1987-1991 Psy.D Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University, New Jersey, U.S.A
1979- 1983 M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Social Science, Hebrew University, Jerusalem Israel.
1976 – 1979 B.A. in English Literature (Humanities) and Psychology (Social Sciences) Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
Awards and Excellence Scholarships (Within the Past Five Years)
2015-2020 Award of excellence in teaching, Hebrew University
Appointments at the Hebrew University
July 2016 - Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Psychology and the School of Social Work and Social Welfare.
Oct. 2012 – Senior lecturer of practice – Department of Psychology (new appointment)
Oct. 2011 – Senior lecturer of practice – School of Social Work (half time)
Oct. 2002 – Clinical lecturer, Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare.
Additional Functions (Within the Past Five Years)
May 2020 – Director of the Sigmund Freud Chair in Psychoanalysis, Faculty of Social Science
July, 2019 – Chair of the newly founded Israeli Society for Psychotherapy Research, a regional group affiliated with the International Society for Psychotherapy Research.
October 2016 – Present - Director of the Freud Center for Psychoanalytic Research
October 2016-October 2019 - Head of the graduate program in clinical psychology.
2015 present - Member of the steering committee of Child and Family Therapy Research Group, a special section of the Society for Psychotherapy Research.
2004- 2012 Director of the Hebrew University Psychological Services.
Research Grants (Within the Past Five Years)
July 2020 – Israel Science Foundation, personal research grant: Rupture and repair in the Alliance and its relation to clients' attachment patterns, emotion regulation and outcome in short-term psychodynamic therapy. $40,000 annualy, for 4 years.
March 2020 – Society for Psychotherapy Research – Small grants award (for a pilot study): The relationships between rupture resolution, patients' attachment style, emotion regulation and outcome in Short-Term Psychodynamic Therapy. $2500.
July 2018 – Israel Science Foundation grant for international research workshop: How can new methodologies bring us closer to understanding clinical process? (With prof. Sigal Zilcha-Mano from Haifa University($20,000+ additional $1500 from Hebrew University and $1500 from Haifa University, July 2-3-4, 2018)
2017-2018 Eshkol Center funding (Hebrew University) for studies in Israeli society: Perceptions of fatherhood and fathers' mentalizing speech with infants. $ 1300.
2016 -2020 Israel Science Foundation Grant - The role of therapists’ feeling states in alliance ruptures and resolution, and the impact of resolution on patients’ emotion regulation and outcome. $44,000 annually for 4 years.
List of Publication (Within the Past Five Years)
Books & Edited Books
Tishby, O. & Wiseman, H. (2018). Developing the therapeutic relationship: Integrating case studies, research and practice. Washington: APA Books.
Wiseman, H. & Tishby O. (2015) (eds). The Therapeutic relationship: Innovative investigations. London: Routledge.
Chapters in Collections
Tishby, O. Responsiveness in relational psychoanalytic psychotherapy (invited book chapter, in: Watson, J. & Wiseman, H. (Eds.). Attuning to enhance therapist responsiveness. To be published by APA books in Fall, 2020.
Wiseman, H. & Tishby, O. (2018). Core Conflictual Relationship Theme (CCRT). In A. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Tishby, O. & Wiseman, H. (2018). Introduction: Developing the therapeutic relationship. In : Tishby & Wiseman (ed.). Developing the therapeutic relationship: Integrating case studies, research and practice. Washington D.C., APA Books.
Schattner, E. & Tishby, O. (2018). Patient and therapist relational patterns: Implicit negotiations. In: Developing the therapeutic relationship.
Tishby, O. & Wiseman, H. Conclusions: The tapestry of the therapeutic relationship and recommedations. In : Developing the therapeutic relationship.
Bamberger, E. & Tishby, O. (2017). Treating parents of adolescents: A relational approach. Chapter in an edited book by Prof. Esther Cohen: Working with parents. Ach Books. (Hebrew Book – currently being translated).
Mallinckrodt, B., Choi, G., Levy, K. N., Petrowsky, K., Sauer, E. M., Tishby, O. & Wiseman, H. (2017). Pseudo-secure vs. individuated-secure client attachment to therapist: Implications for therapy process and outcome. Psychotherapy Research, 27(6), 677-691.
Schattner, E., Tishby, O., & Wiseman, H. (2017). Relational patterns and the development of the alliance: a systematic comparison of two cases. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 24, 555–568.
Romanelli, A., Tishby, O. & Moran, G.S.(2017). “Coming home to myself”: A qualitative analysis of changes in therapists' experience and interventions following training in theater imrovisation skills. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 53, 12-22.
Wiseman, H. & Tishby, O. (2017). Applying Relationship Anecdotes Paradigm Interviews to Study Client-Therapist Relationship Narratives: Core Conflictual Relationship Theme Analyses. Special Section: Narrative measures in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research, 27(3), 283-299.
Yamin, A., Yerushalmi, H., Roe, D. & Tishby, O. (2017). The contribution of relational characteristics in the supervisory relationship - to supervisees’ sense of self efficay and to their rehabilitation work in mental health . Welfare and Society, 37 (3), 555-582 (in Hebrew).
Midgley, N., Capella, C., Goodman, J. Lis, A., Noom, M. & Tishby O. (2018). Introduction to the special section on child and adolescent psychotherapy research. Psychotherapy Research, 28 (1), 1-2.
Yonatan, R., Tishby, O. & Wiseman, H. (2018). Therapists’ honesty, humor styles, playfulness, and creativity as outcome predictors: A retrospective study of the therapist effect. Psychotherapy Research, 28(5), 793-802.
Romanelli, A. Tishby, O., Moran, G. (2019) I'mprovisation - a qualitative investigation of the subjective experience of Improvisational moments by therapists in the clinical hour .
Psychoanalytic Dialogues 29(3), 284-305 (chosen to be included in a special section, with 2 discussants of the paper).
Romanelli, A., & Tishby, O. (2019). ‘Just what is there now, that is what there is’—the effects of theater improvisation training on clinical social workers’ perceptions and interventions. Social Work Education, 38(6), 797-814.
Yonatan‐Leus, R., Tishby, O., Abargil, M., & Wiseman, H. (2019). Therapist effects in yearlong psychodynamic therapy: An exploratory study. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 26(6), 751-760.
Yonatan, R., Shefler, G. & Tishby, O. (2020). Do Positive Features of Mental Health Change Together with Symptoms and Do They Predict Each Other? Accepted for publication, in Psychotherapy.
Yonatan-Leus, R., Shefler, G., & Tishby, O. (2020). Changes in playfulness, creativity and honesty as possible outcomes of psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research, 30(6), 788-799.
Zlotnick, E., Strauss, A. Y., Ellis, P., Abargil, M., Tishby, O., & Huppert, J. D. (2020). Reevaluating ruptures and repairs in alliance: Between-and within-session processes in cognitive–behavioral therapy and short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 88(9), 859.
Abargil, M. & Tishby, O. (2020). Countertransference as a Reflection of Patients’ Inner Relationship Conflict. Accepted for publication in Psychoanalytic Psychology.
Abargil, M. & Tishby, O. (2020). Fluctuations in therapist emotions and their relation to treatment processes and outcomes. Accepted for publication in Journal of Psychotherapy Integration.