Prof. Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon

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B.A.-Psychology and Sociology

Tel Aviv University, Israel


M.A – Rehabilitation psychology

Bar-Ilan University, Israel



Ph.D – Psychology

Post – doctoral program in Psycho-Oncology


Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.


Insight into mental disorder: perceived control over the disorder, quality of life and psychosocial interventions.  Graduated highest distinction.


Prof. Shlomo Kravetz, Department of Psychology, Bar-Ilan University, Israel






(Work Percentage)



Assistant, Department of Psychology, Bar-Ilan University.




Instructor, Department of Psychology, Bar-Ilan University.



2006- 2008

Instructor, Department of Psychology, Bar-Ilan University.



2008- 2010



Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Bar-Ilan University.

Senior lecturer, Department of Psychology, Bar-Ilan University






Associate Professor                                              




PROFESSIONAL FUNCTIONS: (Memberships/Editorial Activities)





 2004-to date

Guest editor (together with prof. P. Lysaker), special issue on meta cognition, Israel Journal of Psychiatry

Member of the Israeli Psychooncolgy Association.

2007- to date

2009- to date

Member of the Israeli psychological Association.

Member of the Israel Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.


2009- to date      Member of the center for the study and training of community mental

                            health services, Haifa University.

2010- to date      Member- Academic representative, National Council for the

                            Rehabilitation of  Persons with a Psychiatric Disability in the


2011                   Chair, Ad Hoc Psychiatric Rehabilitation Academic                                     Training  Committee of the Council for the                                                 Rehabilitation of Persons with a

                           Psychiatric Disability in the Community

2011- to date     Member of the rehabilitation division committee of the                                Israeli Psychological Association.







  1. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Lysaker, P. (2021). Eds. The recovery of the self in psychosis: Contributions from metacognitive and mentalization based oriented psychotherapy. ISPS series book, Routledge publishers.



  1.  Roe, D., Hasson-Ohayon, I., & Kravetz, S. (2007). The importance of evidence based practices in    psychiatric rehabilitation. In M. Lachman & N. Hadas-Lidor (Eds.), Recovery and rehabilitation readings in the mental health field from different perspectives: Practice, policy and research (pp. 313-326). Kfar Yona, Israel: Litom Press. (in Hebrew).
  2. Kravetz, S., Yaniv, E., Hasson-Ohayon, I., & Roe, D. (2009). Facet analysis of illness management and recovery: Client and clinician perspectives. In A. Cohen (Ed.), Facet theory and scaling: In search of structure in behavioral and social sciences (pp. 229-239). Ramat Gan: Facet Theory Association Press.
  3. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Kravetz, S., & Roe, D. (2010). The relation between metacognition and empathy: The dialogical core of a metacognitive approach to psychiatric rehabilitation. In G. Dimaggio & P. H. Lysaker (Eds.), Metacognition and severe adult mental disorders: From basic research to treatment (pp. 233-246). London: Bruner Routledge.
  4. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Roe, D., & Freedman, S. (2011). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for persons coping with Schizophrenia. In S. Marom, E. Gilboa-Schechtman, N. Mor & J. Mayers (Eds.), Cognitive behavioural therapy for adults: An integrative   approach (pp. 197-214). Israel: Probook. (in Hebrew).
  5. Hasson-Ohayon, I., & Vilchinski, N. (2011). Cognitive Behavioral Therpay for persons coping with physical illness. In S. Marom, E. Gilboa-Schechtman, N. Mor & J. Mayers (Eds.), Cognitive behavioural therapy for adults: An integrative approach (pp. 283-310). Israel: Probook. (in Hebrew).   
  6. Kravetz, S., & Hasson-Ohayon, I. (2012). Some social science antinomies and their implications for a recovery-oriented approach to mental illness and psychiatric rehabilitation. In A. Rudnick (Ed.), Recovery of people with mental illness: philosophical and related perspectives (pp. 185-202). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  7. Lysaker, P., Buck, K.D., Leonhardt, B, Buck, B.,  Hamm, J., Hasson-Ohayon, I., and Dimaggio, G. (2014). Metacognitively Focused Psychotherapy for Persons with Schizophrenia: Eight Core Elements that Define Practice. In Lysaker, P., Dimaggio, G., & Brüne, M. (Eds.). Social cognition and metacognition in schizophrenia: Psychopathology and treatment approaches (pp. 195-213). Elsevier.
  8. Goldzweig, G., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Elinger, G., Laronne, A., Wertheim, R., Pizem, N., (2016). Adaptation of Meaning Centered Group Psychotherapy (MCGP) in the Israeli context: The process of importing an intervention and preliminary results. In Breitbart, W. (editor). Meaning Centered Psychotherapy in the Cancer Setting (pp. 145-156). New York, Oxford University Press.
  9. Lysaker, P. H., & Hasson-Ohayon, I. (2018). Metacognition in psychosis: implications for developing recovery oriented psychotherapies. In C. Cupitt (Ed). CBT for Psychosis (pp. 25-40). Routledge.
  10. Peri T., Alfa M., Hasson-Ohayon I., (2019). Narrative Reconstruction – An integrative psychotherapy module for intrusion symptoms in PTSD, In: Solomon Z., and Lahav Y., eds, Psychotherapy for PTSD Patients, Tel- Aviv University. 
  11. Hasson-Ohayon, I, & Roe, D. (2019). A bridge over troubled water: transition from hospitalization to rehabilitation in the community. In From Rehabilitation and Recovery to Community Integration, N. Hadas-Lidor & M. Lachman (Eds).  Ono Academic College Publication (Hebrew Publication).
  12.  Hasson-Ohayon, I., Lysaker, P. (2021). The role of metacognition and  mentalization in the recovery of the self: introduction and overview. In Hasson-Ohayon & Lysaker Eds, The recovery of the self in psychosis: Contributions from metacognitive and mentalization based oriented psychotherapy. ISPS series book, Routledge publishers, London.
  13. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Lavi-Rotenberg, A., Igra, L., de Jong, S., Roe, D. (2021). The recovery of the self through therapeutic alliance focused group therapy. In Hasson-Ohayon & Lysaker Eds, The recovery of the self in psychosis: Contributions from metacognitive and mentalization based oriented psychotherapy. ISPS series book, Routledge publishers, London.
  14. Roe, D., Yamin, A., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Lysaker, P.H., Yanos, P. (2021). Narrative   Enhancement Cognitive Therapy (NECT): The recovery of the self from internalized stigma. In Hasson-Ohayon & Lysaker Eds, The recovery of the self in psychosis: Contributions from metacognitive and mentalization based oriented psychotherapy. ISPS series book, Routledge publishers, London.
  15. Lysaker, P. & Hasson-Ohayon, I., (2021). The recovery of the self in psychosis: A concluding unscientific postscript. In Hasson-Ohayon & Lysaker Eds, The recovery of the self in psychosis: Contributions from metacognitive and mentalization based oriented psychotherapy. ISPS series book, Routledge publishers, London.


  1. Braun, M., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Perry, S., Kaufman, B., & Uziely, B. (2005). Motivation for giving birth after breast cancer. Psychooncology, 14, 282-296.
  2. Roe, D., Chopra, M., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Shor, S., Lachman, M., & Rudnick, A. (2005). Research and conceptual developments in the understanding of severe mental illness and their impact on services and policy. Society and Welfare, 25(2), 207-222. (in Hebrew).
  3. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Kravetz, S., Roe, D., David, A. S., & Weiser, M. (2006). Insight into psychosis and quality of life. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 47(4), 265-269.
  4. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Kravetz, S., Roe, D., Rozenzweig, S., & Weiser, M. (2006). Qualitative assessment of a verbal and non-verbal psychosocial interventions with persons with severe mental illness. Journal of Mental Health, 15(3), 343-353.
  5. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Roe, D. & Kravetz, S. (2006). A qualitative approach to the evaluation of psychosocial interventions with persons with severe mental illness. Psychological Services, 3(4), 262-273.
  6. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Walsh, S., Roe, D., Kravetz, S., & Weiser, M. (2006). Personal and interpersonal perceived control and the quality of life of persons with severe mental illness. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 194(7), 538-542.
  7. Roe, D., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Lachman, M., & Kravetz, S. (2006). The challenge of implementing research findings in clinical work within the field: Evidence based psychiatric rehabilitation interventions as a test case. Society and Welfare, 26(4), 433-444. (in Hebrew).
  8. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Roe, D., & Kravetz, S. (2007). A randomized control trial of the effectiveness of the illness management and recovery program. Psychiatric Services, 58(11), 1461-1466.  
  9. Roe, D., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Lachman, M., & Kravetz, S. (2007) Selecting and implementing evidence-base practices in Israel: A worthy and feasible challenge. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 44(1), 47-53.
  10. Roe, D., Penn, D. L., Bortz, L., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Hartwell, K., & Roe, S. (2007). Illness management and recovery groups: implementation experiences in Israel and North Carolina. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 10, 131-147.
  11. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Roe, D., & Kravetz, S. (2008). The psychometric properties of the illness management and recovery scale. Psychiatry Research, 160(2), 228-235.  
  12. Roe, D., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Kravetz, S., Yanos, P. T., & Lysaker, P. H. (2008). Call it a monster for lack of anything else: Narrative insight in psychosis. Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, 196(12), 859-865.   
  13. Freedman, S., Hasson-Ohayon, I., & Roe, D. (2009). New directions in the psychological treatment of psychosis. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 46(4), 298-303.  
  14. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Braun, M., Galinsky, D., & Baider, L . (2009). Religiosity   and hope: A path for women coping with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Psychosomatics, 50(5), 525-533.  
  15. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Kravetz, S., Levy, I., & Roe, D. (2009). Metacognitive and interpersonal interventions for persons with severe mental illness: Theory and   practice. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 46(2), 141-148.  
  16. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Kravetz, S., Meir, T., & Rozencwaig, S. (2009). Insight into severe mental illness, hope, and the quality of life of persons with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders. Psychiatry Research, 167, 231-238.  
  17. Roe, D., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Salyers, M., & Kravetz, S. (2009). A one year follow-up of illness management and recovery: Clients accounts of its impact and uniqueness. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 32(4), 285-291.
  18. Goldzweig, G., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Meirovitz, A., Braun, M., Hubert, A., & Baider, L. (2010). Agents of support: Psychometric properties of the cancer perceived agents of social support (CPASS) questionnaire. Psychooncology, 19(11), 1179-1186.  
  19. Goldzweig, G., Meirowitz, A., Hubert, A., Brenner, B., Walach, N., Perry, S., Hasson-Ohayon, I., & Baider, L. (2010). Meeting cancer patients expectations: Relationship between patient satisfaction, depression and coping. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 28(9), 1560-1565.
  20. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Goldzwaig, G., Braun, M., & Galinsky, D. (2010). Women with advanced breast cancer and their spouses: Diversity of support and psychological distress. Psychooncology, 19(11), 1195-1204. 
  21. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Levy, I., Kravetz, S., Vollanski-Narkis, A., & Roe, D. (2011(. Insight into mental illness, self-stigma, and the family burden of parents of persons with a severe mental illness. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 52(1), 75-80.
  22. Roe, D., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Derhy, O., Yanos, P. T., & Lysaker, P. H. (2010). Talking about life and finding solutions to different hardships: A qualitative study on the impact of narrative enhancement and cognitive therapy on persons with serious mental illness. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198(11), 807-812.
  23. Hasson-Ohayon, I., & Braun, M. (2011). Being a parent and coping with cancer: Intervention development and challenges in implementation. Palliative and Supportive Care Journal, 9, 149–152.
  24. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Roe, D., Kravetz, S., Levy, I., & Meir, T. (2011). The relationship between consumer insight and provider-consumer agreement regarding consumer's quality of life. Community Mental Health Journal, 47(5), 607-612.
  25. Levy-Frank, I., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Kravetz, S., & Roe, D. (2011). Family psychoeducation and therapeutic alliance focused interventions for parents of a daughter or son with a severe mental illness. Psychiatry Research, 189(2), 173-179.
  26. Levy-Frank, I., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Kravetz, S., & Roe, D. (2012). Narrative evaluation of two different interventions for parents of a person with severe mental illness: Psychoeducation intervention or a therapeutic alliance focused intervention. Family Process, 51(2), 265-280.
  27. Hasson- Ohayon, I., Ehrlich-Ben Or, S., Vahab, K., Amiaz, R., Weiser, M., & Roe, D. (2012). Insight into mental illness and self-stigma: The mediating role of shame proneness. Psychiatry Research, 200, 802-806.
  28. Hasson-Ohayon, I. (2012). Integrating cognitive behavioral-based therapy with an inter-subjective approach: Addressing metacognitive deficits among people with schizophrenia. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 22(4), 356-374.
  29. Hasson-Ohayon, I. (2012). Exploring the meaning of visual and auditory hallucinations: A commentary on Pixley’s discussion of the difficulties in addressing hallucinations during psychodynamic therapy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 22(4), 393-396.
  30. Gelkopf, M., Roe, D., Werbloff, N., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Mueser, K., Caspi, A., & Weiser, M. (2013). The prevalence of full and partial PTSD among people with severe mental illness in Israel. Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases; 201(3), 244-250.
  31. Ehrlich Ben-Or, S., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Feingold, D., Vahab, K., Amiaz, R., Weiser, M., & Lysaker, P. H. (2013). Meaning in life, insight and self-stigma among people with severe mental illness. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 54(2), 195-200. 
  32. Zisman-Ilani, Y., Levy-Frank, I., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Kravetz, S., Mashiach-Eizenberg, M., & Roe, D. (2013). Measuring the internalized stigma of parents of persons with a serious mental illness: The factor structure of the parents' internalized stigma of mental illness (PISMI) scale. Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, 201(3), 183-187.
  33. Lysaker, P. H., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Roe, D., Kravetz, S., & Kent, J. S. (2013). Self perception of empathy in schizophrenia: Emotion recognition, insight, and symptoms predicts degree of self and interviewer agreement. Psychiatry Research 206(2), 146-150.
  34. Lysaker, P. H., Buck, K. D., Fogley, R., Ringer, J., Harder, S., Hasson-Ohayon, I., & Dimaggio, G. (2013). The mutual development of intersubjectivity and metacognitive capacity in the psychotherapy for persons with schizophrenia with severe paranoid delusions. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 43(2), 63-72.
  35. Mashiach–Eizenberg, M., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Yanos, P. T., Lysaker, P. H., Roe, D., (2013). Internalized stigma and quality of life among persons with severe mental illness: The mediating roles of self-esteem and hope. Psychiatry Research, 208(1), 15-20.
  36. Gelkopf, M., Hasson-Ohayon, I.,  Bikman, M., & Kravetz, S. (2013). Nature Adventure Rehabilitation for Combat-related Posttraumatic Chronic Stress Disorder: A randomized control trial, Psychiatry Research, 209(3), 485-493.
  37. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Goldezweig, G., Sela-Oren, T., Pizem, N., Bar-Sela, G., & Wolf, I. (2013). Attachment style and social support as predictors of finding meaning among spouses of colorectal cancer patients: Gender differences. Palliative and Supportive Care Journal, 12, 1-9.
  38. Hamm, J.A., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Kukla, M., & Lysaker, P.H. (2013). Individual psychotherapy for schizophrenia:  Developments and trends in the wake of the recovery movement.  Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 6, 45-54.
  39. Lysaker,  P.H., Vohs, J., Hasson Ohayon, I., Kukla, M., Wierwille, J. & Dimaggio G. (2013). Depression and insight in schizophrenia: Comparisons of internalized stigma and the presence of deficits in social cognition and metacognition across three profiles. Schizophrenia Research, 148(1-3), 18-23.
  40. Rabin, S. J., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Avidan, M., Rozencwaig, S., Shalev, H., & Kravetz, S. (2014). Metacognition in schizophrenia and schizotypy: Relations to symptoms and social quality of life. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 51(1), 44-53.
  41. Lysaker, P.H., Hasson-Ohayon, I. (2014). Metacognition in schizophrenia: Introduction to the Special Issue. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 51(1), 4-8.
  42. Hasson-Ohayon I.,  Mashiach–Eizenberg, M., Avidan, M., Roberts, D., & Roe, D. (2014).  Social Cognition and Interaction Training: Preliminary results of a RCT study in a community setting in Israel. Psychiatric Services, 65(4), 555-558.
  43. Roe, D., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Mashiach–Eizenberg. M., Derhy, O., Lysaker, P.H. & Yanos, P.T. (2014). Narrative Enhancement and Cognitive Therapy (NECT) effectiveness: A quasi-experimental study. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 303-312.
  44. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Mashiach-Eizenberg, M., Elhasid, N., Yanos, P.T., Lysaker, P.H., Roe, D. (2014). Between self-clarity and recovery in schizophrenia: reducing the self-stigma and finding meaning. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55(3), 675-680. 
  45. Tuval-Mashiach, R., Hasson-Ohayon, I., & Ilan, A. (2014). Attacks on linking: Stressors and identity challenges of mothers of women with anorexia. Psychology and Health, 29(6), 613-631.
  46. Hasson-Ohayon I., Hertz I., Vilchinsky, N. & Kravetz, S. (2014). A brief report: Attitudes toward the sexuality of persons with physical versus psychiatric disabilities.  Rehabilitation Psychology, 59(2), 236-241.
  47. Braun, M., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Hales, S., Zimmermann, C., Rydall, A., Peretz. T., Rodin., G. (2014). Quality of Dying and Death with Cancer in Israel. Supportive care in Cancer, 22(7), 1973-1980. 
  48. Nabors, L.M., Yanos, P.T., Roe, D., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Leonhardt, B.L., Buck, K.D. & Lysaker, P.H. (2014). Stereotype endorsement, metacognitive capacity, and self-esteem as predictors of stigma resistance in persons with Schizophrenia.  Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55(4), 792-780.
  49. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Tuval-Mashiach, R., Morag-Yaffe, M., Gaziel, M., Schapir, L., Zalsman, G., Shoval, G. (2014). Parents of adolescents with psychiatric disorders: Insight into the disorder, self-stigma and parental stress. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55(5), 1106-1110.
  50. Samama, D., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Perry, S., Morag, O., & Goldzweig, G. (2014). Preliminary report of the relationship between experience of death of a relative, illness perception and psychological outcome among BRCA carriers. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 19(6), 698-704.
  51. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Goldzweig, G., Drofman, C., & Uziely, B. (2014). Hope and social support utilization among different age groups of women with breast cancer and their spouses. Psychology and Health, 29(11), 1303-19.
  52. Ofir-Eyal, S., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Kravetz, S. (2014). Affective and cognitive empathy and social quality of life in schizophrenia: A comparison between a parallel process model and an integrative meditation model. Psychiatry Research, 220(1-2), 51-7.
  53. Gaziel, M., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Morag-Yaffe, M. Schapir, L., Zalsman, G., Shoval, G. (2015). Insight and satisfaction with life among adolescents with mental disorders: associations with self-stigma and parental insight. European Psychiatry, 30(2), 329-33. 
  54. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Avidan-Masika, M., Mashiach-Aizenberg, M., Kravetz S., Rozencweig, S., Shalev, H., Lysaker , P. (2015). Metacognitive and social cognition approaches to understanding the impact of schizophrenia on social quality of life. Schizophrenia Research, 161(2-3), 386-91.
  55. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Tuval-Mashiach, R., Goldezweig, G., Levi, R., Pizem, N., & Kaufman, B. (2016). The need for friendships and information: Dimensions of social support and post traumatic growth among women with breast cancer. Palliative and Supportive Care Journal, 14(4), 387-392.
  56. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Roe, D., Yanos, P., Lysaker PH. (2016). The trees and the forest: Mixed methods in the assessment of psychosocial interventions' processes and outcomes in psychiatry. Journal of Mental Health, 25(6), 543-549.
  57. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Lerer G., Tuval-Mashiach, R, Shamir, E., Roe, D. (2016). Having someone waiting for you outside: Transitions from psychiatric hospitalization to the community. Psychosis, 8(3), 250-259.
  58. Goldzweig, G., Hasson-Ohayon, I, Alon, S., Shalit, E. (2016). Perceived threat and depression among patients with cancer: the moderating role of health locus of control. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 21(5), 601-607.
  59. Schapir L., Zalsman, G., Hasson-Ohayon I., Gaziel M., Morag-Yaffe, M., Sever, J., Weizman A., Shoval G. (2016). Suicide, satisfaction with life and insight capacity among adolescents with mental disorders: A preliminary study. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 37, 347-352.
  60. Feingold, D., Hasson-Ohayon, I, Laukka, P., Vishne, T., Dembinsky, Y., Kravets, S. (2016). Emotion recognition deficits among persons with schizophrenia: beyond stimulus complexity level and presentation modality. Psychiatry Research, 240, 60-65.
  61. Peri, T., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Garber, S., Tuval-Mashiach, R., Boelen, P. A. (2016).    Narrative Reconstruction (NR) Therapy for Prolonged Grief Disorder – Rational and Case Study. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 7  (1), 1-11.
  62. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Mashiach-Eizenberg, M., Lysaker, P., Roe, D. (2016). Self-clarity and different clusters of insight and self-stigma in mental illness. Psychiatry Research, 240, 308-313.
  63. Roe, D., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Gornemann, M. (2016). Reasons for and experiences of people with serious mental illness who discontinued a manualized group intervention before completion. Psychiatric Services, 67(9), 1043-1043.
  64. Hasson-Ohayon, I. (2016). The transition from psychiatric hospitalization to community living: Local and current challenges. The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 53(1), 40.
  65. James, A.L., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Vohs, J., Minor, K. S., Leonhardt, B. L., Buck, K. D., George, S., Lysaker, P. H. (2016). Metacognition moderates the relationship between dysfunctional self-appraisal and social functioning in prolonged schizophrenia independent of psychopathology. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 69, 62-70.
  66. Wherteim, R., Hasson-Ohayon, I, Mashiach-Eizenberg, M., Pizem, N., Shacham-Shmueli, E., Goldezweig, G. (2016). Self-concealment among couples who cope with chronic illness: Development and validation of the Couples Illness Self-Concealment (CISC) questionnaire. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(12), 4951-4959.
  67. 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.
  68. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Kravetz, S., Lysaker, P. (2017). The special challenges of psychotherapy with persons with psychosis: intersubjective metacognitive model of agreement and shared meaning. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 24, 428-440.
  69. Ofir-Eyal, S., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Bar-Kalifa, E., Kravetz, S.,  Lysaker, P. (2017). Agreement between clients with schizophrenia and therapists on clients' social quality of life: The role of social cognition and symptoms. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 90(2), 125-137.  
  70. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Pijnenborg, M., Ben-Pazi, A., Taitel, S., Goldzweig, G. (2017). Coping-with-information style and family burden: Possible roles of self-stigma and hope among parents of children in a psychiatric inpatient unit.  European Psychiatry 42, 8-13.
  71. Zisamn-Ilani, Y., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Levy-Frank, I., Tuval-Mashiach, R., Roe, D, (2017). Self-stigma, insight and family burden among Israeli mothers of people with severe mental illness: Ethno-national considerations. Transcultural Psychiatry, 54(3), 423-441  
  72. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Peri, T., Rotschild, I., Tuval-Mashiach, R. (2017). The mediating role of integration of loss in the relationship between dissociation and Prolonged Grief Disorder. Journal of clinical Psychology, 73(12), 1717-1728.
  73. Wertheim, R., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Mashiach-Eizenberg, M., Pizem, N., Shacham-Shmueli, E., Goldzweig, G. (2017). Hide and "sick": Self-concealment and distress while coping with cancer. Palliative and Supportive Care Journal, 16(4), 461-469.
  74. Roe, D., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Mashiach-Eizenberg, M., Yamin, A., Lysaker, P.H. (2017). Different roads lead to Rome: exploring patterns of change among Narrative Enhancement and Cognitive Therapy (NECT) participants. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 54(1), 62-70.
  75. Arnon-Ribenfeld, N., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Lavidor, M., Atzil-Slonim, D., Lysaker, P. (2017). The association between metacognitive abilities and outcome measures among people with schizophrenia: A meta-analysis. European Psychiatry, 46, 33-41
  76. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Mashiach-Eizenberg, M., Arnon-Ribenfeld, N., Kravetz, S., Roe, D. (2017). Neuro-cognition and social cognition elements of social functioning and social quality of life. Psychiatry Research, 258, 538-543.
  77. Leonhardt, B.L., Huling, K.,  Hamm, J.A., Roe, D., Hasson-Ohayon, I., McLeod, H., & Lysaker, P.H. (2017). Recovery and serious mental illness: A review of current clinical and research paradigms and future directions. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 17(11), 1117-1130.
  78. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Arnon-Ribenfeld, N., Hamm, J., Lysaker, P, (2018). Agency before action: the application of behavioral activation in psychotherapy with persons with psychosis. Psychotherapy, 54(3), 245.
  79. Wertheim, R., Goldzweig, G., Mashiach-Eizenberg, M., Pizem, N., Shacham-Shmueli, E., Hasson-Ohayon, I. (2018). Correlates of concealment behavior among couples coping with cancer: Actor partner model. Psychooncology, 27(2), 583-589
  80. Lysaker, P., Hamm, J.A., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Pattison, M. L., Leonhardt, B.L (2018). Promoting recovery from severe mental illness: Implications from research on metacognition and metacognitive reflection and insight therapy. World Journal of Psychiatry, 8(1), 1.
  81. Amsalem, D., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Gothelf, D., and Roe, D. (2018). How Do Patients with Schizophrenia and Their Families Learn About the Diagnosis.  Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 81:3, 283-287.
  82. Hasson-Ohayon, I., (2018). Overlap and distinction between measures of insight and self-stigma. Psychiatry Research, 266, 47-64.
  83. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Hason-Shaked, M., Silberg, T, Shpigelman, C.N., Roe, D., (2018). Attitudes towards motherhood of women with physical versus psychiatric disabilities. Disability and Health Journal, 11, 612-617.
  84. Shalom, G.J., Gilboa-Schechtman, E., Atzil-Slonim, D., Bar-Kaifa, E., Hasson-Ohayon, I., van Oppen, P., Van Balkom, A. J. L. M., Aderka, I.M., (2018). Intra-individual variability in symptoms consistently predicts sudden gains: An examination of three independent datasets. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 86(11), 892. .
  85. Hasson-Ohayon, I. Malka, T., Goldzweig, G., Roe, D. (2018). The interaction between sense of mastery, social support, and parental distress among mothers with and without serious mental illness. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 87, 59-63
  86. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Goldzweig, G., Lavi-Rotenberg, A., Luther, L., Lysaker, P.H. (2018). The centrality of cognitive symptoms and metacognition within the interacting network of symptoms, neurocognition, social cognition and metacognition in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 201, 260-266
  87. Vilchinsky, N., Horowitz, Y., Bar-Kalifa, E., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Berlin, T. & Mosseri, M. (2018). Existentially-oriented group intervention for patients with heart failure (EXOGI-HF):  Intervention development and preliminary assessment. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 34(2), 141-146
  88. Amsalem, D., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Gothelf, D., and Roe, D. (2018).  Subtle Ways of Stigmatization among Professionals: The Subjective Experience of Consumers and Their Family Members. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 41(3), 163-168
  89. Lysaker,  P.H, Gagen, E., Wright, A., Vohs, J.L, Kukla, M., Yanos, P.T & Hasson-Ohayon. I. (2018). Metacognitive deficits predict poor insight in schizophrenia across symptom profiles: A latent classes analysis. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 45(1), 48-56
  90. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Goldzweig, G., Arnon-Ribenfeld, N., Mashiach-Eizenberg, M., Kravetz, S., Roe, D. (2018). The use of the social skills performance assessment (SSPA) among persons with serious mental illness: psychometric assessment and network analysis. Journal of Mental Health, 21, 1-8.
  91. Katz, S., Goldblat, H., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Roe, D. (2018). Retrospective Accounts of the Process of Using and Discontinuing Psychiatric Medication. Qualitative Health Research, 29(2), 198-210.
  92. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Goldzweig, G., Lavi-Rothenberg, A., Roe, D., Pijnenborg, G.H.M. (2019). Illness representations among parents of children and adults with serious mental disorders: A systematic review and theoretical model. European Psychiatry, 58, 27-36.
  93. Arnon-Ribenfeld, N., Bloom, R., Atzil-Slonim, D., Peri, T., de Jong, S. Hasson-Ohayon, I. (2019).  Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy (MERIT) among people with schizophrenia: lessons from two case studies. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 71(4):175-185  
  94. Lazarus, G., Atzil-Slonim, D., Bar-Kalifa, E., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Rafaeli, E., (2019). Emotional and inferential instability predict therapists’ session-by-session empathic accuracy. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 66(1), 56-69.
  95. Atzil-Slonim, D., Bar-Kalifa, E., Fisher, H., Lazarus, G., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Lutz, W., Rubel, J., & Rafaeli, E. (2019). Therapists' empathic accuracy toward their clients' emotions. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 87(1), 33-45.
  96. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Ben-Pazi., A., Silberg, T., Pijnenborg, G.H.M., Goldzweig, G., (2019). The mediating role of parental satisfaction between marital satisfaction and perceived family burden among parents of children with psychiatric disorders. Psychiatry Research, 271,  105-110  
  97. de Jong, S., Hasson-Ohayon, I., van Donkersgoed, R. J. M., Aleman, A., & Pijnenborg, G. H. M. (2019). A qualitative evaluation of the effects of Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy: “living more consciously”. Psychology & Psychotherapy.
  98. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Mashiach-Eizenberg, M., Lavi-Rotenberg, A., Kravetz, S., Brüne, M., Roe, D., (2019). Emotion identification among people with serious mental illnesses: The role of specific emotions and sex. Psychiatry Research, 279, 378-340.
  99. Lysaker PH, Kukla M, Vohs J, Schnackenberg M. A, Buck, K.D & Hasson-Ohayon I.  (2019). Metacognition and recovery in schizophrenia: From research to the development of Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 10(1), 1-12.
  100. Van Weeghel, J., van Zelst, C., Boertien, D., Hasson-Ohayon, I. (2019). Conceptualizations, assessments and implications of personal recovery from mental illness: A scoping review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 42(2), 169- 181.  
  101. van Donkersgoed, R., de Jong, S., aan het Rot, M., Wunderink., L., Lysaker, P.H., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Aleman, A., Pijnenborg, G.H.M. (2019). Measuring empathy in schizophrenia: The Empathic Accuracy Task and its correlation with other empathy measures. Schizophrenia Research,208, 153-159.
  102. Amsalem, D., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Gothelf, D., and Roe, D. (in press). The SPIKES Protocol is Not Applied in the Process of Breaking Bad News to Patients with Schizophrenia. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 56(2), 28-32.
  103. Arnon-Ribenfeld, N., Atzil-Slonim, D., Bar-Kalifa, E., Silber, Y., Fisher, H., Peri, T., Lysaker, P. H. & Hasson-Ohayon, I. (2019). Tracing metacognition in psychotherapy: Associations with symptoms of general distress and depression. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 207(11), 936-943.
  104. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Mashiach-Eizenberg, Lavi-Rotenberg, Roe, D., (2019). Randomized controlled trial of adjunctive Social Cognition and Interaction Training (SCIT), adjunctive Therapeutic Alliance Focused Therapy (TAFT) and treatment as usual among persons with serious mental illness. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, 34  
  105. Malke, T., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Goldzweig, G., Roe, D. (2019). Being a mother and having a mental illness: Associations between coping styles and parental distress. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal,  doi: 10.1037/prj0000381
  106. de Jong, S., Hasson-Ohayon, I., van Donkersgoed, R. J. M., Timmerman, M. E., Pijnenborg, G.H.M. Aleman, A., & Lysaker, P. H. (2019). Predicting therapy success from the outset: the moderating effect of insight into the illness on psychotherapy outcome among persons with schizophrenia. Journal of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 26(6), 65-660.
  107. Hayuni, G., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Goldzweig, G. & Braun, M. (2019). Between empathy and grief: The mediating effect of compassion fatigue among oncologists. Psychooncology, 28(12):2344-2350
  108. Ben-Pazi, A., Goldzweig, G., Pijnenborg, G.H.M., Roe, D., Hasson-Ohayon, I. (2019). Parental efficacy moderates the association between empathy and burden among parents of children admitted to a psychiatric ward. Family Process, doi: 10.1111/famp.12517
  109. Lysaker PH, Hasson-Ohayon, I., Vohs J., Hochheiser, J., Lysaker, J., Bonfils, K., Minor, K.  (2020). Metacognitive function and fragmentation in schizophrenia: Relationship to cognition, self-experience and developing treatments. Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, 19, 100-142, doi: 10.1016/j.scog.2019.100142
  110. Frei-Landau, R., Tuval-Mashiach, R., Silberg, T., & Hasson-Ohayon, I. (2020). Attachment-to-God as a Mediator of the Relationship between Religious Affiliation and Adjustment to Child Loss. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 12(2):165-174. 
  111. Laor-Maayany, R., Goldzweig, G., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Bar-Sela, G., Engler-Gross, A., & Braun, M. (2020). Compassion fatigue among oncologists: the role of grief, sense of failure, and exposure to suffering and death. Supportive Care in Cancer, 28(4):2025-2031
  112. Engler-Gross, A., Goldzweig, G., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Laor-Maayany, R., & Braun, M.  (2020). Grief Over Patients, Compassion Fatigue, and the Role of Social Acknowledgment among Psycho-oncologists. Psycho-Oncology, 29(3):493-499.
  113. Rafoul, B., Mashiach-Eizenberg, M., Hasson-Ohayon, I., & Roe, D. (2020). Knowledge about, attitudes toward, and willingness to undergo electroconvulsive therapy among mental health patients, staff, and family members. International Journal of Mental Health, 13, 1-14
  114. Bercovich, A., Goldzweig, G.,  Igra, L.,  Lavi-Rotenberg, A., Gumley, A., Hasson-Ohayon, I. (2020). The interactive effect of metacognition and self-compassion on predicting meaning in life among individuals with schizophrenia. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, doi: 10.1037/prj0000413.
  115. Lysaker, P., Gagen, E., Klion, R., Zalzala, A., Vohs, J., Faith, L.A., Leonhardt, B., Hamm, J., Hasson-Ohayon. I, (2020). Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy: A Recovery-Oriented Treatment Approach for Psychosis. Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 13, 331-341.
  116. Lavi-Rotenberg, A., Bar-Kalifa, E., de Jong, S., Igra, L., Lyaker, P. H., Hasson-Ohayon, I. (2020). Elements that enhance therapeutic alliance and short-term outcomes in Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy: A session by session assessment. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, doi: 10.1037/prj0000415.
  117. Gofman, M., Kivity, Y.,Bar-Kalifa, E., Vidan, Z., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Tuval-Mashiach, R., Peri, P. (2020). Narrative reconstruction as an intervention for PTSD: A pilot delayed intervention quasi-randomized controlled trial. Journal of Traumatic Stress, doi:10.1002/jts.22537.
  118. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Gumley, A.I., McLeod, H., Lysaker, P. (2020). Metacognition and intersubjectivity: Reconsidering their relationship following advances from the study of persons with psychosis. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 567.
  119. Lysaker, P. H., Kukla, M., Leonhardt, B.L.,. Hamm, J.A., Schnakenberg, A., Aieyat A., Zalzala, B.,. Gagen, E.C.,  Hasson-Ohayon, I. (2020). Meaning, integration, and the self in serious mental illness: Implications of research in metacognition for psychiatric rehabilitation. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.
  120. Inchausti, F., MacBeth, A., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Giancarlo, D., (2020). Telepsychotherapy in the Age of COVID-19: A commentary. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 30(2), 394-405.
  121. Hasson-Ohayon, I.,  Scholte-Stalenhoef, A.N., Schirmbeck, F., de Haan, L., Cahn, W., Pijnenborg, G.H.M., Boyette, L.L. For GROUP (2020). Insight, personality, and symptoms among individuals with psychosis: cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships. Schizophrenia Research.
  122. Frei-Landau, R., Tuval-Mashiach, R., Silberg, T., & Hasson-Ohayon, I. (2020). Attachment to God among Bereaved Jewish Parents: Exploring Differences by Denominational Affiliation- A research note. Review of Religious Research.
  123. Inchausti, F., MacBeth, A., Hasson-Ohayon, I., & Dimaggio, G. (2020). Psychological intervention and COVID-19: what we know so far and what we can do. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 1-8.
  124. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Lysaker, P. (2020). Special challenges in psychotherapy continuation and adaption for persons with schizophrenia in the age of Coronavirus (Covid-19). Counselling Psychology Quarterly
  125. Horesh, D., Kapel Lev-Ari, R., Hasson-Ohayon, I., (2020). Risk factors for psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic in Israel: Loneliness, age, gender  and health status  play an important role. British Journal of Health Psychology
  126. Pijnenborg, G.H.M., Larabi, D.I., Xu, P., Hasson-Ohayon, I., de Vos, A. E.,  Ćurčić-Blake, B., Aleman, A., Van der Meer L. (2020).  Brain areas associated with insight in psychotic disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
  127. Igra, L., Lavidor, M., Atzil-Slonim, D., Arnon-Ribenfeld, N., de-Jong, S., Hasson-Ohayon, I. (2020) A meta-analysis of client-therapist perspectives on the therapeutic alliance: Examining the moderating role of type of measurement and diagnosis. European Psychiatry.
  128. Zisman-Ilani, Y. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Lysaker, P. (2021). Shared risk-taking: shared decision making in serious mental illness. Psychiatric Services
  129. Igra, L., Roe, D., Lavi-Rotenberg, A., Lysaker, P. H.,  Hasson-Ohayon, I. (2020“Making sense of my diagnosis”: Assimilating psychoeducation into metacognitive psychotherapy for individuals with schizophrenia. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration.
  130. Dorman Ilan, S., Hertz-Palmor, N., Brand Gothelf, A., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Matalon, N., Gross, R., ... & Kreiss, Y. (2020). Anxiety and depression symptoms in COVID-19 isolated patients and in their relatives. Frontiers in Psychiatry11, 1042.
  131. Hasson-Ohayon, I., Roe, D., Lysaker, P. (2020). Applying the concept of metacognition in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation: an introduction to the special issue. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 
  132. Frei-Landau, R., Hasson-Ohayon, I. & Tuval-Mashiach, R (2020). The Experience of Divine Struggle following Child Loss: The Case of Israeli bereaved Modern-Orthodox parents. Death Studies
  133. Shir, S., Shoval, G., Lubbad, N., Goldzweig, G., & Hasson-Ohayon I. (in press). Coping-with-information style, self-concealment, internalized stigma, and family burden among parents of children with psychiatric disorders. Family Process
  134. Alfi-Yogev, T., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Lazarus, G., Ziv-Beiman, S., & Atzil-Slonim, D. (in press). When to Disclose and to Whom? Examining Within- and Between-Client Moderators of Therapist Self Disclosure-Outcome Associations. Psychotherapy Research
  135. Lysaker, P. and Hasson-Ohayon, I. (in press). Metacognition in psychosis: a renewed path to understanding of core disturbances and recovery-oriented treatment (an Editorial). World Psychiatry
  136. Mosheva, M., Gross, R., Hertz-Palmor, N., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Kaplan, R., Cleper, R., Kreiss, Y., Gothelf, D., Pessach, I.M. (in press). The Association between Witnessing Patient Death and Mental Health Outcomes in Frontline COVID-19 Healthcare Workers. Depression and Anxiety. 
  137. Rosenthal-Oren, R., Roe, D., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Roth, S., Thomas, E.C., & Zisman-Ilani, Y. (in press). Differences in causal beliefs of psychosis between people with psychosis and mental health professionals: A scoping review. Psychiatric Services
  138. Hasson-Ohayon, I., de Jong, S. Igra, L., Faith, L.A. Carter, S. & Lysaker P.H. (in press). Longitudinal changes in therapeutic alliance with persons with psychosis: relationship between client and therapist assessments. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
  139.  Brand Gothelf, A., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Hertz-Palmor, N., Basel, D., Gothelf, D., Karnieli-Miller, O. (in press). The Delivery of Diagnosis by Child Psychiatrists: Process Characteristics and Correlates of Distress. Frontiers in Psychiatry: section Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
  140. Matalon, N., Dorman-Ilan, S., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Hertz-Palmor, N., Shani, S., Basel D., Gross, R., Chen, W., Abramovich, A., Afek, A., Ziv, A., Kreiss, Y., Pessach, I. M., Gothelf, D., (in press). Trajectories of post-traumatic stress symptoms, anxiety, and depression in hospitalized COVID-19 patients: A one-month follow-up. Journal of Psychosomatic Research
  141. Elinger, G., Hasson-Ohayon, I., Bar-Kalifa, E., Boelen, P.A. Peri, T. (in press). Narrative Reconstruction Therapy for Prolonged Grief Disorder – A Pilot Study
    European Journal of Psychotraumatology




Introduction to psychology

Seminar on insight in psychosis

Coping with loss and grief

Abnormal Psychology



Practicum in rehabilitation-Clinical psychology

Psychiatric Rehabilitation – Theory and interventions

Clinical practicum in rehabilitation Psychology

psychodynamic and psychosocial aspects of chronic illness

Psychotherpy and Rehabilitation

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Psychotherapy Integration

Research Interests

Psychiatric rehabilitation – coping with mental illnesses,  insight, meta-cognition, self-stigma and the evaluation of psycho-social interventions and psychotherapy  in psychiatric rehabilitation.

Psycho-oncology – psychological aspects in the diagnosis, therapy and coping of cancer patients and their families



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        Bi-national Science Foundation                       score: very good

       Internal Rector Grant- Bar-Ilan University       10,000 Israeli Shekels





        Bi-national Science Foundation                       score: very good

        Israel Foundations Trustees- doctoral              33,000 Israeli Shekels

        grant for a student I supervise

        Internal Rector Grant- Bar-Ilan University       5,000 Israeli Shekels


        Israel Science Foundation                               126,000 average annual

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    2014 Internal Rector Grant                                        15,000
    2017 Bi-national Science Foundation                        score: very good

    Israel Science Foundation- workshop                70,000






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