Trauma & Resilience: Theory & Practice from the Israeli Experience

Cancelled for Summer 2021

The Trauma and Resilience program provides you with a broad picture of the latest developments in the trauma field, contextualized by the Israeli experience. Students will focus on the consequences of and coping with psychological trauma; theoretical concepts and applications of resilience; community preparedness for terrorism and disaster; developmental and gender aspects of children and trauma; and clinical interventions.


Through this intensive program that includes field study and site visits, you’ll learn about topics like the consequences of trauma and the risks of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). You’ll also learn about healthy coping processes and guiding principles for clinical programs treating post-traumatic disorders.


The Trauma and Resilience: Theory and Practice from the Israeli Experience course is an intensive two-week course at Rothberg International School. An optional third week is available to clinicians at the Metiv Center.

This optional third week of clinical training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Post-Traumatic Disorders will be conducted for clinicians who are interested in adapting their clinical skills to the trauma field. This week takes place at the Metiv Center. For more details on the academic aspects of this training, visit the The Israel Center for the Treatment of Psych Trauma. Please also note that you will pay tuition for this clinical training directly to the center.

Students who wish to receive academic credit and transcripts after successfully completing the Clinical Training at Metiv may do so by submitting an online application through the Rothberg International School website.


Eligible students for this course must have a background as an advanced student or a professional in clinical or educational psychology, neuropsychology, social work, psychiatry, counseling, nursing, medicine, or law and public health. Civil servants and clergy are also eligible to apply. Please note that only clinicians are eligible for the optional third week of training.

Costs and Scholarships

Application Fee: US$ 80 (non-refundable)

Health insurance through Rothberg is mandatory for the program.


Two-week course: US$ 1,920
Optional Clinical Training: US$ 500 paid directly


Two-week course: US$ 450
Two-week course and optional Clinical Training: US$ 690

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Cancelled for Summer 2021

Financial Assistance

The Australian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem provides financial assistance on the basis of academic merit, financial need or communal involvement. If you wish to apply for financial assistance, please fill out an online form.

For Further Information

The Australian Friends will be happy to contact and assist you with your application process.

Students from NSW, VIC, SA, TAS, QLD, ACT ,NT & NZ contact:

Jamie Wise or 02 9389 2825

Students from WA contact:

Yael Eilon Jacobson or 0416 166 736

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