Prof. Liat[Liat] Hamama

School of Social Work
מנהלת בי"ס לעב סוציאלית סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Liat[Liat] Hamama
Phone: 03-6409184
Office: School of Social Work, 203


Prof. Liat Hamama is a senior lecturer at the Bob Shapell School of Social Work at Tel Aviv University. Her scientific work focuses on exploring the correlations between stressful/traumatic situations, personal and environmental resources, coping and subjective well-being. Her research is anchored and expands theoretical models of stress and coping and she examines salutogenic questions with reference to three central target populations: children and adolescents, the populations that support and/or surround them (including parents, social workers, teachers), and healthcare providers (nurses and physicians).

From September 2021, Prof. Hamama has been appointed to the head of the Adler Center for Child Welfare and Protection.

Since 2010, Prof. Hamama has been listed on the “100 List” of best teachers at Tel Aviv University.  Moreover, from 2010 through 2021, she was awarded four times the “Rectors Award of Excellence in Teaching”.

Prof. Hamama's full list of publications.

Research interests

  • Children, Adolescent and their Surrounds (i.e., parents, teachers, practitioners, healthcare providers)
  • Subjective well-being and Meaning in life
  • Coping and the contributions of personal and environmental resources in relate to stressful/ traumatic situations
  • Coping with physical illness in the family and/or Developmental disorders in children
  • Posttraumatic growth


  • An integrative clinical practicum in the field of children and youth
  • Direct intervention skills with children
  • Children in traumatic situations
  • Issues concerning physical illness in children
  • Cognitive – Behavior Therapy
  • Emotional and behavioral problems in children
  • Quantitative research

Social impact

Over the years, Prof. Hamama serves as advisor in "Ezer Mitzion" organization, specifically, in the ultra-orthodox department that supports cancer patients. Her counseling includes: psychosocial information to families who have been diagnosed with cancer (in a child or parent), along with planning interventions to meet their psychosocial needs within the framework of the services provide by "Ezer Mitzion" organization.

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