Daniel J.N. Weishut, PsyD, MBA, did his MA studies in both Clinical Psychology and Business Administration at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and his doctoral studies in Clinical and Organizational Psychology at PSP. He has about 30 years of practice as a clinical psychologist, in a variety of mental health services in Israel. In his private practice, he works with diverse populations, including the ultra-orthodox Jewish, Palestinian Arab and LGBT communities. Apart from his affiliation with PSP, he teaches at Bar Ilan University. He is a former chairperson of the Israel Association of Group Psychotherapy, and currently co-editor of MiKBaTZ – the Israel Journal of Group Psychotherapy.
A substantial part of his free time he devotes to human rights issues. He is a former chairperson of Amnesty International (Israel) and resided on several of its international human rights teams. He is accredited by the EU as a trainer of trainers in the documentation of torture (Istanbul Protocol) and functions as a forensic psychologist at the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel. He has published articles and book chapters in the field of sexuality, patients’ rights, and group processes, and has edited a book ‘Changing Landscapes’ on moving between cultures. Presently, he works on an auto-ethnographic book on the intercultural friendship between a Palestinian Bedouin and an Israeli Jew.
He is a member of a variety of organizations, including the national associations for Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Hypnosis, and of Psychoactive and the International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology, in addition to his membership in the organizations mentioned previously.