Dr. Shai Shorer, a clinical social worker (MSW, PhD.), received his doctoral degree from the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences at the University of Haifa, where he currently is a tenure-track faculty member at the School of Social Work. He completed a two-year clinical fellowship in couple's therapy for trauma survivors at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, under the supervision of Professor Candice Monson, and a post-doc study exploring the longitudinal grief processes occurring among Israeli military widows, under the supervision of Professor Rachel Dekel, at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
His current research interests deal with the long-lasting effects of exposure to trauma, and the various treatment options offered to trauma survivors. Dr. Shorer is currently studying the diverse aspects of Nature-Assisted Group Interventions for IDF veterans at B’Shvil HaMachar, where he serves as a group facilitator and head of research (https://www.bshvil.org/?lang=en). In addition, he studies the extensive effects of loss and bereavement, and cross-cultural aspects of trauma and post-trauma.
Dr. Shorer is a lecturer, therapist, and certified clinical supervisor in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), as well as a certified biofeedback and EMDR therapist, specializing in individual and couple's therapy for trauma survivors. He is the former head of the IDF veterans treatment unit at 'Haemek' Medical Center’s Psychiatric Service, where he also coordinated and supervised the field of CBT. Currently Dr. Shorer practices at a private clinic in Israel.
A. Articles in Refereed Journals
- Caspi, Y., Slobodin, O., Kammerer, N., Enosh, G., Shorer, S., & Klein, E. (2010). Bedouin wives on the home front: living with men serving in the Israel Defense Forces. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23, 682–90. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.20581 [IF:1.926; 70/131 Psychology, Clinical, Q3; V]
- Shorer, S., Goldblatt, H., Caspi, Y., & Azaiza, F. (2018). Culture as a double-edged sword: The posttraumatic experience of indigenous ethnic minority veterans. Qualitative Health Research, 28(5), 766-777. https://doi.org/1177/1049732318756041 [IF=3.030, 13/108 Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary, Q1; V]
- Ravid, S., Shorer, S., Reshef, A., Schiff, E., Shacham, M., Cohen, L., & Bloch, B. (2019). Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by using integrative medicine: Case history. Journal of Chinese Medicine (119), 5-12. https://www.jcm.co.uk/stress-disorder-using-integrative-medicine-case-history.html [IF=2.960, 679 - SCImago Journal Rank, Q4; Medicine]
- Nuttman-Shwartz, O., Shorer, S., & Dekel, R. (2019). Long term grief and sharing courses among military widows who remarried. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 11(8), 828-836. https://doi.org/10.1037/tra0000439 [IF=2.595, 46/131, Psychology, Clinical, Q2; V]
- Ennis, N., Shorer, S., Shoval-Zuckerman, Y., Freedman, S., Monson, C. M., & Dekel, R. (2019). Treating posttraumatic stress disorder across cultures: A systematic review of cultural adaptations of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapies. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 76(4). 587-611. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22909 [IF= 2.138, 58/131, Psychology, Clinical, Q2; V]
- R., Shorer, S., & Nutman-Schwartz, O. (2021). Grief manifestations among families of re-married war widows. Family Process, 00, 1– 14. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12687 [IF=2.175, 11/47, Family Studies, Q1; V]
- Shorer, S., Caspi, Y., Goldblatt, H., & Azaiza, F. (2021). Acknowledging Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Treatment utilization among Bedouin and Jewish combat veterans. The British Journal of Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcaa152 [IF=1.435, 13/44 Social Work, Q2; V]
- Shorer, S., Nuttman-Shwartz, O., & Dekel, R. (2021). Remarried Military Widows’ Grief in Light of Social Policy Upheavals. Death Studies, doi:10.1080/07481187.2021.1975174 [IF=2.245, Q2, Psychology]
B. Articles or Chapters in Scientific Books (Refereed)
Accepted for Publication
- Shorer, S. Psychotherapy with Israeli Active-Duty Service Members and Veterans (ADSMs). Invited chapter, to be published in Foundational Mental Health Practices with Active-Duty Service Members and Veterans (R. Johnson, Ed.). Taylor and Francis (an invited chapter. under review).
Revised & Resubmitted:
- Shorer, S., Shacham, M., & Bloch, B. (2022). Long-Term group adventure therapy for military veterans diagnosed with chronic PTSD. Manuscript submitted to Journal of Social Work with Groups. Passed first review, under revisions.
IF: 0.460, Q3, Social Work.