October 17, 2017

Topic of the Week: New Scholar

HBI Welcomes Rivka Tuval-Mashiach

HBI welcomes Dr. Rivkah Tuval-Mashiach, a fall Helen Gartner Hammer Scholar-in-Residence, a clinical psychologist and an associate professor of psychology at Bar-Ilan University. Until recently, she served as director of the graduate clinical program and on the steering committee in charge of conferences and special activities. For the last 15 years, she held a joint appointment in the Graduate Program for Gender Studies where she still teaches courses on the women’s psychology and mental health, and women’s development along the life cycle. Tuval-Mashiach is also the academic head of the Community Services Unit of NATAL, the Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War.  Her research fields include coping with trauma and stress, identity challenges and identity re-construction in coping with trauma and illness, emerging adulthood, narratives of gender, and the development of narrative theory and qualitative methodologies.

Her clinical work focuses on individual and collective responses to trauma, mainly using narrative approaches to study identity reconstruction processes in the aftermath of traumatic events.  More recently, she is focusing on trauma narratives, at both the individual and collective levels, as the main therapeutic tool in her work. Tuval-Mashiach published two books and many peer reviewed papers on these topics including Narrative Research: Reading, Analysis and Interpretation (Sage, 1998, with Professor Amia Lieblich and Dr.Tammar Zilber) and Narrative Research: Theory, Interpretation and Creation, in Hebrew, with Dr. Gabriella Spector-Mersel. Her current research project deals with parents of soldiers, and their experieces and attitudes towards their son’s enlistment to combat service.

Protected by Akismet
Blog with WordPress

Welcome Guest | Login (Brandeis Members Only)