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Get Help Israel -The Israel Association of Mental Health Professionals – serves a dual purpose. For clients who are seeking English-speaking mental health service providers, we are a trusted resource helping clients access the best services for their mental health needs. For English-speaking mental health professionals (including immigrant and veteran therapists alike) we provide a formal and friendly framework that seeks to advance professional development opportunities in English, and gives support and guidance in maintaining ethical, legal, and competent mental health services. Over the past 4 years, GHI has successfully ran national professional development workshops, as well as popular networking events that have helped create important professional connections. This year’s conference will integrate both professional development and networking components. We are excited to invite you to:

Evidence-Based Modalities in Practice - An Integrative Approach Through a Cultural Lens
We have selected 4 evidence-based modalities that will be presented by highly credentialed and renowned speakers. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of each theory, the research supporting it, and related clinical applications, all through a cultural lens. The conference will culminate in a panel discussion where a case will be addressed by all presenting experts who will provide a deep and integrative understanding of how all these approaches give us different therapeutic lenses to treating the same set of issues.
Since the vast majority of mental health professionals work with immigrant clients, we will open up the rich complex impact of culture on the client's functioning. We will discover how using a nuanced cultural lens is important and how multicultural and multilingual approaches to therapy can result in deep and meaningful work with our clients.
You are invited to join us to learn and network with other mental health professionals on May 6th in Jerusalem.
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Conference Venue

Beit Shmuel
Eliyahu Shama St 6, Jerusalem

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About the Venue

Beit Shmuel was designed by architect Moshe Safdie as a part of the Mamilla project in the heart of Jerusalem. The building is located at a historic site in one of the city’s most prestigious locations, between the King David and the David Citadel Hotels, overlooking the Old City.

Official Language

The Conference will be conducted in English.

Lunch & Networking

Lunch and networking will take place in Beit Shmuel's rooftop hall covered by a glass dome with 180 degree breathtaking panoramic view of Jerusalem’s Old City and the Tower of David. Participants are encouraged to bring their business cards for networking.

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8:00-9:00 Registration and Refreshments
9:00-9:15 Opening session - Greetings
9:15-9:45 Issues to Consider When Working Therapeutically in Multicultural / Multilingual Spaces
Dr. Alyson Aviv
9:45-11:00 Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) - Theory Introduction, Research, and Case Application
Dr. Ben Shahar
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:30 Incorporating Psychiatric Evaluation into Therapeutic Treatment in a Cross-Cultural Context
Dr. Naomi Najman
12:30 - 13:30 Buffet lunch and networking
13:30-14:45 Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) - Theory Introduction, Research, and Case Application
Dr. Tzachi Fried
14:45-16:00 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in Cross-Cultural Context
Dr. Dani Kahn
16:00-16:20 Break
16:20-17:35 Exposure Therapy in the Treatment of Anxiety - An Integration of Cognitive Behavioral Theories
Prof. Jonathan Huppert, Ph.D.
17:35-18:40 Panel - Integration of presented modalities through a cultural lens
18:40-19:00 Questions and Closing Statements


Dr. Ben Shahar
Naomi Najman
Alyson Aviv
Dr. Jonathan Huppert
Dr. Dani Kahn
Dr. Tzachi Fried
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10% off general admission

*Prices include VAT

Registration Fees Include: Participation in academic sessions, panel, morning refreshments, kosher lunch (meat/chicken/fish/vegetarian), and region-specific networking.

Cancellation Policy

Refund of Registration Fees will be made upon receipt of a written notification e-mail only: [email protected]
Until April 5th, 2020: cancellation charge of 100 ₪ .
From April 5th, 2020: no refund.

We understand that attending populated events at this time is not recommended. In the event that the Coronavirus is still a concern at the time of the conference, the conference will be rescheduled to a later date and a full refund will be granted for all tickets purchased.