School of Non Violent Resistance

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International NVR Conference Israel , Spring 2018
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Haim Omer Haim Omer
Haim Omer is internationally renowned as the originator and developer of the New Authority paradigm. During his 40 years career as psychotherapist, academic researcher and teacher, he has published over seventy articles and book chapters on topics such as the therapeutic impact as a non-specific factor in psychotherapy; the empathic narrative in psychotherapy; the psychology of demonization; parental presence; non-violent resistance in families, schools and communities; the new authority; training parents of children with acute behavior problems in non-violent resistance; training parents of dependent young adults in non-violent resistance; the dependence trap: a systemic concept for families with dependent young adults; and the anchoring function as a bridge between authority and attachment.

His areas of activity include Short-term psychotherapy, parental counseling, systemic interventions in families, schools and communities. The concepts and methods of parental presence, non-violent resistance and the new authority are being implemented by therapeutic teams and treatment centers in Israel, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Denmark and Sweden. Controlled studies on these methods have been published in leading journals.

In 2011 Prof. Omer founded (together with Irit Schorr-Sapir), the school of nonviolent resistance, which considered the official place of learning the NVR and new authority approach.

Haim Omer is tenured professor of Psychology at Tel Aviv University.

Irit Schorr-Sapir Irit Schorr-Sapir
Irit is a clinical psychologist. She is the director and co-founder (with prof. Haim Omer) of the "NVR School". She is also the director of the ADHD- NVR clinic, in Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel. Irit has been working closely with Prof. Omer over the past 15 years and developed with him the NVR and new authority psychology. She has developed and published several NVR treatment models, for violence between siblings; for school refusal; and for ADHD children. Irit is a senior supervisor and trainer in the NVR and NA approach in Israel and Europe. She is a doctoral student of Haim Omer at the Tel Aviv University.
Iris Shachar Lavie Iris Shachar Lavie
Dr. Iris Shachar Lavie is a psychologist working in the department of child and adolescent psychiatry in Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Israel. She is studying the impact of internet use on children and adolescents; more specifically, exploring the opportunities and risks of computer meditated communication for socially anxious adolescents. She has been a member of the Israeli parent’s counselling unit for the past 5 years, and assisted in the development of the “Vigilant Care” concept as part of Prof. Omers’ New Authority model. Iris has formulated a model of “Vigilant Care” specifically targeted at children’s internet use, as well as an intervention program for parents’ whose children exhibit computer over-use (otherwise known as internet addiction).
Dan Dolberger Dan Dolberger
Dan is a psychologist and family and couple therapist specializing in NVR-oriented systemic interventions, with particular emphasis on AED (Adult Entitled Dependence), resistance to family violence and crisis interventions. Dan manages the NVR Intervention Centre, a private counseling center for parents of adults suffering from AED, behavior and anxiety problems which he co-founded together with Professor Haim Omer. He has developed and published, together with Professor Omer and the center team, an NVR-based intervention model for such conditions. Dan is founder of an international forum of NVR practitioners and a team member of the School of Non Violent Resistance. In the past, Dan has held various journalistic positions, as well as senior business development, marketing and entrepreneurship positions in Israel’s High Tech industry. Dan holds an MA degree in Social Psychology from the Tel Aviv University.
Ifat Levavi Ifat Levavi
Dr. Ifat Lavi-Levavi is a psychologist working in the department of child and adolescent psychiatry in Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Israel . Her doctoral dissertation, under the supervision of Prof. H. Omer, investigated the effects of the Non Violent Resistance therapy (NVR) on parent- child escalation processes. She was the deputy head of the parent counseling unit in the Schneider hospital. She led NVR trainings for phone supporters and for therapists from different countries, and developed adaptations of NVR for different areas, such as eating disorders, diabetes, managers and organizational counseling.
Na'ama Gershy Na'ama Gershy
Dr. Naama Gershy is a psychologist, working in Yale University, US. Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Long Island University, NY. She specializes in psychotherapy research, emotion regulation processes and the parental capacity to use mentalization. Naama is currently working on a study that examines the influence of mindfulness intervention on parents training in NVR. Her study was conducted at the ADHD-NVR clinic at Schneider Children Hospital in Israel. Naama obtained her Master degree in clinical psychology form Tel Aviv University. Her master dissertation, supervised by Professor Haim Omer, focused on the role of fathers in parents training and the results of her study helped to establish a protocol for fathers’ recruitment. Naama has wide clinical experience in working with parents and children in inpatients and outpatients settings in Israel and the US.
Tal Fisher Tal Fisher
Tal is a psychologist, holding his M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology from Tel-Aviv Universlty, and a certified group facilitator. Tal's M.A. thesis dealt with Routine Vigilant Care (RVC), and served as the basis of one of the chapters in Prof. Omer's new book about vigilant care. Tal guided parents and groups of parents using NVR at Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel during his M.A. Tal currently works in the students counseling unit at the Technion (Israel institute of technology) as an intern, and also works at the educational-psychological services in Tel-Aviv Municipality.
Yuval Nuss Yuval Nuss
Yuval is a psychologist, and member of the NVR Intervention Centre, a private body dedicated to NVR inteventions in general with special emphasis on Adult Entiled Dependence. Yuval is highly experienced in training professionals in NVR psychology both locally and internationally. Worked at a closed psychiatric ward for adults at the Nes-Ziona mental health center in which he established and lead a group of parents of adults with severe mental illnesses using NVR principles. Yuval holds an M.A. degree in clinical psychology from Tel-Aviv University
Ohad Nahum Ohad Nahum
Ohad Nahum is a certified clinical psychology, working in his private practice with children and adults, experienced both in Dynamic and in Cognitive Behavioral therapy. He is a member of the member of the NVR Intervention Centre, a private body dedicated to NVR inteventions in general with special emphasis on Adult Entiled Dependence. He is also a team member of the school for Non Violent Resistance, and has been working with Professor Haim Omer since 2002. Ohad applied the NVR principles in his work with variety of population and in several fields, trained professionals in NVR psychology, and lectured on NVR and the new authority. In his private practice, Ohad also works as a sport psychologist with athletes and he is a lecturer in several Colleges for Physical Education and Sports Sciences. Ohad completed his B.A in Psychology and Economics at Tel-Aviv University and his M.A in Child Clinical psychology at Haifa University.
Elad Chone Elad Chone
Elad Chone, authorized clinical psychologist by the Danish psychologist council. Specializes in mindfulness interventions, short-term dynamic psychotherapy and family conflict and violence. Works in private practice in Tel Aviv and as a psychologist at טבע ומהות ("Nature and Essence", Center and school for treatment processes in nature). Cooperation with professor Haim Omer and the NVR school to bring the nonviolent resistance approach to Scandinavia.
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