applicability of the Law against Family Violence (1991) among Palestinians Living in Israel”


Truman Institute of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

“Perception, Attitude, and Social Reaction toward Wife Abuse among Palestinian Women in East Jerusalem” (for completing doctoral dissertation research)





ERC, “State Political Violence, Dismemberment and the Governance of Hope (2,500,000 €)


Selected Conferences and Workshop Organization

Policing and Empire-Webinar, University of California – Los Angeles, November 2020

Unchilding in the Middle East and North Africa- MESA, October, 2020

Palestinian Women’s Activism, Online Book Discussion, September 2020

Concerning Palestine/Israel: Thinking with Achille Mbembe, Online Symposium, September 2020

State Crime and Gender Based Violence, Queen Mary University of London – ISCI, February 2020

UK Mental Health Corona and State Criminology in Occupied East Jerusalem, UK Mental Health Network, April 2020

Home and Homeland, Netherlands Institute for Advance Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, June 2020

State Crime and Combat Proven Politics, Queen Mary University of London – ISCI, March 2019

Global Governance of the Intimate, Luce Foundation, Columbia University, New York, September 2018

Palestinian Women’s Access to Justice, Gender Studies Program, Mada al-Carmel, Haifa, July 2016

Religious Claims, Nationalism, and Human Suffering, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, April 2016

Colonization and the Law, Law and Society Association Program Committee, June 2012

Feminist Thought as a Tool for Resistance, Gender Studies Program, Mada al-Carmel, Haifa, June 2007

Victimology between the Local and the Global, Institute of Criminology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, May 2007


Courses Taught

2020- State Racism and Crime, Bachelor’s Level, Faculty of Law – Institute of Criminology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2018- Law, Society and Racism, Master’s and Doctoral Level, Faculty of Law – Institute of Criminology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2018- The Politics of Childhood: A Critical Perspective, Master’s Level, School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2015-16 Children, Victimization and Crime, Master’s and Doctoral Level, Faculty of Law – Institute of Criminology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2013-16 Clinical Models in Gender and Human Rights, Bachelor’s Level, School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2011- Law, Society and Critical Race Theory, Georgetown University Law Center

2010-14 Surveillance, Securitization and ICT: A Critical Perspective, Master’s Level, Faculty of Law – Institute of Criminology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2010- Advanced Theories in Criminology, Master’s and Doctoral Level, Faculty of Law – Institute of Criminology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2008- Public Diplomacy: Bottom Up, Bachelor’s Level, School of Communication and Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California

2008 Gender and Human Rights, Master’s and Doctoral Level, Center for the Study of Women, University of California – Los Angeles

2006-10 Gender and Human Rights: Local and Global Perspective, Master’s Level, School of Social Work and Social Welfare & Faculty of Law – Institute of Criminology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2005-2008 Social Work and the Law, Master’s Level, School of Social Work and Social Welfare

2004-2007 Social Deviance Theories, Bachelor’s Level, School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2003-2011 Theories in Criminology, Master’s Level, Faculty of Law – Institute of Criminology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2003-2010 Women and Welfare, Bachelor’s Level, School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2003-2008 Victimology: An International Perspective, Master’s Level, Faculty of Law – Institute of Criminology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2003-2008 Domestic Violence: A Cross-cultural Perspective, Master’s Level, School of Law, University of California – Los Angeles & School of Law, University of Southern California

2003-2004 Women and Children in the Criminal Justice System, Master’s Level, School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2003-2004 Women, Militarization and War, Master’s and Doctoral Level, Women Studies Center, University of California – Los Angeles




Doctoral Dissertation

“Perception, Attitude, and Social Reaction toward Wife Abuse among Palestinian Women in East Jerusalem”

Supervisors: Professors Stan Cohen and Simha Landau

Date of Award of Degree: 1995



Incarcerated Childhood and the Politics of Unchilding, 2019, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Reviewed by:

Heidi Morrison (2020). Journal of Palestine Studies 49(3): 82-84

Security Theology, Surveillance and the Politics of Fear, 2015, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Reviewed by:

Sarah Ihmoud (2016). Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 12(20): 261-63.

Mehraj ud Din (2018). Religion & Theology 25(3-4): 419-23.

Omar Jabary Salamanca (2017). International Journal of Middle East Studies 49(1): 186-88.

Penny Johnson (Summer 2016). Jerusalem Quarterly 66: 109-13.

Matteo Capasso (2016). Middle East Critique 25(1): 63-70.

Jess Bonnan-White (2016). Review of Middle East Studies 50(1): 118-21.

Militarization and Violence against Women in Conflict Zones: A Palestinian Case-study, 2009, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Reviewed by:

Lila Abu-Lughod (2011). American Ethnologist 38(1): 207-208.

Kathleen Barry (2010). Women’s Studies International Forum 33(2): 149-50.

Stephanie Chaban (2010). H-Minerva: Humanities and Social Sciences Online. id=30366.

Sue-Ann Harding (2010). The Translator 16(2), Special Issue: Translation and Violent Conflict: 345-49.

Lisa Hajjar (2011). Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies 7(1): 120-23.

Women and Political Conflict: The Case of Palestinian Women in Jerusalem (with N. Abdo), 2006, Jerusalem: Women’s Studies Center, 106 pp.

Mapping and Analyzing the Landscape of Femicide in Palestinian Society, 2004, Jerusalem: Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling, 95 pp.

Tribal Justice and Its Effect on Formal Justice in Palestine (with M. Abdulhadi), 2003, Birzeit: Institute of Law Birzeit University (in Arabic), 127 pp.


Edited Books

When Politics Are Sacralized: International Comparative Perspectives on Religious Claims and Nationalism (with N.N. Rouhana), forthcoming 2021, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Engaged Students in Conflict Zones, Community Engaged Courses in Israel as a Vehicle for Change (with Y.D. Markovish and D. Golan), 2019, Palgrave Macmillan Press.

Palestinian Feminist Writings: Between Oppression and Resistance, Haifa: Mada al-Carmel, Arab Center for Applied Social Research (in Arabic), 2007, 338 pp.



In the Absence of Justice: Embodiment and the Politics of Militarized Dismemberment in Occupied East Jerusalem (with S. Ihmoud), 2016, UN Women.

Access Denied: Palestinian Women’s Access to Justice in the Occupied West Bank (with S. Daher-Nashef), 2014, UN Women, 148 pp.

Birthing in Occupied East Jerusalem: Palestinian Women’s Experience of Pregnancy and Delivery, 2012, Jerusalem: YWCA, 85 pp.

Trapped Bodies and Lives: Military Occupation, Trauma and the Violence of Exclusion, Jerusalem: YWCA, 75 pp.

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325: Implementation in Palestine and Israel 2000-2009, 2010, Jerusalem: Norwegian Church Aid, 92 pp.

Gender and the Militarization of Education in Palestine, 2007, Jerusalem: Women Studies Center (in Arabic), 84 pp.

Facing the Wall: Palestinian Children and Adolescents Speak about Israeli Separation Wall, 2007, Jerusalem: World Vision Jerusalem, West Bank, and Gaza, 58 pp.

Coping with Trauma: Palestinian Children Voicing Out Their Rights (with S. Khsheiboun), 2006, Australia: World Vision International, 112 pp.

Women and War in Palestine (with K. Abu-Baker, S. Awaidah, and E. Dabit), 2005, Jerusalem: Women Studies Center, 156 pp.

Child Sexual Abuse and the Criminal Justice System in Jordan and Palestine, Research report submitted to UNIFEM, 2004, New York: UNIFEM, 119 pp.


Book Chapters

Speaking Life, Speaking Death: Jerusalemite Children Confronting Israel’s Technologies of Violence (2020), In The Emerald Handbook of Feminism, Criminology, and Social Change, 253-70, Emerald Publishing Limited.

Violence against Palestinian Women in the West Bank (with A. Wing) (2017), In L. Goodmark & R. Goel (eds.), Comparative Perspective on Gender Violence, New York: Oxford University Press.

Gendered Suffering and the Eviction of the Native: The Politics of Birth in Occupied East Jerusalem (2017), In D. Haynes, F. Ni Aolain, N. Valjii & N. Cahn (eds.), Oxford Handbook on Gender and Conflict, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Settler Colonialism, Surveillance and Fear (2017), In N. Rouhana (ed.), Palestinians in Israel, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Death and Dying in My Jerusalem: The Power of Liminality (2014), In B. Hamber & E. Gallagher (eds.), Psychosocial Perspectives on Peacebuilding, 255-87, Springer International Publishing.

Terrorism and the Birthing Body in Jerusalem (2014), In S. Perera & S. Razack (eds.), At the Limits of Justice: Women of Colour Theorize Terror, 38-56, University of Toronto Press.

(En)gendering De-development in East Jerusalem: Thinking through the ‘Everyday’ (with R. Busbridge) (2014), In M. Turner & O. Shweiki (eds.), Decolonizing Palestinian Political Economy: De-development and Beyond (Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies), 77-94, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Counter-narratives of Palestinian Women: The Construction of Her-story and the Politics of Fear (2011), In M.. Ennaji & F. Sadiqi (eds.), Gender and Violence in the Middle East, 29-59, New York: Routlege.

Education and the Israeli Industry of Fear (2010), In A.E. Mazawi & R.G. Sultana (eds.), Education in the Arab Region: Global Dynamics, Local Resonances, World Yearbook of Education, 335-49, New York: Routledge.

Palestine (2007), In D.S. Clark (ed.), Encyclopedia of Law & Society: American and Global Perspectives, 1091-92, Los Angeles: Sage.

When Laws are Tools of Oppression: Palestinian Women Counter Discourse against the Policy of House Demolition (2007), IN D. Barak-Erez, S. Yanisky-Ravid, Y. Bitton & D. Pugach (eds.), Iyuni Mishpat Migdar Ve Feministm, 463-500, Kirvat Uno: Navo (in Hebrew).

Politics, Tribal Justice and Gender: Perspectives in the Palestinian Society (2006), In A. Hans-Jorg, J.M. Simon, H. Rezaei, H.C. Rohne & E. Kiza (eds.), Conflicts and Conflict Resolution in Middle Eastern Societies: Between Tradition and Modernity, 535-56, Berlin: Max Planck Institute.

Researching Women’s Victimization in Palestine: A Socio-legal Analysis (2005), In L. Welchman & S. Hossain (eds.), Honor Crimes, Paradigms, and Violence against Women, 160-80, London: Zed Books.

Negotiating the Present and Historicizing the Future: Palestinian Children Speak about the Israeli Separation Wall (2005), In D. Champagne & I. Abu-Saad (eds.), Indigenous and Minority Education: International Perspectives on Empowerment, 178-200, Beer Sheva: Negev Center for Regional Development.

Opposing the Ostracism: A Contextually Sensitive Mode of Intervention for Handling Female Abuse (2003), In E. Leshem & D. Roer-Strier (eds.), Cultural Diversity: A Challenge to Human Service, 255-74, Jerusalem: Magnes Press (in Hebrew).

Who Are We Protecting: Palestinian Girls in Israel and the Child Protection Policy (2003), In M. Hovay (ed.), Crime and Punishment: A Review of the Criminal Justice System in Israel, 553-83, Jerusalem: Hmachon Lmahkar Hakika Vemishpat [Institute for Comparative Judicial and legal Studies] (in Hebrew).

Growing from Within: The De-colonization of the Mind (2002), In R. Lentin & N. Abdo (eds.), Women and the Politics of Military Confrontation: Palestinian and Israeli Gendered Narratives of Dislocation, 176-94, Oxford: Berghahn.

Women Victimization in Palestinian Society (2000), In A. Mannaa’a (ed.), The Palestinians in the Twentieth Century: An Inside Look, 153-204, Jerusalem: Van Leer Institute.

Development of Identity under the Oppression of Occupation: The Palestinian Case (1999), In H. Gordon (ed.), Looking Back at the June 1967 War, 113-22, London: Praeger.

Crime of War, Culture, and Children’s Rights: The Case-study of Female Palestinian Detainees under Israeli Military Occupation (1998), In G. Douglas & L. Sebba (eds.), Children’s Rights and Traditional Values, 228-48, Dartmouth: Ashgate.

Introduction (1995), In A. Khader (ed.), Towards Equality: An Examination of the Status of Palestinian Women, 4-13, Jerusalem: Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling.

Fear of Sexual Harassment: Palestinian Adolescent Girls in the Intifada (1994), In E. Augustin (ed.), Palestinian Women: Identity and Experience, 171-79, London: Zed Books.

Community Work within Palestinian Society, 76-93, Jerusalem: Federation of Charitable Societies (in Arabic).


Articles in Refereed Journals

Unchilding and the Killing Boxes, 2020, Journal of Genocide Research

Gun to Body: Mental Health against Unchilding, 2020, International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies 17: 126-45.

Necropenology: Conquering new bodies, Psychics, and Territories in East Jerusalem, 2020, Identities 27(3): 285-301.

Arrested Childhood in Spaces of Indifference: The Criminalized Children of Occupied East Jerusalem (with S. Odeh), 2019, Canadian Journal of Women and the Law.

Children, Human Rights Organizations, and the Law under Occupation: The Case of Palestinian Children in East Jerusalem (with B. Kovner), 2018, The International Journal of Human Rights.

Child Arrest, Settler Colonialism, and the Israeli Juvenile System: A Case Study of Occupied East Jerusalem (with B. Kovner), 2018, British Journal of Criminology 58(3): 709-29.

The Occupation of the Senses: The Prosthetic and Aesthetic of State Terror, 2017, British Journal of Criminology 57: 1279-1300. Winner of the Radzinowicz Prize 2017 for the Article that Most Contributes to the Knowledge of Criminal Justice and Criminal Justice Issues.

At the Limits of the Human: Reading Postraciality from Palestine, 2016, Ethnic and Racial Studies: 2252-60.

The Biopolitics of Israeli Settler Colonialism: Palestinian Bedouin Children Theorize the Present, 2016, Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies 15(1): 7-29.

Infiltrated Intimacies: The Case of Palestinian Returnees, 2016, Feminist Studies 42(1): 166-93.

Is the Violence of Tag Mehir a State Crime? (with Y. David), 2015, British Journal of Criminology 56(5): 835-56.

Childhood: A Universalist Perspective for How Israel is Using Child Arrest and Detention to Further its Colonial Settler Project, 2015, International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies 12: 223-44.

A Rejoinder to Robert Cherry (with N. Griecci, H. Zubi & R. Busbridge), 2015, Feminist Economics 20(2): 164-86.

The Political Work of Suffering: A Transformative Examination, 2015, Borderlands 14(1): 1-6.

Necropolitical Debris: The Dichotomy of Life and Death, 2015, State Crime Journal 4(1): 34-51.

The Politics of Birth and the Intimacies of Violence against Palestinian Women in Occupied East Jerusalem, 2015, British Journal of Criminology 55(6): 1187-1206.

Criminalizing Pain and the Political Work of Suffering: The Case of Palestinian “Infiltrators”, 2015, Borderlands 14(1): 1-28.

Context-informed, Counter-hegemonic Qualitative Research: Israeli/Palestinian Research Team Studying Loss (with D. Roer-Strier), 2015, Qualitative Social Work.

Stolen Childhood: Palestinian Children and the Structure of Genocidal Dispossession, 2015, Settler Colonial Studies.

Sexual Violence, Women’s Bodies, and Settler Colonialism (with S. Daher-Nashef & S. Ihmoud), 2014, Journal of Palestine Studies (in Arabic).

Palestinian Children as Tools for ‘Legalized’ State Violence, 2014, Borderlands 13(1): 1-24.

Two Letters from Jerusalem: Haunted by Other Breathing (with S. Ihmoud), 2014, Jerusalem Quarterly 59: 8-11.

Exiled at Home: Writing Return and the Palestinian Home (with S. Ihmoud), 2014, Biography 37(2): 377-97.

Palestinian Feminist Critique and the Physics of Power: Feminist Between Thought and Practice, 2014, Feminist@Law 4(1): 1-18.

Community-engaged Courses in a Conflict Zone: A Case Study of the Israeli Academic Corpus (with D. Golan), 2014, Journal of Peace Education 11(2): 181-207.

Funding Pain: Bedouin Women and Political Economy in the Naqab/Negev (with N. Griecci, H. Zubi & R. Busbridge), 2014, Feminist Economics 20(2): 164-86.

Living Death, Recovering Life: Psychosocial Resistance and the Power of the Dead in East Jerusalem, 2014, Intervention: International Journal for Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counseling in Areas of Armed Conflicts 12(1): 16-29.

Criminality in Spaces of Death: The Palestinian Case-study, 2014, British Journal of Criminology 54: 38-52. Winner of the Radzinowicz Prize 2014 for the Article that Most Contributes to the Knowledge of Criminal Justice and Criminal Justice Issues.

Human Suffering in Colonial Contexts: Reflections from Palestine, 2013, Settler Colonial Studies 4(3): 277-90.

Femicide and Colonization Between the Politics of Exclusion and the Culture of Control (with S. Daher-Nashef), 2013, Violence against Women 19(3): 295-315.

Yaffa: Exile in the Homeland and Growth (with H. Zubi), 2013, Journal of Palestine Studies 93: 50-65 (in Arabic).

Casting Out ‘Citizenship’: Israel’s Eviction of Palestinians, 2012, Review of Women’s Studies, Institute of Women’s Studies, Birzeit University 7: 47-59.

Vernacularizing Feminist Knowledge: Feminist Thought between the Physics of Power and Security Theology, 2012, Bahithat: Lebanese Association of Women Researchers (in Arabic).

Jerusalem, Palestine, and the Politics of Everydayness in Colonial Context, 2012, Journal of Palestine Studies 85: 54-64 (in Arabic).

Living Death and the Dead in the Palestinian Society: Dying in Jerusalem (with S. Daher-Nashef), 2012, Bahithat: Lebanese Association of Women Researchers (in Arabic).

The Grammar of Rights in Colonial Contexts: The Case of Palestinian Women in Israel, 2012, Middle East Law and Governance 4: 106-51.

Trapped: The Violence of Exclusion in Jerusalem, 2012, Jerusalem Quarterly 49: 6-25.

‘It is Up to Her’: Rape and the Re-victimization of Palestinian Women in Multiple Legal Systems, 2011, Social Difference 1: 30-45.

E-resistance and Technology In/security in Everyday Life: The Palestinian Case, 2011, British Journal of Criminology 52(1): 55-72.

E-resistance among Palestinian Women: Coping in Conflict-ridden areas, 2011, Social Service Review 85(2): 179-204.

Palestinian Women and the Politics of Invisibility: Towards a Feminist Methodology, 2010, Peace Prints: South Asian Journal of Peacebuilding 3(1): 1-21.

Panoptical Web: Internet and Victimization of Women (with T. Barenbloom), 2010, International Review of Victimology 17: 69-95.

Palestinian Women’s Voices Challenging Human Rights Activism (with S. Khsheiboun), 2009, Women’s Studies International Forum 32: 354-62.

The Political Economy of Children’s Trauma: A Case Study of House Demolitions in Palestine, 2009, Feminism and Psychology 19(3): 335-42.

The Gendered Nature of Education under Siege: A Palestinian Feminist Perspective, 2008, International Journal of Lifelong Education 27(2): 179-200.

Negotiating the Present, Historicizing the Future: Palestinian Children Speak about the Israeli Separation Wall, 2006, American Behavioral Scientist Journal 49(8): 1101-34.

Voice Therapy for Women Aligned with Political Prisoners: A Case Study of Trauma among Palestinian Women in the Second Intifada, 2005, Social Service Review 79(2): 322-43.

Disclosure of Child Abuse in Conflict Areas, 2005, Violence Against Women 11(10): 1263-91.

Counter-spaces as Resistance in Conflict Zones: Palestinian Women Recreating a Home, 2005, Journal of Feminist Family Therapy: An International Forum 17(3-4): 109-41.

The Hidden Casualties of War: Palestinian Women and the Second Intifada, 2004, Indigenous Peoples’ Journal of Law, Culture & Resistance 1(1): 67-82.

Racism, Militarisation and Policing: Police Reactions to Violence against Palestinian Women in Israel, 2004, Social Identities 10(2): 171-94.

Imposition of Virginity Testing: A Life-saver or a License to Kill, 2004, Social Science and Medicine 60: 1187-96.

Re-examining Femicide: Breaking the Silence and Crossing ‘Scientific’ Borders, 2003, Signs 28(2): 581-608.

Integrating a Victim Voice in Community Policing of Domestic Violence: A Feminist Critique (with E. Erez), International Review of Victimology 9(2): 113-35.

Policing Violence against minority Women in Multicultural Societies: Community and the Politics of Exclusion (with M. Adelman & E. Erez), Police and Society 7: 105-33.

Liberating Voices: The Political Implications of Palestinian Mother Narrating Their Loss, 2003, Women’s Studies International Forum 26(5): 391-407.

Femicide and the Palestinian Criminal Justice System: Seeds of Change in the Context of State Building?, 2002, Law and Society Review 36(3): 577-605.

Using the Dialogue Test to Break Mental Chains: Listening and Being Heard, 2001, Social Science Review 75(1): 135-50.

The Efficacy of Israeli Law in Preventing Violence within Palestinian Families Living in Israel, 2000, International Review of Victimology 7: 47-66.

Blocking Her Exclusion: A Contextually Sensitive Model of Intervention for Handling Female Abuse, 2000, Social Service Review 74(4): 620-34.

Towards Cultural Definition of Rape: Dilemmas in Dealing with Rape Victims in Palestinian Society, 1999, Women’s Studies International Forum 22(2): 157-73.

Law, Politics, and Violence against Women: The Case-study of Palestinian-Israelis, 1999, Law and Policy 21(2): 189-211.

Psychological Responses in Family Members after the Hebron Massacre (with S. Elbedour, A.M. Baker, M. Irwin & R. Belmaker), 1999, Depression and Anxiety 9: 27-31.

The Politics of Disclosing Female Sexual Abuse: A Case Study of Palestinian Society, 1999, Child Abuse & Neglect 23(12): 1275-93.

The Effects of Political and Military Trauma on Children: The Palestinian Case (with A.M. Baker), Clinical Psychology Review 19: 935-50.

Reactions to a Case of Female Child Sexual Abuse in the Palestinian Society: Protection, Silencing, Deterrence, or Punishment, 1998, Plilim 7: 16-95 (in Hebrew).

Tolerating Battering: Invisible Way of Social Control, 1997, International Review of Victimology 5: 1-21.

Wife Abuse: A Method of Social Control, 1997, Israel Social Science Research 12(1): 59-72.

Wife Abuse in Palestinian Society: Social Phenomenon or Social Problem (with A.M. Baker), 1997, Arab Studies Quarterly 19(20): 41-55.

Fear of Crime in the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem: Physical and Social Correlates, 1995, Crime Prevention Studies 4: 185-97.

Differential Effects of Trauma on Spouses of Traumatized Households (with A.M. Baker), Journal of Traumatic Studies 8: 58-72.


Edited Special Journal Issues

State Crime: Israel/Palestine (with P. Green), 2016, State Crime Journal.

The Politics of Suffering, 2015, Borderlands.

Victimology between the Local and the Global, 2010, International Review of Victimology.


Articles in Non-Refereed Periodicals and Position Papers

Ana Sumud: I Am Steadfastness, 2019,

Tag Mehir: The Different Faces of Zionism (with Y. David), 2016, Malafat Mada.

Going to the Ecclesiastical Courts for Protection and Access to Justice: An Indigenous Feminist Reading (with S. Khsheiboun), 2015, Haifa: Mada al-Carmel, Arab Center for Applied Social Research,

Palestinian Women’s Interactions with the Israeli Police Force: Access to Justice for Palestinian Women in Israel (with S. Mokari-Renawi), 2014, Haifa: Mada al-Carmel, Arab Center for Applied Social Research,

The Politics of Killing Women in Colonized Contexts (with S. Daher-Nashif), 2012, Jadaliyya, December 17,

How Do We Read Violence against Palestinian Women in Israel, 2010, Jadal 6: 1-14.

The Physics of Power and the Challenges of the Palestinian Feminist Discourse: Between Thought and Practice, 2009, Jadal 4: 1-13.

Israeli Policies of House Demolitions, and the Struggle for Memory, Land, and Identity: A Feminist Perspective, 2007, Balsam-Ramallah 383: 60-62 (in Arabic.





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Shapira Berman

Dr. Ofrit Shapira Berman

Senior Lecturer of the Practice
Room 509 A

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Research Interests:

Trauma, sexual trauma and childhood abuse* professionals compassion fatigue* long-term sequels of childhood abuse (particularly personality disorders, and object relations prior to,  and as a result of the traumatic childhood)



Recent Publications:

שפירא-ברמן, ע., ורבין, ק. (2002). אסרטיביות כמשאב של נשים בדרך למימוש נישואין שוויוניים והוגנים. חברה ורווחה. כ"ב (4), 503-518.

שפירא-ברמן, ע. (2003). הסוד ועונשו – עיגון זכויותיהם של קורבנות פשעי מין בחוק. חברה ורווחה

Shapira-Berman, O. (2004). Why do married mothers Choose to do all house tasks? Re-examining feminist agenda and its implications for therapy. Jr. of Feminist Family Therapy. Accepted for publication.


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Dr. Orna Shemer

Lecturer of the Practice
In charge of academic status
Room 534

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Research interests:

Community work, practice of partnerships and participation, cultural competence, dialogue and community mediation, rural communities, cooperative organizations and communities, learning from success, practice wisdom, people who live in poverty and inclusion.

Current research projects:

·      Changes in the Kibbutzim: An interdisciplinary research about the changes in the Kibbutzim (with Prof. Eliezer Ben-Rafael) - Coordinating an extensive research, in partnership with researchers from various disciplines, that examines  the extensive and dramatic economic, ideological, social, cultural, physical (and more) changes taking places in dozens of Kibbutzim in recent year.

·      The new cooperatives in Israel: A study about the recent wave of cooperatives that emerged over the last decade, especially after the protest calling for social justice. The study looks at the motives for the establishment of the cooperatives. Further more, studying  their economic, social and organizational patterns of action, as an expression of communal and activist practices.

·      Community dialogue: Study of the successful dialogue between leaders of various cultural groups in a multicultural city, that work together in a long-term partnership trying to overcome social problems in their city.

Examples of Recent Publications:


·         Shemer, O. (Editor). (2013). Community Mediation and Dialogue Centers – Social Innovation through community Initiatives. Tel Aviv: Ministry of Social Affairs and Social services and JDC Israel. (Hebrew)

·         Shemer, O., Rosenfeld, J.M., Dahan, O. & Daniel-Hellwing, A. (Editors). (2016). What the hell did we do? Success Stories from the support-centers for students with learning disabilities. Tel Aviv: "Mofet" institution & Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. (Hebrew)



·         Shemer, O. & Schmid, H. (2007). "Toward a new definition of community partnership: a three dimensional approach". Journal of rural cooperation, 35 (2). 123-140. (English)

·         Shahar, E. & Shemer, O. (2012). Learning with the community: Using the narrative approach and mutual learning through dialogue in community work. Hevra u-Revaha (Society and Welfare) 32 (4). 553-577 . (Hebrew).

Chapters in books: 

·         Shemer, O. (2016). "Inter-cultural mediation: critical view on the development of a cultural-sensitive role". In: B. Bashir., G. Ben Porat, & Y. Yona, (Eds.). Multi-culturalism and policy. 226-263. Jerusalem: Van leer Jerusalem institute. (peer reviewed) (Hebrew)


Entries in Encyclopedias:

·         Shemer, O. (2014). "Community dialogue" In: Coghlan, D. & Brydon-Miller, M. (Eds.). The Sage Encyclopedia of Action Research. (Vol 1). Los Angles. 143-146. (English)


Published scientific reports and technical papers:

·         Shemer, O. (2013). Perceptions of Community among Members from the Intentional Communities. Shahaf foundation & RIKMA Movement. (Hebrew)

·         Shemer, O. (2016). Research report: The growing-up of the multi-cultural leadership incubator in Sderot – young civil-society in the periphery. Hanns Seidel Foundation (Hebrew, English)



·         Shemer, O. and partners from the welfare department in Dimona. (2016). Wraparound in the community. Ministry of Welfare. (Hebrew).

·         Agmon-Snir, H. & Shemer, O. (2016). Cultural competence in community work. Ministry of Welfare. (Hebrew).


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Prof. Ron Shor

Vice Dean for Teaching
Room 413

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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


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Prof. Cory Shulman Brody

Associate Professor
Room 505

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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


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anat talmon

Dr. Anat Talmon

Senior Lecturer
Room 510

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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.

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Dr. Dafna Tener

Senior Lecturer
Room 532

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Research Interests:

Interfamilial child sexual abuse; statutory victimization; online sexual abuse; adult disclosure of childhood sexual abuse; the work of medical clowns with sexually abused children; child maltreatment

Research projects:

Between me and them: forgiving incest?! Qualitative study on women who experienced incest in childhood.

The use of medical clowns as a buffer for psychological distress during anogenital examination of sexually abused children – A preliminary study

A Qualitative Study of Youth Experiences with Statutory Victimization Relationships.

Offenders Who Use Online Communications to Commit Sex Crimes against Minors.

Experiences at the mother units (center for the treatment of at -risk mothers and children) : Perceptions of mothers and professionals.

Child sexual abuse therapy centers in Israel: reviewing data on abuse characteristics, type of symptoms presented, and treatment outcomes 


Abstracts of Current Research:

Experiences at the mother unit:

The Mothers’ Unit is a rehabilitation and treatment program for mothers at risk and their young children, which includes joint residence of mothers and children in the Unit. The program was created to provide an alternative to removing the children from home because of abuse or neglect. The qualitative study aims to construct a grounded theoretical model for conceptualizing and reflecting the points of view of both mothers involved in the program and professionals working with them in the Unit. The study will include semi-structured qualitative interviews (n=32). Participants are interviewed in four content areas: (1) the narrative of arriving at the mothers’ unit; (2) the meaning and construction of their stay in the unit; (3) perceived short- and long-term consequences of their stay in the unit, including advantages and disadvantages; (4) the effect of the program on the women’s perceptions of parenting and their relationships with their children. The data is analyzed with the aim of creating a grounded theoretical model describing and explaining the essence of experiences at the Mothers Unit. The study aims to enrich the limited body of research on working with mothers at risk and their children out of their homes, and to enhance professionals’ understanding of their experiences to encourage suitable treatmentt.

Child sexual abuse therapy centers in Israel:

Treatment centers for children victims of sexual abuse in Israel began operating in 2007 as a joint project of the  Rashi Foundation, the National Insurance Institute of Israel and the Ministry of Social Affairs and social services, aimed to provide free of charge services to victims and their parents. The current study is based on computerized reporting by therapists working in the center with the aim of analyzing  the characteristic of the sexual abuse experienced by the children , symptoms presented, therapy goals and treatment outcomes as perceived by therapists.


Publication list                                     

  1. PhD Dissertation

            Tener, D. Between me and them: Forgiving incest?! March, 2010, 277 pages,                                Hebrew, University of Haifa, supervised by Zvi Eisikovits &  Rachel Lev Wiesel

  1. Book Chapters

Tener, D., & Eisikovits, Z. (In preparation). Between me and them: Forgiving incest?! In A Weizman-Zrihan & Z Eisikovits (Eds.), Forgiveness consider and re-consider: Study in interpersonal transgress.

  1. Articles in Refereed Journals


Tener, D., Lev-Wiesel, R., Lang-Franco, N., & Ofir, S. (2010). Laughing through this pain: Medical clowning during examination of sexually abused children: An innovative approach. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 19(2), 128-140.

Tener, D., Lev-Wiesel, R., Lang-Franco, N., & Ofir, S. (2012). The use of  medical clowns as a buffer for psychological distress during anogenital examination of sexually abused children. Journal of loss & Trauma17(1), 12-22.

Tener, D., & Murphy, S. B. (2014). Adult Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse A Literature Review. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 1524838014537906.

Tener, D., Walsh, W., Jones, L. & Kelly Kinnish (In publication). “It all Depends on the Guy and the Girl":  A Qualitative Study of Youth Experiences with Statutory Victimization Relationships. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. Estimated Publication date - 05 Nov 2014 (Online) 

 Tener, D., Wolak, J., & Finkelhor, D. (in publication). A typology of Offenders Who Use Online Communications to Commit Sex Crimes against Minors. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma.           

Submitted Publications

Tener, D., & Eisikovits, Z. (submitted for publication). Torn: Forgiveness amid social expectations among women who have experienced incest.

Papers in preparation

Eisikovits, Z, Tener, D., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (in preparation). "He is always   there": Women who have experienced incest and their relationship with the abuser in adulthood.

Tener, D, Ofir, S, Lang-Franco, N., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (in preparation). Seriously clowning: Medical clowning intervention during invasive examinations in children in hospital

Ofir, S, Tener, D, Lang-Franco, N., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (in preparation). The therapy beneath the fun: Medical clowning intervention during invasive procedures in children in hospital

Tener, D.,& Eisikovits, Z. (in preparation). Protecting the incest secret: Guardians and techniques.

Tener, D. (in preparation). Experiences in the Mothers Unit: Perceptions of mothers and professionals. 

Tener, D. (in preparation). Reviewing results in child sexual abuse therapy centers in Israel: The relationship between abuse characteristics type of symptoms presented, and treatment outcomes.


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Prof. Orya Tishbi

Associate Professor of the Practice
Room 211

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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


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שירלי ורנר

Prof. Shirli Werner

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

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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.


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אסנת זמיר

Dr. Osnat Zamir

Room 531

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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)



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Anat Zeira

Prof. Anat Zeira

Full Professor
Room 526

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Academic Profile: 

Ph.D. 1996, HebrewUniversity; Lecturer 1999; Senior Lecturer 2003, Associate Professor 2009 ,Full professor 2014


Research Interests:

Transition to adulthood of care leavers.

Evidence-based social work practice.

Social work with children and families.


Research Projects:

Transition to adulthood of care leavers.

Evidence-based social work practice.

Social work with children and families.


Abstracts of Current Research :

 Longitudinal study of transition to adulthood of care leavers: In recent years there is a growing concern for youth aging out of public care. While Israeli such young adults share much in common with their counterparts in other Western countries, there are certain issues that are more unique characteristics of the Israeli situation (e.g., the compulsory military service). In this longitudinal study we follow young people since their last year in the residential care setting. We currently assess their status for the third time, when they are about 22 years old and have completed the military service. The findings of this study support the development of national services to these young people in order to secure their normative transition into adulthood.

The impact of National Civil Service from the perspective of youth at risk: The studyfocuses on the outcomes of National Civil Service (NCS) from the perspective of NCS volunteers. The aim is to deepen the understanding about the impact of the service on young people by describing their status as young adults on multiple life domains that are expected to be influenced and changed through national service. Furthermore, we compare the status of young people at different points in their lives by interviewing different age groups NCS alumni. Broadly speaking the study will identify: a) in which life domains outcomes are more positive; b) which sub groups are more vulnerable and require additional supports; c) how outcomes change over time; and d) what internal and external processes explain the impact of the NCS on these young persons.


Transition to higher education of vulnerable youth: This project focuses on residential care leavers in higher education institutions (HEI). The project addresses the problems that contribute to their low participation in higher education and the difficulties they experience when they attend these institutions. First, residential care institutions and higher education institutions lack awareness and make little or no special effort to promote greater participation in higher education to residential care leavers. Second, young people leaving residential care do not receive enough social support to attend and complete their studies in HEI and as a result drop out. HEI, on the other hand, do not provide them any special support to improve their chances to do well in schools. Finally, there is a lack of knowledge about young care leavers and their efforts and opportunities regarding education, especially higher education. This unique project involves interventions aimed at creating a support group of care leavers who are already students in HEI in order to empower them to investigate, advocate, and promote the participation of other care leavers in higher education in both the residential care and the HEI system. The aim is to work on both sides of the divide in order to increase mutual awareness and to improve the design of new processes both in HEIs and in residential care in order to help care leavers aspiring to higher education prepare, apply to, and take full advantage of the HEI educational process. We use a participatory mixed method study to identify factors that promote or hinder the successful transition and integration of care leavers in higher education.



Recent Publications:

 Zeira, A., & Rosen, A. (2000). Unraveling “tacit knowledge”: What social workers do and why they do it. Social Service Review, 74(1), 103-123.

Zeira, A. & Blythe, B. (2001). Considering goals: An example of two intensive home-based family services. Journal of Family Social Work, 6(3), 1-14.

Zeira, A., Benbenishty, R., & Astor, R. (2002). Sexual harassment in Jewish and Arab public schools in Israel. Child Abuse and Neglect, 26, 149-166.

Zeira, A., Benbenishty, R., & Astor, R. (2003). School violence in Israel. Social Work, 48(4), 471-483.

Zeira, A. (2004). New initiatives in out-of-home placements in Israel. Child and Family Social Work, 9, 307-309.

Schiff, M. & Zeira, A. (2005). Dating violence and sexual risk behaviors. Child Abuse & Neglect,29, 1249-1263.

Zeira, A. (2005). Verso la riunificazione: Lo sviluppo dei servizi di comunita in Israele. In C. Canali, A. Maluccio, & T. Vecchiato (Eds.).  La valutazione di outcome nei servizi per l'eta evolutiva e la famiglia (pp. 95-102). Padova, Italy: Fondazione "Emanuela Zancan". (Italian)

Zeira, A. (2006). What do we need for a successful intervention? The case of one Israeli family in deep distress.International Journal of Child and Family Welfare, 9(1-2), 92-101.

Zeira, A., Canali, C., Vecchiato, T., Jergeby, U., Thoburn, J., & Neve, E. (2008). Evidence-based social work practice with children and families: A cross national perspective. European Journal of Social Work, 11(1), 1-18.

Zeira, A., & Benbenishty, R. (2008). The status of alumni of educational residential care settings in Israel. Mifgash: Journal of Social-Educational Work, 28 (December), 95-134. (Hebrew)

Zeira, A. (2009). Alumni of educational residential settings in Israel: A Cultural Perspective. Children and Youth Services Review, 31, 1074-1079.

Zeira, A., & Schiff, M. (2010). Testing group supervision in field work training for social work students. Research on Social Work Practice 20, 427-434.

Zeira, A. (2011). Dissemination of systematic evaluation processes in direct practice. Social Security85, 49-70. (Hebrew). 

Dinisman, T., & Zeira, A.(2011). The contribution of individual, social support and institutional characteristics to perceived readiness to leave care in Israel: An ecological perspective. British Journal of Social Work 41, 1442-1458.

Zeira, A. & Benbenishty R. (2011). Readiness to independent living of adolescents in youth villages in Israel. Children and Youth Service Review, 33, 2461-2468.

Ezell, M., Spath, R., Zeira, A., Canali, C., Fernandez, E., Thoburn, J., & Vecchiato, T. (2011). An international classification system for child welfare. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 1847-1854.

Avraham, S., Dinisman, T., & Zeira, A. (2012). Alumni of Educational Residential Settings in Israel: A Qualitative Analysis of Promoting and Preventive Factors Related to Successful Transition to Independent Living. Society & Welfare 1, 9-37. (Hebrew)

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