From 2007. Tel-Aviv University, the Bob Shapell School of Social Work. Lecturer.
Ph.D. 2000-2005. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva. The Department of Social Work. Dissertation: Attachment to a country and psychological well-being in adolescents immigrating from the Former Soviet Union to Israel without parents. Advisors: Prof. Slonim-Nevo, Prof. Mirsky.
M.A. (Cum Laude). 1990-1996. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem. The Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology Program. Thesis: Motivation for emigration and its connection with values, cultural identifications, and psychological well-being among young Russian Jews. Advisor: Prof. Schwartz.
1998-1999. Certificate in Organizational Consulting Using the Psychodynamic Approach. Zofnat, the Institute for Research and Organizational Consulting, Jerusalem.
1997-1999. Certificate in Group Facilitation. Tel-Aviv University, the Department of Psychology and the School of Social Work.
1994-1995. Certificate in Group Facilitation in Cross-Cultural Training. Brookdale Institute, Jerusalem.
PREVIOUS ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:
2005-2007. The Open University of Israel, the Department of Education and Psychology. Supervisor of senior theses. Course: Cross-Cultural Psychology.
2002-2005. The College of Management, the Department of Behavioral Sciences, Tel-Aviv.Lecturer. Courses: Cross-Cultural Psychology; Psychology of Immigration.
2001-2003. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Department of Social Work, Beer-Sheva. Lecturer.
2010. The best abstract award. Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development. Hong Kong.
2009-2010. The Sara Peleg Foundation Research Grant (with Dr. Hamama). Tel-Aviv University, the School of Social Work.
2007-2010. The Yigal Alon Academic Scholarship. The Ministry of Education, Jerusalem, Israel.
2005. The Marianne Amir Award for Academic Excellence. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
2004. An International Travel Award and Student Award. The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Washington, DC.
2001-2002. The Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Education Research Grant (with Prof. Mirsky). Jerusalem, Israel.
1993.Golda Meir Foundation Scholarship. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
2009-2011. The Adler Research Center for Child Welfare and Protection. The School of Social Work, Tel-Aviv University. A member of the Academic Board.
2008-2011. The Undergraduate Affairs Committee. The School of Social Work, Tel-Aviv University.
2008-2009. The International Student Exchange Committee. The School of Social Work, Tel-Aviv University.
2007-2008. The Graduate Affairs Committee. The School of Social Work, Tel-Aviv University.
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
American Psychological Association, International Academy for Intercultural Research.
REVIEWER FOR SCIENTIFIC FOUNDATIONS AND ACADEMIC JOURNALS:
German Israeli Foundation, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, International Journal of Psychology, International Migration, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, The Spanish Journal of Psychology, Journal of International Migration and Integration, Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology.
PARTICIPATION IN SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS (the last 3 years)
2009. The 11th European Congress of Psychology. Oslo, Norway.
2009. The 117th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Toronto, Canada.
2009. 23rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society.
2010. The 18th European Congress of Psychiatry. Munich, Germany.
2010. Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development, Hong Kong.
2010. The Second Biannual Conference of the International Association for Relationship Research, Herzlia, Israel.
2010. The Third International Congress on Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection, Padua, Italy.
2011. Migration: Economic Change, Social Challenge, London, UK.
2011. The 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C.