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Dr. Einat Yehene
Fields of Research
Dr. Einat Yehene
School of Behavioral Sciences
  • Factors affecting adaptation to life –altering events

  • Grief following death and non-death losses

  • Ambiguous loss and non-death interpersonal loss

  • Clinical Neuropsychology (Child and Adult)

  • Digital Health

  • Professional and informal caregivers

  • Illness perception and medical trauma

Short Bio

Dr. Einat Yehene is a faculty member at the School of Behavioral Sciences at the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo and a lecturer at the "Mifrasim" institute for psychotherapy research and training. She is also the director of a research lab dedicated to the study of Adaptation to Life-Changing Events - ALICE Lab ( at the College. Her Ph.D. was obtained from Ben-Gurion University, where she explored the relationship between brain and behavioral control.

Dr. Yehene is a clinical neuropsychologist and a specialist-supervisor rehabilitation psychologist and she is licensed in both New York State and Israel. She also maintains a private psychotherapy practice, and advises and lectures to public and private sector organizations.

Her research interests correspond with her extensive public and private sectors clinical experience, including work at Loewenstein Hospital Rehabilitation Center, New York University Medical Center and Sheba Medical Center. Her studies attempt at mapping the underlying psychological mechanism and various factors affecting loss perception and adaptation to adversity.

Selected Publications

  • Yehene, E., Ben-Asher, M., Gerner, M., Brezner, A., & Landa, J. (2022). Parental Narcissistic Injury following Child Acquired Brain Injury (ABI): Exploring Self-Object Needs and Emotional Experience. Psychoanalytic Psychology,1-10.

  • Yehene, E., Zukerman, H., Goldzweig, G., Gerner, M., Brezner, A., & Landa, J. (2022). Perfectionism, Big Five and biopsychosocial functioning among parents of children with and without acquired brain injury (ABI). Brain Injury, 1-8.‏

  • Yehene, E., Eitam, T.  (2022). 'Crying in my uniform, for sure': Loss and grief experiences among soldiers who lost a comrade in arms - a qualitative thematic analysis. Omega-Journal of Death and Dying, 1-22.

  • Yehene, E., Manevich, A., & Rubin, S. S. (2021). Caregivers’ Grief in Acquired Non-death Interpersonal Loss (NoDIL): A Process Based Model with Implications for Theory, Research, and Intervention. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 676536.‏

  • Yehene, E., Steinberg, P., Gerner, M., Brezner, A., & Landa, J. (2021). “Concurrent Ropes and Ladders”: Mapping and Conceptualizing the Emotional Loss Experience of Parents Following Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury. Qualitative Health Research, 31(8), 1518-1533.‏

  • Yehene, E., Brezner, A., Ben-Valid. S., Golan, S., Bar-Nadav, O., Landa, J. (2021). Factors associated with parental grief reaction following moderate-severe pediatric acquired brain injury.  Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 31(1), 105-128.

  • Zaksh, Y., Yehene, E., Elyashiv, M., & Altman, A. (2019). Partially dead, partially separated: Establishing the mechanism between ambiguous loss and grief reaction among caregivers of patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness. Clinical Rehabilitation,33(2), 345-356.‏

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