Ruth Pat-Horenczyk, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Director of the Child and Adolescent Clinical Services at Herzog Hospital’s Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma in Jerusalem, Israel. She is a clinical psychologist who received her Ph.D. from the Hebrew University and completed her post-doctoral training at the University of California in San Diego. Subsequently she was involved in clinical research and teaching in several areas of behavioral medicine such as sleep and eating disorders. Her current research topics focus on risk and protective factors for childhood PTSD, relational trauma, emotion regulation and posttraumatic growth. Prof. Pat-Horenczyk published extensively in the field of child trauma and appeared at numerous international conferences to present her clinical work and research findings. Her recent books are: “Treating Traumatized Children: Risk, Resilience and Recovery” (2009), and “Helping Children Cope with Trauma: Individual, Family and Community Perspectives (2014).