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Trauma & Resilience: Theory & Practice from the Israeli Experience (48530 & 48531)

Trauma & Resilience: Theory & Practice from the Israeli Experience (48530 & 48531)


Two weeks: June 29 - July 13, 2017

Registration & Dorm Check In: June 29, 2017

Final Day for Dorm Check Out: July 13, 2017
Academic Hours: 64, Credits: 4

Tuition: $1780, Housing: $450


This program aims to provide participants with a broad picture of the latest developments in the trauma field in general against the backdrop of the Israeli experience. Theories and research pertaining to the consequences of trauma, healthy coping processes, and possible pathological consequences will be presented. Students will learn about the risks of developing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), related distress and potential protective factors. Guiding principles for clinical programs treating post-traumatic disorders will be discussed.

The course will focus on five themes:

  • Psychological trauma: consequences and coping
  • Resilience: theoretical concepts and applications
  • Community preparedness for terrorism and disaster
  • Children and trauma: developmental and gender aspects
  • Clinical interventions

The course will include theoretical lectures, experiential teaching and site visits.

The academic curriculum will be enriched by the following experiences:

  • Field visit to a city-wide intervention program for strengthening resilience in the civilian population in the wake of war
  • Opportunities to practice experiential techniques for early intervention and treatment of traumatized individuals
  • Presentation of programs that have been implemented in Israel, which are aimed at building resilience and preventing pathological consequences of trauma

Site visits will include meetings with leading scientists and practitioners in the field of psychological trauma.


An optional third week of clinical training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Post-Traumatic Disorders will be conducted for clinicians who are interested in adapting their clinical skills to the trauma field.

Clinical Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Post-Traumatic Disorders (48531)

July 16 - 20, 2017

Final Day for Dorm Check Out: July 20, 2017

Academic Hours: 40,  Credits: 2

Tuition: $500, Housing: $265


Tuition fee for the Clinical Training is paid directly to The Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma.


Target Group


Professionals and advanced students in: Clinical or Educational Psychology, Neuropsychology, Social Work, Psychiatry, Counseling, Nursing, Medicine, Law and Public Health, as well as civil servants and clergy.


Application Information


Take a look at our Online Application Instruction Video with guidelines on how to complete and submit your online application.


To apply for this program, please click on the following button:

  Application Deadline: May 15, 2017

For an overview of the application guidelines, please click here.


Please note

♦ Due to the intensive nature of this program, it cannot be taken parallel to other Summer Courses being offered.

In order to be accepted to the program, applicants are requested to write a one-page essay about their personal and/or professional motivation to take this course.

Israeli citizens residing in Israel are eligible for a 25% tuition discount for the 2-week Trauma & Resilience: Theory & Practice from the Israeli Experience (SPPS501) course.

Additional Information

For further academic information, visit the The Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma website or send an Email.

For further application information contact the Department of Summer Courses & Special Programs at Rothberg International School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


***Please note: The Hebrew University reserves the right to cancel courses for which there is insufficient registration.***


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