It was a pleasure to interview Dr. Shmuel Harris, founder and director of Machon Dvir, and also head of Psychiatry at Hadassah University Hospital of Mt. Scopus.
When I met Dr. Harris for the first time and heard about the incredible work he is doing for seminaries and Yeshivot in Israel, I thought this would be the perfect interview geared towards parents in this stage- sending their kids to Israel for their gap year.
The interview aired on The Nachum Segal Network‘s Bite Size Show with Yoni Pollak.
You can listen to the highly informative and interesting interview here:
Inside the interview you’ll hear about:
Dr. Harris’s Aliyah story from Australia
His medical training
All about Dvir Institute and its background
How he helps Seminary and Yeshiva students that need psychiatric help
How he balances the needs of the student, the parent, and the school
The types of mental disorders that are most commonly treated
The methods of treatment that Dvir uses
How he keeps the referring doctors from the states in the loop
A success story
How parents that are torn about sending their child to Israel for the year can reach out to him to discuss their options
Dr. Shmuel Harris describes his Israel Happy Place
You can find out more about Machon Dvir on the website, www.MachonDvir.com