Dr. Lisa Law
Dr. Lisa Law
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD) from London. I also undertook additional specialised clinical training in psychoanalytic and systemic family therapies at the Tavistock Clinic. For 19 years I have been providing a range of psychological services to the public, private and voluntary sectors, working with children, adolescents, couples, families and groups. In addition to my clinical work, I teach at Tel Aviv, Bar Ilan and Ruppin Universities, run an academic forum for integrative psychotherapists and, until recently, coordinated student counselling services for international students at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herziliya.
I am particularly interested in issues of immigration and acculturation. My doctoral training centre specialised in issues of difference and social inequality and my thesis focused on cultural sensitivity. I lectured on working with diverse populations and issues of oppression on masters level psychotherapy courses. In the voluntary and public sectors I have been involved with the development of refugee and asylum-seeker support systems. In particular, I was part of the initiative for unaccompanied refugee minors, providing psychological assistance and humanitarian support to individuals, consultation to refugee aid groups (Assaf and the ARDC) and the United Nations and psychological assessment reports for the Ministry of Education. When teaching 'psychopathology' I am always keen to consider alternative and contemporary, as well as traditional, explanations of psychological distress.