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 Emeritus of Psychology

School of Social Work, University of Haifa

Somer Psychotherapy and Research

Almog Danieli, B.A.

Master's degree student

ICMDR-UH research associate

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

Michal Harel, B.A.

Master's degree student

ICMDR-UH research associate

Reut Brenner, 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.

Nitzan Theodor-Katz, M.A.

Doctoral Student, Ben Gurion University

Collaborating ICMDR Researchers

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


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


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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