The early childhood community clinic was opened to the public in 2009 based on the philosophy that developmental research must translate to clinical practice. We offer treatments to infants aged zero to seven and their families at reduced rates utilizing a variety of treatment formats, including play therapy, parental guidance, dyadic and triadic psychotherapy, short-term psychodynamic interventions, CBT-based treatments, and group interventions for preschoolers. Our patients come from diverse backgrounds, from upper-middle class families to families living in high risk and poverty and include families from ultra-orthodox and secular background, single-parent families, and families facing illness, crisis, or mourning. Families are referred by physicians or psychologists or are self-referred due to multiple reasons, including emotional difficulties, adjustment to crisis, problems in parenting and coparenting, child anxiety, disruptive behavior, school adjustment, social phobia, trauma and loss, attention problems, hyper-activity, sibling rivalry, and acute or chronic medical conditions.
Treatments employ our relationships-based psychotherapy model, utilize observational methods developed in our lab, and are informed by current research in developmental psychopathology and social neuroscience.
The clinic offers an internship program in early childhood clinical psychology funded by the Irving B. Harris Foundation of Chicago. Our trainees specialize in various treatment methods at both our clinic and at the Geha center for infants and young children (directed by Dr. Miri Keren).
Contact us: Mrs Ortal Shimon-Raz
Phone number: 052-8855976