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Dr. Ora Nakash

School of Psychology, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel

Email: onakash@idc.ac.il


2003 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Boston University, USA

1998 M.A., Clinical Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Israel

1996 B.A., Psychology and Education, University of Haifa, Israel


  1. Nakash O., Dutra L., & Westen D. (2002). The relationship between attachment patterns and personality pathology in adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 41, 1111-1123.
  2. Nakash, O., Dierberger, A., & Westen, D. (2002). A multidimensional meta-analysis of pharmacotherapy for bulimia nervosa: Summarizing the range of outcomes in controlled clinical trials.Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 10, 193-211.
  3. Nakash, O., Williams, L. M., Jordan, J. V. (2004). Relational-Cultural theory, body image and physical health. Wellesley Centers for Women Working Paper No. 416. Wellesley, MA: Wellesley Centers for Women Working Paper Series.
  4. Drill, R., Beinashowitz, J., Nakash, O., Plant, D. (2006). What works, when and why: An outcome study of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 54(4), 1353-1357.
  5. Nakash, O., Brody, L. (2006). The effects of social roles and personality motives on autobiographical memory. Sex Roles: Journal of Research, 54, 39-56.
  6. Westen, D., Nakash, O., Cannon, T., Bradely, R. (2006). Clinical assessment of attachment patterns and personality disorder in adolescents and adults. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74(6), 1065-1085.
  7. Nakash, O., Brody, L. (2007). The effects of power imbalances and gender on autobiographical memory. Self and Identity, 6(4), 304-321.
  8. Alegría M., Nakash O., Lapatin, S., Oddo V., Gao S., Lin J., Normand S-L. (2008). How missing information in diagnosis can lead to disparities in the clinical encounter. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 14, Suppl: S26-35.
  9. Nakash, O., Dargouth, S., Gao S., Oddo, V., Alegria, M. (2009). Patient initiation of information: Exploring its role during the initial mental health interview. Patient Education and Counseling, 75, 220-226.
  10. Nakash, O. (2010). Challenges of making decisions during the mental health intake with multicultural populations. Atopos, 10, 39-48. (in Spanish).
  11. DeFife, J.A., Drill, R., Nakash, O., & Westen, D. (2010). Clinician ratings of adaptive functioning and developmental history: Agreement with patient reports. American Journal of Psychiatry, 167, 1472-1478.
  12. Nakash, O., Shemesh, A., Nagar, M.*, Levav, I. (2012) Cancer and common mental disorders in the community: Results of the Israel-World Mental Health Survey. European Journal of Psychiatry, 26,174-184.
  13. Nakash, O., Saguy, T., Levav, I. (2012). The effect of social identities of service-users and clinicians on mental health disparities: A review of theory and facts. Israeli Journal of Psychiatry, 49(3), 202-210.
  14. Nakash, O., Nagar, M.*, Shoshani, A., Zubida, H., Harper R. (2012). The effect of acculturation and discrimination on mental health symptoms and risk behaviors and among adolescent migrants in Israel. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 18(3), 228-238.
  15. Rosen, D., Miller, A., Nakash, O., Halpern L., & Alegria, M. (2012). Interpersonal complementarity in the mental health intake: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59(2),185-196.
  16. Nakash, O., Nagar, M.*, Mandel, R., Alon, S., Gottfried, M., Levav, I. (2012). Ethnic differentials in mental health needs and service utilization among persons with cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20, 2217-222.
  17. Nakash, O.Levav, I. (2012). Editorial: Culture and psychiatry. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 49(3), 148-150.
  18. Darghouth, S., Nakash, O., Miller, A., & Alegria, M. (2012). Assessment of co-occurring depression and substance use in an ethnically diverse patient sample during behavioral health intake interviews. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 125, S51-S58.
  19. Levav. I. & Nakash O. (2012). Even in people with cancer, the gap in mental health care is large. Diagnosis: publicación científica de Fundación PROSAM, 9, 13-24. (in Spanish).
  20. Nakash, O., Levav, I., & Gal, G., (2013) Ethnic-based intra- and inter-generational disparities in mental health: Results from the Israel-World Mental Health Survey. The International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 59(5), 508-515.
  21. Zubida, H., Lavi, L., Harper, R., Nakash, O., & Shoshani, A. (2013). Home and Away: Hybrid Perspective on Identity Formation in 1.5 and Second Generation Adolescent Immigrants in Israel.Glocalism: Journal of Culture, Politics and Innovation, 1, 1-27.
  22. Nakash, O., Barchana, M., Liphshitz, I., Keinan-Boker, L., & Levav, I. (2013). The effect of cancer on suicide in ethnic groups with a differential suicide risk. European Journal of Public Health, 23(1),114-115.
  23. Nakash, O., Gerber, Y., Goldbourt, U., Benyamini, Y., & Drory, Y. (2013). Ethnicity and long-term prognosis after myocardial infarction: a population-based cohort study. Medical Care, 51,137-143.
  24. Nakash, O. & Alegria, M. (2013). Examination of the role of implicit clinical judgments during the mental health intake. Qualitative Health Research, 23, 645 –654.
  25. Nakash, O., Liphshitz, I., Keinan-Boker, L., & Levav, I. (2013). The effect of cancer on suicide among elderly Holocaust survivors. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior 43, 290-295.
  26. Nakash, O., Levav, I. (2013). Mental health stigma in a multicultural society: The case of Israel. Psychology, Society and Education, 4, 195-209.
  27. Nakash, O., Nagar, M., Danilovich, D.,  Bentov-Gofrit, D.,  Lurie, I.,  Steiner, E.,  Sadeh-Sharvit, S.,  Szor, S., & Levav, I. (2014). Ethnic disparities in mental health treatment gap in a community-based survey and in access to care in psychiatric clinics. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 60, 575-583.
  28. Shoshani, A., Nakash, O., Zubida H., Harper, R. A. (2014). Mental Health and Engagement in Risk Behaviors among Migrant Adolescents in Israel: The Protective Functions of Secure Attachment, Self-Esteem, and Perceived Peer Support. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 12, 233-249.
  29. Nakash, O., Nagar, M.*, & Levav, I. (2014). Presenting problems and treatment expectations among service users accessing psychiatric outpatient care: Are there gender differences? Israeli Journal of Psychiatry, 51, 212-218.
  30. Nakash, O., Razon, L.*, & Levav, I. (2015). Primary mental health prevention themes in published research and academic programs in Israel. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 4, 3.
  31. Nakash, O., Nagar, M.*, & Levav, I. (2015). Predictors of mental health care stigma and its association with the therapeutic alliance during the initial intake session. Psychotherapy Research,25, 214-221.