Personal Data:

  • Born: Vevey, Switzerland, 27.7.45
  • Married, three children
  • Fluent in English, French, German & Hebrew

Professional Credentials:

  • Senior Clinical Psychologist (licensed Supervisor)
  • Senior School Psychologist (licensed Supervisor)
  • Licensed Trainer of Hypnosis


  • 1970-1977: Clinical Psychologist, Eitanim Hospital inpatient & community Mental Health Services.
  • 1975-1983 School Psychologist, director, Beit Shemesh School Psychological Services
  • 1981-1987: Director, Roots Pre-School Diagnostic & Treatment Service for delayed pre-Schoolers.
  • 1981-1987: Supervisor, Jerusalem Developmental Center
  • 1973- to date: Private Practice: individual & family therapy with children, adolescents & adults
  • 1992- to date: Lecturer (Hypnosis), Tel Aviv University School of Medicine.


  • 1963-1967: B.A., Psychology, City College of New York
  • 1975: M.A. Clinical Psychology, City University of New York
  • 1983: PhD Clinical Psychology, City University of New York
  • 1975-1978: Jerusalem Psychoanalytic Institute, Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychotherapy.
  • 1984-1985: Hypnosis, Hebrew University

Relevant Activities:

  • 1986: founding of the Jerusalem Chapter, IsSH, Chapter Chair till 1988.
  • 1992: Workshop Program Chair, 12th International Congress of Hypnosis
  • 1992-1995: Secretary, IsSH
  • 1995- 2001: President, IsSH
  • 1996- 1999: Vice-President, ESH
  • 1997- 2003: Chairperson, ISH Council of Representatives
  • 1999- 2002: President - Elect, European Society Of hypnosis
  • 2002-2005 President, European Society of Hypnosis
  • 2003-2006 Member, ISH Board of Representatives
  • 2005-2008 Immediate Past President, ESH
  • 2006- Chairperson, ESH Committee of Education & training in Europe CEPE

Relevant Publications:

  • 1992a: The Sharing of Associative Material in Psychotherapy and Hypnoanalysis: the Benefits of a Departure from the Principle of Neutrality. Hypnos, 19, 2, 25-33.
  • 1992b: Intra and Interpersonal Functioning of the Therapist during Hypno-Analytic Treatment. In Bongartz (Ed) Hypnosis: 175 years after Mesmer. Recent developments in Theory and Application. Konstanz: Univ. Verlag, Konstanz, 1992, 241-245.
  • 1994: Issues Involved in Hypnotic Work with Adolescents. Hypnos, 21,1, 31-37.
  • 1995a: The Therapist Trance as a Generator of Associative Techniques in Therapy. In Bolcs, E. et al (Eds) Hypnosis Connecting Disciplines: Proceedings of the 6th European Congress of Hypnosis. Vienna: Medizinish-Pharmazeutlische Verlag. 152-155.
  • 1995b:The Issues of Using a Gong in Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy. In Kleinhauz et al (Eds) Jerusalem Lectures on Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy. Hypnosis International Monographs 1. Munich: M.E.G, 167-180.
  • 1996a: Is Hypnosis Full of Hot Air? The Utilization of H.A.B.I.T. Technique. Hypnos, 23, (3) 137-142.
  • 1996b: When Erickson Meets Freud: The Therapist Trance and Counter-transference as Resources for the Hypnotherapist. In Peter, B. et al (Eds.) Munich Lectures on Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. Munich: M.E.G. Stiftung. 79-86.
  • 2001: The Application of Hypnosis in Psychotherapy: Benefits, Issues, complications & reservations. Hypnos, 28, (2), 83-89.
  • 2002: The limit of being "Over-Resourceful": Reflections upon the Benefits and limits of the Creative Urge of Hypnotherapists. In loriedo, C. & Peter, B. (Eds.)The New Hypnosis. The Utilization of Personal resources. Hypnosis International Monographs Number 5. Munich: M.E.G. Stifftung. 69-78.
  • 2002: Treating the "contra-indicated": Reflections of a hypnotherapists in treating difficult clients In Peter, B. et al (Eds.) Munich 200. The 15th International Congress of Hypnosis. Hypnosis International Monographs Number 6. Munich: M.E.G. Stifftung. 107-112.
  • 2002 Finding one's place between megalomania and impotence: Reflections on the effects of owning a hypnotic repertoire upon a hypnotherapist's judgement in critical situations in therapy. In Hoodgin C.A.L et al (Eds.) Issues on hypnosis Cure and Care, Nijmegen, 53-64.
  • 2004: Hypnotic means of enhancing “being” towards the improvement of “doing”: strategies in dealing with people suffering from performance anxieties. Hypnos 31, (1), 3-14.
  •  2010: From Ferencszi to Livnay: A search for the different models we use consciously and unconsciously in hypnotherapy. Contemporary Hypnosis 27 (3). 159-171.
  • 2011:  Non-Verbal means to Working Through in hypnotherapy: The Issues Involved in Using a Gong and non-Verbal Methods in Psychotherapy & hypnotherapy. Contemporary Hypnosis 28 (1) 46-61.