On October 7, 2023 Hamas attacked southern Israel in a vicious massacre that resulted in 1,200 deaths and 240 hostages taken to Gaza, effecting Israeli citizens from 40 different nationalities. This has resulted in an Israel-Palestine war which has claimed a further 14,000 Gazan lives, half of whom are children. The trauma caused by these events is incalculable.
Our guest is Orli Peter, PhD, a psychotherapist specializing in trauma treatment for victims around the world. You can read more about her in the Bio below. Our interview with Dr. Peter is in three segments:
In Segment 1, Dr. Peter describes the trauma that is throughout the small country of Israel effecting Jews, Muslims, Christians and Druze populations, and further discusses how this trauma has spread worldwide for holocaust survivors and Jews around the world.
In Segment 2, Dr. Peter describes the importance and effectiveness of brain scans and custom neurostimulation of trauma patients as one of the first steps in treating trauma.
In Segment 3, Dr. Peter outlines her emergency pop-up project Israel Healing Initiative seeking $100,000 to fund neuro-stimulation and trauma experts being sent to Israel to provided unique and much needed trauma treatment.
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About Your Presenter
Dr. Orli Peter, Ph.D., a neuro and clinical psychologist, is at the forefront of Accelerated Psychology, a clinic located in Beverly Hills, California. Her work revolves around the integration of cutting-edge neuro-stimulation treatments with psychological therapies, enabling the swift recovery of traumatized individuals.
As the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Dr. Peter has devoted her three-decade career to providing specialized treatment to survivors worldwide. Her experience spans diverse communities, including Iranian refugees, residents of the Qalandia refugee camp, and individuals from Arab, Druze, and Jewish Israeli backgrounds in the aftermath of war. She has also provided support to witnesses of the 9/11 attacks.
She founded the Israel Healing Initiative following the Hamas attack on Southern Israel on October 7, 2023, as an emergency pop-up relief effort on a mission of renewed hope and healing through mental health trauma treatment and training for all the people of Israel - Jews, Muslims, Christians, Druze - anyone suffering trauma.
An emergency pop-up relief effort on a mission of renewed hope and healing
through mental health trauma treatment and training for the people of Israel.
Dr. Peter’s academic journey culminated in a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, followed by three postdoctoral fellowships in clinical psychology, social psychology, and neuropsychology. Her dedication led to diplomate status in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Psychological Specialties. Her expertise is deepened by her studies with pioneers in the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology, such as UCLA professors Allan Schore and Dan Siegel. This expertise allows her to effectively apply these principles in helping traumatized individuals regulate their emotions
Her certification in Homeland Security by the American Board of Psychological Specialties speaks to her expertise in trauma-related research and treatment. Her consultancy with the RAND Corporation on terrorism research demonstrates her commitment to understanding and addressing the psychological impact of traumatic events.