June 3, 2024
MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE
ADVANCES IN PSYCHOTHERAPY:
LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE
Experience the cutting edge of psychotherapy and mental health tech at the highly anticipated annual conference hosted by GHI - The Israel Association of Mental Health Professionals. Join renowned clinicians and researchers as they unveil the latest developments in the field, providing invaluable insights and knowledge. Enhance your professional network during our dedicated networking session, fostering meaningful connections with fellow mental health experts. Held at the prestigious Hilton in Tel Aviv, this conference is a must-attend event for both seasoned practitioners and those new to the field. Expand your expertise, gain valuable connections, and make a profound impact on your work with clients. Secure your place today.
IMMERSIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE
FEATURING SOME OF THE MOST DISTINGUISHED EXPERTS IN THE FIELD.
CONNECT AND NETWORK
With colleagues in the mental health field through an organized networking activity.
A Unique Experience
That combines education, networking, and great food, all in a beautiful venue overlooking the sea.
Learn about the latest digital technologies and how they can be used to support mental health.
You can make your selection in your registration form
You can make your selection in your registration form
Prof. Mooli Lahad, Ph.D., is a distinguished senior medical and education psychologist, holding the position of full professor of Psychology and Dramatherapy at Tel Hai College in Israel. With dual Ph.Ds in Psychology and Human and Life Sciences, Prof. Lahad is a psychologist, educator, author, and humanitarian. As the founder and president of the Community Stress Prevention Center (CSPC) and the pioneer of Dramatherapy in Israel, Prof. Lahad stands as one of the world's leading experts in integrating arts-based therapies with psychotrauma and disaster coping. He is renowned for his expertise in rehabilitating communities post-disaster both nationally and internationally.
Thomas Hübl, PhD is a renowned teacher, author, and international facilitator who works within the complexity of systems and cultural change, integrating the core insights of the great wisdom traditions and mysticism with the discoveries of science. Since the early 2000s, he has led large-scale events and courses on the healing of collective trauma.
He is the author of Attuned: Practicing Interdependence to Heal Our Trauma—and Our World, and Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds. Hübl has served as an advisor and guest faculty for universities and organizations, as a coach for CEOs and organizational leaders, and is currently a visiting scholar at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University.
Keren Tzarfaty, Ph.D, MFT is executive director of MAPS Israel and the co-founder of the Hakomi Institute of Israel. She leads Psychedelic Assisted psychotherapy studies in Israel and is a senior trainer for the MDMA PTSD FDA-approved clinical trial examining the impact of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy on severe PTSD patients. She is one of the founders of the new MA program at Haifa University: Integrative psychotherapy: Body, Mind, Spirit. Keren holds an MA in Somatic Psychology and a Ph.D in East - West Psychology, both from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She specializes in integrating mindfulness-based psychodynamic psychotherapy with somatic psychotherapy, attachment psychotherapy, trauma psychology and transpersonal psychology. Her approach is grounded in traditional western psychologies as well as inspired by Eastern and Shamanic spiritual traditions.
Dr. Shifra Wohlgelernter is a neuropsychologist living with her family in the Old City of Jerusalem. Her focus as a therapist includes working with children, adolescents, adults and parents towards authentic connection in the inter/intrapersonal realms. Shifra holds a double MA in Sp. Ed, specializing in executive function development. As a psychologist, she has worked at the research lab of Bar Ilan University, as director of psychological services at Alyn children's hospital school system, and at her private clinic. With over 20 years of experience, she is trained in EMDR, narrative therapy, MBSR and IFS. Voluntarily, she is committed to supporting chronic illness and palliative journeys, assisting both patients' experience and medical teams' perspective. As an IFS consultant, she finds it to be a brilliant model for healing, which integrates all levels of human experience.
Lisa Rabinowitz, MA, LCPC, specializes in couples therapy, attachment and ADHD. Lisa is a Certified Gottman Couples Therapist and PACT Certified Candidate Couples Therapist, as well as a member at both CHADD and ADDA. Lisa counsels couples in MD, VA, FL, DE, VT, BC, Israel and internationally. She presented at the International ADHD Conference in 2022 on the topic: How to Create a Secure Functioning Relationship When One Partner has ADHD, and will be presenting again at the 2023 international ADHD conference on the topic: Strategies For Mitigating Insecure Attachment In Couples With ADHD. Lisa trains counselors and coaches on the most effective approaches for working with couples with ADHD.
Asher E. Siegelman, Ph.D., a board-certified Israeli clinical psychologist, serves as the director of Israel Suicide Prevention, offering suicide-focused care, support groups for survivors of suicide, and community education seminars. Mentored by David A. Jobes, Ph.D., the founder of Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), Dr. Siegelman is well-versed in one of the few evidence-based protocols for assessing, managing, and treating suicide risk. As the CAMS-care Israel consultant (https://cams-care.com/), Dr. Siegelman provides consultation and training in CAMS. His extensive background includes completing his dissertation with the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, contributing to the development of a validated suicide risk screener for hospitalized medical patients. His clinical training has a strong focus on trauma-focused care, implementing evidence-based protocols for PTSD in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Dr. Siegelman's research and mentorship extend to suicide prevention, particularly in hospital risk assessments and evidence-based interventions for military personnel and civilians, including adolescents.
Dr. Salamon is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and an APA Presidential Citation Awardee for his “transformative work in the prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse.” He has lectured internationally and has been on the editorial board of several professional journals. He serves as a consultant to several academic institutions, is on the clinical staff of North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York, a Division of Northwell Health, and was a consultant to the Mount Sinai Narcotics Rehabilitation Center. He has practices in Netanya and in the New York metropolitan area. Dr. Salamon has appeared on a variety of television, podcasts and radio shows and his articles have appeared in the Jerusalem Post, the Jewish Press, the Jewish Week, Haaretz, the Times of Israel and in the New York Times. His latest books include Abuse in the Jewish Community, The Shidduch Crisis: Causes and Cures, and has a book in press titled In Plain Sight: Preventing Child Sexual Abuse and Healing the Survivors.
Nir Tadmor, M.Sc is a certified transpersonal psychotherapist (Eurotas) in private practice, Director of Education and Training at Impulse - an integrative psychotherapy center based in Israel, and a co-founder of Safe Shore - a psychedelic education, harm reduction and peer support project. He holds a Master’s in Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology from Middlesex University and trained in Hakomi body-centered psychotherapy. Nir is also a co-researcher in the Neurophenomenological lab in Haifa University, where he is in charge of phenomenological interviews in a study about Ayahuasca and death perception. For his Master's thesis Nir conducted a phenomenological study about the psychedelic integration process that unfolds in the lives of Western mental health professionals who use psychedelics for personal and professional growth and he currently serves as an advisor to the Israeli government's Special Committee for the Fight Against the Damages of Drugs and Alcohol. Nir’s private practice is based in Israel where he provides support to people who deal with a wide range of issues, many of them interested in integrating their psychedelic experiences as a part of the psychotherapeutic process. During the last 6 years, he worked as a mental health guide in various psychiatric-hospitalization alternatives, supported hundreds of psychedelic crises at parties and festivals and trained more than 1000 psychedelic harm reduction sitters through Safe Shore's Holding Space workshop in Israel, the UK, The Netherland, Estonia and South Africa.
PANELISTS ON THE MENTAL HEALTH TECH PANEL
Our upcoming panel discussion promises to captivate your attention, showcasing the remarkable synergy between technology and mental health. We're excited to bring you exclusive insights from pioneering startups at the forefront of integrating technology into psychotherapy.
Miri Polachek is an entrepreneurial executive and investor with over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. She is currently forming an angel investor group at Tel Aviv Medical Center (Ichilov) and is also Venture Partner at quadraScope, a longevity-focused venture capital fund she helped raise. Previously, Miri served as CEO of Joy Ventures, a venture builder and fund in the consumer mental health and wellbeing domain. Miri co-founded and led Israel Brain Technologies, initiated by late Israeli President Shimon Peres, which served as a hub and catalyst for braintech innovation and commercialization, including the world’s first braintech startup accelerator. Miri has also held financial management positions in leading global healthcare companies including Pfizer and Teva and was VP Finance at IntegraMed. She holds an MA in Health Economics from Boston University and an MBA from New York University.
Hilton, Tel Aviv
HaYarkon St 205,
Tel Aviv-Yafo, 6340506
The event will take place on the shores of the Mediterranean, right in the heart of Independence Park. There’s a discounted GHI room rate for attendees of the conference for the night of June 3, 2024: $490.00 + VAT for single occupancy / $510.00 + VAT for double occupancy, which includes a renovated room (32m²/344 sq.ft) a spacious balcony with a breathtaking sea view, bathtub, walk-in shower, and a work desk. The rate includes an Israeli buffet breakfast at the Café Med restaurant overlooking the sea.
The hotel is situated within three kilometers of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Israeli Opera, and Museum Tower. Ben Gurion House is less than a kilometer away. The hotel has five dining options, as well as a full-service spa and salon, saltwater outdoor pool, and a tour desk. Parking is available at the hotel for a daily rate of 40 ₪
RESERVE A ROOM
Contact us for groups of 10 or more for a savings of 20%.
Contact us for information on participating as a sponsor/exhibitor: [email protected]
We are committed to offering a conference that is financially manageable for everyone. GHI understands that the cost might be a barrier for some individuals. We are pleased to offer a partial subsidy option to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate. Please email your request to [email protected].
DISCOUNTED TICKET REQUEST
More exhibitors to come!
PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY
Payment via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) can be made online. Telephone registrations can be arranged if you're having difficulty making a payment online. Registration with cash payment is not permitted. Israel-based participants may pay via bank transfer. Contact our office to arrange for bank-transfer payment.
Upon receipt of your paid registration, an email confirmation from Get Help Israel will be sent to you. Be sure to include an email address that you check frequently. Your email address is used for critical information, including registration confirmation and all conference updates and notifications. To avoid your important emails going to other folders, please add [email protected] to your contacts.
Refunds, less an administrative fee of 80 ILS, will be issued for all cancellations received by April 1, 2024. Refund requests must be received by email. No refund will be issued should cancellation occur after April 1, 2024. No-shows are subject to the full conference fee.
Questions? Call 072-3976500 (Israel), Sunday-Thursday, 9am-4pm, or email [email protected] .
WHO WE ARE
Moreover, Get Help Israel strives to enhance the professional community's visibility and accessibility to potential clients. By maintaining a comprehensive directory of verified mental health practitioners, it ensures that individuals seeking support can easily connect with qualified professionals who align with their specific needs.
Recognizing the significance of collaboration and interdisciplinary cooperation, Get Help Israel organizes events, conferences, and workshops that encourage dialogue and knowledge exchange among mental health professionals. This fosters a rich environment for learning, growth, and the development of innovative approaches in the field.
Get Help Israel also plays a crucial role in supporting mental health professionals through professional guidance, resources, and mentorship opportunities. It provides a safe space for clinicians to seek advice, share experiences, and find solace within a supportive community that understands the unique challenges they face.
Ultimately, Get Help Israel is committed to elevating the standards of mental health care in Israel. By nurturing the professional community, facilitating collaboration, and raising awareness, it strives to create a society where mental well-being is a fundamental priority, and individuals can access the support they need to lead healthy, fulfilling lives.
GHI was founded in 2016 and has provided over 170,000 client consultations to date. To learn more about GHI and become a member of the association, click here.