Dan is a family and marital therapist, a counseling therapist and a parent-counselor in NVR interventions. He is internationally acknowledged as an expert in the Non-Violent Resistance approach, as well as in NVR interventions with families of socially withdrawn adolescents and post-adolescents who fail to emerge into adulthood. His professional activities include clinical work with families in crises, consulting to mental health organizations, training, supervision, writing, teaching and speaking, in Canada, in Europe and in Israel. He serves as director of the Clinic for Parental Empowerment, initially founded by Haim Omer, the originator of the NVR approach, in 2010 and is a former staff member at the Calgary Family Therapy Center. Dan has developed and published, together with Professor Omer and the center team, an NVR-based intervention model for Adult Entitled Dependence. He is also founder of an international forum of NVR practitioners and member of the School of Non-Violent Resistance. Dan holds an M.A. degree in Psychology from the Tel-Aviv University, is a graduate of SHINUI (the Israeli Institute for Systemic Studies, Family and Personal Change), and was personally trained by Haim Omer in the NVR approach. Dan is certified by the Israeli (CCFT), Canadian (RMFT) and American (Clinical fellow) Associations for Marital and Family Therapy, and by the Association of Counseling Therapy of Alberta (ACTA).
Tamara Wilson is a registered psychologist with a background in NVR interventions, social constructionism, narrative therapy, and family systems. She has worked with children and families for the past 20 years both in residential and community settings and has led children/parent psycho-educational groups in the areas of anger management and emotional regulation. In addition, she provided family therapy for adolescents with drug/alcohol addiction. Tamara also maintains a clinical practice at the Calgary Family Therapy center where she offers therapy to children/youth and their families, clinical supervision, and training. Tamara is particularly interested in socio-cultural discourses related to race, ethnicity, and motherhood and the ways they implicitly impact family relationships.
With a background in social work, Peter has worked as Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist in both CAMHS and Adult Mental Health for over 35 years, specialising in children and families involved with child protection. He has in-depth knowledge of treating trauma as the after-effect of childhood maltreatment, as well as extensive experience in providing therapy for parents’ mental health problems. Peter has introduced Nonviolent Resistance to the UK. He has adapted the approach for heavily traumatised, multi-stressed families, and his work with looked-after children has inspired him to develop a child focus in NVR. Peter is a prolific national and international presenter. Aiming to develop collaborative working relationships in which dialogue can flourish and service users’ experience and perspectives are centred in conversation, Peter considers social awareness as a cornerstone of engaged therapeutic practice.
Dr. Fried is a child- and adolescent psychiatrist and psychotherapist. She specializes in NVR case management for acute and complex crisis situations, as well as trauma therapy, sexual abuse and borderline states, general parent counselling, and psychiatric and medical practice. Dr. Fried is contractual partner of the Institut für Neue Autorität in Austria ( INA), and helps assimilate NVR Methodologies as supervisor and coach in several schools and foster homes in Austria. Formerly, Dr. Fried worked as a senior psychiatrist in the child- and adolescent department of the Mauer Mental Health center in lower Austria. In parallel to her psychiatric and therapeutic practices she has been involved in different social projects in Europe and abroad, such as street work with homeless people and drug addicts, work in hospice medicine for terminal ill people, and various missions in war zones with several NGOs. Dr. Fried has considerable experience in voluntary humanitarian work with terminally ill people (UK), drug addicts (New York) and war refugees (former Yugolslavia, Macedonia and Afghanistan). She is a graduate of the University of Vienna and has completed her Post-doctoral fellowship at Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Her medical areas of expertise are psychiatry and paediatrics. She is also a certified psychotherapist and trauma therapist and has completed Haim Omer’s basic and advanced training courses.
Ohad is a clinical psychologist with expertise in NVR interventions, dynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies and sports psychology. He works in private practice with children and adults, and is a founding member of the Tel-Aviv Center for Non-Violent Resistance Psychology, with emphasis on Adult Entitled Dependence and Childhood Anxiety Disorders. He has worked with Professor Haim Omer since 2001, served as a team member of the school for NonViolent Resistance, and lectures on a variety of NVR topics in various international forums and professional training workshops. Ohad conducts NVR interventions with a wide range of populations and in several fields, and trains professionals internationally in NVR psychology and the New Authority. Ohad completed his M.A in child clinical psychology and PhD in sports psychology at Haifa University.
Nevo is a senior clinical social worker and an organizational consultant, specializing in systemic therapy for complex families, NVR parent counseling, and individual therapy for all ages. He is a founding member of the Tel-Aviv Center for Non-Violent Resistance Psychology, a private body dedicated to NVR interventions in general including special emphasis on Adult Entitled Dependence and Childhood Anxiety Disorders. Nevo supervises social work trainees at the University of Haifa School for Social work, and works as a consultant for welfare departments in several municipalities. He holds an M.A. degree in social clinical work from Haifa University and is certified as a group therapist by the Tel Aviv University School of Social Work. In his organizational consultation, Nevo helps organizations assimilate the principles of NVR in relationships between managers and employees, and advises municipalities on how to deal with emerging adulthood -related trends and phenomena.
Lital Mellinger is a licensed clinical psychologist, with expertise in dynamic therapy, suicide assessment, Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) therapy, family assessment, dyadic and narrative therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). As a member of Empowered Parenthood Lital applies the principals of Non-Violent Resistance therapy in her work with families coping with child behavior problems including violence, child anxiety, and adult entitled dependence (AED). Lital works in a municipal Educational Psychological Service, where she coordinates assessment and treatment of suicide risk, supervises, and works with children and parents. In her private practice, Lital supports children, adolescents, adults and parents, suffering from life challenges such as depression, anxiety, personal crises and parental authority. Lital holds and M.A. degree in Child Clinical Psychology, and a B.A. degree with honors in Psychology and Developmental Aspects in Education – both from the Tel-Aviv University.
Mazal serves as a rehabilitation and family therapy consultant at the Center for Parent Empowerment. She is a psychotherapist and a senior rehabilitation and clinical social worker, a certified supervisor in couple and family therapy, and a senior trainer in mental health rehabilitation under Israel’s Ministry of Health. Mazal has over 30 years of experience in individual, couple, and family psychotherapy and parent counseling. She specializes in supporting family members of those suffering from mental or emotional problems, and she supports adolescents and adults suffering from personal, emotional, and couple crises. In the past, Mazal trained and supervised individual professional therapy and rehabilitation teams at ENOSH, the Israeli Association of Mental Health, where she founded, managed, and supervised several counselling centers for families of mental patients. Mazal teaches in the central schools of social work and rehabilitation at Ono Academic College. She holds a second degree in social work from Tel Aviv University and is graduate of the Bar Ilan University psychotherapy school and the “Hidabrut” program at the Jerusalem Psychoanalytic Institute.