PROFESSOR SOLOMON'S LAB
Roy Aloni, M.A., completed his Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology at The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo and his Master's degree in Rehabilitation Psychology at Ariel University. Roy is currently writing his doctoral thesis on the dyadic transmission of trauma among ex-POWs and their offspring. Roy is a psychologist who specializes in therapy with people who suffer from chronic illness, and works in the Multiple Sclerosis Center in Sheba Tel-Hashomer Hospital. Roy can be reached at email@example.com.
Dr. Rahel Bachem, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and a postdoctoral research fellow. She completed her Ph.D. in 2015 at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Rahel has examined stress response syndromes such as posttraumatic stress disorder and adjustment disorder at the individual, dyadic and familial level. Currently, her research focuses on traumatic stress and particularly on the long-term psychological sequeale of combat exposure and captivity. Specifically, Rahel is interested in the impact of war trauma on the family system, investigating phenomena such as secondary traumatization, intergenerational trauma transfer, and trajectories of primary and secondary posttraumatic growth. Additionally, she supervises masters students in the International Master's Program in Crisis and Trauma, TAU. Rahel can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laura Crompton, M.S.W., received her Bachelors of Social Work with honors from the University of Victoria and her Masters of Social Work from York University, both in Canada. Laura is a research assistant, taking part in a multitude of topics and papers, as well as an in-house editor. In her clinical work, Laura has worked extensively with at-risk and homeless youth and currently works at a mental health clinic for asylum seekers. Laura can be reached at email@example.com.
Dr. Yael Lahav, Ph.D. completed her Ph.D. at Tel Aviv University. Yael is a practicing clinical psychologist, and is presently a research fellow in the I-Core Research Center for Mass Trauma at Tel Aviv University, and she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Southern Denmark. Yael's research focuses on traumatic stress and particularly on the psychological sequelae of war captivity and sexual abuse. Specifically, Yael is investigating the implications of continuous exposure to trauma on the somatic and interpersonal domains. She has assessed the consequences of the ostensible positive effects of trauma (i.e., posttraumatic growth) among trauma survivors. Yael was awarded the 2018 Fulbright Fellowship, where she is a postdoc in the lab of Professor David Spiegel at Stanford University. Yael can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yafit Levin, M.A., is a rehabilitation psychologist and a doctoral research fellow. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Ben-Gurion University and her Masters degree in Rehabilitation Psychology at Ariel University. Yafit's research interest is the impact of war trauma on families from a family systems perspective. Her Ph.D. dissertation focuses on posttraumatic stress symptoms, secondary traumatization, marital adjustment and parenting in war veterans and their civilian wives. Clinically, Yafit has worked with survivors of chronic heart illnesses and their families in Sheba Tel-Hashomer Hospital. Yafit can be reached at email@example.com.
Dr. Alana Siegel, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist and a postdoctoral research fellow. Alana's research focuses on the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder on the marriages of military combat veterans and their civilian wives. Alana completed her undergraduate degree with Honors in Human Development at Cornell University. She graduated with a Masters degree in International Affairs from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, France. Alana later earned her doctorate in Clinical and School Child Psychology at Yeshiva University. Alana's interests are on the topics of trauma, resilience, and secondary traumatic stress. Clinically she has worked with families in foster care and with survivors of domestic violence, child abuse and torture. Alana is an instructor in the TAU International Master's Program in Crisis and Trauma. Alana can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Jacob (Cobi) Stein, Ph.D., has completed his Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees in the Department of Psychology at Bar-Ilan University. Jacob has conducted research in various domains relating to combat and war captivity induced posttraumatic reactions. Jacob's domain of expertise lies with loneliness after combat related trauma and the phenomenology of trauma and its aftermath. His interests lie primarily in the interpersonal domain, including the roles of social support, empathy, loneliness, and understanding in the posttraumatic reality. This includes the investigation of subsequent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other intrapersonal as well as interpersonal ramifications of trauma. Jacob is proficient in conducting qualitative research of various methodologies (e.g., grounded theory, narrative, phenomenological, hermeneutics), and also works on quantitative research concerning long-term effects of war and war captivity. He is an instructor in the TAU International Master's Program in Crisis and Trauma. Jacob can be reached at email@example.com.
Dr. Noga Tsur, Ph.D., completed her doctorate with honors in the school of Social Work, Tel-Aviv University. Noga’s field of research is situated in the conjunction between bodily experiences and the emotional aspects of coping with these bodily signals. Noga's main research specialties include body awareness, mindfulness, catastrophizing, body vigilance, acute and chronic pain, ADHD, and well-being. Currently, Noga is examining chronic pain and pain modulation in ex-POWs, and the ways in which their orientation towards pain and bodily signals is involved in these processes. In the fall of 2017 Noga was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University in the lab of Professor Ellen Langer. Noga can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.