Dr. Rena Bina

Dr. Rena Bina








Psychology, Hebrew Language

Bar Ilan University



Social Work

Yeshiva University, New York



Social Work

University of Maryland, Baltimore






Third Place – 27th Annual Graduate Research Conference

University of Maryland, Baltimore


First Place – 28th Annual Graduate Research Conference

University of Maryland, Baltimore


Merit/PLUS Awards                                                                  

University of Maryland, Baltimore, Graduate School                      


Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation                      

Doctoral dissertation research grant                                 





2000 till today

Member, Nefesh – The Network of Orthodox Mental Health Professionals

2002 till today

Member, Israeli Association of Social Workers

2009 till today

Member, Society for Social Work and Research


Guest Reviewer : Western Journal of Nursing Research



Chapter in book

Schneider, S. & Bina, R. (2001). The hierarchical authority pyramid in a therapeutic milieu. In: J.H.Berke, M.. Fagan, G. Mak-Pierce & F. Pierides-Müller (eds.) Beyond Madness: PsychoSocial Interventions in Psychosis (pp. 255-268). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.  


Articles in refereed journals

Glasser, S., Hadad, L., Bina, R., Boyko, V., & Magnezi, R. (2016). Screening and provision of counselling by public health nurses for antenatal depression in an Israeli ultra-orthodox community. Journal of Advanced Nursing (in press).
Greene, J., Bina, R., & Gum, A. (2016). Interventions to Increase Retention in Mental Health Services: A Systematic Review. Psychiatric Services. DOI: 10.1176/appi.ps.201400591.
Bina, R. & Harrington, D. (2015). The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale: Screening tool for Postpartum Anxiety as well? Findings from a Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Hebrew Version. Maternal and Child Health Journal. DOI 10.1007/s10995-015-1879-7.

Glasser, S., Levinson, D., Bina, R., Munitz, H., Horev, Z., Kaplan, G. (2015). Primary care physicians' attitudes toward postpartum depression: Is it part of their job? Journal of Primary Care and Community Health. DOI: 10.1177/2150131915611827.

Bina, R. (2014). Seeking Help for Postpartum Depression in the Israeli Jewish Orthodox Community: Factors Associated with Use of Professional and Informal Help. Women and Health, 54, 455-473.  

Jani. J., Sowbel, L., Smith-Osborne, A., Yum, J., Mollette, A., Hall, D. & Bina, R. (2009). Perceived preparedness and knowledge of substance abuse among recent MSW graduates: Advanced standing revisited. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 9(4)381-399.  

Bina, R. (2008). The Impact of Cultural Factors upon Postpartum Depression: A Literature Review. Health Care for Women International, 29, 568-592.  

Bina, R., Harnek Hall, D.M., Mollette, A., Smith-Osborne, A., Yum, J., Sowbel, L., & Jani, J. (2008). Substance abuse training and perceived knowledge: Predictors of perceived preparedness to work in substance abuse. Journal of Social Work Education, 44, 7-20. 

Ringel, S. & Bina, R. (2007). Understanding Causes of and Responses to Intimate Partner Violence in a Jewish Orthodox Community: Survivors' and Leaders' Perspectives. Research on Social Work Practice, 17, 277-286. 

Bina, R. & Schneider, S. (1998). Milieu therapy with adolescents in an ultra-orthodox religious setting: religious and therapeutic boundaries. Therapeutic Communities, 19:159-166.  



Bina, R. (2015, June). Screening for postpartum anxiety and depression: Findings from a confirmatory factor analysis of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale-Hebrew version. 36th Annual Conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR). Tel Aviv, Israel.

Bina, R. & Harrington, D. (2015, January). Differential Predictors of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety: EPDS Two Factor Structure Construct Validity. 19th annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). New Orleans, LA.

Bina, R. (2014, September). Postpartum Depression in the Orthodox Jewish Community: Patterns of Help Use and Predictors of Longitudinal Depressive Symptoms. The International Marce Society Biennial Scientific Conference. Swansea, Wales.

Bina, R. (2014, January). Attitudes towards seeking mental health treatment in the postpartum period in Israel: The role of religious affiliation. 18th annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). San Antonio, TX.

Bina, R. & Harrington, D. (2012, January 15). Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale: A Uni- or Multi-Dimensional Scale?. 16th annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). Washington, DC.

Bina, R. (2011, January 16). Seeking Help for Postpartum Depression: Predicting Treatment Utilization and Longitudinal Depressive Symptoms. 15th annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). Tampa, FL.

Bina, R. (2010, October 27). Enhancing treatment utilization for postpartum depression. International Marce’ Society Biennial Scientific conference. Pittsburgh, PA.

Bina, R. & Gavra, A. (2010, June 8). Rehabilitation of people with psychiatric disorders in the Jewish ultra-orthodox community: Challenges and options. 17th national conference of the Israeli National Association of Social Workers, Tel Aviv, Israel

Bina, R. (2008, September 28). Postpartum depression and culture. 3rd international conference on promoting women’s mental health, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheba, Israel.

Bina, R. (2006, April 28). The Behavioral Model of Health Service Use as a framework for predicting seeking help for postpartum depression. 28th annual Graduate Research Conference, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Harnek-Hall, D.M., Bina, R., Mollette, A., Smith-Osborne, A., Sowbel, L., Jani, J., & Yum, J. (2006, February 16-19). Substance abuse training and knowledge: Predictors of preparedness to work in substance abuse. 52nd annual program meeting of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Chicago, IL.

Ringel, S., & Bina, R. (2006, January 12-15). The impact of religious and cultural beliefs and values on attitudes toward intimate partner violence among orthodox Jewish women. 10th annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). San Antonio, TX.

Bina, R., & Scrandis, D.A. (2005, June 24-25). The effects of culture factors upon postpartum depression: A literature review. 19th annual Postpartum Support International Conference. San Jose, CA.

Bina, R. (2005, April 28). Cultural factors as contributing to the alleviation or deterioration of postpartum depression. 27th annual Graduate Research Conference, University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Tice, C., Hall, D., Adams, B., Bina, R., Jani, J., Mollette, A., Parker, K., Smith-Osborne, A., Sowbel, L., & Yum, J. (2005, March 31). An integrated model for change: A focus on issues of diversity. National Association of Social Workers, Maryland, annual conference. Baltimore, MD

Ringel, S., & Bina, R. (2005, March 22). Domestic Violence in the Jewish community: Orthodox women’s perspectives. Jewish Woman International’s 2nd international conference. Washington, DC.


7664101 - Rehabilitation and recovery mental health

7672601 - Rehabilitation and recovery mental health

7695101 - Management of social organizations - Practicum


Mental health

a. Mental health in the ultra-orthodox community

b. Postpartum depression

c. Mental health treatment utilization

d. Mental health rehabilitation and recovery