Itamar Lurie/ Psychoanalyst



I am both a clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst at the Israeli Psychoanalytic Society. My clinical practice involves treating people of diverse backgrounds – Israeli (secular, religious and even Haredi) and Palestinians (both Christians and Moslems). I have also been involved in creating two training programs: (1) “Children at Risk”- A JDC-Ashalim - a training program for ultra-orthodox educators, rabbis, and mental health professionals who work in the ‘Haredi’ educational system. This program is entering its eighth year. (2) The Bi-National Psychotherapy School at the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem where Palestinian and Israeli mental health professionals are trained in psychotherapeutic interventions with children and their families. The first group of trainees began their training in September 2016.

I’m attaching a translated section from Mor, F., Lurie, I, Chen-Gal, S., and Siman-Tov, I (2007) The Burden of Trauma: Coping with Stress and Trauma within the School – Expanded Edition (Ashalim Press) and a

link to a lecture about Dynamics in a Palestinian-Israeli group of trauma specialist given at  The International Congress of the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2013,

And a link to a lecture (in Hebrew) about Joseph’s dreams, Prashat Vayeshev, at The Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem 2011.