Prof. Danny Hamiel

Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology Ph.D., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • Prof. Danny Hamiel earned his PhD in the subject of personality in the model Rav Kook from the Hebrew University. Is head of the Cognitive-Behavioral unit, Tel-Aviv Community Mental Health Center- Tel-Aviv University Medical School and the director of the school intervention unit of the Donald J. Cohen and Irving B. Harris Center for Trauma and Disaster Intervention. This center was chosen by the Israeli government to disseminate a model of Disaster Preparedness and Civic Resilience in cities at risk for mass disaster by coordinating multi-systemic networks (e.g., Health, Education, Social Services) and developing programs to prepare children to cope with trauma as well as with daily stressors.

    He is a supervisor clinical and medical psychologist, certified in biofeedback and in hypnosis in Israel and in the USA. His main psychotherapy approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mainly the third wave of CBT including mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), psycho-physiology approach, and meta-cognitive therapy. He is past president of the Israeli Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Prof. Hamiel is faculty member of the European Association of Biofeedback and the Israeli CBT association. He teaches CBT workshops in the USA, Europe and South America. Currently, Prof. Hamiel is involved in developing and performing resilience programs in the community: In the primary care and in schools. He is a leading figure in the developing of a new stream in CBT – The low intensity CBT interventions (LICBT-I) – short psychological interventions done by moderators to make evidence based simple psychological interventions more available for the community. He is a pioneer in developing internet protocols for treating variety of psychological disorders.

  • Rosenberg, A., Hamiel, D. Reducing Test Anxiety and Related Symptoms Using a Biofeedback Respiratory Practice Device: A Randomized Control Trial. Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback (2021).

    Pinhas-Hamiel O, Hamiel D. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in Children and Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes. Curr Diab Rep. 2020 Sep 22;20(10):55. doi: 10.1007/s11892-020-01345-5. PMID: 32964377.

    Hamiel D, Dealing with Korona – Third wave CBT perspective. “Sichot” - Israel Journal of Psychotherapy 2020, April , p.29-30. (Hebrew).

    Schlesinger Y, Hamiel D, Rousseau S, Perlman S, Gilboa Y, Achiron R, Frenkel TI. Preventing risk for posttraumatic stress following childbirth: Visual biofeedback during childbirth increases maternal connectedness to her newborn thereby preventing risk for posttraumatic stress following childbirth. Psychol Trauma. 2020 Feb 27. doi: 10.1037/tra0000558. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32105133.

    Wolmer L, Erez C, Hamiel D, Yazgan Y, Dedeoğlu C (2019) LifeEvents and Recovery from Trauma: A Three-Year Follow-Up after PostDisaster Teacher-Mediated Intervention. Ann Psychiatry Ment Health 7(1): 1139.

    Peper, E., Harvey, R., & Hamiel, D. (2019). Transforming thoughts with postural awareness to increase therapeutic and teaching efficacy. NeuroRegulation, 6(3), 153-169.  doi:10.15540/nr.6.3.1533-1  

      L. Wolmer, L. D. Hamiel, Pardo-Aviv, N. Laor. Preschool children facing mass trauma: Disasters, war and terrorism. Journal of Mental Health & Clinical Psychology, 2018, 1-5. 

     Gilboa Y, Frenkel TI, Schlesinger Y, Rousseau S, Hamiel D, Achiron R, Perlman S. Visual biofeedback using transperineal ultrasound in second stage of labor. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Jul;52(1):91-96. doi: 10.1002/uog.18962. Epub 2018 May 29. PMID: 29155474.

    L. Wolmer*, D. Hamiel*, L. Pardo-Aviv, N. Laor. (* equal contribution) Addressing the needs of preschool children in the context of disasters and terrorism: Assessment and interventions. Current Psychiatry Reports, 2017, 19:40. doi:10.1007/s11920-017-0792-8. IF: 3.238 

    D. Hamiel*, L. Wolmer*, L. Pardo-Aviv, N. Laor. (*equal contribution) Addressing the needs of preschool children in the context of disasters and terrorism: Clinical pictures, mediating and moderating factors. Current Psychiatry Reports, 2017, 19:38. doi:10.1007/s11920-017-0793-7. IF: 3.238   

    L. Wolmer*, D. Hamiel*, N. Margalit, T. Versano-Eisman, Y. Findler, N. Laor, M. Slone. Enhancing children's resilience in schools to confront trauma: The impact on the teachers Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Science.  2016 Vol: 53, 2: 25-32. (*equal contribution)  

      L. Wolmer, D. Hamiel, T. Versano-Eisman, M. Slone, N. Margalit, N. Laor. Preschool Israeli children exposed to rocket attacks: Assessment, risk and resilience. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 2015, 28:441-447

    A Personality Model Derived from the Writing of Rabbi A.I. Kook. 
    M.A. Thesis, 1987,Department of Psychology, Bar Ilan University, Israel.

    A Personality Model Derived from the Writing of Rabbi A.I. Kook.
    Doctoral dissertation 1993, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

    Chapters in Books

    Daniel Hamiel, Stress and Trauma, in Pirker-Binder I Ed. Biofeedback in der praxis (German). pp 107-119, Springer Wein, New York 2006.

    Danie Hamiel ,General Anxiety Disorder and Social Phobia in children and adolescents. Nilly Mor and Yup Mair (Eds.). Teaching Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (in Hebrew). Tel-aviv: Dunon Press 2011.

    Daniel Hamiel and Arnon Rolnick, Biofeedback and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions Reciprocal Contributions, Schwartz MS and Andrasik F (Eds.), Biofeedback A Practitioner's Guide (4th ed.) NY: Guilford Press, 2013 (in press).

    N. Laor, L. Wolmer, S. Spirman, D. Hamiel, Z. Wiener. Child-Oriented Perspective on Community Resilience. In Pat-Horenczyk R., Brom, D., Vogel, J. & Chemtob, C.M. Helping children cope with trauma: Individual, family and community perspectives. London: Routledge, 2013.

    Original Articles

    Daniel Hamiel, Narcissism and love, or two "I" and two "Loves" in M. Buber, Freud & Object Relations Theory. “Sichot” - Israel Journal of Psychotherapy 7 (1), p.31-38, 1992.

    Daniel Hamiel, Logotherapy, a new direction. “Sichot”, Israel Journal of Psychotherapy 1 (3), p. 46-51, 1994.

    Daniel Hamiel,  Stress management and peak performances in the class setting. Group work stress management with biofeedback for children. Biofeedback (26), 4, p.21-22, 1998.

    Daniel  Hamiel , A. Yofe, D. Roe, Trichotillomania - The Aspect of Mania. Israeli Journal of Psychiatry: (36),3, P. 192-199, 1999.

    O. Pinhas-Hamiel, Debra Standiford, D. Hamiel, LM. Dolan, R Cohen, P Zeitler.  The Type 2 family: a setting for development and treatment of adolescent Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.  Arch pediatrics (153) p. 1063-1067, 1999: 

    D. Hamiel, D. Roe, Psychophysiotherapy: Integrating biofeedback and cognitive behavioral therapy. Sichot. Israel Journal of Psychotherapy (15) 1, p. 51-57, 2000.

    D. Hamiel, D. Moss. P. Shwarzman. Clinical Psychophysiology in Primary Care.   Journal of the Israel Medical Association (142) 3, p. 193-196, 2003.    

    Daniel Hamiel, Children under Stress and Trauma: The Use of Biofeedback, Cognitive Behavioral Techniques and Mindfulness for Integrated and Balanced Coping. Biofeedback 33 (2005): 149-152.

    D, Hamiel, B. Bendict, The use of cognitive behavioral short interventions in the primary care by family physicians and pediatricians. Israel Journal of Family Practice (20) 155, p. 8-11,2010.

    L. Wolmer*, D. Hamiel*, N. Laor. (*equal contribution) Preventing children's   post-traumatic stress after disaster with teacher-based intervention: A controlled study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,  2011, 50:340-348.

    L. Wolmer*, D. Hamiel*, J.D. Barchas, M. Slone, N. Laor. (*equal contribution) . Teacher-delivered resilience-focused intervention in schools with traumatized children following the Second Lebanon War. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 2011, 24:309-316.

    Kletter, Hilit, Rebecca A. Rialon, Nathaniel Laor, Daniel Brom, Ruth Pat-Horenczyk, Mohammed Shaheen, Daniel Hamiel et al. "Helping Children Exposed to War and Violence: Perspectives from an International Work Group on Interventions for Youth and Families." In Child & Youth Care Forum, pp. 1-18. Springer US, 2013.

    L. Wolmer, D. Hamiel, M. Slone, M. Faians, M. Picker, N. Laor. Post-traumatic reaction of Israeli Jewish and Arab children exposed to rocket attacks before and after teacher-delivered intervention. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences. 2013, 50, in press.

    D. Hamiel, L. Wolmer, S. Spirman, N. Laor. Comprehensive child-oriented preventive resilience program in Israel based on lessons learned from communities exposed to war, terrorism and disaster. Child and Youth Care Forum,2013, 42:261-274.