Minding your Mental Health: Dr. Eli Somer Discusses the Psychological Impact of COVID-19



DR. ELI SOMER, Clinical Psychology Professor in the School of Social Work at University of Haifa, and Expert in Psychological Stress discussies the short- and long-term psychological effects of isolation on different age groups, and ways to lessen the impact of stress and anxiety during this period of confinement.

March 26, 2020

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DR. ELI (ELIEZER) SOMER is a Full Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology at University of Haifa’s School of Social Work. He is the former President of both the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. He was twice selected in the Maariv survey as one of the 10 best clinical psychologists in Israel. Dr. Somer is the founder and a scientific advisor of TDIL – Trauma and Dissociation Israel, and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse. Professor Somer’s clinical and scientific practice focus on the consequences of psychological stress and trauma.

Dr. Somer has been treating survivors of trauma for over 30 years, including serving for many years as a reservist combat Mental Health Officer in the Medical Corps of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) specializing in combat stress reactions. He has been published in over 100 scientific publications, including more than 30 on the topic of maladaptive daydreaming.

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