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Join JFN Board member Dafna Meitar-Nechmad and Prof. Yair Bar Haim of Tel Aviv University for a lunch-and-learn discussion on preventing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among IDF soldiers.
Prof. Yair Bar Haim, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Adler Center for Development and Psychopathology at Tel Aviv University. His research focuses on anxiety and stress-related disorders, with a particular emphasis on the role of cognitive biases in the etiology and maintenance of such disorders.
This event is an opportunity for funders both to learn about cutting-edge research into PTSD prevention and to better understand the challenges that the IDF and Israeli society face in coping with perpetual conflict. We'll explore Israel's cutting-edge scientific advances in dealing with trauma and related issues—advances that not only benefit Israel, but the world.
Articles about Prof. Bar Haim and his research:
- IDF to Use Israeli-Made Computer Tech to Thwart PTSD, US to Follow Suit
- Praise for Video Games as PTSD Therapy
About Tel Aviv University:
Tel Aviv University (TAU) is the largest and leading university in Israel. Its researchers have been at the forefront of PTSD research for 30 years, developing a broad range of internationally recognized models and techniques for diagnosing, preventing and treating the psychological effects of exposure to traumatic events. They have trail-blazed the integration of new technologies—such as neuro-feedback, eye tracking and computerized threat-processing training—into psychological treatments and widely disseminated prevention programs. Today, the University is a world hub for state-of-the-art, practical, theoretical and empirical knowledge in the field.