Dissertations of the International Doctoral Program

To graduate from our program, students must complete a dissertation project. The doctoral dissertation must address a well-defined psychological question, problem, or issue which merits investigation. Usually, the students do empirical dissertations. Empirical research includes, but is not limited to, experimental research or “quasi-experimental” research. It involves either a quantitative or qualitative data analysis. Qualitative dissertations range from “theoretical” dissertation to case-studies. The School also accepts the completion of a “project” in lieu of a dissertation. On this page, you will find details of completed dissertations as well as those which are in the planning stage.

Students’ Dissertations – Proposals and Doctorate Projects

Daniel WeishutIsrael 1stMy Friend is a Palestinian Bedouin: A Study on Intercultural FriendshipAugust 2012
Tal SchwartzIsrael 1stDrive and Creativity: Two Desires of One Woman – Integration between Art Therapy and Group AnalysisJanuary 2013
Motti CohenIsrael 1sChild Survivors of the HolocaustMay 2013
Ronit NesherIsrael 1stThe Development of Group Therapy in Israel, In light of the Israeli Social UnconsciousMay 2013
Ronit BissonIsrael 1stEnding of group psychotherapyMay 2013
Rivka MoshonovIsrael 1stHealthy Siblings of the Mentally IllMay 2013
Hagit YarnitskyIsrael 2ndDevelopment of a program for marital and family therapyMay 2013
Yvonne TeitelIsrael 1stEffect of group facilitator’s empathic failure on participants in the groupJune 2013
Racheli LazarIsrael 1stThe Influence of Expressive Arts Group-work on Developing Self-Efficacy and Empathy to fortify the Teacher-Pupil RelationshipFebruary 2014
Vered BarIsrael 2ndBenign Dissociation In Groups and OrganizationsJuly 2014
Merav AdanyaIsrael 2ndThe Subjective Experience of Parents Whose Children are Undergoing PsychotherapyJuly 2014
Michal MoaelmIsrael 2nd“Your World – My World”
“The Effect of Working with Adolescent and Adult Females
Suffering from Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
on the Personal Lives of their Female Therapists”
December 2014
Michaela MaozIsrael 3rdGroupBody –The Non-Verbal Dimension of the Group-as-a-WholeNovember 2014
Silvy TurnerIsrael 2ndThe model of Reflective Implementation:
A Model for Parental Psychotherapy For the Development and Implementation of the
Parent Reflective Function and Behavioural Changes
December 2014
Tal KanevIsrael 3rdImpact of “Voice Dialogue” Therapy on its Students
Case Study of “Voice Dialogue” Course Graduates
October 2015
Dimona YanivIsrael 2ndExploring the Relationships between
Levels of Differentiation of Self and Parenting Styles:
Qualitative Research Conducted through a Cinematic Perspective
November 2015
Marcia HonigIsrael 2ndShort-term Integrative Model of Group Psychotherapy for ADHD childrenAugust 2017
Anat Shilansky and Rivka KaiserIsrael 3rdSystem Centered Group Treatment for Individuals with Brain Injury
Nurit GafniIsrael 5thQi Gong practice group as a facilitator for change in processing traumatic loss and bereavement January 2018
Yael Kedar – RoffmanIsrael 4thUnique treatment of sexual abuse survives Israel’s ultra – orthodox
Haredi community: implications for treatment and policy
Anna SeryIsrael 5thThe experience of dream sharing in the family April 2018
Zehava ZarchiIsrael 5thMentalization – Based Training and its Implication for the Reflective Function of Occupational Therapy SupervisorsDecember 2017
Noa Teich FireIsrael 7thDealing of educational and therapeutic staff with student’s suicide at school -Among post-traumatic stress, depression, complicated grief to personal growth January 2018
Yossi LubelskiIsrael 6thThe experience of Israeli psychotherapists who lead group therapy for holocaust survivors, with focus on vicarious traumatization April 2018
Galit Daniely- AbelsIsrael
Divorcees’ Experience of ForgivenessJune 2018
Sivan WeinsteinIsrael 6thArt Therapy as a Tool for Treatment of Couples’ Dynamics in Relocation
Orit Even Shoshan – ReshefIsrael 6thBibliotherapy as a Tool for Finding Meaning: The Development of a Therapeutic Tool to Cope with Complex Situations of Difficulty in Finding Meaning April 2018
Pnina AradIsrael 7thThe Other Half of the Rainbow: Physical and Mental Wellbeing of Women in Relationships with Men with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Comparison to Women in Normative Relationships April 2018
Chen KachanesIsrael 6th“Coming Home” – boarding school graduates and their life partners: A case study of couples perceiving themselves as having a successful relationship.
Simon NeoSoutheast Asia 1stThe Search for Emotional Intimacy Among Heterosexual MenDecember 2017
Ruth LiranIsrael 6thStudy of a Three-Stages Therapy for Women in Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Relationships Toward a Differentiated Treatment Model
Einat KaufmanIsrael 6thThe Perception of Clients Concerning the Emotional First Aid Model – Ventilation, Information, Organization and Self-care (VIOS)
Idit BermanisIsrael 4thThe Contribution of Group Guidance Studies to the Improvement of the Teacher’s Relationship with the Class as a Group and to the Improvement of the Teacher’s Teaching and Educational Skills
Sheeri Lotan-MesikaIsrael 7thWaking Up The Bear: Dance/Movement Therapy Group Model with Depressed Adult Patients
Salit ShahakIsrael
Technological Development Creates Social Affordance
– an examination of online counseling for postpartum women in a support group setting
February 2018
Richard LimSoutheast Asia 1stAbstractFebruary 2018
Rosalind SunSoutheast Asia 1stAbstractDecember 2017
Ziva Bracha-GidronIsrael 7thUnity of Opposites
Ann-Keren KantorIsrael 3rdChanging the Relationship with The Trauma – For Living Fuller Life, Life with The TraumaJuly 2018
Irit KaminskyIsrael 6thApplication of Psychodrama Techniques in Individual Psychodrama Therapy: Case Studies of Individual and Group Therapists
Marta LejzenIsrael 6thChild Play in Animal Assisted Therapy – The therapists’ perception of its characteristics and uniquenessAugust 2018
Ariela Abir ZoharIsrael 7thThe Influence of Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy on the Self-Esteem of 10-12 Years of Age Children
idit Tevet-SitrinIsrael 8thGroup Art Therapy as a Means for Maintaining Personhood in Persons with Dementia
Nati BlumIsrael 7thSimilarities and Differences between the Psychological Role of a Participant in Face-to-Face Groups vs. Online Video Groups
Sivan WeinsteinCohort #6Art therapy as a Tool for Treatment of Couples Dynamics in RelocationNovember 2018
Ruth LiranCohort #6AbstractNovember 2018