Dr. Rachel Lipschitz-Elhawi

Coordinator of the Clinical Supplementary Study Program
Dr. Rachel Lipschitz-Elhawi





Bar-Ilan University, School of Social Work



Bar-Ilan University, School of Social Work



Bar-Ilan University, School of Social Work


Awards/ Honors:


The President’s Excellence Scholarship for Outstanding Doctoral Students

1996 Dean's  Honor List, Bar-Ilan University

Papers Presented at Scientific Conferences:


Lipschitz-Elhawi, R. (2005). "Emotional adjustment- Comparison at risk and normative adolescents". The Interdisciplinary Center for Children & Youth Studies, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

Yedidya, T. & Lipschitz-Elhawi, R. (2007). "Using human figure drawings as a tool to examine self perception of Arab Children in Israel as a minority group and their emotional attitudes towards Jews". The International Conference on Diversity in Organizations communities and Nations, Amsterdam, Netherland.

Lipschitz-Elhawi, R. & Yedidya, T.(2009). "Examining Social Perceptions among Arab and Jewish Children by Using Human Figure Drawings Art". 19th International Congress of the IACCP, Venezia, Italy.

Lipschitz, R. (2010). "Notes on Supervision: Supervisor, Trainee and the Third". The Annual Supervision Conference. The Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Israel.

Lipschitz, R. (2011). "Forgivness- Psychoanalytic perspective". The Annual Supervision Conference. The Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Israel.


Additional Information:

Excellence in Teaching from Rector office – Bar- Ilan University.

- Recognition as distinguished teacher- chosen as one of the best 10 lecturers at Bar-Ilan University.

- Graduate of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy program - HALFABA



Itzhaky, H. & Lipschitz-Elhawi R. (2004). Hope as a strategy in supervising therapists of the terminally ill, Health and Social Work, 29(1),46-55.

Lipschitz-Elhawi R. & Itzhaky, H. (2005). Social support, mastery, self-esteem and individual adjustment among at-risk youth, Child and Youth Care Forum, 34(5), 329-346.

Lipschitz-Elhawi R. (2006). Hope as a tool in the treatment of terminally ill patients, Society and Welfare, 26(4), 503-508.

Lipschitz-Elhawi R. & Itzhaky, H. (In press). The contribution of internal resources, external resources, and emotional distress to use of alcohol and drugs among adolescents, Substance Use and Misuse.

Lipschitz-Elhawi, R. (2009). Ways to enhance feeling of hope among social workers treating  adolescents in residential treatment centers, British Journal of Social Work,39(3), 450-456.

Lipschitz-Elhawi, R., Itzhaky, H. & Hefetz, M. (2008) The contribution of background variables, internal and external resources to life satisfaction among adolescents in residential treatment centersResidential Treatment for Children and Youth,25(3), 271-288.

Lipschitz-Elhawi, R. & Itzhaky, H. The Contribution of Internal and External Resources to Emotional Adjustment: A Comparison of At-Risk and Normative Adolescents. The Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 25(5), 385-396.

Lipschitz-Elhawi, R. & Yedidya, T. (2011). Using Human Figure Drawings as a Tool for Examining Self-Perception and Emotional Attitudes among Jewish and Arab Children in Israel. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 35(5),567-579.

Valevski, R., Zalsman, G., Tzafrir, S., Lipschitz-Elhawi, R., Ziona Haklai, Z., Abraham Weizman, A. & Shohat, T. (In press). Rate of Readmission and Mortality Risks of Schizophrenia Patients Who Were Discharged Against Medical Advice. European Psychiatry.

Yedidya, T. & Lipschitz-Elhawi, R.(In Press). Examining Social Perceptions among Arab and Jewish Children by Using Human Figure Drawings. Journal of the American Art Therapy Association.


Submitted Article

Lipschitz-Elhawi, R. "Some Thoughts about the Repercussions of the Social Workers’ Strike”. Psychoanalytic Quarterly.


7660501 - Selected issues in dynamic therapy

7660601 - Treatment methods with the adult individual B



1. Youth in Distress.

2. Psychiatrist patients.

3. Emotional attitudes toward myself and toward others among Jewish and Arab children.

4. Population at risk.

5. Adolescents.

6. The terminal patient.

7. Women.