School of Behavioral Sciences
The MTA School of Psychology is considered one of the finest and most prestigious in Israel, and boasts the largest Master’s in Psychology program in the nation.
In addition to training mental-health experts and practitioners, the school is home to several applied institutes that promote groundbreaking research in areas of high national and social priority.
The School of Psychology is considered one the Israel's' most prestigious and valued institutions, thanks to a unique combination of extensive research, young and dynamic faculty and an uncompromising pursuit of excellence.
The school operates in small classrooms, enabling personal attention to each student, adapting the curriculum to its needs, and providing support and response to every need, in order to enable it to realize its full potential. The constant striving for excellence is based, among other things, on advanced research in a variety of fields, and encouraging faculty members to engage in research in all areas of behavioral science, which has been developing rapidly in recent years.
The School is actively involved in a variety of programs throughout Jaffa and South Tel Aviv. As part of their studies, under supervision of the faculty, undergraduate and graduate students provide therapeutic mental-health services for diverse communities with unique needs that include, but are not limited to: infants and toddlers with developmental problems, at-risk youth, youth and adults dealing with addictions and substance abuse, and patients with chronic and terminal illnesses.
Major research centers in the School of Behavioral Science are (1) SEED Institute for the study of early emotional development and parent-infant relations, and (2) Mifrasim Institute for psychotherapy that promotes research and practice in this field.
The School offers B.A. in Psychology and programs with major Human-Computer Interaction, Human Resource Management, or Sports and Physical Activity. It also Offers M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Medical Psychology, Rehabilitation Neuropsychology, and Occupational Psychology.
Prof. Gil Goldzweig
Professor Goldzweig has a PhD in Psychology and is a certified clinical and medical psychologist.
He is a member of the professional committee of clinical psychology at the Ministry of Health.
Professor Goldzweig is involved in a wide range of public activities, among them volunteering with the welfare office in South Tel Aviv and offering counseling to residents of Jaffa who cannot afford private care.
His current research focuses is psycho-oncology.