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. He ran a workshop on Friday December 22, together with Dr. Harvey Kranzler MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. The workshop […]

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 […]

Family Connections DBT Courses

The Israel Chapter of NEABPD is running Family Connections Courses in November in Hebrew and in English, in conjunction with Machon Dvir. These courses are designed to help family members with a relative who has either Borderline Personality Disorder or symptoms of the disorder. They provide knowledge about the disorder and its treatment and teach […]

Training for YU Israel Madrichot

Dr. Shmuel Harris was invited by YU Israel to give a training seminar to Seminary Madrichot on how to Identify Signs of Emotion Dysregulation in your Students. This should enable them to better support their Seminary students during the coming academic year.

Supporting Center for Anxiety Patients in Israel

In this article, Dr. David Rosmarin , PhD, ABPP, Founder and Director of the Center for Anxiety, explains how he put together a treatment plan for a patient embarking on a year of learning in Yeshiva in Israel, including referring him to Machon Dvir in Jerusalem. This article appeared in Hamodia’s Inyan Magazine on July […]

DBT Summer Course starting July 2017

Get Emotionally Savvy this Summer! Learn Emotion Regulation and Mindfulness Skills, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness in our intensive 6-week DBT course in Jerusalem. In just 6 weeks you will learn practical skills for controlling your emotional behavior so that you can function more effectively. This is helpful for anyone who struggles to control their […]

Get Help Israel Networking Event Co-Sponsored by Machon Dvir

Machon Dvir was happy and proud to co-sponsor the first Get Help Israel networking event for English-speaking mental health professionals in Jerusalem in March 2017. Representing the Machon Dvir team were Dr. Tzachi Fried PhD, Dr. Tova Lane PsyD, Heather Moshel LSCW, and Dr. Shmuel Harris MD. Shmuel said: “Thanks to GHI, we met some […]

Get Help Israel Therapists

Machon Dvir hosted a training meeting for 16 therapists from Get Help Israel on the subject of Borderline Personality Disorder. The training was led by Meshulam Gottlieb from the Israel chapter of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA.BPD Israel).

Radio Interview: Gap Year Mental Health

Tova Knecht interviewed Dr. Shmuel Harris, founder and director of, about how he helps Seminary and Yeshiva students experiencing mental health issues during their gap year in Israel. “When I met Dr. Harris for the first time and heard about the incredible w ork he is doing for seminaries and Yeshivot in Israel, I thought […]