Prof. Rachel Dekel

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Fields of Interest

Trauma; Post Trauma; Domestic Violence

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Education

1999

Ph.D.

Tel-Aviv University, School of Social Work

1993

M.A.

Hebrew University, School of Social Work (Graduated Cum Laude)

1990

B.A.

Hebrew University, School of Social Work (Graduated Cum Laude)

 

Research Grants

2016-2018

The Israeli Ministry of Welfare (Co-PI with Dr. Ben-Porat, A.):

The role of complex PTSD and it’s contribution to family violence

2016-2018

The Israeli ministry of defense: the families wing (Co-PI with Nuttman-Shwartz, O.):

The re-instatement of government benefits to widows of military veterans: characterizations and implications

2016

European Association of School of Social Work (EASSW)  (Co-PI with Nuttman-Shwartz, O. college and 4 partners from School of Social Work in Europe): 

Challenges for the social work profession at a time of a global migration crisis: Is a new social work curriculum needed?

2015

WIZO (Co-PI with Dr. Ben-Porat):

The experience of men who turn for assistance to Violence Prevention Centers in Israel

2013

Israel Science Foundation: Research workshop grant:

Trauma and the family: a life span perspective

2012

I- CORE: Israeli Centers of Research Excellence: 

Mass Trauma

2012

The Israeli Ministry of Defense, The Rehabilitation Wing:

Implementation of the evaluation report on the unique needs of IDF disabled women 

2011

The Rehabilitation Wing, The Israeli Ministry of Defense:

Evaluating the unique needs of women with disabilities.

2011

The Israeli Ministry of Social Affairs. With Dr. Ben-Porat and Prof. Itzhaky, Bar Ilan University.

Research Project: Ministry of Social Affairs - a  longitudinal study on battered women in shelters.

2011

University of Minnesota - Co PI with Prof. Abi Gewirtz.

Research Project: The role of parents in Israeli families exposed to political violence.

2011

Israel Science Foundation - Principal Investigator.

Research Project: Couples' adaptation following the Second Lebanon War.  

2010

The Israel Ministry of Immigrant Absorption. With Dr Ben-Porat and Prof Itzhaki, Bar Ilan University.

Research Project: A follow-up research on new-immigrant battered women staying in shelters.

2010

The Israeli Ministry of Health. With Prof. Soskolne, Bar Ilan University.

Research Project: The consequences of chronic exposure to security threats on glycemic control in patients with diabetes mellitus.

2006

Meir General Hospital.

Research Project:  Follow-up of Lebanon War 2 victims.

2004

Meir General Hospital.

Research Project:  Follow-up of terrorist victims.

2004

The Rachel and J. L. Gewurz Center for Gender Research, the Program in Gender Studies, Bar-Ilan University.

Research Project: Motherhood in terror.

2003

Israel Science Foundation - Co-Principal Investigator with Prof. Solomon, Tel-Aviv University.

Research project: Psychological aftermath of being a prisoner of war: A Longitudinal Study of the Yom-Kippur War.

2003

Rehabilitation Wing, Israel Ministry of Defense - Principal investigator in collaboration with Prof. Solomon and Prof Bleich.

Research project: Evaluation of mental disability among veterans with PTSD.

2001

Internal grant by the Committee for the Promotion of Research, Bar Ilan University.

Research project: Psychological aftermath of being a prisoner of war: A Longitudinal Study of the Yom-Kippur War.

 

Additional Information

2012-2016: Head of  the School of Social Work, Bar-Ilan University.

2012-present: Member of Information Committee: Social Work Council of Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services

2010-2012: Deputy Director and Chair of Bachelor's Degree Program, the School of Social Work, Bar-Ilan Universuty.

2011: Member of Disciplinary Committee (Bar-Ilan University).

2009-present: Member of the Committee for Advanced Graduate Students (The Faculty of Social Sciences).

2004-present: Editorial board: Anxiety, Stress, & Coping.

2004-present: Reviewer of Journals.

2009-present: Reviewer of abstracts for International conferences:

The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies- Program Deputy, Atlanta.

13TH ESTSS Conference (European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies), Bologna.    

2009: The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies- Program Deputy, Atlanta.

2004-present: Reviewer of research proposal: Israel Academy of Science and Humanities (ISF); Bi-national Foundation of Science (BSF); The Haruv Institute` Health & Medical Research Fund - The Government of Hong Kong, SAR

2004: Guest editor, Society and Welfare: Special issue: The impact of ongoing terror on the Israeli society (Hebrew).

 

Organization of Scientific Conferences

2004: "Conservation of Resources Theory: Stress and Trauma” Guest Lecturer: Prof. Steven Hobfoll, University of Kent, in collaboration with the Department of Psychology

2009: Program Deputy: The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Atlanta, U.S.A.

2012: Scientific Committee: From Helplessness to Active Coping Tel- Hai College

2014: Organization of Research Workshop: ISF International Conference on Trauma and the Family: A Life Span Perspective          

 

Voluntary activities

Information Committee, Social Work Council, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services - operates within the Social Workers' Act - 1991. The Committee is authorized to rule on issues related to providing information by Social Workers.

2016 – On the Board of Directors of The Rackman Center, which works towards the advancement of the status of women, Bar-Ilan University

 

Courses

7678401 - Crisis and Trauma: Coping and Recovery (Seminar)

7678501 - Crisis and Trauma: Coping and Recovery (Practicum)

7681101 - Thesis Seminar

Research

1. Coping and adjustment following traumatic events

2. Secondary traumatization: The implications of traumatic events on the family system and on the therapists

3. Domestic violence

4. Gender and disability

 

 

 

 

Last Updated Date : 08/11/2020