The "BASIC Ph" model of coping and resiliency, developed by Prof. Mooli Lahad, was the first to describe coping as an on-going effort to manage life challenges. This is the first book to be published on this world-renowned approach, widely used as an effective resiliency assessment, intervention, and recovery model.
Prof. Mooli Lahad, PhD, is a senior medical and education psychologist, professor of psychology, and director of the MA studies in Dramatherapy at Tel Hai College, Israel. He is also the founder and president of the Community Stress Prevention Center (CSPC). Prof. Lahad is one of the world's leading experts on community and public behavior, and coping with disasters. He has served as a consultant to the Israeli National Security Council and the Ministries of Education, Welfare, Homefront, Defense and Health. Following the 9/11 World Trade Center attack he trained community workers, first responders, mental health staff and medical care teams in New York and New Jersey. He served for many years as a consultant to UNICEF and is a former member of the NATO committee on psychosocial preparedness to disasters. He developed the "BASIC PH" integrative model of resiliency. Dr. Miri Shacham, PhD, is a senior educational counselor, lecturer and researcher of psychology and education at Ort Braude College, Israel. She is also a psychotrauma researcher at CSPC. Dr. Shacham served for many years as a trainer and consultant to school managers in the Ministry of Education advising on preparedness and coping with terror and war situations. She also developed school programs enhancing teacher and pupil coping resources for trauma after the Second Leban on War. Dr. Ofra Ayalon, PhD, is a psychologist and family therapist and an expert on working with trauma. She is a renowned author and trainer throughout the world in the field of trauma and coping with crisis and disasters. She retired from Haifa University after 35 years of teaching and research and she is currently the director of the Nord COPE Center in Tivon, Israel. Her career as a trainer and consultant has spanned many organizations, such as UNICEF in Former Yugoslavia, Finland's Red Cross, Center for Crisis Management and Education in the UK among others.