Dr. Orit Krispin is a senior clinical and medical psychologist and licensed supervisor in psychotherapy, psycho-diagnosis and medical psychology. Since 2001, she has acted as the director of the psychological services at Schneider's Children Medical Center of Israel (Chief Psychologist). She is a faculty member of the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzeliya. Dr. Krispin completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Catholic University of America and earned her MA degree at the Hebrew University. For several years she worked as a research associate at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and as a clinical associate at the Counseling and Psychiatric Service of Georgetown University. Next to her work at Schneider hospital, she has run her own private practice since her return to Israel in 1994. As the director of Psychological Services at Schneider hospital, some of Dr. Krispin's responsibilities include the management of the psychological staff and psychology interns, the education and training of professionals in the area of clinical and medical psychology and the implementation of integrative psychotherapies interventions for children and adolescents suffering from emotional and physical problems. Dr. Krispin's primary areas of interest and research are eating disorders, gender identity, adolescence, effects of chronic physical illness on development and therapeutic interventions for children and adolescents.