New Therapy Skills Group Starting in Beit Shemesh

Machon Dvir is running Dialectical Behavior Therapy Groups for Young Women in Beit Shemesh & Jerusalem. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been proven to be helpful for those struggling with interpersonal difficulties, impulsive, addictive & self-harming behavior, depression, anxiety and dysregulated eating. The weekly sessions teach techniques of Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance & Interpersonal […]

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 […]

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 […]