People

Gary M. Diamond, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Psychology, Ben-Gurion University.  He is a co-developer of attachment-based family therapy for depressed and suicidal adolescents and the primary developer of relationship-focused therapy for sexual/gender minority adults and their non-accepting parents. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and supervising family therapist.  

Ofir Nir received her B.A. in Psychology, School Counseling & Special Education from Tel-Aviv University, and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology at BGU. She is currently a Ph.D. student. Her research explores the nature and role of parental mirroriing/recognition of worth/admiration in young adulthood. 

 

Noa Tzvieli, M.A., received her B.A. in psychology and philosophy from Bar-Ilan University and is currently a doctoral student in clinical psychology at BGU.  She is interested in emotional processing in psychotherapy.  Her research examines the influence of therapist interventions and parents' responses on clients' emotional processing. Her email is:  noatsv@post.bgu.ac.il

 

Inbal Gat, M.A., is currently an Ph.D. student in clinical psychology at BGU. Her research examines core relational themes among young adults and parents participating in relationship-focused therapy for sexual/gender minority individuals and their parents. .

Chen Lifshitz, received her B.A. in psychology from Princeton University and M.A. in clinical psychology from BGU. Her research examines the sequence of affective states over the course of attachment-based family therapy for suicidal adolescents. Her email is: chenlif@post.bgu.ac.il.

Rotem Boruchovitz-Zamir received her B.A in psychology from the Interdisciplinary Center, Hertzliya, and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from BGU. She is currently a Ph.D. student. Her research examines changes in parental criticism and empathy during the course of relationship-focused therapy for sexual minority individuals and their parents. 

Shira Katz received her B.A. in psychology and "Amirim" honors program from the Hebrew University, and is currently a M.A. student in clinical psychology at BGU. She is interested in emotional processing in psychotherapy. Her research examines the sequence of affective states over the course of relationship-focused therapy for sexual minority individuals and their parents.

shirakat@post.bgu.ac.il