Join date: Mar 9, 2020

Devora currently serves as the program manager for the Jewish Track of Transformations Treatment center- a supplemental program designed to cater to the unique spiritual/religious needs of Jewish individuals while in residential treatment for substance use and/or mental health disorders.

Devora has previously worked in a variety of clinical and research settings including the Center for Anxiety, the JPSYCH Lab, and Palm Partners addiction treatment center. In addition to clinical work, Devora has a strong interest in empirical research on Judaism and Mental Health and has co-authored several peer reviewed articles and book chapters on relationships between Jewish spirituality and psychological well-being, as well as serves on several committees related to the integration of Judaism and Mental Health. Devora holds an MSW from Florida Atlantic University, an MSc in the Psychology of Religion from Glyndwr University, UK and is currently pursuing a PhD in the psychology of religion in the University of Warwick's Center for Education Studies.

Devora is passionate about uncovering the inspiration for personal and spiritual growth that can be gleaned from individuals in addiction recovery as well as joining the mission de-pathologize the pursuit of treatment for substance use and mental health disorders.

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Devora Shabtai
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