Dr. Ruth Pat-Horenczyk is a clinical psychologist and leading researcher in the field of trauma and resilience, with a current focus on the interrelationship between mother and child mental health. She is the Director of Research at METIV: The Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma and leads METIV’s collaboration with Hebrew University, where she is a professor at the School of Social Work and Social Welfare, specializing in infant mental health.
Recently, she co-edited the book Helping Children Cope with Trauma: Individual, Family and Community Perspectives (Routledge, 2009) with METIV Director Dr. Danny Brom, with whom she also edited Treatment of Traumatized Children: Risk, Resilience and Recovery (Routledge 2009). In recent years she has been conducting a nationwide screening project aimed at identification of posttraumatic distress among children and adolescents and provision of school-based group interventions for those in need. Dr. Pat-Horenczyk has published a variety of articles and contributed several book chapters in the field of child trauma and has presented at numerous international conferences to present her clinical work and research findings. Previously, she was involved in clinical research and teaching in several areas of behavioral medicine such as sleep and eating disorders.
Dr. Pat-Horenczyk received her PhD from the Hebrew University and completed her post-doctoral training at the University of California in San Diego.