The Units program offers advanced therapists the opportunity to specialize in working with specific client populations. Each unit has a 2 year commitment.
Adolescent Unit, Coordinated by Marci Jablinowitz, M.S.
The Adolescent Unit specializes in the treatment of adolescents and their families. Therapists will learn how to do a family assessment, individual sessions with teens and how to work with the parents of teens. The training offers experiential explorations of a variety of therapeutic models as well as psychoeducation on a range of topics including ADHD, eating disorders, ASD, self injury and CBT. This inclusive unit also offers a supplemental course that introduces therapists to the world of adolescents and their therapy. Additionally, therapists will engage in didactic course work, live one-way mirror observation, clinical contact and group supervision. Time Commitment Per Week: Education = 1 hour Group Supervision = 3 hours Client Contact = 5 hours Supplemental Course = 2 hours for first 8 weeks Prerequisites to Join: Master’s degree or equivalent in a mental health field 2 years of supervised clinical experience Ability to offer psychological services in Hebrew Adherence to cultural and religious sensitivities Completion of application process
Sexual Abuse Unit, Coordinated by Barbara Reicher, M.S.W.
The Sexual Abuse Unit is a unique unit for seasoned therapists who have clinical mileage with clients from different age groups. Dealing with sexual abuse is a challenging pursuit as the therapist must understand the dynamics of secrecy, time being accelerated and stopped at one and the same time, loss of physical control and a wounded sense of agency, among other factors that can come into play. The unit will provide ongoing supervision which will deal with understanding the individual client's situation and therapeutic need. A didactic piece will present relevant tools and techniques as well as state of the art interventions. The work in this unit is comprehensive and holistic and, therefore, there will be room for each therapist to bring him/herself through any countertransferential responses which may come up. Time Commitment Per Week: Group Supervision = 2.5 hours Client Contact = 5 hours Prerequisites to Join: Master’s degree or equivalent in a mental health field 4 years of supervised clinical experience Ability to offer psychological services in Hebrew Adherence to cultural and religious sensitivities Completion of application process
Trauma Unit, Coordinated by Stacey Leibowtz-Levy, Ph.D.
The Trauma Unit offers a transformative, applied learning experience which will integrate the acquisition of new knowledge and skills in the trauma field and provide you with the self-development and training required to develop into a professional trauma therapist. You will be working with survivors of trauma where the nature of the traumatic experience or the response to trauma is characterized by complexity. Supervision will be used to discuss cases and integrate knowledge and skills specific to the trauma field in formulating and implementing a treatment plan. Development of knowledge and skills will be facilitated using a range of modalities including articles and experiential exercises and may include other learning methods such as videos and live demonstrations. Time Commitment Per Week: Group Supervision = 3 hours Client Contact = 5 hours Prerequisites to Join: Master’s degree or equivalent in a mental health field 2 years of supervised clinical experience Ability to offer psychological services in Hebrew Adherence to cultural and religious sensitivities Completion of application process
Pinat HaYeled - Children's Unit, Coordinated by Bruchie Coopersmith, M.S.
“Pinat Hayeled” specializes in the treatment of children and their families. The comprehensive training covers all components of treatment, from a thorough clinical assessment, comprehensive treatment planning and the teaching of different modalities which include; play therapy, child-parent psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral techniques and family therapy. There is a focus on the treatment of attachment disorders, trauma, anxiety and children with attention and behavioral problems. The training offers didactic course work and live one-way mirror observations. We aim to build the knowledge and skill set necessary to become a confident and experienced children’s therapist, in a supportive and empowering environment. Time Commitment Per Week: Education = 2 hours Group Supervision = 2 hours Client Contact = 5 hours Prerequisites to Join: Master’s degree or equivalent in a mental health field 2 years of supervised clinical experience Ability to offer psychological services in Hebrew Adherence to cultural and religious sensitivities Completion of application process
The Couple's Center, Coordinated by Yisrael Levitz, Ph.D.
The Advanced Couples Therapy Training Program seeks to develop excellent couple’s therapists who have a deeper understanding of the theoretical and conceptual underpinnings that inform couple’s practice. The training approach is theoretically diverse, technically eclectic, evidence based, integrative, and experiential. The Advanced Couple’s Therapy Program is divided into two phases of focused training. Level I, offered in the first year, will concentrate on the development of a clear conceptual and theoretical understanding of the dynamics of couple’s therapy. An integrated understanding of several models will be presented. New interventions, based on these models will be taught, demonstrated, and practiced. Trainees will also have the opportunity of seeing the unfolding process of couple’s therapy by way of live observation of Dr. Levitz working with a couple. This will be followed by a group discussion, and critical review of the live session. In the second year, Level II training will consist of intense small group supervision of couple’s cases. During this second year, there will also be a focus on more difficult and challenging case scenarios in couple’s work. Since Level II will assume the knowledge and skills learned in year one, acceptance into the second year is dependent on the successful completion of Level I training. First Session: September 2, 2019 Final Session: June 2, 2020 Day: Monday/or Tuesday (to be determined) Time: 10:30am-12:30pm Cost: 4000 NIS yearly This training program is open to Masters level therapists who have accrued a minimum of 100 hours of clinical Couple’s Therapy experience. Acceptance process: Completion/submission of application and interview.