Prof. Meir Teichman

Emeritus in Faculty of Law
School of Social Work
מנהלת הפקולטה למשפטים אמריטוס
Prof. Meir Teichman
Phone: 03-6407325
Fax: 03-6409182
Office: School of Social Work, 205


Meir Teichman, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the Bob Shapell School of Social Work and the Buchman Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University. He holds a BA degree in psychology and sociology and a MA degree in clinical psychology, both from Bar-Ilan University (Israel) and a doctorate (PhD) in Psychology from the University of Missouri – Columbia, Missouri (USA). He is a licensed clinical psychologist, an addiction treatment specialist. He was active in the academia, teaching and research, both undergraduate and graduate students. He served as a member in committees in the field of psychoactive substances, advisor to the Drug Committee of the Israeli Knesset, involvement in the area of children and youth at risk (Ministries of education and welfare and local municipalities).


Meir Teichman has published two major text-books in the areas of addiction (Life in A Different World: Alcohol, Drugs and Human Behavior, 1989, and Alcohol and Alcoholism - Causes, Prevention and Treatment, 2001, Ramot Publishing - Tel Aviv University); as a guest-editor at the journals "Mifgash: Journal of Social-Educational Work" and "Society & Welfare", he edited three special issues on topics related to the use of psychoactive substances among children and youth and in the Israeli society; he published over one hundred articles and chapters in international and Israeli scientific journals.


Meir Teichman served as a Principle Investigator (PI) on the epidemiological studies on psychoactive substances use among adolescents and adults between 1989 and 2002 funded by the Israel National Authority on Drugs and Alcohol. He served as PI on three research projects: (a) parental role in their children drug use; (b) the social, emotional, and behavioral adjustment of children growing up with an addicted parent; and (c) use of psychoactive substances among soldiers diagnosed with severe and chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (Chronic PTSD); he was a member of the International Research Group of Longitude Research based at the University of California, San Francisco - The Collaborative Alcohol-Related Longitudinal Project (Supported by a 5-year grant from NIAAA, K. Fillmore, PI).


He also served as C0-PI (and PI of the Israeli site) of the Study on Violence and Mental Health: Children of First Respondents (Christina Hoven, PI. Columbia University School of Public Health). Prof. Teichman served as head of the Institute of Criminology & Criminal Law (1981-1985), the Buchman Faculty of Law and the head of the Bob Shapell School of Social Work (2000-2004) at the university. After retiring from the university, he initiated, established and headed a master's program "Promoting Youth at Risk" (2011-2017) at Beit Berl Academic College.

Meir Teichman won the 2019 Landau Prize for Sciences and Arts in Addiction Science Research.


Prof. Teichman's full CV.


Research Interests

• Experimentation, use and abuse of psychoactive substances among children, adolescents and adults;
• Epidemiology;
• Domestic violence;
• Children and youth at risk.


• Addictions;
• Domestic violence;
• Psychology

Social Involvement

Prof. Meir Teichman was a member of the First Drug Committee chaired by Prof. Aharon Barak, at that time, served as the Attorney General of the Government. He was a member of the Inter-Ministerial and Inter-Institutional Drug Use Committee headed by Prof. Kalman Mann. Member of the Al-Sam Association. Member of the Scientific & Treatment Committees of the Israeli Anti-Drug and Alcohol Authority. Adviser to the Knesset Drug Committee; Member of the Board of Directors of the No Association (for Violence against Women). Advising the Ministry of Education, the (educational) Psychological Service, and the Rehabilitation Division (Ministry of Defense).

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