Judith Sandra Bendheim Guedalia, PhD Bio

Judith Sandra Bendheim Guedalia, PhD

   ​JUDITH S. BENDHEIM GUEDALIA, PhD, was born and educated in the United States and came to Israel in 1980. Since 1990 she has been the director of the Neuropsychology Unit, chief psychologist, and member of the Trauma Team (MCE) Emergency Room of Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. She is a licensed psychologist, a supervisor and specialist in medical, rehabilitation, and developmental psychology, and a certified EMDR therapist as well as a diagnostician for autistic spectrum disorders (ADOS). Dr. Guedalia was on the founding staff of the first hostel for haredi abused youth. As cofounder and cochair of Nefesh-Israel (a networking organization for Torah-observant mental health professionals), she has cochaired eight international conferences in Israel and many workshops. She was elected to the board of the Medical Psychology Division of the Israel Association of Psychologists. A frequent lecturer on developmental neuropsychology, acute stress and post-traumatic stress interventions, and the synthesis of psychology and Jewish thought, she writes a monthly column for The Jewish Press, America’s largest independent Jewish weekly, and is a member of the B’Or Ha’Torah International Advisory Board. Dr. Guedalia lives in Jerusalem with her husband and family.



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