I was born at the time of the establishment of the State of Israel. I experienced the socialization processes which are available for an Israeli, Western (Ashkenazi) Jew. I have lived in Jerusalem for the past forty years. Life in this city invites daily encounters with the dilemmas, pain, trauma and joys that are part of the experience of Israeli society.
I have always combined work in the public sector with my private practice and therefore have met, individually and in group therapy, clients and supervisees from all parts of Israeli society: Jews, Arabs, religious and secular, asylum seekers and new immigrants.
I am among the co-founders of Psychoactive (mental health workers for human rights and against the occupation.) I participate in projects, the purpose of which is to enhance consciousness of the mental and emotional effects of the blood struggle occurring in our region. I am co-author of an article dealing with the effects of the incarceration of Palestinian children and youth on the individuals, their families and their society.
Of late I have concluded participation in a group of Jewish and Arab citizens of the State of Israel. Over the course of four years we met quarterly to work together on clinical subjects and on our experiences in attempting dialogue between us.