Amir Tal (Sup. Prof. David Roe)
Amir holds a master's degree in community mental health from the University of Haifa. Amir has been working over the past 15 years in the disability field and he specializes in promoting research, policies and practice aimed to improve quality of life and social inclusion of people with disabilities. Amir Is currently working as the chief scientist of Beit Ekstein, Danel group, an organization that provides person-centered services to people with disabilities. The organization operates 17 special education schools throughout Israel, and more than 50 housing and employment services to children, youth and adults with special needs due to conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual disabilities, mental health conditions and learning disabilities. Furthermore, he is the co-founder of a start-up that develops a human support augmented digital mental health recovery app; serves as the moderator of social science-IL network and as a board member of Caregivers Israel and the international society of virtual rehabilitation. He is also a member at the stigma section at the World Psychiatric Association.
Mapping the prevalence, trends and attitudes related to digital technology use among individuals with serious mental illness (with Shpigelman, C. N. & Zisman-Ilani, Y)
The aim of this study is to map the prevalence, trends, attitudes, and barriers related to digital technology use (e.g., smartphones, apps, and computers) among Israeli adults (over the age of 18) with serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, compared to the general population. The findings of the proposed study will not only add to the knowledge of mobile mental health in Israel, but will allow us to create set of recommendations regarding future development of smartphone application to manage mental healthcare
Social inclusion of people with disabilities, employment of people with disabilities, health related stigma, digital health, inclusive education
- Tal, A., Torous, J., (Guest editors) (2017). Digital and Mobile Health. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. Vol. 40, No. 3.
- Tal, A., Torous, J. (2017) (Editorial). The digital mental health revolution: Opportunities and risks. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 40(3):263-265.
- Tal, A., Almog, N. and Cinamon, R.G. (Guest editors) (2017). Employment of People with Disabilities: Research, Policy and Practice. Social Security, Vol. 102 (In Hebrew).
- Tal, A., Almog, N. and Cinamon, R.G. (2017) (Editorial). Employment of people with disabilities: between vision and reality, 102, 5-29.
- Roe, D.,Tal, A., Kleinman-Balush, V., Shereshevsky, Y., Hadas-Lidor, N., Telem, A., and Lachman, M (2011). Psychiatric Rehabilitation: on the way to Becoming a Profession. Social Security, 105-85 :86, 85-105 (In Hebrew).
- Tal, A., Moran, G., Rooth, D-O, and Bendick M (2009). Using Situation Testing to Document Employment Discrimination against Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities. Employee Relations Law Journal, 35 (2): 40-61.
- Lachman, M., Tal, A., & Hadas-Lidor, N. (2009). The implementation of the Recovery paradigm in mental health in the context of the Israeli society. Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy, 18 (2). E21-E34.
- Tal, A ., Roe, D & Corrigan, P.W. (2007). Mental Illness Stigma in the Israeli Context: Deliberation and Suggestions. International Journal of Social Psychiatry , 53 (6):547-63.
- Tal, A. (2007). Stigma against People with Psychiatric Disability. In: M. Lachman & Hadas-Lidor (eds.) Recovery and Rehabilitation Readings in the Mental Health Field from Different Perspectives: Practice, Policy and Research. Kfar Yona, Israel: Litom Publishing House. (In Hebrew.)
- Disability related Stigma among Employers. Review and deliberation in light of the Israeli legislation. Submitted to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, Israel.
- Employers’ Network on Disabilities — an International Perspective (In Hebrew). Submitted to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, Israel.
- Employers’ Forum to Promote Job opportunities among People with Disabilities in the Israeli Context (In Hebrew). Submitted to the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, Israel.
- Job Boards for People with disabilities an International Review (In Hebrew). Submitted to the Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Israel.
Editorial Board Member
Frontiers in Child Health and Human Development
- Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences
- Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology
- Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
- BMC Psychiatry
- Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
- Transcultural Psychiatry
- Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities
- "Chevra Verevacha" (In Hebrew)
- Social Security Journal (In Hebrew)