Dr. Zohar Rubinstein

Dr. Zohar Rubinstein

Dr. Zohar Rubinstein (PhD) is a clinical and organizational psychologist. He is one of the founding members of the multidisciplinary graduate program for emergency and disaster management at the Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, and a lecturer there.

He is also one of the founding members of MA program in Organizational Development and behavior at IDC Herzliya, where he lectures and coordinates the practicum.  Zohar is the owner and the CEO of an organizational consultancy company specializes in issues like organizational learning; crisis management; resilience of organizations, to name just a few.

He is a therapist and researcher of mental trauma and acute traumatic situations including secondary traumatization, at the clinical, theoretical and organizational level. He has written articles on these topics.

Previously, he served as a member of the Ministry of Health's Committee for the Organization of Emergency Psychiatric Services, and as a member of the National Mental Health Council. Until a few years ago, he served as the Commanding Mental Health Officer (Col. Res.) Of the Home Front Command and as a senior advisor to the IDF's Mental Health Department in the field of emergency care and organization of mental health response. He has been one of the chief 'architects' of the national response for stress and trauma casualties in the Second Lebanon War and in the Gaza's "Oferet Yetzuka" (Cast Lead) Campaign.

Zohar researches resilience among communities, organizations and individuals with emphasis on both academic and implementation levels.

He is the developer, practitioner and supervisor of the group intervention model titled "Intensive Short-Term Group Intervention in a Psychodynamic Approach" (also known as the "Train Group"), originally designed for traumatic casualties.

His other areas of interests: History and Philosophy of Medicine; Trauma Testimony Discourse.

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