Dr. Yael Lahav - lab team
Hagar Avidan, MSc. student
Hagar is an occupational therapist at the Ben Yair Neurological Rehabilitation Institute. She specializes in neurological, cognitive, and hand rehabilitation. Her research explores PTSD and participation in light of stroke – specifically the role of illness perception and self-efficacy.
Shaked Charny, MSc. student
Shaked is an occupational therapist who works with children in the field of mental health. Her research interests include researching the subject of sensory modulation disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and pain perception among survivors of childhood abuse.
May Huberman, MSc. student
May is an occupational therapist who works in the field of mental health among adults.
Her research explores the relations between childhood abuse, doubt experience, and social participation among women with eating disorder symptoms.
Anastasia Keidar – Ph.D. Student
Anastasia is a social worker and mental health therapist in the public sector. She holds a master's degree in from the trauma and stress program at Tel Aviv University and graduated as a distinguished research student from the Faculty of Social Sciences. Her field of research focuses on the effects of adverse events in childhood on mental and physical health.
Avital Lotan – Ph.D. Student
Avital is a licensed clinical and educational psychologist, experienced in treating adjustment, crisis and trauma situations. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminology from Bar-Ilan University (graduating with honors). Avital continued to a master's degree (MA) in Educational Psychology from Ben-Gurion University, finally completing her studies in Clinical Psychology at Tel-Aviv University. In her doctoral research Avital investigates how interpersonal bonds predict and shape subsequent psychopathology among women survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).
Hadas Shtricher-Stern - MSc. student
Hadas’s research focuses on post-traumatic symptoms and institutional betrayal among mothers of children with disabilities. Hadas has a B.A degree in occupational therapy from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. She works as an occupational therapist in kindergartens for children with developmental delays.
Dr. Alana Siegel, Research Fellow
Alana Siegel, Psy.D., completed her undergraduate degree with Honors in Human Development at Cornell University. She graduated with a Masters degree in International Affairs from the Institute d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris. Dr. Siegel earned her doctorate in Clinical and School Child Psychology at Yeshiva University. She completed postdoctoral research fellowships in the labs of both Professor Rachel Dekel and Professor Rami Benbenishty at Bar-Ilan University, as well as in the lab of Professor Zahava Solomon at Tel Aviv University. Dr. Siegel is currently a research fellow in the Lahav Lab, as well as an Instructor at Tel Aviv University. Her research interests include posttraumatic stress disorder, resilience, and secondary traumatic stress.