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Rachel Dekel is Full Professor of Social Work. Prof. Dekel's research focuses on individuals who have experienced secondary exposure to traumatic events. She has conducted studies among spouses of veterans, children of fathers with PTSD, and therapists who work in areas under terrorism.  She is a member of an interdisciplinary team of eight scholars from five universities in Israel that recently received funding of 35 million shekels from I-CORE (Israeli Centers of Research Excellence) to set up The Research Center for Mass Trauma. In the last decade she has been involved in various research projects that examined different facets of human coping with traumatic events such as war, terror and family violence.   Professor Dekel has published almost 100 articles and book chapters and has supervised more than 44 students.

1. Coping and adjustment following traumatic events
2. Secondary traumatization: The implications of traumatic events on the family system and on the therapists
3. Domestic violence
4. Gender and disability

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Tel Aviv University

Jan 1996Jun 1999

Award Date: 1 Jun 1999

Master, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Oct 1990Jun 1993

Award Date: 1 Jun 1993

Bachelor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Oct 1987Jun 1990

Award Date: 1 Jun 1990


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