ABOUT ME

I am leading the drama therapy and psychodrama MA program at the School of Creative Arts Therapies, the University of Haifa, Israel,  and a research fellow at the Center for the Study of Child Development. I hold a Master’s in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and an MsC in Drama Therapy. My main research interests are connecting attachment theory to clinical therapeutic work; developmental psychopathology;  and the role of  play, drama and movement in psychotherapy. In addition to my research work I have been working clinically mostly with adults with mental health problems and people with intellectual disability. 

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Research Interests

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The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on us: teacher, children, arts therapists and more

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At-risk-parent-child relationship

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Using the mirror game to explore non-verbal communication

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The emotional world of people with intellectual disability

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Attachment based drama therapy: intervention and assessment

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Medical clowns in the education system