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faculty member

  • Prof. Rachel Lev-Wiesel
  • Full Professor
  • Social Work
  • +972(0)528795849
  • [email protected]
  • Trauma and growth
    Child abuse
    Sexual child abuse
    Assessment and treatment
    Validation of assessment tools

  • Rachel Lev-Wiesel, Ph.D. & Prof. she is the founder of the CAT School and The Emili Sagol CAT Research center, HU & The Emili Sagol Research Center at CU, BKK, Thailand. She is a licensed family therapist. At present serves as the head of the National Center for Children and Youth at Risk, The Sagol Center for Hyperbaric treatment and Research, at Asaf Harofe Hospital. She published about 190 papers and chapters in scientific journals and books, as well as 7 books.

  • current projects:
    AI system to detect CSA through self-figure drawing
    AI system to detect cognitive deterioration through self-figure drawing
    sensual memory vs. episodic memory in CSA victims

  • Introduction to body & mind psychotherapy
    CSA treatment
    Use of drawings for assessment and therapeutic purposes

  • Published
    1. Lev, R., & Yakobbovitz, H. (1993). A new approach for bed wetting children: Developmental and group support. IJOT, The Israel Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2(2), 55-69 (Hebrew).
    2. Lev, R. (1995). The battered child phenomenon- second generation to the Holocaust. Family - The Israeli Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 38, 7-11 (Hebrew).
    3. Lev-Wiesel, R. (1998). Abused children of Holocaust survivors: an unspoken issue. Journal of Family Social Work, 3(1), 43-54.
    4. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Fridlander, D. (1998). Role perception among social workers who live under politically uncertain areas. International Social Work, 42(1), 67-78. IF: 0.653; 5-year IF: 0.822 . Also was published in Society and Welfare, 18(2), 281-292 (Hebrew).
    5. Lev-Wiesel, R. (1998). Use of drawing technique to encourage verbalization in adult survivor of sexual abuse. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 25(4), 257-262. IF: 0.65; 5-year IF: 0.659
    6. Lev-Wiesel, R. (1998). Spouses perceptions of each other's coping ability with possible stressful life events and marital quality. Contemporary Family Therapy, 22(2), 211-220.
    7. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Shamai, M. (1998). Living under the threat of relocation: Spouses perceptions of the threat and coping resources. Contemporary Family Therapy, 20(1), 107-121.
    8. Lev-Wiesel, R. (1998). Coping with the stress associated with forced relocation in the Golan Heights, Israel. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 34(2), 143-160. IF: 1.081; 5-year IF: 2.15
    9. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Al-Krenawi, A. (1999). Attitudes toward marriage and marital quality: a comparison among Israeli Arabs differentiated by religion. Family Relations, 48, 51-56. IF: 0.978; 5-year IF: 1.727
    10. Shamai, M. & Lev-Wiesel, R. (1999). Marital quality among couples living under the threat of forced relocation: The case of families in the Golan Heights. The Journal Marital and Family Therapy, 25(2), 239-254. IF: 1.747
    11. Lev-Wiesel, R. (1999). The use of the Machover Draw-A-Person test in detecting adult survivors of sexual abuse: a pilot study. American Journal of Art Therapy, 37(4), 106-112. Also appeared in Russian language in Art Therapy, 3(1), 19-31.
    12. Lev-Wiesel, R. (1999). Feelings of adult survivors of child abuse feelings toward their offender-parents. Child and Adolescents Social Work Journal, 16(4), 291-304.
    13. Lev-Wiesel, R. (1999). The impact of perceived social support and potency on abstinent behavior among members of Narcotics Anonymous. Journal of Social Work Research, 1(1), 1-9.
    14. Al-Krenawi, A. & Lev-Wiesel, R. (1999). Attitudes towards and perceived psychosocial impact of female circumcision as practiced among Bedouin-Arabs of the Negev. Family Process, 38(4), 431-443. (Authors equally contributed to the paper). IF: 1.609; 5-year IF: 2.204
    15. Lev-Wiesel, R. (1999). "I want to rebirth my twenty year old son": bereaved parents' responses. Journal of Family Social Work, 3(4), 39-48.
    16. Lev-Wiesel, R. (1999). Living under the threat of relocation: Different buffering effect of personal coping resources on men and women. Marriage and Family Review, 29(1), 97-108.
    17. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Hershkovitz, D. (2000). Detecting violent aggressive behavior among male prisoners through the Machover Draw-A-Person test. Arts in Psychotherapy, 27(3), 171-177. IF: 0.65; 5-year IF: 0.659
    18. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2000). The effect of children’s sleeping arrangements (communal vs. familial) on fatherhood among men in an Israeli kibbutz. Journal of Social Psychology, 140(5), 580-588. IF: 0.785; 5-year IF: 1.065
    19. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Al-Krenawi, A. (2000). Perception of family among Bedouin-Arab children of polygamous families as reflected in their family drawings. American Journal of Art Therapy, 38, 98-106.
    20. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Amir, M. (2000). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, psychological distress, personal resources and quality of life in four groups of Holocaust child survivors. Family Process, 39(4), 445-460. IF: 1.609; 5-year IF: 2.204
    21. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2000). Quality of life in adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse who have undergone therapy. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 9(1), 1-13. IF: 0.605; 5-year IF: 0.764
    22. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2000). RTE: Revealing Transference Exercises in short-term group therapy. Arts in Psychotherapy, 27(5), 339-344. IF: 0.65; 5-year IF: 0.659
    23. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Drori, D. (2000). The effects of social status upon the self-concept of elderly widows and wives assessed by human figure drawings. Arts in Psychotherapy, 27(4), 263-267. IF: 0.65; 5-year IF: 0.659
    24. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Daphna-Tekoha, S. (2000). The Self-Revelation Through Color Technique: Understanding clients’ relations with significant others, silent language and defense mechanisms through the use of color. American Journal of Art Therapy, 39(2), 35-41.
    25. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2000). Group intervention model for dealing with members holding different political attitudes. Mikbaz, Journal of the Israeli Association of Group Psychotherapy, 5(2), 22-33. (Hebrew).
    26. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2001). Uncertainty, forced relocation, and community role in coping with stress: the case of residents in the Golan Heights. Journal of Social Work Research and Evaluation, 2(1), 103-120.
    27. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2001).You can’t be a good enough Holocaust researcher unless you've visited Auschwitz. Reflections, 7(3), 12-19.
    28. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2001). Poor children: Perceptions of their socio-economic status and occupational future career. Mifgash- Educational Social Work, 14, 101-120. (Hebrew).
    29. Amir, M. & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2001). Does everyone have a name? psychological distress and quality of life among child Holocaust survivors with lost identity. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 14(4), 859-869. (names of authors appear in alphabetical order). IF: 2.55; 5-year IF: 3.296
    30. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Samson, T. (2001). Long-term effects of maternal death through paternal homicide evidenced from family of origin drawings. Arts in Psychotherapy, 28(4), 239-244. IF: 0.65; 5-year IF: 0.659
    31. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Amir, M. (2001). Secondary traumatic stress, psychological distress, sharing of traumatic reminisces and marital quality among spouses of Holocaust child survivors. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 27(4), 433-444. IF: 1.233; 5-year IF: 1.747
    32. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Anson, J. (2002). Exposure to domestic violence among members of community in transition: a comparative study of two Israeli Kibbutzim. Journal of Social Work Research and Evaluation, 3(1), 75-88.
    33. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2002). A model for promoting community cohesion in response to conflict. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 27(1), 32-42.
    34. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Klienberg, B. (2002). Elderly battered wives' perceptions of spousal relationship as reflected in the drawings of the couple. Arts in Psychotherapy, 29, 13-17. IF: 0.65; 5-year IF: 0.659
    35. Al-Krenawi, A. & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2002). Wife abuse among polygamous and monogamous Bedouin-Arab families. Journal of Divorce and Re-marriage, 36(3/4), 151-165. (names of authors appear in alphabetical order).
    36. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2002). "The end of the world" and the creation of a new world? Arts in Psychotherapy, 29(3), 151-154. IF: 0.65; 5-year IF: 0.659
    37. Lev-Wiesel, R., Aharoni, S., & Bar-David, K. (2002). Self figure drawings of born-blind adults: Stages of artistic development and the expression of the senses. Arts in Psychotherapy, 29(5), 253-259. IF: 0.65; 5-year IF: 0.659
    38. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Amir. M. (2003). The effects of similarity versus dissimilarity of spouses’ traumatic childhood events on psychological well-being and marital quality. Journal of Family Issues, 24, 1-16. IF: 0.963; 5-year IF: 1.722
    39. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2003). Indicators constituting the construct 'perceived community cohesion. Community Development Journal, 38(4), 332-343. IF: 0.602; 5-year IF: 1.106
    40. Lev-Wiesel, R., Amir, M., & Ohaion, L. (2003). Fear of rape in female students. Society and Welfare, 23(3), 311-326 (Hebrew).
    41. Amir, M. & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2003). Time does not heal all wounds: Quality of life and psychological distress of people who survived the Holocaust as children 55 years later. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 16(3), 295-299. (Names of authors appear in alphabetical order). IF 2.55; 5-year IF: 3.296
    42. Cwikel, J., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Al-Krenawi, A. (2003). The physical and psychosocial health of Bedouin-Arab women of the Negev area of Israel: The impact of high fertility and pervasive domestic violence. Violence against Women, 9(2), 240-257. IF: 0.968; 5-year IF: 1.660
    43. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Shvero, T. (2003). An exploratory study of self-figure drawings of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia. Arts in psychotherapy, 30(1), 13-16. IF: 0.65; 5-year IF: 0.659
    44. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2003). The Group Stories Fabric Technique (GSFT): A clinical tool for understanding transference issues in group psychotherapy. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 28(3), 227-243.
    45. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Hirshenzon-Segev, E. (2003). Alzheimer's disease as reflected in self figure drawings of diagnosed patients. Arts in Psychotherapy, 30(2), 83-89. IF: 0.65; 5-year IF: 0.659
    46. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2003). Expectations of costs and rewards: Students versus practicing social work. International Social Work, 46(3), 323-332. IF: 0.653; 5-year IF: 0.822
    47. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Amir, M. (2003). Post-traumatic growth among Holocaust child survivors. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 8(4), 229-237. IF 0.729; 5-year IF: 0.817
    48. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2004). Male university students’ attitudes toward rape and rapists. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 21(3), 199-210.
    49. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Doron, H. (2004). Allowing clients to choose their preferable nonverbal therapeutic modality. Arts in Psychotherapy, 31(4), 261-269. IF: 0.65; 5-year IF: 0.659
    50. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2004). Enhancing potency among male adolescents at risk of addiction. Mikbaz, Journal of the Israeli Association of Group Psychotherapy, 9(1), 25-46 (Hebrew).
    51. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Kaufman, R. (2004). Personal characteristics, unemployment, and anxiety among highly educated immigrants. International Migration, 42(3), 57-75. IF 0.865; 5-year IF: 1.123
    52. Lev-Wiesel, R., Kacen, L., & Epstein, R. (2004). The husband-wife relationship as reflected in the drawings of battering husbands. Art Therapy, 21(4), 219-225.
    53. Lev-Wiesel, R., Amir, M. & Besser, A. (2005). Posttraumatic growth among female survivors of childhood sexual abuse in relation to the perpetrator identity. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 10(1), 7-17. IF 0.729; 5-year IF: 0.817
    54. Lev-Wiesel, R., Shabat, A., & Tsur, (2005). A. Stuttering as reflected in adults' self-figure drawings. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 17(1), 99-105. IF: 1.134; 5-year IF: 1.165 [Also published in: Mifgash (2003), 18, 41-52 (Hebrew)].
    55. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Yosipov-Kaziav, J. (2005). Deafness as reflected in self-figure drawings of deaf people. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 17(2), 203-212. IF: 1.134; 5-year IF: 1.165
    56. Lev-Wiesel, R., Ziperstein, & R., Rabau, M. (2005). Using figure drawings to assess psychological well-being among colorectal cancer patients before and after the creation of intestinal stoma: A brief report. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 10(4), 1-9. IF 0.729; 5-year IF: 0.817
    57. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Amir, M. (2005). Holocaust child survivors and child sexual abuse. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 14(2), 69-83. IF: 0.605; 5-year IF: 0.764
    58. Lev-Wiesel, R., Besser, A., & Laish, R. (2005). Measuring potency among preschool children: instrument and intervention. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 22(3-4), 343-360.
    59. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2005). Dissociative identity disorder as reflected in drawings of sexual abuse survivors. Arts in Psychotherapy, 32(5), 372-381. IF: 0.65; 5-year IF: 0.659
    60. Lev-Wiesel, R., Nuttman-Shwartz, O., & Sternberg, R. (2006). Peer rejection during adolescence: psychological long-term effects- a brief report. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 11, 131-142. IF 0.729; 5-year IF: 0.817
    61. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Wiztum, E. (2006). Child molesters vs. rapists as reflected in their self-figure drawings. A pilot study. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 15(1), 105-117. IF: 0.605; 5-year IF: 0.764
    62. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Besser, (2006). Male definitions of sexual assault: the role of the perpetrator's gender. Individual Differences Research, 4(1), 74-78. IF: 1.208; 5-year IF: 1.871
    63. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Shuval, R. (2006). Perceived causal and treatment factors related to substance abuse: Gender differences, a brief report. European Addiction Research, 12, 109-112. IF 2.356; 5-year IF: 2.207
    64. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2006). Intergenerational transmission of sexual abuse? Motherhood in the shadow of incest. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 15(2), 75-101. IF: 0.605; 5-year IF: 0.764
    65. Krumer-Nevo, M., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2006). Social work students' attitudes toward clients with basic needs. Journal of Social Work Education, 41(3), 371-383. IF 1.01
    66. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Liraz, R. (2007). Drawings vs. narratives: Drawing as a tool to encourage verbalization in children whose fathers are drug abusers. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 12(1), 65-75. IF 3.91
    67. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2007). Intergenerational transmission of trauma across three generations. Qualitative Social Work, 6(1), 75-84.
    68. Amir, G. & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2007). Dissociative identity disorder as reflected in drawings of sexual abuse survivors. Arts in Psychotherapy, 34, 114-123. IF: 0.65; 5-year IF: 0.659
    69. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Daphna-Tekoha, S. (2007). Prenatal posttraumatic stress symptomatology in pregnant women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Loss & Trauma, 12, 145-153. IF 0.729; 5-year IF: 0.817
    70. Avni, G., Lev-Wiesel, R. & Buchner, Y. (2007). The relationship between childhood victimization, psychological distress and personal resources in adolescence. Alimut, 1(1), 75-100. (Hebrew).
    71. Nutman-Shwartz, O., Sternberg, R., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2007). Long-term psychological impact of peer rejection. Alimut, 1(1), 53-74. (Hebrew).
    72. Bar-Hoffman, S., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Amir, M. (2007). Basic assumptions, posttraumatic growth, and ambiguity tolerance in a sample of male Israeli young adults. Traumatology, 13, 4-15.
    73. Al-Krenawi, A., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Sehwail, M. (2007). Psychological symptomatology among Palestinian adolescents living with political violence. A brief report. Child and Adolescence Mental Health, 12, 27-31. IF 0.635; 5-year IF: 1.336
    74. Lev-Wiesel, R., Al-Krenawi, A., & Sehwail, M. (2007). Psychological symptomatology among Palestinian male and female adolescents living under political violence 2004-2005. A Brief Report. Community Mental Health Journal, 43(1), 49-56. IF 1.31; 5-year IF: 1.492
    75. Galili, R. & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2007). Sense of place among former evacuees from Sinai relocation. Society and Welfare, 27(1), 37-54. (Hebrew).
    76. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Zeevi, N. (2007). Mothers and children with down-syndrome relationship as reflected in the mothers' self and child drawings. Art Therapy, 24(3), 134-137.
    77. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2007). Enhancing potency among male adolescents at risk to drug abuse- an active research. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 23(5), 321-325.
    78. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2008). Child sexual abuse: a critical review of intervention and treatment modalities. Children and Youth Services Review, 30(6), 665-673. IF: 1.006; 5-year IF: 1.337
    79. Lev-Wiesel, R., Goldblat, H., Eisikovits, Z., & Admi, H. (2009). The impact of shared war-reality on posttraumatic growth versus vicarious traumatization among practitioners. British Journal of Social Work (BJSW), British Journal of Social Work, 39, 1154–1174. IF: 0.995; 5- year IF: 1.285
    80. Stolovy, T., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Glakoph, J. (2009). The meaning of life for hospitalized patients with schizophrenia. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 197(2), 133-135. IF 1.842; 5-year IF: 2.292
    81. Ben Yakov, Y., Narkiss, T., Amir, M., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2009). Quality of life in elders: A focus group. Gerontology, 36(1), 31-44 (Hebrew).
    82. Lev-Wiesel, R., Chen, R., Daphna-Tekoha, S., & Hod, M. (2009). Past traumatic events: is it a risk factor for high risk pregnancy, delivery complications and postpartum posttraumatic symptoms? Journal of Women's Health, 18(1), 119-125. IF 1.417; 5-year IF: 1.915
    83. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2009). Enhancing Potency Among Male Adolescents at Risk to Drug Abuse: An Action Research. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 26(5), 383 – 398.
    84. Lev-Wiesel, R., Daphna-Tekoha, S., & Hallack, M. (2009). Childbirth as retraumatization: prenatal and postnatal posttraumatic stress symptomatology among women, survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Child Abuse & Neglect, 33, 877-887. IF: 1.61; 5-year IF: 2.909
    85. Tener, D., Lev-Wiesel, R., Lang, N., & Ofir, S. (2010). Laughing Through This Pain: Medical Clowning During Examination of Sexually Abused Children: An Innovative Approach. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 19(2), 128-140. IF: 0.605; 5-year IF: 0.764
    86. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Daphna-Tekoah, S. (2010). The role of peritraumatic dissociation as Predictor of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms following childbirth. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 11(3), 266 – 283. IF 1.717; 5-year IF: 1.897
    87. Guez, J., Lev-Wiesel, R., Valetsky, S., KruszewskiSztul, D., & Pener B. (2010). Self-figure drawings in women with anorexia, bulimia, overweight, and normal weight: A possible tool for assessment. Arts in Psychotherapy, 37, 400-406. IF: 0.65; 5-year IF: 0.659
    88. Yampolsky, L., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Ben-Zion, I. Z. (2010). Child abuse: Is it a risk factor for high risk pregnancy. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66(9), 2025-37. IF 1.527; 5-year IF: 2.3
    89. Tener, D., Lang, N., Ofir, S., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2011). The use of medical clowns as buffers for psychological distress during anogenital examination of sexually abused children – A preliminary study. Journal of Loss & Trauma, 17, 12-22. IF 0.729; 5-year IF: 0.817
    90. Beeri A., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2011). Social rejection by peers: A risk factor for psychological distress. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 17(4), 216-221. IF 0.635; 5-year IF: 1.336
    91. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Sternberg, R. (2012). Victimized at Home, Re-victimized by Peers: Types of Domestic Child Abuse as Risk Factors for Social Peer Rejection. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal, 29(3), 203-220.
    92. Shaliut, R., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Govrin, J. (2012). The relationship between social peer rejection, depression, self-image, and breast augmentation. Academic Journal of Creative Arts Therapies, 2(2), 1-12.
    93. Lev-Wiesel, R., Orkibi, H., & Federman, D. (2012). The Use of Creative Arts Therapies for diagnostic and Therapeutic purpose. Journal of Urban Culture Research, Special Issue, 5(1), 16-25.
    94. Engel-Yeger, B., Palgy- Levin, D., Lev-Wiesel, R. (2012). The Sensory Profile of Individuals with Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 29, 266–278.
    95. Rassmussen, L., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Eisikovits, Z. (2013). Current perspectives on children and youth who sexually abuse (Editorial preface). Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 22, 1-8. IF: 0.605; 5-year IF: 0.764
    96. Sela, M., Bar-On, T., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2013). I wish I could be a Cinderella. Society and Welfare, 33(2), 252-225. (Hebrew)
    97. Lev-Wiesel, R., Sternberg, R., & Sarid, M. (2013). Measuring social peer rejection during childhood: Development and validation. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 22(55), 482-492.
    98. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Markus, L. (2013). Perception vs. Circumstances of the child sexual abuse event in relation to the depression and posttraumatic stress symptomatology. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 22(5), 519-533. IF: 0.605; 5-year IF: 0.764
    99. Jacobs-Kayam, A., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2013). Self-Mutilation as Expressed in Self-Figure Drawings in Adolescent Sexual Abuse Survivors. Arts in Psychotherapy, 40, 120-129. IF: 0.65; 5-year IF: 0.659
    100. Rasmussan, L., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Eisikovits, Z. (2013). Current perspectives on children and youth who sexually abuse, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 22(1), 1-8. IF: 0.605; 5-year IF: 0.764
    101. Peleg, M., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Yaniv, D. (2013). Reconstruction of self-identity of Holocaust child survivors who participated in 'Testimony Theater'. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 6(4), 411–419. doi: 10.1037/a0033834 IF 1.457; 5-year IF: 1.669
    102. Lev-Wiesel, R., Altman, M., Govrin, J., (2014). Quality of life and self-image of women who undergo breast surgery for cosmetic reasons. The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, 31(1), 42-46.
    103. Lev-Wiesel, R., Sarid, M., & Sternberg, R. (2014). Social Peer Rejection Measure 2013. PsycTESTS, APA. doi: 10.1037/t24927-000.
    104. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Amir, G. (2014). The Role of Dissociation in Self Injurious Behavior Among Female Adolescents Who Were Sexually Abused. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 23(7), 824-839. IF: 0.605; 5-year IF: 0.764
    105. Stolovy, T., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Witztum, E. (2014). Dissociation: Adjustment or Distress? Dissociative Phenomena, Absorption and Quality of Life Among Israeli Women Who Practice Channeling Compared to Women with Similar Traumatic History. Journal of Religion and Health, 54(3), 1040-1051. DOI:10.1007/s10943-014-9885-4. IF: · 1.02
    106. Sigad, L. I., Davidov, J., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Eisikovits, Z. (2014). Toxic Knowledge Self-Alteration Through Child Abuse Work. Journal of interpersonal violence, 31(3), 481-99. 0886260514555868.‏ IF 1.162
    107. Lev-Wiesel, R., Gottfried, R., Eisikovits, Z., & First, M. (2014). Factors affecting disclosure among Israeli children in residential care due to domestic violence. Child abuse & neglect, 38(4), 618-626.‏ IF 2.89
    108. Klomek, A. B., Lev-Wiesel, R., Shellac, E., Hadas, A., Berger, U., Horwitz, M., & Fennig, S. (2014). The relationship between self-injurious behavior and self-disclosure in adolescents with eating disorders. Eating and Weight Disorders-Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 20(1), 43-48.‏ IF: 0.527
    109. Shapira, G., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Raz, A. (2014). Mothers’ perceptions of their relationship with their children following dyadic art therapy. The International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Invention, 1(5), 369-397.
    110. Sigad. L., Davidov, J., Eisikovits, Z., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2014). Pathways to resilience among Israeli child victims of abuse and neglect. Child Indicators Research, 8(3), 551-570. IF 0.864; 5-year IF: 1.406
    111. Tener, D., Ofir, S., Lang, N., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2015). The Therapy beneath the Fun: Medical Clowning during Invasive Procedures on Children. Clinical Pediatrics, 55(1), 56-65. IF 1.409
    112. Sigad, L., Beker, G., Lev-Wiesel, R., Eisikovits, Z. (2015). Living on the edges: The voices of abused adolescent Israeli young women. Journal of Family Violence. 30, 621–631. IF: 0.940; 5-year IF: 1.17
    113. Stolovy, T., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Eisikovits, Z. (2015). Dissociation and the Experience of Channeling: Narratives of Israeli Women Who Practice Channeling. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 63(3), 346-364.
    114. Gottfried, R., Lev-Wiesel, R., Hallak, M., & Lang-Franco, N. (2015). Inter-relationships between sexual abuse, female sexual function and childbirth. Midwifery, 31(11), 1087-1095.‏ IF 1.57
    115. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2015). Childhood sexual abuse: From conceptualization to treatment. Journal of Trauma & Treatment, 4(259), 2167-1222. IF 1.07
    116. Guez, J., Hertzanu-Lati, M., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Rabin, S. (2015). Dissociative reality and dissociative being for post traumatic patients. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 52(1), 47-53. IF 1.04
    117. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2015). Using drawings within therapy. Academic Journal of Creative Arts Therapies, 5(2), 318-325.
    118. Tener, D., Ofir, S., Lev-Wiesel, R., Franco-Lang, N. & On, A.(2016). Seriously clowning: Medical clowning interaction with children undergoing invasive examinations in hospitals. Social Work in Health Care, 55(4), 296-313. IF 0.42
    119. Diamond, S. & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2016). The title "treatment" and what do you do with it as a child? Recollections of being in child expressive arts group therapy. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 33, 196–201. DOI: 10.1177/1359104516656723.IF 1.705
    120. Diamond, S. & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2016). Recollections of being in child expressive arts group therapy: A qualitative study of adult former clients’ conceptions of their therapy as children. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 66(3), 401-421. IF 0.44
    121. Davidov, J., Sigad, L., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Eisikovits, Z. (2016). Cross-disciplinary craftsmanship: The case of child abuse work. Qualitative Social Work, 16(5), 717-733. IF 1.00
    122. Lev-Wiesel, R., Eisikovits, Z., First, M., Gottfried, R., & Mehlhausen, D. (2016). Prevalence of Child Maltreatment in Israel: A National Epidemiological Study. Journal of child and Adolescent Trauma, 11(2), 141-150. DOI : 10.1007/s40653-016-0118-8
    123. Lev-Wiesel, R., First, M., Gottfried, R. & Eisikovits, Z. (2016). Reluctance vs. Urge to Disclose Child Maltreatment: The Impact of Multi-Type Maltreatment. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 34(18), 3888-3914.
    Doi: 10.1177/0886260516672938 IF 1.59
    124. Sigad, L., Davidov, J., Lev-Wiesel, R., Eisikovits, Z., (2016). Toxic knowledge: Working with child abuse and the self-alteration process. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31(3), 481– 499. IF 2.44
    125. Banerjei, S., De, S., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2016). Somatization tendency, perception of poverty, potency in economically underprivileged adolescents from urban West Bengal. International Journal of Psychology, 51, 672-673. IF 1.867
    126. Gesser-Edelsburg, A., Fridman, T., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2017). Edutainment as a strategy for parental discussion with Israeli children: The potential of a children's play in preventing sexual abuse. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 26(5), 553–72.. IF 1.13
    127. Eisikovits, Z., Tener, D., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2017). Adult women survivors of intrafamilial child sexual abuse and their current relationship with the abuser. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 87(3), 216-225. IF 1.36
    128. Binson, B., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2018). Promoting personal and professional growth through experiential learning: The case of expressive art therapies academic education. Frontiers to Psychology,5(8), 2276. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02276 IF 3.56
    129. Lev-Wiesel, R., & First, M. (2018).Willingness to disclose child maltreatment: CSA vs other forms of abuse. Child Abuse & Neglect, 79, 183–191. IF 2.89.
    130. Lazer, Y., Dor-Frankel, T., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2018). Relationship Between the Ideal Woman Model, Self-figure Drawing, and Disordered Eating Amongst Jewish Ultra-Orthodox Women and National Religious Women. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 55(1), 73-81. IF 1.04.
    131. Efrati, S., Hadanny, A., Daphna-Tekoah, S., Bechor, Y., Tiberg, K, Pik, N., Suzin, G., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2018). Recovery of Repressed Memories in Fibromyalgia Patients Treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen– Case Series Presentation and Neurophysiological Discussion. Frontiers in Psychology, section Movement Science and Sport Psychology, 29(9), 848. IF 2.089
    132. Goldner, L. & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2018). Caring about tomorrow: The role of potency, socio-economic status and gender in Israeli adolescents' academic future orientation. Child Indicators, 12, 1333-1349. IF 1.85
    133. Midhat-Najami, N., Goldner, L., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2018). The Palestinian Experience of Crossing the Qalandia Checkpoint: Thoughts on a Collective Trauma, as expressed in Participant Interviews and Art Therapy Drawings. Frontiers to Psychology; section Clinical and Health Psychology, 9, 1-13. No. 372498 IF 2.089 .
    134. Hadanny, A., Bechor, Y., Catalunia, M., Dafna-Takoa, D., & Lev-Wiesel, R., Efrati, S. (2018). Hyperbaric oxygen therapy effect on patients suffering from fibromyalgia due to childhood sexual abuse – randomized controlled trial. Frontiers to Psychology and Health, 9, 2495. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02495 IF 2.089.
    135. Ram-Vlasov, N., Goldner, L., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2018). Preliminary Validation of the Peri-Traumatic Dissociation Trauma Drawing Assessment (PDTDA): The Case of Military Trauma. The Arts in Psychotherapy,62, 68-76. IF 1.348.
    136. Lev-Wiesel, R., Bechor, Y., Hadanny, H., Dafna-Takoa, S. & Efrati, S. (2018). Brain and mind integration: Childhood sexual abuse survivors experiencing hyperbaric oxygen treatment and psychotherapy concurrently. Frontiers to Psychology and Health, 9, 2535. IF 2.089.
    137. Bhattacharyya, A., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Banerjee, M. (2019). Indian Adolescents’ Perspective of Childhood Abuse and Neglect as Reflected Through Narratives and Drawings, Journal of Loss and Trauma, 24(5-6), 568-593.
    DOI: 10.1080/15325024.2018.1549116 IF 0.789.
    138. Zana-Sterenfeld, G., Federman, D., Lev-Wiesel, R. (2019). The traumatic story as expressed in narrative and movement. Journal of Loss & Trauma, 24(10), 1-18. 10.1080/15325024.2018.1507470 IF 0.789
    139. Weisbrod, D. & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2019). Under the Shadow of an Iranian Nuclear Threat: Reactions of Holocaust Survivors Versus Non-Holocaust Survivors. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 5-6, (495-515). DOI: 10.1080/15325024.2018.1507474 IF 0.789.
    140. Ram-Vlasov, N., Goldner, L., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2018). Preliminary Validation of the Peri-Traumatic Dissociation Trauma Drawing Assessment (PDTDA): The Case of Military Trauma. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 62, 68-76. IF 1.348.
    141. Shochat, T., Roth, N. & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2019). How Do You Sleep? Sleep as Reflected in Self-Figure Drawings of Young Adolescents Living in Residential Care Facilities Compared to Those Living at Home. Sleep Medicine, 60, 116-122. IF 3.395
    142. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Kissos, L. (2019). Using Creative arts therapies in survivors of loss and trauma. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 24(5-6), 110-116.
    143. Bhattacharyya A., Banerjee, M., Lev-Wiesel, R. (2019). Indian Adolescents’ Perspective of Childhood Abuse and Neglect as Reflected through Narratives and Drawings. Journal of Loss & Trauma. 10.1080/15325024.2018.1549116 IF 0.789
    144. Kissos, L., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Czamanski, J. (2019). Sexual Abuse Detection Through Drawing Workshop: E-learning Contribution. Journal of Loss & Trauma, 24(1), 1-16. 10.1080/15325024.2018.1549191 IF 0.789.
    145. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Kissos, L. (2019). Using Creative Arts Therapies in Survivors of Loss and Trauma. Journal of Loss & Trauma, 5-6, 385-386. IF 0.789.
    146. Sigad, L.I. Beker, G., Lev-Wiesel, R. & Eisikovits, Z. (2019). Alone with our interpretations”: Uncertainty in child abuse intervention among healthcare professionals. Children and Youth Services Review,100, 206-213. IF 1.383.
    147. Dafna-Tekoah, S., Lev-Wiesel, R., Israeli, D., & Balla, U. (2019). A Novel Screening Tool for Assessing Child Abuse: The Medical Somatic Dissociation Questionnaire–MSDQ. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 28(5), 526-543. IF 1.133.
    148. Goldner, L., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Simon, G. (2019). Revenge Fantasies after Experiencing Traumatic Events: Sex Differences. Frontiers to Health and Psychology, 10, 886. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00886 IF 2.083.
    149. Lev-Wiesel, R., Massrawa, N., & Binson, B. (2019). Which child maltreatment behavior is perceived as severe? Parents vs. children perceptions of child maltreatment. Journal of Social Work, 20(4), 16-21. 10.1177/1468017319831364 IF 1.089.
    150. Federman, D., Zana-Sterenfeld, G., Lev-Wiesel, R. (2019). Body Movement Manual for the Assessment and Treatment of Trauma Survivors. American Journal of Dance therapy, 41, 75–86. 10.1007/s10465-019-09298-3.
    151. Jacobs-Kayam , A., & Lev-Wiesel. R. (2019). In limbo: Time perspective among female survivors of sexual abuse. Frontiers to Psychology and Health, 10, 912. IF 2.083
    152. Binson, B., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Federman, D. (2019). Do Self-figure Drawings Reveal the Drawer’s Cultural Values? Thais and Israelis Draw Themselves. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 32(4), 1-18. DOI: 10.1177/0022167819831082 IF 0.85.
    153. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Saint Arnaul, D. (2019). Editorial: Child Sexual Abuse: The Interaction Between Brain, Body, and Mind. Frontiers, 10, 2558 . doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02558 IF: 2.122.
    154. Bhattacharyya A., Banerjee, M., Lev-Wiesel, R. (2020). Severity, Disclosure, and Consequences: Perspective of Indian Adolescent Survivors of Childhood Abuse and Neglect. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 24(3), 159-169.
    155. Lev-Wiesel, R., Hazan, M., Daniel M., German, V., Finger, Z., Weinger, S., & Binson, B. (2020). Children Drawing Violence: To What Extent Does It Reflect Actual Experience. Arts in Psychotherapy, 71.
    156. Binson, B., Soasavdi, R., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2020). When personal and national grief unite: The unique case of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand decease. Journal of Loss and Trauma. doi: 10.1080/15325024.2020.1780026.
    157. Kissos, L., Lev-Wiesel, R. Goldner, L., & Butman, M. (2020). Artificial Intelligence Reaches Human-Level Actual Performance: A Pilot Study of Childhood Sexual Abuse Detection in Self-Figure Drawings. Child Abuse & Neglect, 109, 104755.
    158. Lev-Wiesel, R., Dar, R., Paz, Y., Arazi-Aviram, A., Yosef, E., Sonego, G., Weinger, S., Doron, H., & Golan, V. (2020). The relationship between adolescent's free verses enforced decision to enroll in an out-of- home boarding school and later well-being. European Journal of Educational Research, 10(1), 1-11.
    159. Lev-Wiesel, R., Ramot, O., Niv, H., Daniel, E., Gosh, Y., Dahan, A., & Weinger, S. (2020). Physical versus sexual abuse as reflected in adolescents' self-figure drawings: A preliminary study. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
    160. Goldner, L., Lev Wiesel, R., & Binson, B. (2021). Perceptions of Child Abuse as Manifested in Drawings and Narratives by Children and Adolescents. Frontiers in Psychology Health Psychology, 11, 3805. .
    161. Itzkovich, Y., Barhon, E., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2021). Health and Risk Behaviors of Bystanders: An Integrative Theoretical Model of Bystanders’ Reactions to Mistreatment. IJERPH, 18(11), 5552;
    162. Lev-Wiesel, R., et al. (2021). Social peer rejection as reflected in drawings and narratives: to what extent does it reflect actual experience? A Pilot study. Arts in Psychotherapy, 76, IF 1.404
    163. Shai, D., Afek, E., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Federman, D. (2022). The Mediating role of Parental Embodied Mentalizing in the longitudinal association between prenatal spousal support and toddler emotion recognition. Infancy, 27(3), 609-629. IF 2.05. Q1.
    164. Lev-Wiesel, R., Goldner, L., & Daphna-Tekoah},S. (2022). Introduction to the Special Issue The Use of Creative Art Therapies in the Prevention, Screening, and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. doi: .10.1080/10538712.2022.2032895.
    165. Jaroenkajornkij, N., Lev-Wiesel, R., Binson, B. (2022). Use of Self-Figure Drawing as an Assessment Tool for Child Abuse: Differentiating between Sexual, Physical, and Emotional Abuse. Children, 9, 868. children9060868
    166. Lev-Wiesel, R., Goldner, L., Malishkevich Haas, R, Hait, A, Frid Gangersky, N., Lahav, L. Weinger, S. & Binson, B. (2022). Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Draw and Describe their Experiences of Dissociation. Violence Against Women. (accepted).
    167. Balla, U., Lev-Wiesel, R., Israeli, D., Bhattacharyya A., Daphna-Tekoah, S. (2022). The Medical Somatic Dissociation Questionnaire: A tool for differentiating sexually abused children from non-sexually abused children. A brief report. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.

    Submitted (under review)
    Doron, H., & Lev-Wiesel, R. The contribution of emotional intelligence, gender and higher education in supporting honor killing. Aggression and Violent Behavior.
    Kissos, L., & Lev-Wiesel, R. Two Types of Emotional Response Tendencies Among Highly Sensitive Individuals- Emotion Regulation Differentiation Between Sensitivities Levels. Children.
    Goldner, L. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Binson B. I'm in a Bloody Battle without Being Able to Stop It": The Dissociative Experiences of Child Sexual Abuse Survivors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
    Banerjee, S., Lev-Wiesel, R, De,Sonali. Somatisation tendency and potency in low-income adolescent groups of India and Israel: A cross-national comparison. Journal of Adolescence.
    Work maltreatment
    Lev-Wiesel, R. et al. Getting Even, Getting Better": The Reflection of Desire for Revenge and Revenge Fantasies in Drawings and Narratives of Sexually Abused Children. Child and Family Social Work.
    E. Articles or Chapters in Scientific Books
    (which are not Conference Proceedings)


    168. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2002). Different political attitudes: A model for intervention. In: L. Kacen & R. Lev-Wiesel, Group work in multicultural society- the case of Israel (pp. 83-90). Tel Aviv: Cherikover (Hebrew).
    169. Kacen L. & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2002). Dialogue and conflict groups' experience in Israel: A meta-analysis. In: L. Kacen & R. Lev-Wiesel, Group work in multicultural society- the case of Israel (pp. 243-251). Tel Aviv: Chrikover (Hebrew).
    170. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Kacen, L. (2002). Group work in a multicultural society. In: L. Kacen & R. Lev-Wiesel, Group work in multicultural society- the case of Israel (pp. 15-20). Tel Aviv: Cherikover (Hebrew).
    171. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2002). The right stuff: Key personality characteristics that indicate success in overcoming addiction in Israel. In: R. Isralowitz, M. Afifi, & R. Rawson, (Eds.) Drug Problems: Cross Cultural Policy and Program Development (pp 233-242). Westport: CT: Auburn House, Greenwood Publishers.
    172. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Amir, M. (2004). Lost childhood: Children surviving the Holocaust. In T. A. Corales, Trends in Post-traumatic stress disorder research (pp. 131-159). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.
    173. Amir, M., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2004). The quality of life among survivors' loved ones. In D.R. Catherall, (Ed.). The Handbook of Stress, Trauma and the Family (pp. 161-178). New York: Brunner-Routledge. (authors contributed equally to this paper).
    174. Gome-Doitshman, H., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2005). To be a mother of a battered husband. In R. Lev-Wiesel, J. Cwikel, & N. Barak, Women health in Israel (pp. 309-334). Jerusalem: Brookdale. (Authors contributed equally to this paper).
    175. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2005). Intergenerational transmission of incest. In R. Lev-Wiesel, J. Cwikel, & N. Barak, Women health in Israel (pp. 335-350). Jerusalem: Brookdale.
    176. Daphna-Tekoa, S., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Cwikel, J. (2005). Battered women, Bedouin vs. Jewish. In R. Lev-Wiesel, J. Cwikel, & N. Barak, Women health in Israel (pp.291-308). Jerusalem: Brookdale.
    177. Lev-Wiesel, R., Amir. M., & Ohaion, L. (2005). Fear of rape among female college students. In R. Lev-Wiesel, J. Cwikel, & N. Barak, Women health in Israel (pp. 275-290). Jerusalem: Brookdale.
    178. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Amir. M. (2006). Growing out of ashes: Post traumatic growth among Holocaust child survivors- is it possible?. In L. G. Calhoun, & R. G. Tedeschi, Handbook of posttraumatic growth, research and practice (pp. 248-263). New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
    179. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Slater, N. (2006). Art making as a response to terrorism. In F. F. Kaplan (Ed.), Art therapy and social action (pp. 191-210). New York: Jessica Kingsley.
    180. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2007). Trauma, secondary traumatization, retraumatization and sexual abuse. In D. Horowitz, Y. Ben Yehuda, M. Hovav (Eds.), Neglect and sexual abuse of children in Israel (pp. 566-581). Jerusalem: Ministry of Welfare (Hebrew).
    181. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Amir, M. (2007). To be a Holocaust child survivor. In Z. Solomon & J. Chaitin (Eds.), Holocaust and trauma (pp. 134-151). Tel Aviv: Hakibutz Hameuhad.
    182. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2008). Enhancing potency among adolescents at risk. In D. Michaeli, Exile, journey of choice, nature therapy (pp. 189-213). Tel Aviv: Madaf. (Hebrew).
    183. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2008). Beyond survival: Growing out of child abuse. In J. Stephen & P. A. Linley (Eds.), Trauma, recovery, and growth: Positive psychological perspectives on posttraumatic stress (pp.145-160). New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons.
    184. Eisikovits, Z., Davidov, J., Sigad. L., Lev-Wiesel, R. (2013). The social construction of disclosure: The case of child abuse in Israeli society. In R.D Krugman & J.E. Korbin (Eds.), Henry Kempe: A 50 year legacy to the field of child abuse and neglect. Springer
    185. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Wianberg, S. (2014). Individual-Group Therapy in Sexually Abused Children Who Suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder. In Elias Kourkoutas, Angie Hart, & Angeliki Mouzaki (Eds.), Innovative Practice and Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Psychosocial Difficulties and Disabilities. UK: Cambridge Scholar Pub.
    186. Daphna-Tekoah, S., Lev-Wiesel, R., & Ben-Zion I.Z. (2016). Childbirth as Retraumatization of Childhood's Sexual Abuse. In C.R. Martin, V.R. Preedy, & V.P. Patel (Eds.), The Comprehensive Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders. Switzerland: Springer.
    187. Regev, D. & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2016). Creative Art Therapy in Israel: Current Status and Future Directions of the Profession. In D. Gussak & M.L. Rusal (Eds.). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publications.
    188. Eik, U., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2016). Between forgiveness to rejection – Holocaust survivors’ attitudes towards Germans. In A. Zaihan-Wisman, H. Koren., & Z. Eisikovits (Eds.), On interpersonal forgiveness (pp. 157-176). Tel Aviv: Resling.

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