ֿJoel Wardi has been the director of the clinical division of METIV: The Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma since 2000. Joel obtained his M.A. in Psychology from Bar Ilan University and worked over the years with traumatic brain injury, Holocaust survivors and combat soldiers. He is a clinical psychologist and a senior supervisor of a group of therapists who work with a variety of traumatized populations.
Additionally, as part of the work at the center, Joel conducts community and group interventions with first responders and government professionals, including preparedness for traumatic events, early intervention after terrorist attacks, and community and individual post trauma treatment. Joel’s special interest is in integrative trauma treatment modalities with special emphasis on the transition from a victim identity to a sense of agency.