Prof. Rami Benbenishty

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Education

1981: Ph.D., Social Work & Psychology, University of  Michigan

1978: M.S.W, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

1975: B.S.W, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

 

Academic positions

2018 - Present: Professor Emeritus, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; Louis & Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work Bar Ilan University, Israel

2008 - present : Professor, Louis & Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

2016-2017: Visiting Scholar, USC

2007 – 2011: Head of Research and Evaluation, Haruv Institute

2007 – 2008: Visiting Scholar, USC and UCLA

2006 – 2008: Gordon Brown Chair, Hebrew University

2002 – 2007: Head, Research Group: ental health and well being in childhood and adolesence

2002 – 2008: Professor, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

1993 – 2001: Associate Professor, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

1995 – 1997: Head, MSW program, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

1993 – 1995: Visiting Professor,  Merrill Palmer Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit MI

1988 – 1993: Senior Lecturer, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

1986 – 1988: Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

1982 – 1988: Lecturer, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

1982-1986,1988 – 1992: Researcher, Mental Health Department, Israel Defense Force.

1980 – 1981: Research and Teaching Assistant, School of Social Work, University of Michigan.

1975 – 1978: Research and Teaching Assistant, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

 

Membership in editorial boards

2016 – present: International Journal of School Climate and Violence Prevention

2014 – present: International Journal of Social Welfare

2014 – present: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

2010 – present: Child Abuse and Neglect

2004 – present: Mifgash Laavoda Chinochit Sozialit (Hebrew)

2001 – present: Journal of School Violence

1994 – 1996    : Research on Social Work Practice

1990 – 2001: Hevra Urevacha (Hebrew)

 

Professional-public service (since 2000)

Numerous (paid and unpaid) consultations with government ministries, agencies and organizations and service as a board member of child welfare agencies.

2017 - present: Head, Expert Committee on Dissemination of Social Emotional Learnig in the Educational System, Israel Academy of Sciences

2015 - present: Member, High Academic Council, Levinsky College

2011 - present: Member, Scientific Council of the Ministry of Education

2010 - present: Member, France's Scientific Committee on Violence Prevention

2013 – Present: Member, expert team on Inequality in Education, Israel Academy of Science

2012 – 2013: Head, expert team on Disruptive Behaviors in School, Israel Academy of Science

2009 – 2010: Chair, Public Committee on the Statistics of Children at Risk, Central Bureau of Statistics

2008 – 2010: Vice President for Research, International Observatory of School Violence

2007 -  2010: Member, Experts Committee for the Examination of the Israeli National Educational Indicators System, Israel Academy of Science

2004 – 2006: Member, Prime Ministry Committee for Children and Youth in Distress (Schmid Committee); Head- sub committee on Knowledge, Information and Training

2000 – 2003: Member, The Rotlevy Comission for the Examination of Foundemental Principles of Children and the Law. Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Children in Out of Home Care

2000 – 2002: Member, A consultation committee to the Minister of Welfare, on Decision Committees in Child Welfare ('Vaadat Gilat').

 

Honors and Awards

Fellow, American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, 2018

Distinguished Career Achievement Award, Society for Social Work Research, 2017

Fellow, Society for Social Work Research, 2017

Society for Social Work Research (SSWR) Distinguished Career Achievement Award, 2016

Israel’s EMET Prize for Science, Art, and Culture, 2016 

Military Child Coalition, Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award to the Building Capacity Consortium, 2014.

France's Chevalier des Ordre de Palmes Academique (Knight in the Order of Academic Palmes), 2011

Israel's Landau Prize for Research and Science, 2010

Society for Social Work Research Excellence in Research Award, 2010

American Educational Research Division E Research Award in Counseling, 2010

Outstanding Book Award, American Educational Research Association, 2007

Honorable Mention to 'School Violence in Context', William James Book Award, The Society of General Psychology (APA Division One), 2006

American Educational Research- 'Most distinguished scientific contribution article of the year', 2006

The Hebrew University Rector (Provost) Prize, 2002

Certificate of Distinction, The Adler Research Center for Child Welfare and Protection, 2000

Jordan Post Doctoral Fellowship, 1978-1981

Courses

 

 
Research
  • Bullying, School Violence and School Climate
  • Systematic Monitoring at scale
  • Foster Children in Out-of-Home Placements
  • Judgment and Decision Making in Practice

Last Updated Date : 03/01/2019