BiographyAmi Rokach, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who has been researching and teaching about loneliness for the past 35 years. More precisely, Ami has been involved in researching the experience of loneliness, its causes and how to cope with it effectively, and guiding patients to do the same. Ami is the Executive Editor of the Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, and as a clinical psychologist combines offering individual, couple and sex therapy with teaching and research. Ami is an associate professor and is teaching psychology at The Center for Academic Studies in Israel, and is also a member of the psychology departments at York University in Canada, and Walden University in the USA. His therapeutic and research interests include loneliness, sexuality, couple & sex therapy, anxiety and phobias, traumatic experiences and personal growth, stress management, and palliative care. After 35 years of ‘doing’ psychology he is still intrigued by human nature, people’s suffering, and the real opportunity that we all have to grow, flourish, and reinvent ourselves despite obstacles and painful experiences.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Loneliness; Sex, marital and family therapy; Individual and group therapy;
Psychology in corrections; Correctional rehabilitation, Application of behavior
therapy to anger and aggression control; Hypnosis; Phobias; Stress management,
Interpersonal relations, Palliative care.