Dr. Israeli obtained a doctorate in clinical psychology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. She completed clinical rotations at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Isaac Walton Killam Hospital (IWK), Nova Scotia Hospital, Sackville Mental Health Clinic, and Dalhousie University Counselling Centre. She also completed a year long internship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario, both of which were accredited by the Canadian and American Psychological Associations for training in clinical psychology. Moreover, she received training in a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches and more specialized training in cognitive behaviour therapy through the Cognitive Therapy Unit at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and interpersonal therapy through the Mood Disorders Clinic at the IWK-Grace Hospital in Halifax. She completed several rotations in diagnostic, cognitive, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological assessment. Over her career she has worked in rehabilitation settings, hospitals, and military clinics. As a private practitioner she has been consulting to agencies, schools, individuals, families, and physicians for much of the last two decades.
In addition to clinical work, Dr. Israeli’s clinical research pursuits during her graduate, and post-graduate training, were funded by NSERC, SSHRC, and CIHR. She was a former recipient of the NB Women’s Doctoral Scholarship, Eliza Ritchie Scholarship, and the Brandan Gail Rule and Ken Bowers Research Awards from the Canadian Psychological Association. In 1997 she was featured in McLean’s Magazine as, “A Leader of Tomorrow: 100 Canadians to Watch”
Dr. Israeli is a licensed member of the College of Psychologists of NB. She formerly served as a “Member at Large” with the Learning Disabilities Association of NB and was a member of the Provincial Learning Disabilities Strategy Committee with the NB Department of Education in the mid 2000’s. She is currently active with the College of Psychologists of NB’s Professional Affairs Committee.
Dr. Israeli firmly believes in striking a balance between her work and personal life. As such, she can often be found engaging in hobbies around her community, planning her next adventure, socializing with family and friends, at a local café with her head buried in a book, or behind a notebook/laptop dreaming up poetic verses and short-stories.