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Stumbling Reform of Mental Health Services in Israel: Factors Hindering Transference in Locus of Services to the Community
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Uri Aviram
Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Thursday, April 10, 2008, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Institute Conference Room, 30 College Ave.
Dr. Uri Aviram is Zena Harman Professor Emeritus of Social Work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the former Dean of this school. Prior to his current position he was a professor at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, and the School of Social Work, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Previously, he was on the faculty of the School of Social Work, Tel-Aviv University in Israel, where he established and directed the Community Mental Health Program. In addition, Dr. Aviram has had visiting appointments in several academic institution including - Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio; the University of California at Berkeley, University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney, and Cornell University.

From the beginning of his academic career, Professor Aviram has conducted mental health services research, and policy studies. His main areas of interest are community care for severely mentally ill persons, social planning and policy development, and the interface between psychiatry and law. His publications have appeared in Israeli, American, and European Journals. Among his books are the books: The Mentally Ill in Community Based Sheltered Care: A Study of Community Care and Social Integration, Community Mental Health in Israel; Psychiatric Treatment and Civil Liberties, Social Work in Mental Health, and Mental Health Services in Israel: Trends and Issues.

In addition to his interest in the mental health field, Professor Aviram has been involved in a study assessing culturally sensitive social work education program and in a longitudinal study on professional careers of social workers as well as social policy development matters. Recently he published the books Social Work Education in Israel, and Social Policy Development in Israel.

After completing his undergraduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Uri. Aviram went on to receive his MSW degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and, in 1972, his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley.

In addition to his academic duties, Prof. Aviram has served in the U.S. and Israel as a consultant on mental health policies and programs and on numerous public committees related to the care, treatment and rehabilitation of mentally disabled persons. Recently, he served as a member of the Public Commission on Equal Rights Legislation for Persons with Disabilities and currently he is the chairperson of The Israel National Council for the Rehabilitation in the Community of Persons with Mental Disabilities.
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