by Claudia Bustamante

For the next year, the USC School of Social Work will benefit from the research and practical expertise of the Israeli Defense Forces mental health department.

Eyal Fruchter, a colonel and former head of the Mental Health Division in the Israeli Medical Corps, has joined the school as a visiting scholar, focusing his yearlong tenure here on researching post-traumatic stress disorder, mental health resiliency and leadership from a multicultural perspective. Fruchter will also focus on augmenting the education and training of mental health officers through the creation of online courses and establishment of regular group meetings.

The latter is an […]