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Granke, L., Nakash, O. & Carmi., R. (in press). Women and Health in Israel. Lancet.

Benatov, J*., Nakash, O., Chen-Gal , S., Brunstein-Klomek, A. (in press). The association between gender, ethnicity and suicidality among vocational students in Israel. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior.

Nakash, O., Luria, I., Shoshani, A., Nagar, M*. (in press) The Association between Perceived Social Support and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms among Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum Seekers in Israel. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health.

Abdeen, Z.,   Brunstein-Klomek, A., Nakash, O., Shibly, N., Nagar, M.*, Agha, H., Hallaq, S., Kanat-Maymon, Y., Juerges , H., Levav, T., Qasrawi, R. (in press). The Association between Political Violence and the Connection between Bullying and Suicidality among Palestinian Youth. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior.

Nakash, O., & Nagar, M*. (in press). Assessment of diagnostic information and quality of working alliance with clients diagnosed with personality disorders during the mental health intake. Journal of Mental Health.

Nakash, O., Nagar, M*.,  Levav I., Danilovich, E.,  Abu-Tair, M., Podolsky, P. (in press). Psychological factors associated with emotional distress among Palestinian Arabs from East Jerusalem accessing psychiatric care in Israel. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences.

Rosen, D., Nakash, O., Kwong, A., & Branstetter, H. (in press). Culturally responsive assessment and diagnosis in the mental health intake. The Behavior Therapist.

Granek L., Barbera L., Nakash O., Cohen M.*, Krzyzanowska M.K. (in press). Canadian Oncologists Experiences with Difficult Patient Deaths and Coping Strategies. Current Oncology. 

Benatov, J*., Nakash, O., & Brunstein-Klomek, A. (in press). Religious-Ethnic differences in prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation and attempts among Israeli vocational education students. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences.

Granek, L., Ben-David, M., Nakash, O., Cohen, M.*, Barbera, L.,  Ariad, S., & Krzyzanowska, M. (2017). Oncologists' Negative Attitudes Towards Expressing Emotion Over Patient Death and Burnout. Supportive Care in Cancer. Ahead of Print.

Granek, L., Ariad, S., Nakash, O., Cohen, M*., Bar-Sela, G., Ben-David, M. (2017). A Mixed Method Study of the Impact of Chronic Patient Death on Oncologists’ Personal and Professional Lives. Journal of Oncology Practice, 13, e1-e10.

Lavie-Ajayi, M., & Nakash, O. (2017). "If she had helped me to solve the problem at my workplace, she would have cured me": A critical discourse analysis of a mental health intake. Qualitative Social Work, 16, 60–77.


Granek, G., Nakash, O., Cohen, M*., Ben-David, M., Ariad, A. (2016). Oncologists’ communication about end of life: The relationship between secondary traumatic stress, compassion satisfaction and approach and avoidance communication. Psycho-Oncology. Ahead of print.

Rosen, D., Nakash, O., & Alegria, M. (2016). The impact of computer use on therapeutic alliance and continuance in care during the mental health intake. Psychotherapy, 52, 117-123. 

Granek, L., & Nakash, O. (2016). The Impact of Qualitative Health Research on the “Real World”: Knowledge Translation as Policy, Education, and Clinical Training and Practice. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 56, 414-435.

Shoshani, A., Nakash, O., Zubida H., Harper, R. A. (2016). School Engagement, Acculturation, and Mental Health among Migrant Adolescents in Israel. School Psychology Quarterly, 31, 181-197.

Brunstein Klomek, A., Nakash, O., Goldberger, N., Haklai, Z., Geraisy, N., Yatzkar U., Birani, A., & Levav, I. (2016). Completed Suicide and Suicide Attempts in the Arab Population in Israel. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51, 869-876.

Nakash, O., Nagar, M.* & Luria, I. (2016). The association between postpartum depression, acculturation and mother-infant bond among Eritrean Asylum Seekers in Israel. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 18, 1232–1236.

Nakash, O., Nagar, M.*, Barker, Y.*, &, Lotan, D.* (2016). The association between religiosity and alcohol use: The mediating role of meaning in life and media exposure. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 19(6), 574-586.

Nakash, O., Nagar, M.*, Matan, Z.*, Reut B.*, & Shenkman, G. (2016). The association between the hostile-world scenario, perceived control and emotional distress among gay men and lesbians. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health. Ahead of print.

Granek, L., Krzyzanowska, M. K.,  Nakash, O.,  Cohen, M.*,  Ariad, S.,  Barbera, L., Levy, R., Ben-David, M (2016). Gender differences in the effect of grief reactions and burnout on emotional distress among clinical oncologists. Cancer, 122(23), 3705-3714.


Nakash, O., Razon, L.*, & Levav, I. (2015). Primary mental health prevention themes in published research and academic programs in Israel. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 4, 3.

Nakash, O., Nagar, M.*, & Levav, I. (2015). Predictors of mental health care stigma and its association with the therapeutic alliance during the initial intake session. Psychotherapy Research, 25, 214-221.

Nakash, O., Langer, B.*, Nagar, M.*, Shoham, S., Lurie, I., & Davidovitch, N. (2015). Exposure to traumatic experiences among asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan during migration to Israel. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 17, 1280-6.

Nakash, O., Nagar, M.*, Shoshani, A., & Lurie, I. (2015). The association between acculturation patterns and mental health symptoms among Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers in Israel. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21, 468-76.

Drill, R., Nakash, O., DeFife, J., Westen, D.  (2015). Assessment of clinical information: Comparison of the Validity of a Structured Clinical Interview (the SCID) and the Clinical Diagnostic Interview. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 203, 459-62.

Nakash, O. & Saguy, T. (2015). Social identities of clients and therapists during the mental health intake predict diagnostic accuracy. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6, 710-717.

Nakash, O., Nagar, M.*, Kanat-Maymon, Y. (2015). "What should we talk about"? The association between the information exchanged during the mental health intake and the quality of the working alliance. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 62, 514-20.

Nakash, O., Nagar, M.*, Kanat-Maymon, Y. (2015). The clinical use of DSM categorical diagnostic system during the mental health intake. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 76, e862–e869.

DeFife, J., Drill, R., Beinashowitz, J., Ballantyne, L., Plant, D., Smith-Hansen, L., Teran, V., Werner-Larsen, L., Westerling, T., Yang, Y., Davila, M., Nakash, O. (in press). Practice-Based Psychotherapy Research in a Public Health Setting: Obstacles and Opportunities. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration.

Granek, L., & Nakash, O. (in press). The Impact of Qualitative Health Research on the “Real World”: Knowledge Translation as Policy, Education, and Clinical Training and Practice. Journal of Humanistic Psychology.

Rosen, D., Nakash, O., & Alegria, M. (2015). The impact of computer use on therapeutic alliance and continuance in care during the mental health intake. Psychotherapy. Ahead of print.

Lavie-Ajayi, M., & Nakash, O. (in press). "If she had helped me to solve the problem at my workplace, she would have cured me": A critical discourse analysis of a mental health intake. Qualitative Social Work.

Lurie, I. & Nakash, O. (2015). Exposure to trauma and forced migration: Mental health and acculturation patterns among asylum seekers in Israel. In M. Schouler-Ocak, (Ed.). Trauma and Migration - Cultural Factors in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Traumatized Immigrants (pp. 139-156).  Springer International Publishing.


Nakash, O., Nagar, M., Danilovich, D.,  Bentov-Gofrit, D.,  Lurie, I.,  Steiner, E.,  Sadeh-Sharvit, S.,  Szor, S., & Levav, I. (2014). Ethnic disparities in mental health treatment gap in a community-based survey and in access to care in psychiatric clinics. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 60, 575-583.

Shoshani, A., Nakash, O., Zubida H., Harper, R. A. (2014). Mental Health and Engagement in Risk Behaviors among Migrant Adolescents in Israel: The Protective Functions of Secure Attachment, Self-Esteem, and Perceived Peer Support. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 12, 233-249.

Nakash, O., Nagar, M.*, & Levav, I. (2014). Presenting problems and treatment expectations among service users accessing psychiatric outpatient care: Are there gender differences? Israeli Journal of Psychiatry, 51, 212-218.

Nakash, O., Levav, I., Aguilar-Gaxiola, S., Alonso, j. Andrade, L. H., Angermeyer, M. C., Bruffaerts, R., Caldas-de-Almeida, J. M., Florescu, S., de Girolamo, G., Gureje, O., He, Y., Hu, C., de Jonge, P., Karam, E. G., Kovess-Masfety, V., ; Medina-Mora, M. M., Moskalewicz, J., Murphy, S., Nakamura, Y., Piazza, M., Posada-Villa, J., Stein, D. J., Taib, N. I., Zarkov, Z., Kessler, R. C., & Scott, K. M. (2014). Comorbidity of common mental disorders with cancer and their treatment gap: Findings from the World Mental Health Surveys. Psycho-Oncology, 23, 40-51

Rosen, D. C., Nakash, O., & Alegría, M. (2014). Disproportionality and disparities in the mental health system. In J. James, R. Fong, A. Dettlaff, & C. Rodriguez (Eds.) Eliminating racial disproportionality and disparities: Multisystems culturally competent approaches. New York: Columbia University Press.


Zubida, H., Lavi, L., Harper, R., Nakash, O., & Shoshani, A. (2013). Home and Away - Hybrid Perspective on Identity Formation in 1.5 and Second Generation Adolescent Immigrants in Israel. Glocalism: Journal of Culture, Politics and Innovation, 1, 1-27.

Rosen, D. C. & Nakash, O. (2013). American Jews: Clinical case studies. In D. W. Sue, M. Gallardo, & H. Neville (Eds.) Multicultural counseling casebook, pp 111-124. Hobokern, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.

Nakash, O., Levav, I. (2013). Mental health stigma in a multicultural society: The case of Israel. Psychology, Society and Education, 4, 195-209. 

Nakash, O., Liphshitz, I., Keinan-Boker, L., & Levav, I. (2013). The effect of cancer on suicide among elderly Holocaust survivors. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 43, 290-295.

Nakash, O. & Alegria, M. (2013). The assessment process during the mental health intake: Qualitative examination of the role of implicit clinical decisions. Qualitative Health Research, 23, 645 –654.

Nakash, O., Gerber, Y., Goldbourt, U., Benyamini, Y., & Drory, Y. (2013). The Relationship between ethnicity and socioeconomic status in long-term prognosis after myocardial infarction: A population-based cohort study. Medical Care, 51,137-143.

Nakash, O., Wiesent-Brandsma, C., Reist, S., & Nagar, M.  (2013). The Association between gender role ideology and psychological well-being of male African asylum-seekers in Israel. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 11, 78-90.


Nakash, O., Barchana, M., Liphshitz, I., Keinan-Boker, L., & Levav, I. (2012). The effect of cancer on suicide in ethnic groups with a differential suicide risk.  European Journal of Public Health, 23(1),114-115.

Nakash, O., Levav, I., & Gal, G., (2012) Ethnic-based intra- and inter-generational disparities in mental health: Results from the Israel-World Mental Health Survey.The International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 59(5), 508-515.

Levav. I. & Nakash O. (2012). Even in people with cancer, the gap in mental health care is large. Diagnosis: publicación científica de Fundación PROSAM, 9, 13-24. (in Spanish).

Darghouth, S., Nakash, O., Miller, A., & Alegria, M. (2012). Assessment of co-occurring depression and substance use in an ethnically diverse patient sample during behavioral health intake interviews. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 125, S51-S58.

Nakash, O., Nagar, M., Shoshani, A., Zubida, H., Harper R. (2012). The effect of acculturation and discrimination on mental health symptoms and risk behaviors and among adolescent migrants in Israel. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority. Psychology, 18, 228-238.

Nakash, O., Levav, I. (2012). Editorial: Culture and psychiatry. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 3, 148-150.

Nakash, O., Saguy, T., Levav, I. (2012). The effect of social identities of service-users   and clinicians on mental health disparities: A review of theory and facts. Israeli   Journal of Psychiatry, 3, 202-210.

Nakash, O., Shemesh, A., Nagar, M., Levav, I. (2012). Cancer and common mental disorders in the community: Results of the Israel-World Mental Health Survey. European Journal of Psychiatry, 26,174-184.

Nakash, O., Nagar, M., Mandel, R., Alon, S., Gottfried, M., Levav, I. (2012).  Ethnic differentials in mental health needs and service utilization among  persons with cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20, 2217-2221.

Rosen, D., Miller, A., Nakash, O., Halpern L., & Alegria, M. (2012). Interpersonal    complementarity in the mental health intake: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 185-196.

DeFife, J.A., Drill, R., Nakash, O., & Westen, D. (2010). Clinician ratings of adaptive functioning and developmental history: Agreement with patient reports. American Journal of Psychiatry, 167, 1472-1478.


Nakash, O. (2010). Challenges of making decisions during the mental health intake with multicultural populations. Atopos, 10, 39-48. (in Spanish).

Nakash, O., Rosen, D. & Alegria, M. (2009).  The culturally sensitive evaluation. In P. Ruis, & A. Primm (Eds.) Disparities in Psychiatric Care: Clinical and Cross-Cultural Perspectives (pp. 225-235). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Nakash, O., Dargouth, S., Gao S., Oddo, V., Alegria, M. (2009). Patient initiation of information: Exploring its role during the initial mental health interview. Patient Education and Counseling, 75, 220-226.


Alegría M, Nakash O, Lapatin, S, Oddo V, Gao S, Lin J, Normand S-L. (2008). How missing information in diagnosis can lead to disparities in the clinical encounter.  Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 14, Suppl: S26-35.


Nakash, O., Brody, L. (2007). The effects of power imbalances and gender on  autobiographical memory. Self and Identity, 6(4), 304-321.


Westen, D., Nakash, O., Cannon, T., Bradely, R. (2006). Clinical assessment of   attachment patterns and personality disorder in adolescents and adults. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74(6), 1065-1085.


Nakash, O., Brody, L. (2006). The effects of social roles and personality motives on   autobiographical memory. Sex Roles: Journal of Research, 54, 39-56.

Drill, R., Beinashowitz, J., Nakash, O., Plant, D. (2006). What works, when and why: An outcome study of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Journal of the American  Psychoanalytic Association, 54(4), 1353-1357.

Nakash, O., Williams, L. M., Jordan, J. V. (2004). Relational-Cultural theory, body image and physical health. Wellesley Centers for Women Working Paper No. 416. Wellesley, MA: Wellesley Centers for Women Working Paper Series.


Nakash, O., Dierberger, A., & Westen, D. (2002). A multidimensional meta-analysis of pharmacotherapy for bulimia nervosa: Summarizing the range of outcomes in   controlled clinical trials. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 10, 193-211.


Nakash O., Dutra L., & Westen D. (2002). The relationship between attachment patterns and personality pathology in adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of  Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 41, 1111-1123.

Brody R. L., Muderrisoglu, S., Nakash, O. (2002). Emotions, defenses and gender. In R.  F. Bornstein, & J. M. Masling (Eds.), The psychodynamics of gender and gender  role (pp. 203-249). APA Books.