My BA and MA have been obtained from the School of Social Work, University of Haifa. My PhD was obtained from the School of Education. My certification in psychotherapy was obtained from the School of Medicine, Rambam Medical Center. I have been working as a psychotherapist for many years in various institutions. Currently, I am associate professor (specialist track) in the School of Social Work, Head of Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychotherapy Studies and Head of Interdisciplinary Clinical Center. I used to be Head of the Department of Continued Education at the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences and the Chairman of the Israel Association for Psychotherapy. I am also a member of the Board of Directors of (a) the University of Haifa Publication, (b) the International Center of the Study of Loss, Bereavement, and Human Resilience, University of Haifa, (c) Sihot – Dialogue – Israel Journal of Psychotherapy, and (d) The Strochlitz Institute for Holocaust Research. I am most involved in developing innovative models by connecting academia with community projects, both nationwide and worldwide. Some samples: child daycare, family daycare, kindergartens and elementary school and highschool, in addition to emergency interventions. My research interests are related to psychotherapy, prenatal psychology, emergency responses and intervention models and difficulties in romantic relationships. My most notable awards are the Recanati-Chais-Rashi award for the Enterpriser Social Worker given by Minister of Welfare at the Knesset and the Prime Minister's Prize for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.