Dr. Ora Nakash

School of Social Work

Smith College, Israel



2003 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Boston University, USA

1998 M.A., Clinical Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Israel

1996 B.A., Psychology and Education, University of Haifa, Israel


  1. Nakash O., Dutra L., & Westen D. (2002). The relationship between attachment patterns and personality pathology in adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 41, 1111-1123.
  2. Nakash, O., Dierberger, A., & Westen, D. (2002). A multidimensional meta-analysis of pharmacotherapy for bulimia nervosa: Summarizing the range of outcomes in controlled clinical trials.Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 10, 193-211.
  3. Nakash, O., Williams, L. M., Jordan, J. V. (2004). Relational-Cultural theory, body image and physical health. Wellesley Centers for Women Working Paper No. 416. Wellesley, MA: Wellesley Centers for Women Working Paper Series.
  4. Drill, R., Beinashowitz, J., Nakash, O., Plant, D. (2006). What works, when and why: An outcome study of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 54(4), 1353-1357.
  5. Nakash, O., Brody, L. (2006). The effects of social roles and personality motives on autobiographical memory. Sex Roles: Journal of Research, 54, 39-56.
  6. Westen, D., Nakash, O., Cannon, T., Bradely, R. (2006). Clinical assessment of attachment patterns and personality disorder in adolescents and adults. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74(6), 1065-1085.
  7. Nakash, O., Brody, L. (2007). The effects of power imbalances and gender on autobiographical memory. Self and Identity, 6(4), 304-321.
  8. Alegría M., Nakash O., Lapatin, S., Oddo V., Gao S., Lin J., Normand S-L. (2008). How missing information in diagnosis can lead to disparities in the clinical encounter. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 14, Suppl: S26-35.
  9. Nakash, O., Dargouth, S., Gao S., Oddo, V., Alegria, M. (2009). Patient initiation of information: Exploring its role during the initial mental health interview. Patient Education and Counseling, 75, 220-226.
  10. Nakash, O. (2010). Challenges of making decisions during the mental health intake with multicultural populations. Atopos, 10, 39-48. (in Spanish).
  11. DeFife, J.A., Drill, R., Nakash, O., & Westen, D. (2010). Clinician ratings of adaptive functioning and developmental history: Agreement with patient reports. American Journal of Psychiatry, 167, 1472-1478.
  12. Nakash, O., Shemesh, A., Nagar, M.*, Levav, I. (2012) Cancer and common mental disorders in the community: Results of the Israel-World Mental Health Survey. European Journal of Psychiatry, 26,174-184.
  13. Nakash, O., Saguy, T., Levav, I. (2012). The effect of social identities of service-users and clinicians on mental health disparities: A review of theory and facts. Israeli Journal of Psychiatry, 49(3), 202-210.
  14. Nakash, O., Nagar, M.*, Shoshani, A., Zubida, H., Harper R. (2012). The effect of acculturation and discrimination on mental health symptoms and risk behaviors and among adolescent migrants in Israel. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 18(3), 228-238.
  15. Rosen, D., Miller, A., Nakash, O., Halpern L., & Alegria, M. (2012). Interpersonal complementarity in the mental health intake: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59(2),185-196.
  16. Nakash, O., Nagar, M.*, Mandel, R., Alon, S., Gottfried, M., Levav, I. (2012). Ethnic differentials in mental health needs and service utilization among persons with cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20, 2217-222.
  17. Nakash, O., Levav, I. (2012). Editorial: Culture and psychiatry. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 49(3), 148-150.
  18. Darghouth, S., Nakash, O., Miller, A., & Alegria, M. (2012). Assessment of co-occurring depression and substance use in an ethnically diverse patient sample during behavioral health intake interviews. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 125, S51-S58.
  19. Levav. I. & Nakash O. (2012). Even in people with cancer, the gap in mental health care is large. Diagnosis: publicación científica de Fundación PROSAM, 9, 13-24. (in Spanish).
  20. Nakash, O., Levav, I., & Gal, G., (2013) Ethnic-based intra- and inter-generational disparities in mental health: Results from the Israel-World Mental Health Survey. The International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 59(5), 508-515.
  21. Zubida, H., Lavi, L., Harper, R., Nakash, O., & Shoshani, A. (2013). Home and Away: Hybrid Perspective on Identity Formation in 1.5 and Second Generation Adolescent Immigrants in Israel.Glocalism: Journal of Culture, Politics and Innovation, 1, 1-27.
  22. Nakash, O., Barchana, M., Liphshitz, I., Keinan-Boker, L., & Levav, I. (2013). The effect of cancer on suicide in ethnic groups with a differential suicide risk. European Journal of Public Health, 23(1),114-115.
  23. Nakash, O., Gerber, Y., Goldbourt, U., Benyamini, Y., & Drory, Y. (2013). Ethnicity and long-term prognosis after myocardial infarction: a population-based cohort study. Medical Care, 51,137-143.
  24. Nakash, O. & Alegria, M. (2013). Examination of the role of implicit clinical judgments during the mental health intake. Qualitative Health Research, 23, 645 –654.
  25. Nakash, O., Liphshitz, I., Keinan-Boker, L., & Levav, I. (2013). The effect of cancer on suicide among elderly Holocaust survivors. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior 43, 290-295.
  26. Nakash, O., Levav, I. (2013). Mental health stigma in a multicultural society: The case of Israel. Psychology, Society and Education, 4, 195-209.
  27. Nakash, O., Nagar, M., Danilovich, D.,  Bentov-Gofrit, D.,  Lurie, I.,  Steiner, E.,  Sadeh-Sharvit, S.,  Szor, S., & Levav, I. (2014). Ethnic disparities in mental health treatment gap in a community-based survey and in access to care in psychiatric clinics. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 60, 575-583.
  28. Shoshani, A., Nakash, O., Zubida H., Harper, R. A. (2014). Mental Health and Engagement in Risk Behaviors among Migrant Adolescents in Israel: The Protective Functions of Secure Attachment, Self-Esteem, and Perceived Peer Support. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 12, 233-249.
  29. Nakash, O., Nagar, M.*, & Levav, I. (2014). Presenting problems and treatment expectations among service users accessing psychiatric outpatient care: Are there gender differences? Israeli Journal of Psychiatry, 51, 212-218.
  30. Nakash, O., Razon, L.*, & Levav, I. (2015). Primary mental health prevention themes in published research and academic programs in Israel. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 4, 3.
  31. Nakash, O., Nagar, M.*, & Levav, I. (2015). Predictors of mental health care stigma and its association with the therapeutic alliance during the initial intake session. Psychotherapy Research,25, 214-221.