Prof. Dan Hoofien (Ph.D)
Fields of Research
Prof. Dan Hoofien (Ph.D)
School of Behavioral Sciences
  • Long-Term Outcomes of Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Treatment

  • Depression and Unawareness 

  • Mediating Effects of Personality Attributes

Short Bio

Professor Hoofien earned his doctoral degree in psychology from Tel Aviv University. He was one of the founders of the Israeli National Institute for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (NGO) and served as its director for more than 35 years. He joined the Psychology Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Graduate Program in Clinical Neuropsychology in 1994, until his retirement in 2019. Dan was also among the founders of the Israeli Neuropsychological Society and served as its chairman (elected) between 1999-2002. Professor Hoofien is a member of the International Neuropsychological Society and served as a member of the society’s publications committee. He is the recipient of the society’s 2014 Distinguished Career Award. During his long career Dan specialized in neuropsychological rehabilitation of persons with acquired brain injuries, research and development of specialized rehabilitation programs and neuropsychological evaluation.


Certified rehabilitation and medical psychologist, supervisor. Clinical neuropsychologist. Currently: faculty member at the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Academic College, School of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Neuropsychology; Ramat-Gan Academic College, Graduate Program in Educational Counseling; Scientific consultant and supervisor at the National Institute for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation (NGO).

Selected Publications

  • Shany-Ur, T; Bloch, A; Salomon-Shushan, T; Bar-Lev, N; Sharoni, L; and Hoofien, D., (2020) Efficacy of Post-Acute Neuropsychological Rehabilitation for Patients with Acquired Brain Injuries is Maintained in the Long Term. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 27, 130-141.

  • Vakil, E; Hoofien, D. (2016) Clinical Neuropsychology in Israel. In: International Perspectives on Training and Practice in Clinical Neuropsychology – Special Issue of The Clinical Neuropsychologist. 30:8, 1267-1277.

  • Hegedish O., Hoofien, D. (2013). Detection of Malingered Neurocognitive Dysfunction Among Patients with Acquired Brain Injuries: A 'Word Memory Test' Study. European Journal of Psychological Assessment. 29, 4, 253-262.

  • Peleg, G., Barak, O., Harel, Y., Rochberg, J., and Hoofien, D. (2009) Hope, dispositional optimism and severity of depression following traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 23, 10, 800-808.

  • Hoofien, D; Gilboa, A; Vakil, E. & Barak, O. (2004) Unawareness of cognitive deficits and daily functioning among persons with traumatic brain injuries. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 26, 2, 278-290.

  • Hoofien, D; Gilboa, A; Vakil, E; & Donovick, P. (2001) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) 10-20 years later: A comprehensive outcome study of psychiatric symptomatology, cognitive abilities and psychosocial functioning. Brain Injury, 15, 3, 189-209.