Prof.Rachel Lev-Wiesel

Head of The Graduate School of Creative Arts Therapy                                         

פרופ' רחל לב ויזל





Hecht's Art Building,3rd. Floor , Room 304

Office: 972-4-(8248045 ) 
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Childhood sexual abuse;
child abuse;
Ddomestic violence;
Use of drawings for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.


Date Degree Name of Institution
1997 PhD School of Social Work, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
1985 M.A. School of Social Work, University of Haifa, Israel
1975 B.A. School of Social Work, University of Haifa, Israel







Full Proffessor-School of Social Work, Faculty of Health &Welfare Sciences, University of Haifa.
Associate Professor with Tenure-School of Social Work, Faculty of Health & Welfare Sciences, University of Haifa.
Associate Professor with Tenure-School of Social Work, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva.
Senior Lecturerwith Tenure-School of Social Work, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva.






Development and cultural adaptation of Health and well-being measurements

MAPI Research Institute (Adaptation of Health-Promoting Measures). About 40,705 Euro (per year)


Development and cultural adaptation of Health and well-beingmeasurements


MAPI Research Institute (Adaptation of Health-Promoting Measures). About 70,705 Euro (per year).


The impact of personal and marital resources in coping with forced relocation

Ministry of Social and Labor. $2,500.


 Hidden children survivors of Holocaust

Conference of Jewish Materials Claims Against Germany Inc. $7,700






1. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2005). Survivors and perpetrators' self figure and kinetic family drawings. Kiryat Bialik: Ach (168 pages) (Hebrew).

2. Brin A., & Lev-Wiesel, R. (2007). Her multiple face. Nahar: Biniamina (142 pages) (Hebrew).

3. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Weinger, S. Hell within hell, The comorbidity of the Holocaust Traumata. Lanham, MR: American University Press (due May 2011).

EditedBooks and Special Journal Issues – Published

4. Kacen, L. & Lev-Wiesel, R. (Eds.). (2002). Group work in a

multicultural society. Tel Aviv: Cherikover (254 pages) (in Hebrew).

5. Lev-Wiesel, R. Cwikel, J., & Barak, N. (Eds.). (2005). Mental health in Israeli women:   Guard yourself. Jerusalem: Brookdale (471 pages) (in Hebrew).

6. Lev-Wiesel, R. & Kacen, L. (2001). Group Experiential Journey. Kiryat Bialik: Ach (222 pages) (Hebrew).

8. Lev, R., & Yakobbovitz, H. (1993). A new approach for bed wetting children: Developmental and group support. IJOT, The Israel Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2(2), 55-69 (in Hebrew).

9. Lev, R. (1995). The battered child phenomenon- second generation to the Holocaust. Family- The Israeli Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 38, 7-11 (Hebrew).

10. Lev-Wiesel, R. (1998). Abused children of Holocaust survivors: an unspoken issue. Journal of Family Social Work, 3(1), 43-54.

11. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Fridlander, D. (1998). Role perception among social workers who live under politically uncertain areas. International Journal of Social Work. 42(1), 67-78. Also was published in Society and Welfare, 18(2), 281-292 (Hebrew).

12. Lev-Wiesel, R. (1998). Use of drawing technique to encourage verbalization in adult survivor of sexual abuse. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 25(4), 257-262.

13. Lev-Wiesel, R. (1998). Spouses perceptions of each other's coping ability with possible stressful life events and marital quality. Contemporary Family Therapy, 22(2), 211-220.

14. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Shamai, M. (1998). Living under the threat of relocation: Spouses perceptions of the threat and coping resources. Contemporary Family Therapy, 20(1), 107-121.

15. Lev-Wiesel, R. (1998). Coping with the stress associated with forced relocation in the Golan Heights, Israel. Journal of Applied Behavioral  Science, 34(2), 143-160.

16. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Al-Krenawi, A. (1999). Attitudes toward marriage and marital quality: a comparison among Israeli Arabs differentiated by religion. Family Relations, 48, 51-56.

17. Shamai, M. & Lev-Wiesel, R. (1999). Marital quality among couples living under the threat of forced relocation: The case of families in the Golan Heights. The Journal Marital and Family Therapy, 25(2), 239-254.

18. Lev-Wiesel, R. (1999). The use of the Machover Draw-A-Person test in detecting adult survivors of sexual abuse: a pilot study. American Journal of Art Therapy, 37(4), 106-112. Also appeared in Russian language in Art Therapy, 3(1), 19-31.

19. Lev-Wiesel, R. (1999). Feelings of adult survivors of child abuse feelings toward their offender-parents. Child and Adolescents Social Work Journal, 16(4), 291-304.

20. Lev-Wiesel, R. (1999). The impact of perceived social support and potency on abstinent behavior among members of Narcotics Anonymous. Journal of Social Work Research, 1(1), 1-9.

21. Al-Krenawi, A. & Lev-Wiesel, R. (1999). Attitudes towards and perceived psychosocial impact of female circumcision as practiced among Bedouin-Arabs of the Negev. Family Process, 38(4), 431-443. (Authors equally contributed to the paper).

22. Lev-Wiesel, R. (1999). "I want to rebirth my twenty year old son": bereaved parents' responses. Journal of Family Social Work, 3(4), 39-48.

23. Lev-Wiesel, R. (1999). Living under the threat of relocation: Different buffering effect of personal coping resources on men and women. Marriage and Family Review, 29(1), 97-108.

24. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Hershkovitz, D. (2000). Detecting violent aggressive behavior among male prisoners through the Machover Draw-A-Person test. Arts in Psychotherapy, 27(3), 171-177.

25. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2000). The effect of children’s sleeping arrangements (communal vs. familial) on fatherhood among men in an Israeli kibbutz. Journal of Social Psychology, 140(5), 580-588.

26. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Al-Krenawi, A. (2000). Perception of family among Bedouin-Arab children of polygamous families as reflected in their family drawings. American Journal of Art Therapy, 38, 98-106.

27. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Amir, M. (2000). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, psychological distress, personal resources and quality of life in four groups of Holocaust child survivors. Family Process, 39(4), 445-460.

28. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2000). Quality of life in adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse who have undergone therapy. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 9(1), 1-13.

29. Lev-Wiesel, R. (2000). RTE: Revealing Transference Exercises in short-term group therapy. Arts in Psychotherapy, 27(5), 339-344.

30. Lev-Wiesel, R., & Drori, D. (2000). The effects of social status upon the self concept of elderly widows and wives assessed by human figure drawings. Arts in Psychotherapy, 27(4), 263-267.