Israel W Charny Ph.D.

Israel W. Charny, Ph.D., is an American-Israeli psychologist who lives in the hills outside of Jerusalem. He was the founder and first president of the Israel Family Therapy Association, and later the president of the International Family Therapy Association. He was also co-founder and then a president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars.

He is the author of two recent books, A Democratic Mind: Psychology and Psychiatry with Fewer Meds and More Soul (Lexington Books); and Psychotherapy for a Democratic Mind: Treatment of Intimacy, Tragedy, Violence and Evil (Lexington Books). Click here to see a flyer with excerpts for reviews and order form for each of these books. 

He is previously the author of books including Existential Dialectical Marital Therapy: Breaking the Secret Code of Marriage; Fascism and Democracy in the Human Mind, which was awarded “Outstanding Book of the Year” by the American Library Association; and most recently, The Genocide Contagion: How We Commit and Confront Holocaust and Genocide (Rowman and Littlefield).

Charny continues to be a practicing therapist.

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