Prof. Ricky Finzi-Dottan

Prof.
Prof. Ricky Finzi-Dottan
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 Education

1986

Ph.D.

Tel-Aviv University, School of Social Work

1986

M.A.

Tel-Aviv University (with distinction), School of Social Work

1972

B.A.

Haifa University, School of Social Work

 

 Research Grants

2010-2013

Israeli Science Foundation – ISF- Research Grant: "The Practice of Fatherhood among Divorced Custodial Fathers in Israel: Involvement and Affections", with Dr. Orna Cohen, Tel Aviv University.  

2007-2008

Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services- Research Grant: "Couples in Family Court", with Dr. Orna Cohen, Tel Aviv University

2004

Bar Ilan University – Women's Studies, Scholarship in memory of Prof. Dafna  Izra'eli, The  Experience of Motherhood for Alienated Mothers

2001

The Research Advancement Committee, Bar-Ilan University

1995

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, JDC - Israel Children at Risk -  Research Grant: “Emotional and  Behavioral Characteristics of Abused vs. Neglected Children in   Emergency Centers as Opposed to those Who Live at Home”.

  

Papers Presented At Scientific Conferences

Year

Place

Subject of Conference

Subject of Presentation

1995

Jerusalem

 The International Conference of Social Work and Health,

Short term group intervention as a means of improving the adjustment of children of mentally ill parents

1997

Jerusalem

The 7th International Conference of Family Therapy

Separation and divorce viewed through the attachment theory

1998

Jerusalem

International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) 

Attachment Styles in Maltreated Children: A Comparison Study

2001

Tel Aviv

"The Promised Childhood Congress"; International child Psychiatry Conference

Attachment in the Family – Divorce Process

2001

Sheraton Harborside Hotel & Conference Center, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA

7th International family Violence Research Conference

Physically Abused Children: A profile of characteristic emotional and behavioral responses

2003

 

Sheraton Harborside Hotel & Conference Center, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA

8th International family Violence Research Conference

 

Comparison of Ego Defenses among Physically Abused, Neglected, and Non-Maltreated Children

 

2003

Milano, Italy

XIth European Conference on Developmental Psychology

ADHD and attachment – A real relationship?

2004

Sheraton Harborside Hotel & Conference Center, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA

9th International family Violence Research Conference

 

The perception of childhood emotional abuse in adulthood as mediated by defense mechanisms

 

 

2005

Tenerife, Spain

 

XIIth European Conference on Developmental Psychology

 

From Emotional Abuse in Childhood to Psychopathology in Adulthood: A Path Mediated by Primitive Defense Mechanisms and Self-Concept.

2006

Montreal, Canada

 

2nd International Congress for Psychoanalytic Family Therapy

Working With Grandparents Who Are Caregivers of Their Grandchildren

2007

Jena, Germany

 

13th European Conference on Developmental Psychology

What are the Desirable Traits in a Marriage Candidate? Who is Afraid of Intimacy?

2008

Crete, Greece

 

2nd International Congress on Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection

The Role of Rejection and Acceptance Expectancy in Considerations Concerning Desirable Marriage Candidates

2008

Hong-Kong; China

XVIIth ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect

Childhood Emotional Abuse: Developmental Consequences

2009

Porto, Portugal

International Congress on Family, School and Society Special Education

 

PTSD Reactions among Adolescents with Learning Disabilities Who Were Exposed to Terror Attacks: The Role of Attachment.

2010

Padua, Italy

3rd  International Congress on Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection

Children’s Personality in Relation to Family Size and Maternal Parenting

2011

London, UK

ISSID 2011 – Personality & Individual Differences

 

Stress related growth in parents of children with ADHD: The effects of emotional intelligence, social support, parental sense of competence and perception of parenting as challenge vs. threat

2012

Triest, Italy

16th European Conference on Personality

Spillover of compassion fatigue into marriage quality: the role of self-differentiation, professional self-esteem, Colleague support, and traumatic life events

2012

15-16 October

Crete, Greece

 International symposium- Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Various Difficulties and Disabilities

Children with ADHD -  Clinical and research data:  Implications for practice

2012

5-7 November

Tel Aviv, Israel

1st International Conference on Cultural Psychiatry in Mediterranean Countries.

Aggression, Guilt, and Conduct Disorder in

Former Soviet Union Immigrant Adolescents: The Role of Parenting Style and Ego Identity.

2013

10-13 January

Chandigarh – India

4th International Congress on Interpersonal Acceptance & Rejection

Predictors of warmth and involvement in child rearing among married and divorced fathers

2013

15-18

September

Dublin, Ireland

13th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Promoting Mental Health and Future Outlook for Youngsters at Risk Leaving Out-of Home Care

2nd-3rd January, 2014

Hod Ha'Sharon, Sha'arei Mishpat

International Family Law with Emphasis on the Work of the Hague Conference on Private international Law

The Welfare of the Child and Return of Children Under the Hague Convention: A Mental Health Practitioner's Perspective

 

24-27 June

2014

Kishinev Moldova

 

5th international Congress on Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection

Paternal Warmth and Involvement: The Impact of Paternal Narcissism

3-6, September, 2014 Madrid, Spain Congress of the European Society on Family Relations (ESFR). Involvement and warmth of custodial fathers: Comparison with married and non-residential divorced fathers
7-10, July, 2015 Milan, Italy

The 14th European Congress of Psychology

Aggression, Guilt, and Conduct Disorder in Former Soviet Union Immigrant Adolescents: The Role of Parenting Style and Ego Identity

27-30 September, 2015 Bucharest. Romania

14th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

The Intergenerational Transmission of Abuse: The Effect on Parenting

7-10 June, 2016

Madrid, Spain

6th International Congress on Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection ISIPAR

Predictors of parental acceptance and warmth: Gender or responsibility?

20-24, July, 2016

 

Toronto, Canada

International Association for Relationship Research (IARR)

Are parental caregiving and affections affected by gender or responsibility?

29.6-1.7.2017

London, UK.

International Attachment Conference

Parental caregiving: Gender differences between married and divorced custodial mothers and fathers

11-14 July, 2017

Amsterdam, Nederland

15th European Congress of Psychology

 

Involvement and acceptance of custodial fathers: The role of narcissism and caregiving

National Conferences

 

Year

Place

Subject of conference

Subject of Presentation

1991

Tel Aviv

The Israeli child and Adolescent Psychiatry Association

Attachment Styles Classification Questionnaire

 

1993

Tel Aviv

The Eating Disorder Conference of the Israeli Society for Family and Marriage Therapy

Self Control Over Over-Eating

1993

Ramat Gan

The 24th Conference of Psychologist Federation

A Team-Work Model in Diagnosis and Evaluation of Children at Risk

 

1995

Tel Aviv

The Israeli Society of Growth and Development

 

Ethical and Practical Dilemmas in Expect Opinion Regarding Children of Murdered and Murderers

 

1996

Ramat Gan

The Israeli Society for Family and Marriage Therapy

Children of Mentally-Ill Parents

1997

Jerusalem

The Institute of Legal Training for Attorneys and Legal Advisers,

Violence towards Children in the Family - A Diagnostic Tool as ‘Assisting-Evidence’

 

1997

Ma'alot

The third conference of infancy therapists

The best interest of the infant in parental divorce

 

1997

Jerusalem

The 1st Interdisciplinary Conference “Children at Risk”

Physical Child Abuse - a Diagnostic Profile

1997

Tel Aviv

Social-Work School Conference

Children at Risk - Back to the Case-Work

 

2003

Tel Aviv

The 16th conference of the Association of Social workers and the Israel Association of Schools of Social Work

From Emotional Abuse in Childhood to Psychopathology in Adulthood: A Path Mediated by Primitive Defense Mechanisms and Self-Concept

 

2003

Tel Aviv

Infants, Toddlers and Families, The I.B. Harris Program

 

Children and families in the 21st century

2004

Jerusalem

The 14th conference for social workers in residential setting for children and adolescents

Incest and consequences in adulthood

2005

Tel Aviv

The Israeli Society for Family and Marriage Therapy

 

Disordered Couple

2008

Tel Aviv

Child Protection Association – Sibling sexual assault

Sibling incest

2011

Neve Illan

The Ministry of Justice,  Juvenile Court judges

Childhood emotional abuse – Developmental consequences

November, 2014 Tel-Aviv The 18th National Conference of Social Work What Trouble Custodial Fathers? 
 

 

Organization of Scientific Conferences

2012

Cultural Psychiatry, to be held on October 2012; Member of the organizing committee. 

2005

"Therapy with Disordered couples – from frustration to challenge". The Israeli Society for Family and Marriage Therapy.  Member of Scientific  Committee.

2002 "Father Hunger", Conference at Tel-Aviv University. Member of Scientific  Committee.

2002

The 15th conference of the Association of Social workers and the Israel Association of Schools of Social Work (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Chairman of Plenary Session: “Intervention with Children at Risk – a Look at the Future”. Member of the Scientific Committee & Chairman of track of:  Children and Adolescents at Risk & Therapeutic Intervention. 

 

Additional Information 

Positions at the University:

2002 to date:  Developing and organizing a two-year program for the certification of couple and family therapists in the Continuing Education Unit.

2013 to date: Academic coordinator of the MA program in the Jerusalem religious college.

 

Professional Functions:

2007 to date: Chair, the Committee for Social Work Expertise in Mental Health

1999 to date: Member, Ethics Committee at Geha Mental Health Center

1999 to date: Member of the National Committee for Mental Health

1990-2000: Chairman, Committee for Writing and Editing the book: "Social Work Expertise in Mental Health"

Memberships in Professional Societies:

- The Israeli Association for Psychotherapy

- The Israeli Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

- The International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection

 

Referee of research proposal to BSF (U.S. Israel Binational Science Foundation): “Co-parenting among heterosexual women and gay men: The hetro-gay family alternative”, by Prof. Julie Zwikel and Prof. Pauline Irit Erera.

 

Referee of doctoral dissertation:

“A Social Work Practice Model for Young Children Traumatized by Witnessing Sudden, Unexpected Extreme Life Events”, Department of Social Work, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Publications

Chapters in Books

Finzi-Dottan, R., Cohen, O., Iwaniec, D. Sapir, Y., & Weizman, A. (2006).The child in the family of a drug-user father: Attachment styles and family characteristics.  In S.L. Ashenberg Strassner & C. Huff Fewell (Eds.). Impact of substance abuse in children and families (pp. 89-111). Binghamton, NY: Haworth.

Finzi-Dottan, R., Har-Even, D., &  Raz, G. (2011). Who is sensitive to rejection? The role of attachment, narcissism and fear of intimacy. In, E. Kourkoutas & F. Erkman (Eds.) Interpersonal acceptance and rejection: Social, emotional, and educational contexts.  (pages 183-196)  Boca Raton, FL: Brown Walker Press.

Finzi-Dottan, R. & Segal O. (2011). Children’s Psychological Adjustment in Relation to Family Size and Maternal Parenting. In 3rd. book of ISIPAR Conference. Boca Raton, FL: Brown Walker Press.

Finzi-Dottan, R. & Segal O. (2012). Children’s Psychological Adjustment in Relation to Family Size and Maternal Parenting. In 3rd. book of ISIPAR Conference (pp. 21-34).  Boca Raton, FL: Brown Walker Press.

Finzi- Dottan, R. & Cohen O. (2014). Paternal Narcissism: Fathering very young children as comparison to fathering adolescents. A. Besser (Ed.) Handbook of the psychology of narcissism: Diverse perspectives (pp. 259-279). New York: Nova. 
 
Finzi-Dottan, R. (2015). Parenting Children with ADHD: Study findings and implications for practice  (2015). In E. Kourkoutas & A. Hart, Innovative Practice and Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Psychosocial Difficulties and Disabilities (pp. 537-548). UK, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

 

Articles in periodicals

Pardess, E., Finzi, R., Sever, J. (1993). Evaluating the best interests of the child - a model of multidisciplinary teamwork. Medicine and Law, 12, 205-211. 

Finzi, R., Har-Even, D., Weizman, A., Tyano, S., & Shnit, D. (1996). The adaptation of the attachment style questionnaire for latency-aged children. [Hebrew]. Psychology, 5, 167-177. 

Finzi, R, Stange D. (1997). Short term group intervention as a means of improving the adjustment  of children of mentally ill parents. Social Work with Groups, 20, 69-80.     

Finzi, R.  Peled,  E., Ram, A. (1998).  The impact of incest on witnessing siblings. Chevra VeRevacha (Hebrew) Society and Welfare 18, 269-280. 

Finzi, R. Shnit, D. Weizman, A.  (1999). Physical child abuse: A characteristic profile and a diagnostic tool. Chevra VeRevacha (Hebrew) Society and Welfare, 19 (4), 433-460.

Cohen, O., Finzi, R., & Avi-Yonah, O. (1999). An attachment based typology of divorcing couples. Family Therapy, 26, 167-190.  

Finzi, R., Cohen, O., & Weizman, A. (2000). Features and consequences of emotional abuse in children and adolescents. Ha’Refua (Hebrew – Medicine), 138, 237-240. 

Finzi,  R.,  Cohen, O., &  Ram,  A. (2000).  Attachment and divorce. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 11, 1-20.   

Finzi, R., Cohen, O., Sapir, Y., & Weizman, A. (2000) Attachment styles in maltreated children: A comparative study. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 31, 113-128. 

Finzi, R., Ram, A. Shnit, D., Har-Even, D.,  Tyano, S., &  Weizman, A. (2001).  Depressive symptoms and suicidality in physically abused children. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 71, 98-107.  

Finzi, R. & Cohen, O. (2001). Couples in divorce: a contribution of attachment theory. Sichot (Hebrew- Dialogue), 15, 235-244.

Cohen, O., & Finzi-Dottan, R. (2002). Parental narcissism – the difficulties of the non custodial father. Sichot (Hebrew-  Dialogue), 16, 64-73.

Cohen, O., Slonim, I., & Finzi-Dottan, R. (2001). How women percieve their family resiliency. Society and Welfare (Hebrew - Chevra VeRevacha), 21, 177-194.

Ram, A. Finzi-Dottan, R., & Cohen, O. (2002). The non-custodial parent and his infant. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 36, 41-55.

Finzi, R., Ram, A., Har-Even, D., Shnit, D., & Weizman, A. (2001) Attachment styles and aggression  in physically abused and neglected children. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 30, 769-786.

Cohen, O., Slonim, I., Finzi-Dottan, R., & Leichtentritt, R. (2002). Family Resilience: The Israeli Women’s Perspective. American Journal of Family Therapy, 30, 173-187. 

Finzi-Dottan, R., & Tyano, S. (2002). Les caractéristiques des symptômes post traumatiques de maltraitance infantile : inceste et maltraitance physique. Perspectives Psychiatriques, 41, 389-399.

Finzi-Dottan, R., Har-Even, D., Shnit, D., & Weizman, A. (2002). Psychosocial characterization of physically abused children from low socio-economic households in comparison to neglected and non-maltreated children. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 11, 441-453

Finzi-Dottan, R., Cohen, O., Iwaniec, D., Sapir, Y., & Weizman, A. (2003). The drug-user husband and his wife: Attachment styles, family cohesion, and adaptability. Substance Use and Misuse, 38, 271-292.  

Finzi-Dottan, R., Har-Even, D., & Weizman, A. (2003).  Comparison of ego defenses among physically abused children, neglected and non-maltreated children. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 44, 388-395.

Finzi-Dottan, R., Cohen, O.,  & Tyano, S. (2004). Le couple : sa formation, sa destruction et ce qu’il y a entre les deux. Perspectives Psychiatriques, 43 (4), 310-317.

Cohen, O., & Finzi-Dottan, R. (2005). Parent child relationships during the divorce process, from attachment theory and intergenerational perspectives. Contemporarily Family Therapy, 27, 81-99.

Finzi-Dottan, R., Dekel, R., Lavi, T.,  & Su’ali, T.  (2006). PTSD reactions among children with learning disabilities exposed to terror attacks. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 47, 144-151.

Finzi-Dottan, R. & Karu, T(2006). From emotional abuse in childhood to psychopathology in adulthood: A path mediated by immature defense mechanisms and self-esteem. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 194, 616-210.

Finzi-Dottan, R., Manor, I. & Tyano, S. (2006). ADHD, temperament, and parental style as predictors of the child’s attachment patterns. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 37, 103-114.  

Bauminger, N., Finzi-Dottan, R., Chanson, S., & Har-Even, D. (2008).  Intimacy in Adolescent Friendship: The role of attachment, coherence, and self-disclosure. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 25, 409–428.

Finzi-Dottan, R. & Zubery E. (2009). The role of depression and anxiety in impulsive and obsessive-compulsive behavior among anorexic and bulimic patients. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, 17, 162 – 182.

Finzi-Dottan, R. & Cohen, O. (2011) Young adult sibling relations: The effects of perceived parental favoritism and narcissism. The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 145, 1-22.

Finzi-Dottan, R. & Sharon Garty, R (2010). The contribution of attachment styles and self efficacy to the mental health  and future outlook of  youngsters at risk. Society and Welfare (Hebrew - Chevra VeRevacha), 30, 423-452.

Finzi-Dottan, R., Segal Triwitz, Y. & Golubchik, P. (2011). Predictors of stress-related growth in parents of children with ADHD. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 510-519.

Finzi-Dottan, R., Bilu, R. & Golubchik, P. (2011). Aggression and conduct disorder in   former soviet union immigrant adolescents: The role of parenting style and ego identity. Children and Youth Services Review, 33, 918-926.

Finzi-Dottan, R., Segal Triwitz, Y. & Golubchik, P. (2011). Predictors of stress-related growth in parents of children with ADHD. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 510-519.

Finzi-Dottan, R., Goldblatt, H. & Cohen-Masica, O. (2012), The experience of motherhood for alienated mothers. Child & Family Social Work, 17, 316-325.  

Golobchik, P., Sever, J., Finzi-Dottan, R., Kosov, I., & Weizman, A. (2013). The factors influencing decision making on children’s psychiatric hospitalization: A retrospective chart review. Community Mental Health Journal,  49,  73-78.

Cohen. O. & Finzi-Dottan R. (2012). Defense mechanisms and negotiation as predictors of co-parenting among divorcing couples: A dyadic perspective. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 30, 430-456.

Cohen, O. & Finzi-Dottan, R. (2012). Reasons for divorce and mental health following the break-up. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 53, 581-601.

Finzi-Dottan, R., & Cohen, O.  (2014). Predictors of parental communication and cooperation among divorcing spouses.  Journal of Child and Family Studies,  23, 39-51. 

Amiya Waldman-Levi,  A., Finzi-Dottan, R. & Weintraub, N.  Attachment security and parental perception of competency among abused women in the shadow of PTSD and childhood exposure to domestic violence. Journal of child and Family Studies. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-013-9813-3

Finzi-Dottan, R. & Harel, G. (2014). Parents' potential for child abuse: An intergenerational perspective. Journal of Family Violence, 29, 397-408. 

Cohen O. & Finzi-Dottan, R. (2014). Health, maturity of defense mechanisms and co-parenting,  the contribution to the quality of life of divorced parents: A longitudinal study. Marriage & Family Review, 50, 395-415.

Cohen O., Finzi-Dottan, R., G Tangir G. (2014). The fatherhood experience of divorced fathers raising their children on their own in Israel. Society and Welfare (Hebrew - Chevra VeRevacha), 34, 359-383.

Cohen O., Finzi-Dottan, R., G Tangir G. (2014). The Fatherhood Experience of Divorced Custodial Fathers in Israel.  Family Relations, 63, 639-653. 

Finzi-Dottan, R. & Cohen, O. (2015). Predictors of involvement and warmth of custodial fathers in Israel: Comparison with married and non-custodial divorced fathers. Family Process. doi: 10.1111/famp.12124

Finzi-Dottan, R. & Cohen, O. (2016). Fatherhood: Comparison between Divorced Custodial Fathers, Married Fathers and Divorced Non-Custodial Fathers in Israel.  Marriage & Family Review, DOI:10.1080/01494929.2016.1158220

Kaimana MacDonald; Michael Thomas; Andres Sciolla; Beacher Schneider; Katherine Pappas; Gijs Bleijenberg; Martin Bohus; Bradley Bekh; Linda Carpenter; Alan Carr; Udo Dannlowski; Martin Dorahy; Claudia Fahlke; Ricky Finzi-Dottan; Arne Gerdner; Heide Glaesmer; Hans Jörgen Grabe; Marianne Heins; Dianna Kenny; Kaimana MacDonald; Daeho Kim; Hans Knoop; Jill Lobbestael; Christine Lochner; Grethe Lauritzen; Edle Ravndal (2016). Minimization of childhood maltreatment is common and consequential: Results from a large, multinational sample using the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire. PLoS ONE 11(1): e0146058. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0146058

Finzi-Dottan, R. & Berckovitch Kormosh, M. (2016) Social Workers in Israel: Compassion Fatigue and Spillover into Married Life. Journal of Social Service Research, DOI: 10.1080.01488376.2016.1147515

Finzi-Dottan R., Dayan-Gazith , E. Borosh , T., & Golubchik, P. (2016). Involvement and warmth of fathers with mental illness: The role of the caregiving system, parental self-efficacy, social support and child characteristics.Community Mental Health Journal, 52 (4). DOI 10.1007/s10597-016-0011-9

Gewirtz-Meydan, A.  & Finzi-Dottan, R.  (2017): Sexual satisfaction among couples: The role of attachment orientation and sexual motives. The Journal of Sex Research, DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2016.1276880

 

In Press

Finzi-Dottan, R. & Cohen, O. (in press). Paternal Narcissism: Fathering Very Young Children as Compared to Fathering Adolescents. In A. Besser (Ed.) Handbook of the psychology of narcissism: Diverse perspectives. New-York: Nova.

Gewirtz- Meydan, A. & Finzi-Dottan, R.  Narcissism and relationship satisfaction from a dyadic perspective: The mediating role of psychological aggression. Marriage & Family Review.

Finzi-Dottan, R., & Berckovitch Kormosh, M. (In press) The Spillover of compassion  fatigue into marital quality: A mediation model. Traumatology.

Courses

On Sabbatical

Research

1. High risk children: coping, psychopathology, consequences in adulthood.

2. Family relations: coping with stress, couples, parenthood, sibling, divorce process.

3. Attachment and object relations theories.