Dr. Sara Freedman - Goldstone

Dr.
Coordinator of the Program in the Charedi College in Jerusalem
Dr. Sara Freedman - Goldstone
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 Education

 

2007

PhD

Dept of Psychology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

1992

MSc

Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, United Kingdom, Clinical Psychology

1998

BSW

Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, Social Work

1990

BSc

Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom, Human Psychology

 

Research Grants

 

2005 - 2007

NIH/NIMH “Prevention of PTSD by early treatment” (Co-Investigator) 

1998 - 2001

NIH/NIMH (RO1/ MH 50379 -- Competing Continuation) “Prospective neurobiological study of PTSD”

 

Papers Presented At Scientific Conferences:

 

2009

14th Annual International CyberTherapy and CyberPsychology Conference (Italy)

"Virtual reality exposure therapy for the treatment of PTSD following a bulldozer attack on civilians in Jerusalem" (Josman, N, Freedman, S.A., Garcia-Palacios, A., Weiss, P. & Hoffman, H.), Poster.

2009

B'shvilaych, The Women to Women Well-Health Center (Jerusalem, Israel).

"OCD in the Community", Invited lecture

2008

21st ECNP Conference

"Comparison of prolonged exposure to cognitive therapy and SSRI's efficacy in acute PTSD" (Shalev, A.Y., Israeli-Shalev, Y., Errera, Y. Adessky, R, Freedman, S.A.), Poster.

2008

NATO Advanced Research Workshop (Jerusalem, Israel).

"PTSD: from Individual Treatment to Mass Casualties",  Invited Lecture

2007

CME for Family Doctors

"Cognitive Behavioral Therapy", Lecture.

2006

Dept of Rehabilitation Psychology (Bar Ilan University, Israel).

"PTSD Treatment",  Lecture

2006

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (Los Angeles).

"Who Needs Care, Who wants Care, Who is Helped by Early Intervention: 5600 Trauma Survivors’ Results" (Shalev, A.Y., Freedman, S.A. & Adessky, R.),   Lecture

2006

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (Los Angeles).

"Screening and Outreach for PTSD: the Hadassah Jerusalem Study" (Shalev, A.Y., Freedman, S.A., Israeli, Y. & Adessky, R.), Lecture

2005

European Society of Stress Studies (Stockholm)

"PTSD, MDD and Cognitive Appraisal", Lecture

 

2005

International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy (Gothenburg).

"Ongoing Terrorism and CBT: Challenges and Solutions", Lecture

2005

14th Annual International CyberTherapy and CyberPsychology Conference (Italy)

"Virtual reality exposure therapy for the treatment of PTSD following a bulldozer attack on civilians in Jerusalem" (Josman, N, Freedman, S.A., Garcia-Palacios, A., Weiss, P. & Hoffman, H.), Poster.

2005

The College of Management Academic Studies Division, Institute for Research in Traffic Accident Causes, 8th Conference (Tel Aviv).

"Psychiatric and Psychological treatment of Traffic Accident Victims" (Freedman, S.A. & Shalev, A.Y.), Lecture

2004

Israel Association for Cognitive & Behavioral Psychotherapies, Yom Iyun

"Anger Management and CBT", Lecture

2002

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (Baltimore)

"Psychological Intervention with Civilian Terror Victims" (Freedman, S.A. & Adessky, R.), Lecture

1999

Annual Meeting of American Psychiatric Association (Washington DC).

"Predictors of chronic post-traumatic stress disorder" (Freedman, S. A., Brandes, D, Peri, T & Shalev A.Y.), Poster.

1997

American Psychiatric Association, 150th Annual Meeting (San Diego, CA)

"Physiological response to trauma and subsequent PTSD. New Research, Program and Abstract" (Shalev AY, Freedman S, Peri T, Glick N, Brandes D, Orr SP, Pitman RK)

1997

American Psychiatric Association, 150th Annual Meeting (San Diego, CA)

"Predicting PTSD in recent trauma survivors" (Shalev AY, Peri T, Freedman S, Brandes D, Sahar T, Pitman RK, Orr SP)

1993

European Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Conference (London)

"Post traumatic stress disorder in nurses" (Freedman, S. A., Wykes T & Harrington R.)

 

Peer Review for Scientific Journals:

 

- Israel Journal of Psychiatry,

- Acta Scandinavia

- British Journal of Medical Psychology

 

Invited Lectures

  • Anger Management and CBT, Israel Association for Cognitive & Behavioral Psychotherapies, May, 2004
  • Early Intervention in PTSD, Herzog Hospital, Jerusalem, April, 2005
  • CBT for OCD, Family Institute, Jerusalem, January, 2006.
  • PTSD Treatment, Dept of Rehabilitation Psychology, Bar Ilan University, January, 2006
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CME for Family Doctors, March, 2007
  • PTSD: from Individual Treatment to Mass Casualties, NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Jerusalem, December, 2008.

Publications

Chapters in books

Freedman, S.A. (2009) Psychological Effects of Exposure to Terrorist Attacks. In: Shapira, S.  Hammond, J & Cole, L.(eds.) Essentials of Terror Medicine. Springer

Freedman, S.A., & Tuval-Mashiach, R. (2006) Mental Health Issues and Implications of Living Under Ongoing Terrorist Threats, in Schein, L.A., Spitz, H.I., Burlingame, G.M., Muskin, P.R. (eds.) Psychological Effects of Catastrophic Disasters: Group Approaches to Treatment. NY: Haworth Press

Shalev, A.Y., Freedman, S.A.,  Israeli-Shalev, Y., Frenkiel, S., Adessky, R. (2005) Treatment of Trauma Survivors with Acute Stress Disorder: Achievements of Systematic Outreach. In Wessely, S., Krasnow, V.N. (Eds). Psychological Responses to the New Terrorism: A NATO-Russia Dialogue 2

Shalev, A.Y, Adessky, R., Boker, R., Bargai, N., Cooper, R., Freedman, S.A., Hadar, H., Peri, T., Tuval-Mashiach, R. (2003) Clinical Intervention for survivors of prolonged adversities, in Ursano, R.J., Fullerton, C.S. & Norwood A (eds.) Terrorism and Disaster: Individual & Community Mental Health Interventions, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK. 8

 Freedman, S.A,. & Shalev, A.Y. Longitudinal Studies of Civilian Trauma Survivors, in Shalev, A.Y., Yehuda, R. & McFarlane, A. (2000) International Handbook of Traumatic Stress Studies, New York: Plenum Press, 6

 

Accepted Chapters in books

 

Hasson-Ohayon, I.,  Roe, D., Freedman, S. (in press). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for persons coping with Schizophrenia. In Marom, S. Gilboa-Schechtman, E., Mor, N., Mayers, J. (Eds.) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adults: An Integrative Approach. To be published by Probook, Israel (in Hebrew).

 Adessky, R., Freedman, S.A., Rotenstein, O. (in press) Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Panic Disorder, In Marom, S. Gilboa-Schechtman, E., Mor, N., Mayers, J. (Eds.) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adults: An Integrative Approach. To be published by Probook, Israel (in Hebrew).

 

 

Articles in Periodicals

Einav, S., Shalev, A.Y., Ofek, H., Freedman, S.A., Matot, I., Weiniger, C. (2008) Differences in psychological effects in hospital doctors with and without post-traumatic stress disorder. The British Journal of Psychiatry 2008;193 165-166, 5.4; 7/94;

Weiniger, CPI., Shalev, A.Y., Ofek, H., Freedman, S.A.C, Weissman, C., Einav, S. (2006) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among Hospital Surgical Physicians Exposed to Victims of Terror: A Prospective, Controlled Questionnaire Survey. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 67 (6): 890-896. 5.5; 6/94; 7.

Shalev, A.Y.PI, & Freedman, S.A. PI (2005) PTSD Following Terrorist Attacks: A Prospective Evaluation.  American Journal of Psychiatry. 162(6):1188-1191  8.250; 3/94; 51.

Adessky, R., & Freedman, S.A. PI (2005) Treating Survivors of Terrorism While Adversity Continues. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 10(1/2): 443 – 454.

Tuval-Mashiach, R., Freedman, S.A. PI, Bargai, N., Boker, R., Hadar, H., Shalev, A.Y.PI (2004) Coping with trauma: narrative and cognitive perspectives. Psychiatry; 67(3):280-93. 1.8; 59/94;9.

Brandes, D., Ben-Schachar, G., Gilboa, A., Bonne, O., Freedman, S.A.C, Shalev, A.YPI. (2002). PTSD symptoms and cognitive performance in recent trauma survivors. Psychiatry Res. 110(3):231-8. 2.3; 46/94; 37.

Freedman, S.A. PI, Gluck, N., Tuval-Mashiach, R., Brandes, D., Peri, T., Shalev, A.Y.PI (2002). Gender differences in responses to traumatic events: a prospective study. J Trauma Stress15(5):407-13. 1.898; 20/86; 40

Gidron,Y., Gal, R., Freedman, S., Twiser, I., Lauden, A., Snir, Y., Benjamin, J.  (2001). Translating research findings to PTSD prevention: results of a randomized-controlled pilot study. J Trauma Stress. 14(4):773-80 1.898; 20/86; 45.

Shalev, A.Y.PI, Peri, T., Brandes, D., Freedman, S.A.C, Orr, S.P., Pitman, R.K. (2000). Auditory startle response in trauma survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder: a prospective study.  Am J Psychiatry, 157(2):255-61 65 8.250; 3/94; 79.

Freedman, S. PI, Brandes, D., Peri, T., Shalev A.Y.PI (1999). Predictors of chronic post-traumatic stress disorder: A prospective study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 174:353-9. 5.4; 7/94; 87.

Shalev A.Y.PI, Sahar, T., Freedman, S.A.C, Peri, T., Glick, N., Brandes, D., Orr, S. P., Pitman, R. K. (1998) A Prospective Study of heart rate response following trauma and the subsequent development of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 55:553-559. 13.9; 1/94; 195.

Shalev, A.PI, Freedman, S.C, Peri, T., Brandes, D., Sahar, T., Orr, S.P., Pitman, R.K. (1998) Prospective Study of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression Following Trauma, American Journal of Psychiatry, 155 (5), 630-637 211 8.250; 3/94; 348.

Shalev, A.Y.PI, Freedman, S.A. PI, Peri, T., Brandes, D., Sahar, T. (1997) Predicting PTSD in trauma survivors: prospective evaluation of self-report and clinician- administered instruments, British Journal of Psychiatry, 170, 558-564. 5.4; 7/94; 80.

Freedman, S.A.S, Marks, M., Dalgleish, T. (1996) Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment of Shoplifting in a Depressed Female, Medicine Science and the Law, 36(2), 157-162.

 

Accepted articles

Freedman, S.A. PI, & Adessky, R. Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Panic Disorder. Israel Journal of Psychiatry.

Freedman, S.A.PI, Hasson-Ohayon, I., Roe, D. New Directions in the Psychological Treatment of Psychosis. Israel Journal of Psychiatry.

Courses

7663301  Introduction to cognitive-behavioral therapy
7680201 Coping with traumatic events
7686601 Cognitive-behavioral therapy - Seminar
7686701 Cognitive-behavioral therapy - Practicum

 

Research

  1. PTSD

PTSD: Background and Development

PTSD: Treatment

PTSD following Terrorist Attacks

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT: Theoretical Fundamentals

CBT for Depression

CBT for Anxiety Disorders

CBT for Bereavement

CBT and Medicine

CBT for Psychosis

  1. Disaster Management
  2. Mass Casualty Disaster Planning