ד"ר דנה אציל-סלונים
Refereed articles in scientific journals
Atzil-Slonim, D. (2007) Treating Bulimia from the guts. Sihut, Israeli Journal for psychotherapy. March (2).
Atzil-Slonim, D., Shefler, G., Dvir, S., & Tishby, O. (2011). Changes in rigidity and symptoms among adolescents in psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research, 21(6), 685-695
Atzil-Slonim, D., Shefler, G., Slonim, N., & Tishby, O. (2013). Adolescents in psychodynamic psychotherapy: changes in internal representations of relationships with parents. Psychotherapy Research, 23(2), 201-217.
Atzil-Slonim, D., Shefler, G., & Tishby, O. (2015). Internal representations of the therapeutic relationship among adolescents in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 22, 502-515.
Atzil-Slonim, D., Bar-Kalifa, E., Rafaeli, E., Lutz, W., Schiefele, A. K., Rubel, J., & Peri, T. (2015). Therapeutic bond judgments: congruence and incongruence. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 83(4), 773-784.
Atzil-Slonim, D., Reshef, M., Berman, E., Peri, T. & Shulman, S. (2015). Changes in romantic competence and career adaptability among young adults in psychotherapy. Emerging Adulthood.
Atzil-Slonim, D., Wiseman, H., & Tishby, O. (2016). Relationship representations and change in adolescents and emerging adults during psychodynamic psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research, 26(3), 279-296.
Fisher, H., Atzil-Slonim, D., Bar-Kalifa, E., Rafaeli, E., & Peri, T. (2016). Emotional experience and alliance as common factors that synergistically contribute to therapeutic change. Psychotherapy, 53(1), 105-116.
Chen, R., Atzil-Slonim, D., Bar-Kalifa, E., Hasson-Ohayon, I., & Rafaeli, E. (2016). Therapist Recognition of Alliance Ruptures as a Moderator of Changes in Alliance and Symptoms. Psychotherapy Research. 1-11.
Bar-Kalifa, E., Atzil-Slonim, D., Rafaeli, E., Peri, T., Rubel, J., &. Lutz, W., (in press). Accuracy and bias in therapists' assessments of clients' functioning. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. (*equal contribution).
Arnon-Ribenfeld, N., Bloom, R., Atzil-Slonim, D., Peri, T., de Jong, S. Hasson-Ohayon, I. (in press). Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy (MERIT) among people with schizophrenia: lessons from two case studies. American Journal of Psychotherapy.
Chapters in books
Wiseman, H. & Atzil-Slonim, D. (invited book chapter, work in progress). Changes in closeness and distance in the development of the client-therapist therapeutic bond. In O. Tishby & H. Wiseman (Eds.), Significant Moments in the Therapeutic Relationship. Washington, DC: APA Press.
- Exploring dyadic interpersonal dynamics in psychotherapy. I am especially fascinated by the exploration of the intrapersonal processes that take place in both clients and therapists, and of the interpersonal processes that occur between them, to better understand change mechanisms in psychotherapy. I have been interested in several factors related to the client (e.g., interpersonal patterns, emotional experience, affect), the therapist (e.g., focus of intervention, personal characteristics) and the therapeutic relationship (e.g., interpersonal patterns of the therapeutic bond, working alliance, ruptures). I have designed studies that systematically explore fundamental aspects of Psychodynamic theory (e.g. transference, countertransference, rigidity/flexibility in self/object representations, progression in treatment from dissociation to dialectics). Together with collaborators I have applied methods developed in dyadic research, such as the Truth & Bias model (T&B; West & Kenny, 2011) and the Actor Partner Interdependence Model (APIM; Kenny & Cook, 1999) which capture the dyadic nature of the therapy relationship and enable analysis of session by session data and the examination of temporal patterns of change in psychotherapy.
- Tracing the process of psychotherapy via advanced machine learning techniques. One of the main barriers to psychotherapy process-outcome studies is the limited amount of data available to analyze the process, due to the substantial effort required for human judges to evaluate and code recorded or transcribed sessions. I have been interested in applying computerized coding systems that exploit machine learning and text/audio analysis techniques to enhance the study of process data without losing its depth.