Naomi L. Baum,Ph.D. is a psychologist and consults in the field of trauma and resilience worldwide. She recently concluded a twelve year tenure as Director of the Resilience Unit at the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma,Jerusalem as well as Senior Consulting Psychologist for Chai Lifeline-Project Chai in New York. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA, and her B.A. from Bar-Ilan University, Israel. She was a fellow at the Mandel School for Educational Leadership in Jerusalem. She has been a consulting psychologist for schools, and taught courses in psychology at the university level both in the USA and Israel.
In the last decade Naomi has dedicated herself to creating and implementing resilience-building programs for those exposed to trauma, be it terrorism, war or natural disaster. Her unique BRI-Building Resilience Intervention model focusing on strengths and resources has been adopted by schools for teacher training and parent workshops, as well as with police, firefighters, paramedics rabbis, and nurses to help them deal with exposure to trauma. This program has been introduced throughout Israel, as well as Mexico, Spain, Haiti and the USA in the wake of trauma and disaster.
While Naomi has accrued many degrees and much work experience, her real understanding of kids and families comes from being married to the same man for almost forty years, and raising, with him, their seven children. She is the proud grandmother of twelve. Her hobbies include scuba diving, reading and biking. She lives with her husband in Efrat, Israel. Her book, Life Unexpected: A Trauma Psychologist Journeys through Breast Cancer, is her debut, and is based on her personal experience with breast cancer.
Naomi’s hobbies include biking, cooking, slow travel, and wine drinking to name a few. Her writing can be found here: