ד"ר גבע שנקמן

בית ספר ברוך איבצ'ר לפסיכולוגיה Ph.D., אוניברסיטת תל אביב

  • ד"ר גבע שנקמן לכברג הינו פסיכולוג קליני מומחה, מדריך, ומרצה בכיר בבית הספר לפסיכולוגיה באוניברסיטת רייכמן (הבינתחומי הרצליה).
    ד"ר שנקמן לכברג עובד בקליניקת בית הספר לפסיכולוגיה באוניברסיטת רייכמן, שם הוא מדריך מתמחים בפסיכולוגיה קלינית בתחומי הטיפול והאבחון הפסיכולוגי. כמו כן הוא עובד בקליניקה פרטית בתל אביב. במסגרת עבודתו הוא מטפל פרטנית ומדריך פסיכולוגים. לתקופה של מעל כעשור עבד גם בחטיבה הפסיכיאטרית בבית החולים שיבא - תל השומר.
    ד"ר שנקמן לכברג סיים תואר שני (M.A) בפסיכולוגיה קלינית באוניברסיטת תל-אביב. באוניברסיטה זו גם סיים דוקטורט (Ph.D).
    ד"ר שנקמן לכברג עומד בראש מעבדת LGBTQ+ Psychology שבבית הספר לפסיכולוגיה על שם ברוך איבצ'ר שבאוניברסיטת רייכמן. המעבדה מובילה מחקרים מגוונים המתמקדים בתהליכי התמודדות והסתגלות של האוכלוסייה הגאה לאורך טווח החיים, מגילאי הבגרות הצעירה ועד גילאי הזקנה.
    מחקריו של ד"ר שנקמן לכברג עוסקים במערכת היחסים שבין אושר (רווחה נפשית סובייקטיבית) ובין תרחישי עולם עויין, ומתמקדים בין השאר במערך הקשרים שבין זוגיות, הורות, נטייה מינית, הזדקנות, ורווחה סובייקטיבית. עניין מיוחד ניתן במחקריו לדרכים בהם ניתן לשמר רווחה סובייקטיבית אל מול תרחישי עולם עוין תוך התייחסות להשלכות לקלינאים, חוקרים וקובעי מדיניות.

  •  Shenkman, G., Carone, N., d'Amore, D., Mouton, B., & Bos, H. M. W. (2022). The Desire for more children among Israeli lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples who became parents through assisted reproduction. Journal of Family Psychology. First online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0001024


    Shenkman, G., Levy, S., Winkler, Z.B.-D., Bass, D., & Geller, S. (2022). Higher levels of postnatal depressive symptomatology, post-traumatic growth, and life satisfaction among gay fathers through surrogacy in comparison to heterosexual fathers: A study in Israel in times of COVID-19. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(13), 7946. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph1913794 


    Shenkman, G., Carone, N., Mouton, B., d'Amore, D., & Bos, H. M. W. (2022). Assisted conception socialization self-efficacy among Israeli lesbian, gay, and heterosexual parent families and its association with child externalizing problems. Journal of Child and Family Studies. First online publication. 


    Shenkman, G., Segal-Engelchin, D., & Taubman-Ben-Ari, O. (2022). What we know and what remains to be explored about LGBTQ parent families in Israel: A Sociocultural Perspective. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19, 4355.


    Shenkman, G. (2022). Winds of change: Will current amendments to Israeli laws discriminating against LGBTQ+ individuals positively affect their mental health? Psychiatry Research, 313, 114607. 


    Shenkman, G., Ifrah, K., & Shmotkin, D. (2022). The moderation of socio-demographics in physical and mental health disparities among Israeli gay and heterosexual middle-aged and older men. Aging & Mental Health, 26(5), 1061-1068. 


    Teichman, Y., Berant, E., Shenkman, G., & Ramot, G. (2022). Supervisees' perspective on the contribution of supervision to psychotherapy outcome. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. First online publication.


    Gato, J., Tasker, F., Shenkman, G., & Leal, D. (2022). What would it be like to be a parent? Exploring the role of sexual orientation and culture on perceptions of parenthood in the future. Sexuality Research & Social Policy. First online publication. 


    Shenkman, G., & Shaia, Y. (2021). Parenthood aspirations mediate the association between sexual orientation and mental health in Israel. Sexuality Research & Social Policy. First online publication.  


    Shenkman, G., Pardo Aviv, L., Hain, D., Goren, O., Shapira, S., Nakash, O., Brunstein Klomek, A., & Berant, E. (2021). The moderation of attachment in the association between depressive symptoms and self-harm among a clinical sample. Journal of Mental Health, 30, 58-65.  


    Shenkman, G., Gato, J., Tasker, F., Erez, C., Leal, D. (2021). Deciding to parent or remain childfree: Comparing sexual minority and heterosexual childless adults from Israel, Portugal and the United Kingdom. Journal of Family Psychology, 35, 844-850 


    Shenkman, G., & Abramovitz, M. (2021). Estimated likelihood of parenthood and its association with psychological well-being among sexual minorities and heterosexual counterparts. Sexuality Research & Social Policy, 18, 221-232. 


    Shenkman, G., Stein, Y., & Bos, H. (2021). The mediating role of attachment avoidance in the association between sexual orientation and mental Health. Journal of Homosexuality, 68, 461-475.


    Carone, N., Bos, H., Shenkman, G., & Tasker, F. (2021). Editorial: LGBTQ parents and their children during the family life cycle. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 643647.  


    Shenkman, G. (2021). Anticipation of stigma upon parenthood impacts parenting aspirations in the LGB comunity in Israel. Sexuality Research & Social Policy, 18, 753-764.


    Shenkman, G. (2020). Suicide and suicide risks in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth: Literature review. Mifgash: Journal of Social-Educational Work, 28, 129-147. (Hebrew).


    Shenkman, G., & Tusia-Cohen, Y. (2020). Physical self-concept and its association with depressive symptoms among gay men and lesbian women and their heterosexual counterparts. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 83, 114-125.


    Costa, P. A., & Shenkman, G. (2020). LGBT parent families in non-west contexts. In Abbie E. Goldberg & Katherine R. Allen (Eds.) LGBT-Parent Families: Innovation in Research & Implications for Practice, 2nd Edition. Springer.


    Shenkman, G., Siboni, O., Taker, F., & Costa, P. (2020). Pathways to fatherhood: Psychological welfare among Israeli gay fathers through surrogacy, gay fathers through previous heterosexual relationships, and heterosexual fathers. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1-13.


    Shenkman, G., Ifrah, K., & Shmotkin, D. (2020). Interpersonal vulnerability and its association with depressive symptoms among gay and heterosexual men. Sexuality Research & Social Policy, 17, 199-208. 


    Shenkman, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2020). Self-perceived parental role and mental health concomitants among Israeli gay and heterosexual fathers. Journal of Homosexuality, 67, 712-732. 


    Shenkman, G. Bos, H., & Kogan, S. (2019). Attachment avoidance and parenthood desires in gay men and lesbians and their heterosexual counterparts. Journal of Reproductive & Infant Psychology, 37, 344-357. 


    Ifrah, K., Shenkman, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2018). How does sexual orientation relate to openness to experience in adulthood? Personality & Individual Differences, 131, 164-173.


    Shenkman, G. Ifrah, K., & Shmotkin, D. (2018). Meaning in life among middle-aged and older gay and heterosexual fathers. Journal of Family Issues, 39, 2155-2173.


    Shenkman, G., Shrira, A. Ifrah, K., & Shmotkin, D. (2018). Interpersonal vulnerability among offspring of Holocaust survivors gay men and its association with depressive symptoms and life satisfaction. Psychiatry Research, 259, 89-94.


    Shenkman, G., Ifrah, K., & Shmotkin, D. (2018). The association between negative attitudes towards aging and mental health among middle-aged and older gay and heterosexual men in Israel. Aging & Mental Health, 22, 503-511.  


    Shenkman, G. (2018). The association between basic need satisfaction in relationship and personal growth among lesbian and heterosexual mothers. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships,35, 246-262.


    Nakash, O., Zisman, M., Bloom, R., Nagar, M., & Shenkman, G. (2017). The association between the hostile-world scenario, perceived control and emotional distress among gay men and lesbians. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 21, 99-114.


    Erez, C., & Shenkman, G. (2016). Gay dads are happier: Subjective well-being among gay and heterosexual fathers. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 12, 451-467.


    Shenkman, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2016). The hostile-world scenario and mental health concomitants among gays and lesbians. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 20, 70-86.  


    Shenkman, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2016). The association between self-perceived parental role and meaning in life among gay and heterosexual fathers. Journal of Family Psychology, 30, 552-561.


    Shenkman, G. (2016). Classic psychoanalysis and male same-sex parents: A reexamination of basic concepts. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 33, 585-598.


    Shenkman, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2014). "Kids are joy": Psychological welfare among Israeli gay fathers. Journal of Family Issues, 35, 1926-1939.


    Shenkman, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2013). The hostile-world scenario among Israeli homosexual adolescents and young adults. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, 1408-1417.


    Shenkman, G. (2012). The gap between fatherhood and couplehood desires among Israeli gay men and estimations of their likelihood. Journal of Family Psychology, 26, 828-832.


    Shenkman, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2011). Subjective well-being components among Israeli homo-lesbian adolescents and young adults: A study with a heterosexual comparison group. Mifgash: Journal of Social-Educational Work, 33, 61-80. (Hebrew).


    Shalvi, S., Shenkman, G., Handgaraf, M. J. J., & De Dreu, C. K. W. (2011). The danger of unrealistic optimism - linking caregivers' perceived ability to help victims of terror with their own secondary traumatic stress. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 2656-2672.


    Shenkman, G., & Shmotkin, D. (2010). Mental health among Israeli homosexual adolescents and young adults. Journal of Homosexuality58, 97-216.‏