Dani Yaniv
תחילת דף אינטרנט, לחץ אנטר כדי לעבור לאזור תוכן מרכזי

Lecturer Dani Yaniv (PhD)

Clinical track

dyaniv@univ.haifa.ac.il

Phone: 054-4245620

Office: Eshkol tower, room 1111

Reception hours: By appointment

School of Creative Arts Therapies

Hello and welcome to my page :)

I am a certified psychodramatist, group facilitator, and clinical assistant professor at The School of Creative Art Therapies at the University of Haifa. Previously, head of the Psychodrama & Drama therapy M.A. programs at the University of Haifa, as well as a Neuroscientist. In my private and public practice, my orientation is humanistic and I work with individuals - adults & children - as well as with groups. A board member of the Israeli Psychodrama Association and very much interested in Zen/Buddhism and its association with Psychodrama.

I hold a B.A., M.A. and a Ph.D. (Summa cum laude) in Psychology from the University of Haifa. In my graduate studies, I specialized in Neuroscience (learning and memory). I was then a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University before making a turn in my career, studying and graduating from the Psychodrama department at The Center for Creative-Expressive Therapy at Kibbutzim College in Tel-Aviv. I also graduated from the Psychodynamic Group Facilitation program, at the Continuing Education Unit, Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences, University of Haifa.

My research interests relate to - 

  • The relationship between Zen/Buddhism and psychodrama
  • Cultivating spontaneity and creativity in group settings
  • Role reversal & its associated mental states
  • Neurobiological aspects of Psychodrama and action therapies

Specialties: Psychology, Psychodrama, Group processes, Neuroscience

  1. Yaniv, D. & Richter-Levin, G. (2000). LTP in the rat basal amygdala induced by perirhinal cortex stimulation, in vivo. Neuroreport, 2(3), 525-530.     

 

  1. Yaniv, D., Schafe, G. E., LeDoux, J. E., & Richter-Levin, G. (2001) A gradient of plasticity in the amygdala revealed by cortical and subcortical stimulation, in vivo. Neuroscience, 106(3), 613-620. 

 

  1. Richter-Levin, G. & Yaniv, D. (2001). Is LTP in the hippocampus a useful model for learning related alterations in gene expression? Reviews in the Neurosciences, 12(3), 289-296.  
  1. Yaniv, D., Vouimba, R.M., Diamond, D.M. & Richter-Levin G. (2003). Simultaneous induction of long-term potentiation in the hippocampus and the amygdala by entorhinal cortex activation: mechanistic and temporal profiles. Neuroscience, 120(4), 1125-1135. 

   

  1. Vouimba, RM., Yaniv, D., Diamond, D., & Richter-Levin, G. (2004). Effects of inescapable stress on LTP in the amygdala versus the dentate gyrus of freely behaving rats. European Journal of Neuroscience, 19(7), 1887-94. 
  1. Yaniv, D., Desmedt, A., Jaffard, R. & Richter-Levin, G. (2004). The amygdala and appraisal processes: Stimulus and response complexity as an organizing factor. Brain Research Reviews, 44(2-3), 83-194. 
  1. Vouimba, RM., Yaniv, D., & Richter-Levin, G. (2007). Glucocorticoid receptors  and β-adrenoceptors in basolateral amygdala modulate synaptic plasticity in hippocampal dentate gyrus, but not in area  CA1.  Neuropharmacology52(1), 244-252. 
  1. Yaniv, D. (2011), Revisiting Moreno’s psychodramatic encounter in light of contemporary neuroscience: Relationship between empathy and creativity, The Arts in Psychotherapy, 38, 52–58.  
  1. Yaniv, D. (2012), Dynamics of creativity and empathy in role reversal: Contributions from neuroscience. Review of General Psychology, 16, 70–77.  
  1. Peleg, M.#, Lev-Wiesel, R., & Yaniv, D. (2013). Reconstruction of Self-Identity of Holocaust Child Survivors Who Participated in “Testimony Theater. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 6(4), 411-419.  
  1. Yaniv, D. (2014). Tele and the social atom: The oeuvre of J. L. Moreno from the perspective of  neuropsychology. The German Journal of Psychodrama and Sociometry (Zeitschrift für Psychodrama und Soziometrie), 13 (1), 107-120.
  1. Yaniv, D. (2014). Don't Just Think There, Do Something: A Call for Action in Psychological Science. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 41, 336-342. 

 

  1. Yaniv, D., & Kedem, M. (2017). In a relationship: Dramatherapy’s intimate mechanisms in promoting change. [Review of the book Drama, Creativity and Intersubjectivity: The Roots of Change in Dramatherapy. S. Pitruzzella].  PsycCRITIQUES, 62(27) Article 8. 
  1. 14. Keisari, S.#, Yaniv, D., Palgi, Y., & Gesser-Edelsburg, A. (2018). Conducting playback theatre with older adults—A therapist’s perspective. The Arts in Psychotherapy60, 72-81.  

 

  1. Yaniv. D. (2018). Trust the process: A new scientific outlook on psychodramatic spontaneity training. Front. Psychol. 9, Article 2083.