Dr. Shmuel Harris M.D. gave a presentation at the 22nd Annual Nefesh Conference in New York on Thursday December 27, 2018, about Machon Dvir’s research into Mental Health Issues among Gap Year Students in Israel. Nefesh – the International Network of Orthodox Mental Health Professionals – convenes every December to provide continuing professional development sessions […]

chanukah eating

Chanukah is one of those festivals that centers around food. Like all the other Jewish festivals! The combination of family gatherings and food-centered celebrations can often be difficult for people who struggle with food issues. How can Mindful Eating help you to deal with the pressure? Chanukah Food Fests Family celebrations can often lead to […]

How Do DBT Skills Groups Work?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT for short) is a great way to learn to manage your emotions. This therapy, offered as part of the Machon Dvir Intensive Summer Program in Jerusalem, is designed to help people to understand and manage their own behavior so that they can feel more emotionally secure. The four key skills taught […]

Emotional Dysregulation

Machon Dvir is starting new Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Groups for Young Women in Beit Shemesh & Jerusalem. Two new DBT Skills Groups will open in Bet Shemesh in October 2018. One group is for adolescent girls and the other is for women over the age of 20. Both groups will be led by Heather […]

DBT: What it is and How it Helps

Heather Moshal LCSW explains the benefits of DBT. This article was published in Connections Magazine, Pesach 2018 Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral therapy that helps people learn how to better regulate their emotions.  DBT was developed by a psychologist named Marsha Linehan in the early 1990’s to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  […]

Putting the Patient in Control

In this article for Mishpacha Magazine, Dr. Jacob L. Freedman explains the importance of putting the patient in control of his or her treatment and destiny. He also recommends Dr. Shmuel Harris and Machon Dvir in Jerusalem to help with this process. Read the article here http://www.mishpacha.com/Browse/Article/9663/Stale-Cookies# or download the PDF version.

Managing Emotional Health in Israel

Machon Dvir co-hosted a Panel Discussion on Managing Emotional Health in Israel on Wednesday December 20, 2017, at the Center for Anxiety in Brooklyn, New York. The event was recorded. Dr. Shmuel Harris MD was on the panel, together with Dr. David Rosmarin PhD, ABBP, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School […]

NEFESH International Conference, 2017

Dr. Shmuel Harris MD was invited to speak at the 21st Annual Nefesh International Conference in New York in December 2017 on “Mental Health Challenges for Americans in Israel and Trans-Atlantic Clinical Collaboration”. This was a joint workshop with Dr. Harvey Kranzler MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Albert Einstein […]

Milam: Breaking Through Stigma

Dr. Shmuel Harris spoke at the opening event of the Milam Family Counseling Center in Beit Shemesh on November 28 entitled: “Breaking Thorough Stigma: Embracing Mental Health”. He spoke about mental health diagnoses and classifications, the importance of family involvement and addressing issues of stigma. Other speakers included Mrs. Pamela Perlman, Director of Rehabilitation Services […]