METIV: The Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma has been active since 1989 as a project of the Herzog Hospital Latner Institute to contend with the growing phenomenon of psychotrauma in Israel. An estimated 9% of Israelis suffer from functional impairment as a result of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which is three times the level of that in the United States and other western countries. Today METIV is a world-recognized innovator in the research and treatment of the widespread effects of trauma.
We provide clinical interventions and a variety of therapeutic programming that heal and empower those exposed to traumatic life experiences. Much of our work is specifically aimed towards the underserved in our population. We are particularly attuned to those who either have cultural difficulty seeking services or are part of communities that are inclined to avoid the entire subject of psychological trauma.
Having published nearly half a dozen books, dozens of peer-reviewed studies and supervised dozens of student researchers, METIV’s clinicians are on the cutting edge of academic research on the effects and treatment of trauma. Our expertise shapes all of our programming: that geared toward the Ethiopian and Bedouin communities, with released combat soldiers through our Peace of Mind program, and that with focusing on children and on parents.