The Ben-Gurion University
Psychotherapy Research Lab
The BGU Psychotherapy Research Lab is housed in the Department of Psychology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel. Under the supervision of Prof. Gary M. Diamond, lab members engage in clinical research on the process and outcome of Relationship-Focused Therapy for sexual minority individuals and their parents (RFT-SM) and Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) for depressed and suicidal adolescents. Some of the processes we examine include emotional processing, vulnerability, changes in parental acceptance and rejection, and changes in attachment. Click on "Projects" to read more about what we are doing.
Our research is supported by the generosity of the: Israel Science Foundation, United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel, Israel Anti-Drug Authority, and Israel Foundations Trustees.