Dr. Moshe Farchi

Dr. Moshe Farchi

Name: 
Dr. Moshe Farchi
Position: 
Senior Lecturer
Department: 
Social Work - B.A. Program
Phone Number: 
04-6960780, 052-5612357 04-8181672

Areas of Interest

Social Work
Emercency Aid
Humanitarian Aid

Short Bio

  • The founder and the Head of the Stress, Trauma and Resilience Studies in the department in of Social Work, Tel-Hai College, Israel.
  • Academic background: Master in public health and Ph.D. in social work. 
  • Research and practice activities are in the field of resilience empowerment as well as trauma symptoms reduction mainly during the acute stage of the trauma (ASR-ASD).
  •  Dr. Farchi expertise is in emergency mental health interventions, Psychological First Aid (PFA), Psychological inoculation and other PFA protocols.
  • Publications: Dr. Farchi published has been to more then 30 conferences, published several innovative articles and book chapters – mostly on interventions during the acute phase.

Dr. Farchi developed and published on 2011 the SIX C's model: Guidelines for immediate interventions during the acute phase. This model has been adopted by the IDF and has been implemented to the use of the IDF solders under the name of "MAGEN" project. Until 2016 all the IDF solders are planed to go through the MAGEN training and acquire the skills for helping their friends during any crisis.

Research

A. Empowering resilience and reduction of trauma symptoms

            B    Psychological Inoculation:

             C.    Acute Stress Reaction (ASR) interventions and symptoms mapping.

             D.  First responders education.

E.  The trauma of sexual harassment and rape victims

Teaching

 B.A

  Children at risk

School of social work

 Haifa University

 2000-2003

 B.A

Social work in health services

 School of social work

Tel Hai, College

1996-2000

B.A

Introduction to Social Work Profession

 School of social work

 

Tel Hai, College

2000-2006

B.A

Guided academic reading

 School of social work

Tel Hai, College

2000-2004

B.A.

 Intervention Methods

School of social work

 Tel Hai, College

1996 +

 B.A.

 Acute crises intervention

 School of social work

Tel Hai, College

2001-2005

 B.A.

 Patient interview

 School of  nutrition science

 Tel Hai, College

 2001-2007

B.A

 Basic principles in social work

 

 School of social work

 

Zfat  College, Bar Ilan University  

2000-2004

 

 M.A.

 Using academic data bases

 School of social work

 Tel Hai, College

2008-2009

B.A.

 Introduction to Stress & Trauma

 School of social work (STSP*)

 Tel Hai, College

2006 +

 B.A.

 Emergency & crisis intervention

 School of social work (STSP*)

 Tel Hai, College

 2006 +

 B.A.

Coping with Post trauma (Seminar)

School of social work (STSP*)

Tel Hai, College

 2005

 B.A. + M.A

 CBT based interventions

 School of social work

 Tel Hai, College

2009 +

 M.A.

 Acute Stress & emergency mental health interventions

 School of social work

 Tel Hai, College

 2010 +

Awards

2008   "Mashabim"  PTSD prevention research        20,000 Shekels

 

Teaching Excellency: 95th Percentile in student's scores

 Haifa University, School of social work

2001

 Teaching Excellency: 97th Percentile in student's scores

 Haifa University, School of social work

2002

 Teaching Excellency: Obligatory courses

Tel Hai college, School of social work

2003

 Teaching Excellency: Obligatory courses

 Tel Hai college, School of social work

2006

Singular contribution to Sderot & "Otef Aza" community in reducing short & long term stress & trauma symptoms

Tel Hai College

2008

Initiation & leadership of the stress & trauma studies program (STSP).

Tel Hai college, School of social work

2009

Initiation & charring  the  first Israeli conference on first responders mental health interventions "From helpless to active coping"

Tel Hai college, School of social work

2010

 

15.7.2 Governments

Description

Governments

Year

Remarkable contribution to the victims of the tsunami in empowering their resilience  and coping abilities.   

  Sri Lanka embassy, Israel.

2005

 Remarkable contribution to the victims of the civil war in  empowering their resilience  and coping abilities.   

   Georgian embassy, Israel.

2007

 Remarkable contribution to the victims of the earthquake  in  empowering their resilience  and coping abilities.

 Dominican republic embassy, in the name of the Haitian's government

2010

 

Publications

Dissertations

1992 -  M.A. (M.P.H.)  in Public heath – The Hebrew university Jerusalem -
             School of   Public   Health and Community Medicine,  Faculty of
             Medicine . 

             Thesis:  The relationship between the physical growth & body image and competence. 

              Tutor: Prof. Hava Palti                            

2003- Ph.D. in Social Work – Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of social science ,
           Ramat Gan , Israel.

          Thesis: Multi-dimensional model for identifying bio-psycho-social risk
           markers for abuse in children.  Tutor: Prof. Jonathan Rabinowitz.

 

       11.2 Books (Academic)

 

11.3 Books Edited

* Farchi, M (2010); "From helpless victim to survival coping."

   Conference book, edited by    Farchi, M. Tel Hai College, Upper Galilee.

   Farchi, M (2012); "From helpless victim to survival coping-II."

  Conference book, edited by    Farchi, M. Tel Hai College, Upper Galilee

 

 

  11.4 Chapter in Collections  (Printed originally in Hebrew):

  Lahad, M., Niv S.,& Farchi. M. (2000). Preventative Intervention following mass disasters events. In:  Klingman et al (Eds) Children under stress – profiles and psychological interventions. The ministry of education, counseling psychology service, Jerusalem .

 

11.5 Articles in refereed journals

  1. Hantman, S., Mosek,  A., Ben-Oz, M., Farchi, M., Doron, H., Cohen, A. (2006).  The socialization of Social Work: A Developmental Perspective.  Social Work Forum, 39, 79-100.  
  2. Farchi, M.; Lahad, M.; Cohen, A. (2008). The Relationship between Professional Competence, Self-perception and Psychosomatic Phenomena among First Responders to Emergencies and Disasters. The Community Stress Prevention Centre (CSPC), Vol. 8, 13-31.  
  3. Farchi, M.; Gidron. Y. (2010). The effects of “psychological  inoculation” versus ventilation on the mental resilience of Israeli citizens under missile attacks. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders, 198(5):382-4   
  4. Lahad, M.; Farchi, M.; Leykin, D.; Kaplansky. N. (2010). Preliminary study of a new integrative approach in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: SEE FAR CBT. The arts in psychotherapy, 37: 391–399   
  5. Moore, A.; Farchi, M. (2010) Is rape-related self-blame distinct from other posttraumatic guilt reactions?. Women & therapy  34 : 447-460
  6. Gidron, Y.; Farchi, M (2013) Effects ofpsychological inoculation on anxiety and expectations concerning the H1N1 flu: An Internet intervention study .

      Anxiety, Stress, & Coping. (Under review).

7. Farchi, M. Gidron, Y. Eizenman, A. (2014) Reduction of acute stress reactions (ASR) in emergency room patients via stress management or memory structuring: a Randomized controlled trial. Psychological medicine  (Submitted).

 

8. Farchi, M, Cohen A, Mosek, A (2013) Developing Specific Self-Efficacy and Resilience for First Response among Students of Social Work and Stress and Trauma Studies. Journal of Teaching in Social Work. In press.

 

 9. Moor ,A;  Ben-Meir ,E.;  Golan-Shapira, D.; & Farchi, M. (2013) Rape: A Trauma of Paralyzing
     Dehumanization, Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 22:10,1051-1069

 

            11.6.1 Chapters in collections (Hebrew )

         9.   Farchi, M (2012) From helplessness to active coping: The role of the social worker as
             first  responder during crises and disasters
. In:  Chovav & Lewental (Editors):
             Introduction to social work.

10. Chapter in Collection (English )

           

11 . Invited chapters

Farchi, M. (2012) From BASIC-PH to PTSD The surprising sequence. In: Lahad, M; Shacham.

            M.( Editors) "BASIC-PH". Jessica Kingsley Publisher

Farchi, M. Hantman, S (2013).  From Helplessness to active coping . In: Social Work Practice in Health, Mental Health & Communities: A Meta-framework for Micro, Mezzo, Macro and Global Action. USC School of Social Work  Department of Military Social Work.

            

11.8 Articles in non - refereed journals

 11.8.1 Articles in non - refereed journals Published originally in Hebrew

Farchi, M. (2010). "Emergency mental health interventions" Set of continuing education
             program for home front command rescue units . Published by the IDF – home front
             commend

Farchi, M. (2010) Haiti behind the stages. Maida 8, Yediot Hagalil (Local newspapers)

            Farchi, M. (2007)  Memories from Africa: Insights from the IFSW conference, Uganda.

           Hebrew   Psychology:   http://www.hebpsy.net/articles.asp?t=1&id=1335

           Farchi, M (2005) Sri Lanka: The Common sense after the Tsunami. I Volunteer, Israel.
            http://www.ivolunteer.org.il

 

                  11.9 Refereed journals board membership:

                  2007 +   "Aminut" (Originally in Hebrew).

                 11.10 Refereed journals reviewer:

                2010: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare  Impact Factor (2009): 0.921   

 

  1. Active Participation in Scientific Conferences

         12.1 Conference initiation  & chair : 2010,  2012 Tel Hai College. " From helpless to active
                 coping" The first & second  Israeli conference on first responders. 

Full CV

Presentations

Using medical checkup for screening & identifying children at risk at the pre-acute stages.   

 ISPCAN International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect  

1999

1

Biopsychosocial profiles of abused children

 ISPCAN

2004

2

 1. Rauma-Trauma: Nonverbal intervention model among the tsunami refugees in Sri Lanka.

2 . Helping the helpers: Group intervention among teams & professionals after the tsunami

 Israeli Society for group  therapy

2005

3

Rauma – Trauma – Non-verbal approach in helping the children who were victims of the tsunami.

 

Australian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

 (ASTSS)

2005

4

Psychological Preparation and Debriefing of Israeli Defense Personnel: The Gaza settlement evacuations.

ASTSS

Convention

2005

5

Rauma – Trauma – Non-verbal approach in helping the children who were victims of the tsunami.

 

International  Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

 (ISTSS)

2006

6

Rauma – Trauma – Non-verbal approach in helping the children who were victims of the tsunami.

 

 Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR)

2006

7

Rauma – Trauma – Non-verbal approach in helping the children who were victims of the tsunami.

 

 International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)

2007

8

The Relationship  Between Coping Resources and PTSD: A Test of the BASIC-PH Model in the Context of War

 STAR

2008

9

Effects of "psychological inoculation" on the mental health of Israelis under missile attacks: A randomized –control trial.

STAR

2009

10

 Emergency & disaster mental health intervention training: stress & trauma studies program (STSP)

I.P.R.E.D

2010

11

 Stress & Trauma Studies Program (STSP) : New approach for first responders' education

 Tel Hai College

2010

12

Effects of Psychological inoculation on anxiety and expectations concerning the H1N1 flue: an internet intervention study 

STRESS

2010

13

Stress & Trauma Studies Program (STSP): Theoretical & Practical Emergency Mental Health interventions for B.A Social Work Students.

Shared Strategies

For Homeland Security

(Invited symposiums) 

 

 

 

2010

 

 

14

Innovative mental health intervention methods during crises and emergencies

15

Empowerment Model for Community Disaster (EMCD

 USC Fourth Conference on International Social Work.

March, 2011

 

16

 

Communities in crises - symposium

 

17

Stress & Trauma Studies Program (STSP): Theoretical & Practical Emergency Mental Health interventions for B.A Social Work Students

 

The World 17th Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine   WCDEM

 

 

 

Jun, 2011

 

18

Innovative mental health intervention methods during crises and emergencies

 

19

Empowerment Model for Community Disaster (EMCD)

20

The Relationship Between Coping Resources and PTSD: A Test Of The BASIC-PH Model In The Context Of War

 

 

Trauma through the Life Cycle from a Strengths-Based Perspective

 

 

 

 

 

 

December, 2011

21

"Empowerment Model for Community Disaster (EMCD).

 

22

From A Helpless Victim To A Coping Survivor: Innovative Mental Health Intervention Methods During Crises And Emergencies (Workshop)

 

23

Emergency & disaster mental health intervention training: stress & trauma studies program (STSP)

 

 

 

I.P.R.E.D II

 

 

 

January, 2012

 

24

Innovative emergency mental health   interventions during crisis and emergencies

Scientifically-based early interventions for reducing the ASR and preventing PTSD- Symposium

 

XIII ESTSS Conference

Bologna,

 

 

June, 2013

 

25

The Six-C's Model – Guidelines for the Emergency Mental Health Providers

 

26

From Helpless to a Coping Survivor: Innovative Mental Health Intervention Methods During Crisis and Emergencies

I.P.R.E.D III

January, 2014

27

Implementation of the Six C's frame work during operation" Pillar of Defense"

I.P.R.E.D III

January, 2014

28

Reduction of acute stress reactions (ASR) in emergency room patients via stress

management or memory structuring

I.P.R.E.D III

January, 2014

29