Name: Prof. Orit Nuttman-Shwartz
Position within Board of Directors and Terms of Serving: National Representative of Israel
Affiliation and Position (other than IASSW): Israeli Association of Schools and Departments of Social Work (IASDSW); Interim Dean of the School of Social Work at Sapir College (2021-present), Founder and First Dean of the school (2003-2013), and Past Chairperson of the Israel National Social Work Council (2011-2019).
A member of the High Steering Committee of the National Knowledge and Research Center in the field of emergency assessments (2018-present).
A committee member on COST (European Cooperation in Science & Technology) title: Transnational Collaboration on Bullying, Migration and Integration at the School Level (2019-present).
Educational Qualification/s: (Degrees): Full Professor – Ph.D; MSW; & Group Analyst
Languages written and spoken: Hebrew & English
Interest Areas (social work teaching, research and practice): Personal and social trauma and resilience, Life transitions and crises and International Social Work
Current Activities (social work teaching, research, practice, others):
Interim Dean of the school and Chairperson of the Sapir College Research, Creative and Teaching Committee and Chairing the Ethic committee of the school of social work at Sapir College.
Current teaching : Trauma and Resilience theory and research courses, Loss and bereavement theory and practice and social work foundation.
Current research projects: Covid-19 as a shared reality; Elderly under fire in times of Corona: Cumulative shared traumatic situation; Re-married widows who re-entitled benefits – characterizations and implications and Cyber dating violence.
Prize and Award: “Katan Prize” for contribution as a social worker and an academic lecturer to integrating theory and practice in a way that is suited to the needs of individuals and communities (2014).
The Israeli parliament (the Knesset) scholarship for academic and groundbreaking work with needy communities (2016).