Moshav Nes Harim, Israel
Leigh Bar-Yakov graduated from the Miami Institute of Psychology with a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.). The focus of her doctoral thesis was Attachment Parenting. Her experience includes working at a residential treatment center for women and adolescents with eating disorders, an inpatient adult psychiatric hospital, and a walk in clinic for the general public. In addition, she has counselled teenagers at an "end of the line" high school in Miami and facilitated group and individual therapy for outpatient adults with multiple psychiatric and substance abuse issues.
Since moving to Israel, Leigh has focused her energies on homeschooling her 4 children. Her interest in current developments in the parenting and attachment field in Israel led her to Shoshana Hayman who introduced her to Gordon Neufeld’s unique approach. She has since completed the Neufeld Institute’s Intensive I, II and III courses and is currently in the Advanced Studies program, which includes facilitating parenting workshops and seminars and parental counselling. She is currently available for consultation internationally. Leigh lives in Moshav Nes Harim, between Beit Shemesh and Jerusalem.
Leigh facilitates Power to Parent l: The Vital Connection; Power to Parent ll: Helping Children Grow Up; Power to Parent lll: Common Challenges. She also facilitates Making Sense of Attention Problems. Leigh provides private consultation to parents both in English and Hebrew.