I was born in Haifa, Israel, on December 28, 1937, and received my undergraduate education in Israel, coming to the United States for my graduate education in 1966. My entire career as an academic professional has been in Philadelphia, first at Temple University, then at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and since 1998, at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. In 1979, I founded the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, where, with the collaboration of many colleagues, I have been conducting all my research and clinical activities.

Early Influences and Education History

I was drawn to psychology as an adolescent, when I discovered the writings of Sigmund Freud and became fascinated with psychoanalysis. After ...

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