Clinicians Say

Please see the parallel Hebrew page for a letter from Maccabi, Raanana.

Dr. Claire Rabin, Professor of Social Work, Director Claire Rabin Institute for Couple Therapy, Ramat Hasharon

July 2018

Dear Meshulam

Again thank you for a fascinating presentation. You spoke today to the couple therapists of the “Claire Rabin Institute”. The content on borderline personality disorder (BPD) is extremely important for our work. In my opinion the field of therapy is sadly deficient in getting the information of diagnosis and treatment out to clinicians. During your presentations we shared our difficulties in dealing with this mental illness and it is reassuring to know where to turn should we encounter BPD clients in our work.

I personally am interested in continuing to learn and develop our skills in this important field. Hope to continue to collaborate with you in the future.


Claire Rabin

Lena Shore, B.Sc. B.Ed. M.Sc.

February 2018

Co-facilitating a Family Connections group with Meshulam was one of the highlights of my  week.  As a former high school teacher, I sometimes miss the stimulation and challenge of the classroom. So when, Meshulam approached me with the request to co-facilitate a group with him, I was very happy to accept.  And yes I got to teach again.  And yes it was enjoyable.   Yet, what I came away with after our 13 weeks together was something I was not quite prepared for.  I came away with a sense of profound respect and admiration for the courageous members of the group.  I came away with a deeper appreciation of the skills and how effective they could be.  I found myself growing both professionally with my clients and personally at home when challenges came up.  I felt more effective.  I felt more empowered.

I thank Meshulam for the opportunity to join Family Connections.  I hope to be able to co-facilitate future groups not only for what I know I can offer the group but also for what the group offers me – a chance to build and be built.   I walk away from this first experience humbled and enriched. I encourage my fellow professionals to take this opportunity if it is offered to them.

I am proud to be a member of the Family Connections team.