The International Consortium for Maladaptive Daydreaming Research

Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences,

University of Haifa, Israel.

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ICMDR Researchers 

The ICMDR - University of Haifa (ICMDR-UH) Team

Eli Somer, Ph.D.

ICMDR-UH director

Clinical Professor of Psychology

School of Social Work, University of Haifa

Somer Psychotherapy and Research

Oren Herscu, M.A., Ph.D. student

ICMDR-UH coordinator

and research associate

Hisham Abu-Rayya, Ph.D.

ICMDR-UH research scientist

University of Haifa, Israel

La `trobe University, Australia

Nitzan Theodor-Katz, B.A.

Master's degree student

ICMDR-UH research associate

Almog Danieli, B.A.

Master's degree student

ICMDR-UH research associate

Michal Harel, B.A.

Master's degree student

ICMDR-UH research associate

Graduated ICMDR-UH research students

Zina Nsairy-Simaan, M.A

Suha Meari-Amer, M.A.

Hikmat Knane, M.A.

Collaborating ICMDR Researchers

Nirit Soffer Dudek, Ph.D.

The Consciousness and Psychopathology Lab

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


Daniela Jopp, Ph.D.

University of Lausanne


Meta Regis, Ph.D.

Author of 'Daydreams and the Function of Fantasy'

Independent researcher, Sydney, Australia


Asaf Federman, Ph.D.

The Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology, IDC, Israel

Igor Pietkiewicz, Ph.D.

Head of the Research Centre for Trauma & Dissociation, SWPS University of Social Sciences & Humanities, Katowice


Melina West Rogers, Ph.D. 

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut, USA

Adriano Schimmenti, Ph.D. 

Professor of Psychopathology

UKE – Kore University of Enna



Orit Bershtling, Ph.D.

Tel Aviv University


Alexandra Sándor, M.A.,

Ph.D Student

Department of Behavioural Sciences

University of Debrecen


Jayne Bigelsen, LL.B., M.A.

Independent researcher


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