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Rafael Richman, PhD, Psychologist

Pinkas Ha-P’sikologim psychologist license #7989

Jerusalem, Israel

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Curriculum Vitae

Clinical & Psychological Experience


Psychologist, Psychotherapist & Consultant in Private Practice

Jerusalem, Israel (September 2004 – present)

  • therapy and counseling with adults, adolescents, children, couples, & families

  • consulting with parents

  • parenting groups

  • online therapy, consulting & counseling

  • workshops and lectures in psychology & other related topics


Psychologist Intern

Talbieh Psychiatric Hospital & Outpatient Clinic, Jerusalem, Israel

(April 2009 – October 2010)

  • therapy & counseling with psychiatric day-unit population

  • psychotherapy & consulting in emergency ward & outpatient clinic

  • weekly therapy groups, & weekly experiential therapy groups

  • psychodiagnostic assessment



Machon Etgar ADHD Clinic, Herzog Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel (June 2005 – Aug 2008)

  • assessment & treatment with children, adolescents and adults diagnosed with ADD/ADHD

  • consulting, counseling & therapy for parents & families



Listening Hands Institute of Holistic Healing, Jerusalem (May 2007 – May 2008)


Psychotherapist - Psychologist

Family Institute, Neve Yerushalayim Campus, Jerusalem (Dec 2004 – Dec 2005)

  • led weekly therapy group for boys

  • consulted with parents


Telephone Intake Counselor

Global Guidance, Jerusalem, Israel (October 2004 – April 2005)

  • collected intake data & proved information for employee assistance program clients


Rafael Richman, PhD, Psychologist, Jerusalem Israel


Registered Psychologist & Consultant in Private Practice

Vancouver, BC (August 1998 – June 2004)

  • psychotherapy and counseling with adults, adolescents, children, couples, & families

  • consulted with parents & parent groups

  • workshops & lectures on topics in psychology & related topics


Deputy Registrar

College of Psychologists of British Columbia (March 2001 – June 2004)

  • investigated complaints & inquiries against Registered Psychologists

  • involved regulating the profession, public protection, managing & coordinating the complaint process, & investigating ethical matters

  • led workshops for counselors, school psychologists, and applicants on ethical practice of psychology


Psychological Associate

Clinical Psychology Center, Simon Fraser University (January 2002 - June 2004)

  • supervised clinical psychology graduate students


Registered Psychologist, Conslutant, & Workshop leader

Peace Arch Community Services, Vancouver, BC (April 2000 – May 2001)


Psychologist, Workshop Leader

Jewish Family Services Agency, Vancouver, BC (September 1998 - May 1999)

  • parenting workshops

  • professional workshop for teachers & educators


Registered Psychologist

Surrey Central Mental Health Center (December 1997 - October 1998)

  • psychotherapy and counseling with adolescents, children, adults, & families

  • parent-skills-training groups, & consultations with parents, teachers, & school guidance counselors

  • case management & assessment



Career & Counseling Service, University of Ottawa (Winter 1997)

  • counseling sessions with university students

  • short-term psychotherapy & career counseling

Rafael Richman, PhD, Psychologist Jerusalem Israel


Psychology Intern

Center for Psychological Services, University of Ottawa (September 1995 – August 1996)

  • psychotherapy and counseling with individuals, couples, & families (adults, adolescents, & children) using a variety of therapeutic modalities

  • career counseling & assessment

  • therapy supervision of graduate students


Student Therapist

Clinical Psychology Center, Simon Fraser University (1991-1995)

  • psychotherapy with adults, couples, & children - cognitive-behavioral, experiential, psychodynamic, supportive, & humanistic interventions


Crisis Line Counselor

Coquitlam Lifeline (September 1991 - September 1992)

  • telephone counseling


Psychology Intern

Riverview Psychiatric Hospital, Coquitlam, BC (Summer 1991 & Summer 1990)

  • neuropsychological assessment with geriatric population

  • social skills training, stress management, & assertiveness training classes in a cognitive-behavioral inpatient adolescent unit

  • psychodiagnostic assessment of adults

  • behavioral assessment & designed behavioral treatment programs

  • attended regular clinical rounds & grand rounds

Rafael Richman, PhD, Psychologist Jerusalem Israel

Teaching Experience


Coordinator - Jewish Family Education Program

Or Shalom Synagogue, Vancouver, BC (May 2000 - June 2002)

  • bi-weekly Jewish education sessions with parents & children


Teaching Assistant

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC (Fall & Summer 1997)

  • weekly tutorials for undergraduate psychology classes (developmental psychopathology, social psychology, & social issues)

  • class lecture on Attention Deficit Disorder [ADHD/ADD]; graded student presentations, exams, & assignments


Sessional Instructor in Psychology

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC (Fall 1996)

  • weekly lectures on theories of personality to an undergraduate psychology class

  • designed, administered, & graded the course midterm exam, final exam, & class essay; weekly office hours


Teaching Assistant

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC (1993 -1996)

  • taught three weekly tutorials for an undergraduate psychology personality class; graded exams & assignments; lectured on "Food & Personality"


Teaching Assistant

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC (1989 -1993)

  • led three weekly tutorials in undergraduate psychology classes (social psychology, psychopathology, & introductory psychology)

  • marked exams & assignments, held office hours


T.A. Day Workshop Leader

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC (1991-1994)

  • conducted & designed a workshop entitled, "Surviving Your First Tutorial", teaching skills for novice teaching assistants


Rayid Workshop Leader & Coordinator

Vancouver, BC (April 1994 - July 1995)

  • facilitated & designed intensive group seminars on the Rayid method of iris-personality interpretation


Rafael Richman, PhD, Psychologist Jerusalem Israel



Vancouver, BC (February 1998)

  • completed written & oral components of EPPP psychology registration exam


Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC (1989 -1997)

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

  • Ph.D. & M.A. research on primary prevention of disordered eating

  • completed M.A. & Ph.D.-level course work, Ph.D. comprehensive examination, & one-year clinical internship


University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (1985 -1988)

  • B.Sc. Honors degree in psychology; minor in sociology

  • honours thesis on musical perception presented at the Ontario Undergraduate Thesis Conference (Windsor, Apr., 1988) & the American Psychonomic Society Convention (Chicago, Nov., 1988)


University of Calgary, Calgary, AB (1984 -1985)

  • general arts program course work


Research and Publications


Heart-Rate Variability during a Continuous Performance Task in Children with Problems of Attention. Israel Journal of Psychiatry Related Science. Vol 48 – No. 1 [2011]. Co-authored with Jacques Eisenberg MD.


Ph.D. Dissertation in Clinical Psychology, Simon Fraser University (June 1993 - June 1997)

  • conducted a primary prevention program for disordered eating with students in 23 grade five, six, & seven classes; project included a two-month intervention & program evaluation


M.A. Thesis in Clinical Psychology, Simon Fraser University (July 1990 - April 1993)

  • pilot primary prevention program for disordered eating


Canada-Data-Base Research Coordinator

Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, Toronto, ON (1988 -1989)

  • collected data on criminally insane forensic patients in Canadian psychiatric institutions


Rafael Richman, PhD Psychologist, Jerusalem Israel


Workshops, Presentations, Interviews & Lectures

(partial listing)

  • Talbieh Psychiatric Day Hospital, Jerusalem (November 2009) – Introduction to Experiential Psychotherapy

  • OU Israel Center, Jerusalem (September, 2008) – The T'shuva of Listening

  • OU Israel Center, Jerusalem (May & July 2008) – Interpersonal Design

  • Machon Etgar Clinic, Jerusalem (June, 2007) – Integrative Approach to ADD/ADHD

  • AACI [Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel], Jerusalem, (June 2007), and Shir Hadash Congregation, Jerusalem (February 2007) – Conscious Parenting

  • AACI Jerusalem (May, 2006), and Neve Daniel (June, 2006) – Coping with ADHD

  • Nefesh International Annual Conference, Jerusalem Israel (January, 2006) – Food & Mood: Exploring the Relationship between Diet & Mental Health

  • ESRA ADD/Dyslexia group, Ranaana (September, 2005) – Holistic and Humanistic Approach to ADHD

  • Nefesh International Annual Conference, Jerusalem Israel  (February, 2005) – An introduction to Experiential Psychotherapy

  • Nefesh International Annual Conference, Jerusalem Israel (February, 2005) – Natural Therapy and a Humanistic Approach to ADHD

  • Introduction to Experiential Psychotherapy – presented to various groups of professionals and laypersons in Jerusalem (October 2004 – February 2005)

  • Hadassah Hospital Psychotrauma Unit, Jerusalem (June, 2004) - Obesity and Eating Disorders

  • Vancouver Community Kollel (February, 2004) - Jewish Parenting

  • College of Psychologists of B.C. (November 2003 & January 2004) - Ethical Practice of Psychology

  • North Shore Mental Health, Vancouver (November, 2003) - Interpersonal Design

  • Clinical Psychology Center, Simon Fraser University (June 2003) - Private Practice Issues for Psychologists

  • Interview on British Columbia radio program (November, 2002) - Humanistic Parenting

  • Vancouver Women's ORT (2001) - Healthy eating & dieting; Jewish astrology

  • HealthSmith Medical Clinic (1998 - 2001) - Natural therapy for ADHD

  • Alternative Medicine Healing Group (2000) - Emotion Focused Psychotherapy for Couples


Rafael Richman, PhD, Psychologist Jerualem Israel


Workshops, Presentations, Interviews & Lectures (partial listing)

  • Coalition for Jewish Educators (CAJE) conference (2000) - Jewish Family Education

  • Wild Rose Center for Healing Counseling Program (1999) - Psychotherapy and the Four Elements

  • Chapters Bookstore, Vancouver (1998 - 2000) - Natural therapy for ADHD; Astrology and Relationships

  • Vancouver Women’s ORT (May, 1994) – Alternatives to Dieting, Healthy Lifestyle, and Disordered Eating

  • St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, B.C. (January, 1994) – Primary Prevention of Disordered Eating; my research

  • CBC national radio interview (December, 1993) – Primary prevention of Disordered Eating; my research project
Dr. Rafael Richman
Rafael Richman, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist & Psychologist

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  • Dr. Rafael Richman, Psychologist, provides psychotherapy and consulting to adults, couples, and families, and to adolescents, parents and children. He offers services for people suffering from a wide range of difficulties and life circumstances, including depression, anxiety, marriage and relationship difficulties, ADHD, insomnia and sleep difficulties, and trauma.
  • Dr. Richman's office is located in the German Colony neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel.
  • Psychological Services are available in English and Hebrew.
  • Online counseling, consulting, and therapy is also available.