HEBREW UNIVERSITY FACULTY PARTICIPANTS
Ruth Pat-Horenczyk, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She also is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Clinical Services at Herzog Hospital’s Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma in Jerusalem, Israel. Dr. Pat-Horenczyk 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, resilience and posttraumatic growth. Prof. Pat-Horenczyk can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Danny Brom, Ph.D. is a an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare of Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as certified clinical psychologist. Prof. Brom is the Founding Director of the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma of Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem, and is also the initiator and former chairman of the Israel Trauma Coalition. Prof. Brom's focus is on the fields of education, community resilience, health and mental health care to increase the capacity of Israeli society to cope with the ongoing existential threat. His publications include the books "Treating Traumatized Children: Risk, Resilience and Revery" (Brom, Pat-Horenczyk & Ford, eds., 2009) and "Helping Children Cope with Trauma: Individual, Family and Community Perspectives" (Pat-Horenczyk, Brom & Vogel, eds., 2014). Prof. Brom can be reached at email@example.com
Miriam Schiff, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Schiff is interested in the consequences of trauma on children’s mental health and substance use. She focuses on the long-term effects of community and political violence on children’s mental health, violent behavior, and substance use; substance abusing women: Trauma and other influences on their current mental health and illicit drug use; and the long-term effects of out-of-home placement on children. Dr. Schiff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mona Khoury-Kassabri, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research evolves around issues related to the welfare of children and youth. Dr. Khoury-Kassabri is especially interested in the area of children and youth at risk for becoming perpetrators and victims of violent and delinquent acts. Her research addresses both the factors underlying youth violence, and the ways to prevent victimization and perpetration and promote the welfare and rights of children. In addition, Dr. Khoury-Kassabri has done several studies exploring parental and children development and understanding of children’s rights. Dr. Khoury-Kassabri can be reached at email@example.com
Shalhevet Attar Schwartz, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and the Head of the BSW Program at the at the School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research and teaching focus on the well-being and welfare of children and youth. Prof. Attar Schwartz has published extensively on following issues: children's functioning and quality of life in out-of-home settings, youth violence, children's rights, intergenerational relationships and its contribution to child well-being, and children's outcomes in various family structures. Prof. Attar Schwartz can be reached at Shalhevet@mail.huji.ac.il
Muchammad Haj-Yahia, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof. Haj-Yahia is interested in wife abuse and battering; exposure of children, youth, and young adults to violence in their families of origin; exposure of children and youth to community violence; exposure of children and their parents to political violence; mental health consequences of child maltreatment; school violence; the socio-cultural and socio-political context of violence against women. Prof. Haj-Yahia can be reached at Muhammad.Hajfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Osnat Zamir, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Zamir is interested in protective factors against transmission of violent family relations across the life span (e.g., re-victimization, intergenerational continuity of abuse); protective mechanisms against transmission of psychopathology and violent behaviors among family members in the context of stress (e.g., crossover and spillover effects, secondary traumatization); and effectiveness of evidence-based interventions and prevention programs designed to facilitate family relationships and child’s adjustment in the context of traumatic stress. Dr. Zamir can be reached at email@example.com
RESEARCH GROUP COORDINATOR
Shira Goldenberg received her bachelors degree in psychology and biology from Bar-Ilan University. She is currently writing her thesis on the topic of conflict mind set and the way people regulate their emotions. During her studies Shira was involved in research of the unconsciousness, emotion regulation, psychological distance, social anxiety and the development of social categorization among toddlers. She is currently working as data manager at Metiv Herzog Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma.
Yonit Schorr, Ph.D., completed her undergraduate degree in psychology with honors at Barnard College, Columbia University and went on to receive a masters degree and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts in Boston, MA. Dr. Schorr completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Boston VA Healthcare System, Boston University School of Medicine, and National Center for PTSD where she remained on as a Clinical Research Psychologist until recently relocating to Israel. Dr. Schorr has been involved in resilience related research focused on quality of life and resilience following trauma, coping and functioning in the context of chronic trauma, and longitudinal predictors of resilience. In addition, she has recently worked on clinical trials addressing treatments for grief, loss, PTSD, and moral injury.
Leia Saltzman, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Saltzman completed her Honors B.A. in Psychology at the University of Waterloo with a focus on developmental and educational psychology. She went on to complete a clinical M.S.W. at Boston College and was awarded a Ph.D. in Social Work from Boston College in 2016. Her area of research focuses on post-trauma adaptation, with a particular emphasis on wellbeing, resilience, and posttraumatic growth across the life course. Leia has had the privilege to work on multiple cross-national research teams focusing on international social work practice and research. Dr. Saltzman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Levi Solomyak received his bachelors degree magna cum laude at Washington University in St. Louis with degrees in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology (interdisciplinary major) and Mathematics. Upon graduation, Levi was involved in neuroscience research at Rutgers University where he helped conduct large scale neuroimaging studies investigating the network architecture of the brain as it relates to cognitive control and mental health. Levi is interested in applying a multidisciplinary perspective to understand the nature of resilience and post traumatic growth.