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Dr. Sharon Ziv-Beiman
Fields of Research
Dr. Sharon Ziv-Beiman
School of Behavioral Sciences
  • Psychotherapy Integration

  • Therapist self-disclosure

  • Inter-relations between the therapeutic technique and therapy outcomes

  • Teaching and training in psychotherapy

  • Psychotherapy of adults and couples

Short Bio

Dr. Sharon Ziv-Beiman – Licensed clinical psychologist and supervisor, senior faculty member and head of the Mifrasim Institute for Psychotherapy Training and Research at the School of Behavioral Sciences at the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, founder and board member of ”Ogen – Integration Based Psychotherapy Training Program,” as part of the Institute. She is a former chair of the Israeli Forum for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IFRPP), a former board member of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP), founder and active member of "Siach Group: An Institute for Relational Psychotherapy" in Tel Aviv. She is also engaged in and was a founder of the "Israeli Association for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration" and "The Israeli Group for Psychotherapy Research," and has a private practice in Tel Aviv.

Her research fields include psychotherapy integration, therapist self-disclosure, inter-relations between the therapeutic technique and therapy outcomes. Teaching and training in psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy of adults and couples – private practice.

Selected Publications

Alfi-Yogev, T., Kivity, Y., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Ziv-Beiman, S., Yehezkel, I., & Atzil-Slonim, D. (2023). Client-therapist temporal congruence in perceiving immediate therapist self-disclosure and its association with treatment outcome. Psychotherapy Research, 33(6), 704-718. doi:

Chen, R., Bar-Kalifa, E., Sade, A., & Ziv-Beiman, S. (2022). Client-therapist congruence in session-helpfulness ratings and its association with therapy outcomes. Psychotherapy Research, 32(4), 484-496.‏ doi:

Govrin, A., Shahar, G., & Ziv-Beiman, S. (2022). Psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Israel: a tale of hegemony, strife, and (apparent) growth. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 36(4), 312-330.‏ doi:

Katz, M., Ziv‐Beiman, S., Rokah, N., & Hilsenroth, M. (2022). Crying in psychotherapy among Israeli patients and its relation to the working alliance, therapeutic change and attachment style. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 22(2), 439-457. doi:

Alfi-Yogev, T., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Lazarus, G., Ziv-Beiman, S., & Atzil-Slonim, D. (2021). When to disclose and to whom? examining within-and between-client moderators of therapist self disclosure-outcome associations in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research, 31(7), 921-931. doi:

Nasim, R. S., Ziv-Beiman, S., Leibovich, A., Sousa, I., Gonçalves, M. M., & Peri, T. (2021). Innovative moments and session impact in brief integrative psychotherapy: An exploratory study. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 31(1), 86.‏doi:

Slobodin, O., & Ziv-Beiman, S. (2021). “Keeping culture in mind”: Relational thinking and the Bedouin community. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 31(4), 450-467.‏ doi:

Chen, R., Rafaeli, E., Ziv-Beiman, S., Bar-Kalifa, E., Solomonov, N., Barber, J. P., Peri, T., & Atzil-Slonim, D. (2020). Therapeutic technique diversity is linked to quality of working alliance and client functioning following alliance ruptures. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 88(9), 844.‏ doi:

Shahar, G., & Ziv-Beiman, S. (2020). Using termination as an intervention (UTAI): A view from an integrative, cognitive-existential psychodynamics perspective. Psychotherapy, 57(4), 515.‏ doi:

Ziv-Beiman, S. (2020). Implication of research findings on coping styles and   treatment outcomes. Sihot/Dialogues: Israeli Journal of Psychotherapy, 34(2), 90-95.

Nasim, R., Shimshi, S., Ziv-Beiman, S., Peri, T., Fernández-Navarro, P., Oliveira, J. T., & Gonçalves, M. M. (2019). Exploring innovative moments in a brief integrative psychotherapy case study. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 29(4), 359.‏ doi:

Ziv-Beiman, S., Keinan, G., Livneh, E., Malone, P. S., & Shahar, G. (2017). Immediate therapist self-disclosure bolsters the effect of brief integrative psychotherapy on psychiatric symptoms and the perceptions of therapists: A randomized clinical trial. Psychotherapy Research, 27(5), 558-570.‏ doi:

Ziv-Beiman, S. & Shahar, G. (2016). Therapeutic self-disclosure in integrative psychotherapy: When is this a clinical error? Psychotherapy, 53(3), 173-277. doi:

Ziv-Beiman, S. (2016). Sociopolitical enactments as arenas of mutual vulnerability: Psychotherapeutic experiences during the war between Israel and Gaza in the summer of 2014. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 26(5), 580-591. doi:

Ziv-Beiman. S. (2015). Integrative psychotherapy and coping with psychopathological syndromes: Dilemmas around the treatment of a patient with resistant trichotillomania. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 25(3), 175-182. doi:

Ziv-Beiman, S. (2015). The “binocular vision” of psychotherapeutic processes: A response to Paul Wachtel’s and Eva Gilboa-Schechtman’s commentaries. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 25(3), 196-198. doi:

Ziv-Beiman, S., & Shahar, G. (2014). What is integrative psychotherapy? Sihot/Dialogues: Israeli Journal of Psychotherapy, 28(2), 156-163.

Ziv-Beiman, S. (2014). Teaching psychotherapy integration from the beginning:

A proposal to teach integration as a fundamental aspect. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 24, 251-257. doi:

Ziv-Beiman, S. (2013). Therapist self-disclosure as an integrative intervention. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 23, 59-74. doi:

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