Our Address is:
Beit Yitskhak St 1, next to Rechov Hakablan 10.
We are located on the Neve Yerushalayim campus in Har Nof.
When entering the Neve Yerushalayim gate
walk past the guards booth and veer right.
Enter the parking lot and walk down the first
set of stairs.
52, 55, 74 and 33
Our phone number: 02-654-4600
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This lecture offer will provide a framework to consider when counseling individuals who are facing life threatening illness and are at life’s end. We will explore ways of understanding the psycho-social, spiritual and existential impact of illness and loss on the client and family. Clinical approaches and tools will be offered which offer clients a pathway toward meaning in the face of confusion and despair.
Prior to her Aliya in 1997, Dvora established one of the largest private rehabilitation practices in the Philadelphia-South Jersey area, and for 20 years was a practicing occupational therapist specializing in terminally and chronically ill adults. Dvora has lectured and provided workshops to patients, families and professionals throughout Israel and in the US. Her clinical work as a family therapist focuses on issues of loss and illness in which she works from existential and systems perspectives. In addition to her private practice and active role in Life’s Door, she is the Strategic Growth Consultant for B’Lev Shalem, an innovative Care-Management organization offering solutions for the clients and their families facing the challenges of aging and end of life.
Dvora and her husband Dr. Benjamin Corn, (Chairman of Radiation Oncology a Tel Aviv Medical Center and co-founder of Life’s Door), are active community members and live in Jerusalem and Caesarea. They are most proud of their 4 daughters and their growing families.
In this two-part series, the ABC of eating disorders (EDs) will be presented, including DSM-5 diagnoses, clinical presentations, epidemiology, assessment, and treatment. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of the family in protecting children from EDs, in detecting early warning signs and symptoms, in finding appropriate treatment, and in supporting a family member with an ED. Examples of questions that will be addressed are: What should and shouldn’t family members say to a loved one with an ED, how can they encourage her to go to therapy if she refuses, how can they help her return to normal eating patterns? Various approaches to the treatment of ED will be briefly presented with the evidence supporting their efficacy. Family Based Therapy, the most effective approach for many teenagers with anorexia nervosa, will be explained. Case descriptions and vignettes, video clips, discussions and role plays will be incorporated into the presentations.
Working with step families can be painful and confusing for both the family and clinician. The goal of this seminar is to help clinicians understand the new terrain step families face and how to navigate it safely with them. We will explore the “Stepfamily Architecture” and the five challenges facing step families. We will attempt to try to help families with these challenges by using a “Three level framework”.This seminar will draw on the work of Patricia Papernow, Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships.
This two part workshop will focus not so much on how addiction affects the addict, but how addiction affects the family. It is said that “addiction is a family disease”, but what does that statement really mean?
We will discuss the difference between the healthy family and the family that has an addicted member, and how the presence of the addict turns a healthy family into one that becomes more and more dysfunctional over time. We will not only deal with the Family of Origin, but the Nuclear Family as well. We will discuss the six stages of the grief process that the family goes through in its journey to heal. We will also deal with how to get the family well and therefore cover the four useful treatment resources available for them. As opposed to limiting the specific addictions to drugs and alcohol, we will also include internet and gambling. We will also cover such topics as: intervention as a catalyst to treatment,treatment options,dealing with the addict in recovery, relapse, awareness and prevention techniques by family members and co dependency among family members as well.
This presentation will explore the way intergenerational factors play out within the family system. It will look at how intergenerational patterns of dysfunction from families of origin are carried through into new families. The transmission of intergenerational patterns of relating will be conceptualized and ways of thinking about this as a therapist will be explored.
Anchored in a systemic framework, the objective of this workshop is to psychodramatically explore hidden dimensions in the therapeutic process of Couple’s Therapy. Participants will learn Action Oriented strategies, which allow access to the hidden dimensions, unspoken feelings, and the invisible presence of significant others in a couple?s relationship. Psychodramatic methods have long been known for their powerful enhancement of the therapeutic process. They can be adapted to a wide range of marital issues, and creatively applied to a broad spectrum of theoretical modalities. Experiential interventions often take the couple beyond the limitations of the spoken word, make the invisible visible, and draw them into the experience of intimacy. This two session seminar-workshop will be primarily experiential, utilizing both personal and client case material.
Beyond family problems, sibling matters underlie issues at the core of many clinical difficulties presented by adult clients. Studies are now showing that individuals with a close sibling relationship are more emotionally mature, are happier, have positive psychological well-being, and have closer friendships. Psychologists are beginning to appreciate the sibling link and its important role in well-being and development. Unfortunately, sibling issues are rarely discussed in therapy even though past and present sibling dynamics are an integral part of adulthood adjustment, personality, mental health, and well-being. This is particularly disturbing considering the overwhelming research emanating from clinical-developmental psychology highlighting the unrepeatable and inimitable roll played by siblings throughout life.
Using the latest research and clinical work in family dynamics, this seminar examines multiple angles of integrating sibling issues in therapy. Dr. Milevsky will demonstrate how past and present sibling issues affect adulthood emotional and psychological well-being in drastic ways. Using theoretical perspectives, a wealth of empirical data, testing instruments, and clinical experience, participants will experience a hands-on, interactive, thorough examination of these issues, along with obtaining tools and techniques that can immediately be implemented in practice.
The presentation will focus on understanding and treating adolescent difficulties according to the “Developmental Breakdown” model of Laufer and Laufer. This model will be coordinated with exploring adolescence as a family transition in level of differentiation according to Bowen’s Family Theory. The theories will be form the basis for clinical decisions and strategies in the treatment of very troubled adolescents.
This presentation will attempt to integrate theory with practice and demonstrate how theoretical approaches impact the family treatment process. Part I of the seminar will focus on how the underlying conceptualizations of different theories impact the manner in which therapists approach the family. Participants will gain an understanding of how their practice choices are guided—consciously or unconsciously—by different theoretical principles.
In Part II an approach for the assessment of families will be outlined as a means of developing conceptualizations in practice. A practical step by step guide for interaction with the family—from the initial meeting to the giving of feedback—will be presented.
Zev Ganz, Ph.D. (c), earned a master’s degree from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work of Yeshiva University and is currently a doctoral candidate and adjunct faculty member at the Smith College School for Social Work. He completed postgraduate training in Individual and Family therapy at The Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim with a focus on working with young children and their families as well as the treatment of child sexual abuse. He is a certified practitioner of Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), having completed intensive training with Alicia Lieberman and Patricia Van Horn. Zev is currently a clinical supervisor and instructor and the Family Institute of Neve Yerushalayim, a therapist at Machon Shiluv, and maintains a private practice in Ramat Beit Shemesh and Jerusalem.
An understanding of the legal system is critical to anyone working in the field of family therapy. This presentation will give an overview of the system of Family Law in Israel, including a discussion of the differences and similarities adjudicating conflicts before the Family Court and the Rabbinical Court. Special emphasis will be placed on the intersect between the legal system and domestic violence, both spousal abuse and abuse of children, with a discussion of the advantages and limitations of restraining orders. In addition, suggestions will be made on how a lawyer and the legal system may help to enhance the therapeutic process. Used properly, the legal system may contribute to the process of healing and empowering individuals emerging from abusive relationships. Finally, special attention will be paid to the reporting obligations incumbent upon therapists who suspect that children or other vulnerable populations have experienced abuse. At the same time, it is critical that the therapist knows the limitations of his or her ability to present assessments of abuse to the courts.
Attachment theory has emerged as an increasingly popular theoretical lens among mental health professionals. While for many years the theory remained focused specifically on the mother-child dyad, in recent years therapists have begun to apply the insights of attachment theory to work with families, and it has proven to be a successful treatment method for a variety of different presenting problems. This lecture will provide an overview of attachment theory?s basic principles and examine how they might be applied on the level of the family. Specific attachment based family approaches including EFT and Attachment Focused Family Therapy will be considered.
This Growth model is an integrative approach, encompassing both the intrapsychic and interactive components of therapy. Created by Virginia Satir, one of the founders of the family therapy movement, the model aims to facilitate a transformation in the sense of self, as well as changes in the realms of action, feeling, and perceiving. In therapy, we help people to acknowledge and experience their yearnings, and work towards a sense of responsible wholeness. This presentation will introduce the 5 stages of Satir Change Model, and will outline the approach to helping clients shift from survival energy to life energy. It will include video segments illustrating this energetic shift, and Virginia Satir?s use of the model in her work with clients.
Assumptions and concepts that are basic to Bowen Family Systems Theory will be presented including: Emotional, Feeling and Intellectual systems, Togetherness and Individuality and defining a Self. Concepts will be addressed and applied to clinical material.
Salvador Minuchin is the greatest founding father of Family Therapy alive today. His Structural Family Therapy Model is a major component of the bedrock foundation of Family Therapy around the world, and especially in the United States and Israel. The Minuchin Model provides the therapist with an approach to joining the family system, mapping family dynamics, and intervening therapeutically, to bring about improved functioning of the family and, as a result, growth for its members. The presentation will cover Minuchin’s basic concepts and methods, illustrated by examples of his work.
All approaches to family therapy all rest upon fundamental theoretical assumptions that have been established and advanced over time. This lecture will trace the origins and developments of family theory from the inception of this clinical approach through the explosion of popularity it experienced, up to present updates and revisions. Participants will learn various ways that families have been conceptualized and will have the opportunity to actively apply fundamental concepts to case material. This lecture will prepare participants to understand particular theoretical approaches from a deeper and more nuanced position.