I received my PhD in 2014 in Clinical Neuropsychology from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. I then completed 2 years of postdoctoral training at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic and the Center for OCD and Related Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, in the city of New York. In November of 2016, I moved to the Hebrew University.
Previously, I concluded 5 years of practicum and clinical internship training at the Sha'ar Ha’Negev psychological clinic (Israel) where I received training in various psychotherapeutic and diagnostic methods. Working at a clinic that is located in an area that suffers from an ongoing violent conflict, I worked to specialize mainly in anxiety disorders including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). I later continued my clinical training in Columbia Psychiatry where I mainly focused on diagnosing and treating OCD, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. During my clinical training experiences, I learned the importance of developing evidence-based tools to provide quality services to as many patients as possible with minimal delays. After returning from NY, I returned to Sha'ar Ha’Negev psychological clinic, this time as a clinical psychologist and a CBT supervisor.
My long-term career goals are to transform clinical care by translating basic cognitive and neuropsychological science into new treatments and to make these new treatments accessible to as many patients as possible. To achieve these goals, my research is focused on (a) understanding the underlying neuropsychological mechanisms of various psychopathologies (and transdiagnostic characteristics of psychopathologies), (b) understanding the underlying neuropsychological mechanisms of successful treatments (including psychotherapy and medication), and (c) developing easy to use technological tools that train basic cognitive processes that in turn improve treatment outcomes.