Dr. Refael Yonatan-Leus is a licensed clinical psychologist and a senior lecturer (assistant professor) in the master’s program in clinical psychology. Dr. Yonatan-Leus completed his three degrees in psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research interests are quantitative research in psychotherapy with an emphasis on “positive” variables of mental health (such as honesty creativity and playfulness), the therapist’s influence on the effectiveness of psychological treatment, psychoanalytic theory, professional ethics, the effectiveness of psychoanalytic psychotherapy with severe and complex mental disorders, and economical cost effectiveness of psychodynamic psychotherapy in the context of healthcare cost. His areas of teaching in the clinical program include short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychopathology, and clinical interview. He practices individual, couple and group psychotherapy both in a public mental health clinic and in private practice.