R Dekel

Summary

Affiliation: Bar-Ilan University
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress and growth: the contribution of cognitive appraisal and sense of belonging to the country
    Rachel Dekel
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Health Soc Work 34:87-96. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Shelters for houseless youth: a follow-up evaluation
    Rachel Dekel
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    J Adolesc 26:201-12. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Marital relations among former prisoners of war: contribution of posttraumatic stress disorder, aggression, and sexual satisfaction
    Rachel Dekel
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    J Fam Psychol 20:709-12. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Secondary traumatization among wives of Israeli POWs: the role of POWs' distress
    Rachel Dekel
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:27-33. 2006
  5. pmc The impact of resource loss on Holocaust survivors facing war and terrorism in Israel
    R Dekel
    Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel 52900
    Aging Ment Health 11:159-67. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint The contribution of social disability to the evaluation of mental disability among PTSD veterans
    Rachel Dekel
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 41:237-47. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic communities for drug addicts: prediction of long-term outcomes
    Rachel Dekel
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel
    Addict Behav 29:1833-7. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint World assumptions and combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder
    Rachel Dekel
    Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Soc Psychol 144:407-20. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Is there intergenerational transmission of trauma? The case of combat veterans' children
    Rachel Dekel
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 78:281-9. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Trapped in captivity: marital perceptions of wives of former prisoners of war
    Rachel Dekel
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Women Health 42:1-18. 2005

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress and growth: the contribution of cognitive appraisal and sense of belonging to the country
    Rachel Dekel
    Louis and Gabi Weisfeld School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Health Soc Work 34:87-96. 2009
    ..In addition, the findings show that most of the predictors contribute to either PTS or PTG, or predicted them differently. The discussion examines the results in light of the current literature on PTS and PTG...
  2. ncbi request reprint Shelters for houseless youth: a follow-up evaluation
    Rachel Dekel
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    J Adolesc 26:201-12. 2003
    ..Our findings lead to a typology of shelter uses, and also raise questions about the extent to which shelters achieve their declared goals...
  3. ncbi request reprint Marital relations among former prisoners of war: contribution of posttraumatic stress disorder, aggression, and sexual satisfaction
    Rachel Dekel
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    J Fam Psychol 20:709-12. 2006
    ..PTSD is related to decreased marital satisfaction, increased verbal aggression, and heightened sexual dissatisfaction among former POWs...
  4. ncbi request reprint Secondary traumatization among wives of Israeli POWs: the role of POWs' distress
    Rachel Dekel
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:27-33. 2006
    ..In addition, it assessed the role of several contributors to the wives' secondary traumatization: the husband's PTSD, the level of his verbal and physical aggression, and the wife's level of self-disclosure...
  5. pmc The impact of resource loss on Holocaust survivors facing war and terrorism in Israel
    R Dekel
    Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel 52900
    Aging Ment Health 11:159-67. 2007
    ..Resource loss, in turn, is associated with higher distress levels. Moreover, current loss of resources compounds the impact of earlier resource losses incurred during the Holocaust...
  6. ncbi request reprint The contribution of social disability to the evaluation of mental disability among PTSD veterans
    Rachel Dekel
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 41:237-47. 2004
    ..Israeli veterans who claim for recognition of their mental disability and compensation undergo multi-professional assessments including a detailed psychosocial evaluation...
  7. ncbi request reprint Therapeutic communities for drug addicts: prediction of long-term outcomes
    Rachel Dekel
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel
    Addict Behav 29:1833-7. 2004
    ..In addition, high self-esteem and an independent locus of control (not believing that one's life was controlled by powerful others) were also associated with being clean at follow-up...
  8. ncbi request reprint World assumptions and combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder
    Rachel Dekel
    Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Soc Psychol 144:407-20. 2004
    ..In addition, the authors found a linear association between self-worth perceptions and levels of mental status. The authors examined the results of the study considering the extraordinary characteristics and meaning of war...
  9. doi request reprint Is there intergenerational transmission of trauma? The case of combat veterans' children
    Rachel Dekel
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 78:281-9. 2008
    ..Little is also known about resilience and strengths that may mitigate or prevent the risk of intergenerational transmission of trauma...
  10. ncbi request reprint Trapped in captivity: marital perceptions of wives of former prisoners of war
    Rachel Dekel
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Women Health 42:1-18. 2005
    ..The meaning of the results is discussed together with implications for practice...
  11. doi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder and marital adjustment: the mediating role of forgiveness
    Zahava Solomon
    Bob Shappell School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Fam Process 48:546-58. 2009
    ..In addition, men's perception of level of forgiveness mediated the relationship between their posttraumatic symptoms and their marital adjustment. The theoretical and clinical implications of these results are discussed...
  12. ncbi request reprint The contribution of loneliness and posttraumatic stress disorder to marital adjustment following war captivity: a longitudinal study
    Zahava Solomon
    Tel Aviv University, Adler Center, POB 39040, Tel Aviv 61390, Israel
    Fam Process 47:261-75. 2008
    ..The theoretical implications of loneliness for the marital relationships of traumatized ex-POWs are discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder among Israeli ex-prisoners of war 18 and 30 years after release
    Zahava Solomon
    Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Clin Psychiatry 66:1031-7. 2005
    ..The psychological responses to captivity were measured in a sample of former prisoners of war (POWs) 18 and 30 years after release from captivity...
  14. doi request reprint The relationships between posttraumatic stress symptom clusters and marital intimacy among war veterans
    Zahava Solomon
    Bob Shappell School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Fam Psychol 22:659-66. 2008
    ..The results point to the importance of self-disclosure and verbal violence as interpersonal mechanisms for the relations between posttraumatic symptoms on marital intimacy of ex-POWs...
  15. doi request reprint Differentiation of the self and posttraumatic symptomatology among ex-POWs and their wives
    Zahava Solomon
    The Adler Research Center for Child Welfare and Protection, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Marital Fam Ther 35:60-73. 2009
    ..The unique characteristics of war captivity and the relationships between avoidance symptoms and cut-off were suggested as possible explanations...
  16. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder and posttraumatic growth among Israeli ex-pows
    Zahava Solomon
    Adler Research Center, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    J Trauma Stress 20:303-12. 2007
    ..In addition, both linear and quadratic associations between PTSD and PTG were found. The authors discuss some unresolved issues related to assessment of PTG and salutary outcomes, and outline directions for future research...
  17. doi request reprint Complex trauma of war captivity: a prospective study of attachment and post-traumatic stress disorder
    Z Solomon
    The Adler Research Center for Child Welfare and Protection, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Psychol Med 38:1427-34. 2008
    ..Victims of war captivity sometimes suffer from complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a unique form of PTSD that entails various alterations in personality. These alterations may involve changes in attachment orientation...
  18. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder reactions among children with learning disabilities exposed to terror attacks
    Ricky Finzi-Dottan
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel
    Compr Psychiatry 47:144-51. 2006
    ..The anxious attachment damages their self-regulation, intensifies their distress, and exacerbates the risk for PTSD. Hence, special attention and specific intervention are needed for youth with LD to enhance their coping strategies...
  19. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic distress and growth among wives of prisoners of war: the contribution of husbands' posttraumatic stress disorder and wives' own attachments
    Rachel Dekel
    Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel 52900
    Am J Orthopsychiatry 77:419-26. 2007
    ..Husbands' PTSD symptomatology, as well as higher levels of avoidance and anxiety dimensions of attachment, contributed positively to distress and to growth. Further studies on the unique predictors of growth are needed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Empowerment, skills, and values: a comparative study of nurses and social workers
    Haya Itzhaky
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan 52900, Israel
    Int J Nurs Stud 41:447-55. 2004
    ..The differences in empowerment, skills and values between social workers and nurses are discussed in light of their different professional roles and work environments...
  21. ncbi request reprint Helping victims of terrorism: what makes social work effective?
    Haya Itzhaky
    School of Social Work, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Soc Work 50:335-43. 2005
    ..The social workers' personal exposure to terrorism directly influenced the reduction of clients' distress and promotion of personal growth...
  22. ncbi request reprint Comparing the distress of American and Israeli medical students studying in Israel during a period of terror
    Susy Kovatz
    New York State American Programme, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Med Educ 40:389-93. 2006
    ..Medical school is a very stressful environment with multiple sources of stress, including academic, social and other issues. International medical students are exposed to additional stressors such as homesickness and culture shock...
  23. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal study of acute stress disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and dissociation following myocardial infarction
    Karni Ginzburg
    Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:945-50. 2006
    ..These findings may reflect either the development of two comorbid entities, or a presentation of a dissociative subtype of PTSD...
  24. ncbi request reprint Factor structure and concurrent validity of the world assumptions scale
    Ask Elklit
    Department of Psychology, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
    J Trauma Stress 20:291-301. 2007
    ..08 to -.43. It is suggested that the WAS has adequate psychometric properties for use in both clinical and research settings...
  25. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress symptoms and fear of intimacy among treated and non-treated survivors who were children during the Holocaust
    Estel Cohen
    AMCHA The National Israeli Center for Psychosocial Support of Survivors of the Holocaust and the Second Generation, Israel
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 38:611-7. 2003
    ..This study examines the longterm consequences of the Holocaust on child survivors as implicated in PTSD residues and fears of intimacy...
  26. ncbi request reprint Clients' reasons for terminating psychotherapy: a quantitative and qualitative inquiry
    David Roe
    Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, USA
    Psychol Psychother 79:529-38. 2006
    ..To study private-practice clients' perspective on reasons for psychotherapy termination and how these are related to demographic and treatment variables and to satisfaction with therapy...