Dr. Bensimon Moshe

Head of M.A.Social-Rehabilitative Track
Dr. Moshe Bensimon
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BOOKS (Editor)

1. Ronel, N., Jaishankar, K., & Bensimon, M. (Eds.) (2008). Trends and issues in victimology. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


1. Ronel, N., Jaishankar, K., & Bensimon, M. (2008). Editors' introduction: Between perception and victimization. In N. Ronel, K. Jaishankar & M. Bensimon (Eds.), Trends and issues in victimology (pp. 1-9). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2. Gilboa, A., & Bensimon, M. (2010). Putting sound into image: A graphical instrument for analyzing music therapy sessions. In L. Kacen & M. Krumer-Nevo (Eds.), Data analysis in qualitative research (pp. 272-298). Be'er-Sheva: Ben-Gurion University Press (Hebrew).

3. Bensimon, M. (2012). Music therapy with group of post-traumatized soldiers: The pendulation movement effect as a clinical model. In D. Amir & C. Elefant (Eds.), Listen to my voice: New research studies in music therapy (pp. 175-205). Kiryat Bialik: Ach (Hebrew).


1. Bensimon, M. (2009). Victimology, victim assistance and criminal justice. International Review of Victimology, 16, 339-340.

2. Bensimon, M. (2013). Going with the spirit: A 12-Step based therapy. Glimpse into Prison, 15, 182-185. (Hebrew).


1. Gilboa, A., & Bensimon, M. (2007). Putting clinical process into image: A method for visual representation of music therapy sessions. Music Therapy Perspectives, 27, 32-42.

2. Bensimon, M., Amir, D., & Wolf, Y. (2008). Drumming through trauma: Music therapy with post-traumatic soldiers. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 35, 34-48.

3. Bodner, E., & Bensimon, M. (2008). After the curtain falls: On the post-performance adjustment of solo singers. Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 23, 172-177.

4. Bensimon, M. (2009). The dynamic of songs in intergroup conflict and proximity: The case of the Israeli Disengagement from the Gaza Strip. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 12, 397-412.

5. Bensimon, M., & Gilboa, A. (2010). The music of my life: The impact of the musical presentation on the sense of purpose in life and on self-consciousness. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 37, 172-178.

6. Bensimon, M., & Amir, D. (2010). Sharing my music with you: The Musical Presentation as a tool for exploring, examining and enhancing self-awareness in a group setting. Journal of Creative Behavior, 44, 259-277.

7. Bensimon, M., & Bodner, E. (2011). Playing with fire: The impact of football game chanting on level of aggression. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 2421-2433.

8. Bensimon, M. (2012). The sociological role of collective singing during intense moments of protest: The disengagement from the Gaza Strip. Sociology, 46, 241-257.

9. Bensimon, M. (2012). Elaboration on the association between trauma, PTSD and posttraumatic growth: The role of trait resilience. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 782-787.

10. Bensimon, M., & Bodner, E. (2012). Does the age of offenders and victims in crime scenarios affect perceptions of crime seriousness and punitiveness among students? Violence and Victims, 27, 344-359.

11. Bensimon, M., Amir, D., & Wolf, Y. (2012). A pendulum between trauma and life: Group music therapy with post-traumatized soldiers. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 39, 223-233.

12. Bensimon, M., & Ronel, N. (2012). The flywheel effect of intimate partner violence: A victim-perpetrator interactive spin. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 17, 423-429.

13. Bensimon, M., Baruch, A., & Ronel, N. (2013). The experience of gambling in an illegal casino. European Journal of Criminology, 10, 3-21.

14. Bensimon, M., Horesh, D., & Solomon, Z. (2013). The utility of Criterion A under chronic national terror. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 50, 81-83.

15. Bensimon, M., Levine, S. Z., Zerach, G., Stein, E., Svetlicky, V., & Solomon, Z. (2013). Elaboration on posttraumatic stress disorder diagnostic criteria: A factor analytic study of PTSD exposure to war or terror. Israel Journal of Psychiatry, 50, 84-90.

16. Lozon, J., & Bensimon, M. (2014). Music misuse: A review of the personal and collective roles of "Problem Music". Aggression and Violent Behavior, 19, 207-218.

17. Bodner, E., & Bensimon, M. (2015). Problem music and its different shades over its fans. Psychology of Music, 43(5), 641-660.

18. Bensimon, M. (2015). Aggressive situational cues among Israeli security personnel. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30(8), 1403-1416.

19. Solomon, Z., Bensimon, M., Greene, T., Horesh, D., & Ein-Dor, T. (2015). Loneliness trajectories: The role of posttraumatic symptoms and social support. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 20(1), 1-21.

20. Bensimon, M., Einat, T., & Gilboa, A. (2015). The impact of relaxing music on prisoners’ levels of anxiety and anger. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 59(4), 406-423.

21. Bensimon, M., Naar, E., & Solomon, Z.  (2015). Comparison of secondary traumatization reactions: Wives of prisoners of war and therapists of sexual assault victims. Society and Welfare, 35(2), 177-201. (Hebrew).

22. Solomon, Z., Bensimon, M., & Sharon, D. (2015). Betrayal and betrayed in the experience of former prisoners of war. Iyunim Bitkumat Israel (studies in Israeli and modern Jewish society), 25, 284-318. (Hebrew).

23. Lozon, J., & Bensimon, M. (2015). A systematic review on the functions of rap among gangs. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. DOI: 10.1177/0306624X15618430

24. Bodner, E., & Bensimon, M. (2016). The impact of disfavoured music on affect complexity in young adults. Psychology of Music, 44, 864-979.

25. Bensimon, M., Bodner, E., & Shrira, A. (2016). The emotional impact of national music on young and older adults differing in posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Aging and Mental Health. DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1196338

26. Sommerfeld, E., Bensimon, M., & Lutzman, M. (2017). Minding the gaps: The adolescent's experience in front of the mirror. Current Psychology, 36(1), 76-83.

27. Palgi, Y., Bensimon, M., & Bodner, E. (2017). Motives of mentalization among older adults exposed in adulthood to potentially traumatic life events: A qualitative exploration. Traumatology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/trm0000113

28. Bensimon, M., Wiess, C., & Shapira, M. (2017). The therapy of former adolescent residents of Gush Katif: The central role of the community in coping. Society and Welfare, 37(1), 85-110. (Hebrew).


29. Bensimon, M. (In print). Victimization in light of self-compassion: Development towards communal compassion. Aggression and Violent Behavior.

30. Bensimon, M., Shaul, S., Div. S., Sandler, L., & Teitelbaum, A. (Accepted). Patient–centered approach in closed psychiatric wards: The curative power of relaxing music chosen by patients. Israel Journal of Psychiatry.

31. Lahav, Y., Levin, Y., Kenet Maymon, Y., Bensimon, M., & Solomon, Z. (Accepted). Secondary traumatization and differentiation among ex-POWs' wives: A reciprocal association. Journal of Traumatic Stress.

32. Shrira, A., Ayalon, L., Bensimon, M., Bodner, B., Rosenbloom, T., & Yadid, G. (Accepted). Parental posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms are related to successful aging in offspring of holocaust survivors. Frontiers in Psychology.




  1. Victimology: Post-traumatic stress disorder and post-traumatic growth among terror victims; Combat stress reaction; Music therapy with terror victims.

     2. Aggression, crime and music: Music in prison; Dangerous music;      Collective singing and violence; Aggression among security forces.






- Theories in criminology


- The doctrine of the interview

- Victimization: Diagnosis and treatment

- Creative arts interventions in work with offenders 

- Advanced qualitative research in criminology