Children and Parents Overcoming Fears and Difficulties
Children and Parents Overcoming Fears and Difficulties

About Us

Dr. Jonathan Kushnir

Clinical psychologist, expert, and instructor in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). HCPC registered (U.K).
Accredited by the European Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Dr. Jonathan Kushnir trained both in Israel and the U.S. In over a decade, Dr. Kushnir has successfully treated thousands of children and adults suffering from anxiety and sleep disorders. Dr. Kushnir specialized in the treatment of children suffering from anxieties and sleep problems during his Ph.D. studies, his fellowship, and in his work in private practice as well as anxiety clinics in public hospitals. Over the years he has published numerous articles in top scientific – peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Kushnir provides online consultation for sleep and anxiety disorders in children and adults.

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Scientific Publications:
Soul, O., Gross, R., Basel, D., Mosheva, M., Kushnir, J., Efron, M., Dekel, I., Weizman, A., Gothelf, D. (2021). Stimulant Treatment Effect on Anxiety Domains in Children with ADHD with and without Anxiety Disorders: A 12-Week Open-Label Prospective Study. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, accepted for publication.
Dekel, I., Kushnir, J., Efron, M., Mekori – Domachevsky, E., Mosheva, M., Gothelf, D. (2020). Risk-Taking Behavior Mediates Injury in Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Israel Journal of Psychiarty, 57: 23-26.

Goldberger-Raskin, B., Gothelf, D., Bachner-Melman, R., Lang, C., Kushnir, J. (2018). The association between sleep disturbances of children with anxiety disorders and those of their mothers. Sleep Medicine, 43:77-82.

Alkan, O., Kushnir, J., Bar, M., Kushnir, T. (2016). Quality of life of adult daughters of
women with schizophrenia: Associations with psychological resource losses and gains. Comprehensive Psychiarty, 68:11-7.

Hasenson-Atzmon, K., Marom, S., Sofer–Tsivion, T., Lev-Ari, L., Youngmann, R.,
Hermesh, H., Kushnir, J. (2016). Cultural Impact on SAD: Social Anxiety Disorder among
Ethiopian and former Soviet Union immigrants to Israel, in comparison to native-born Israelis. Israel Journal of Psychiarty, 53(3):48-54

Segal-Triwitz*, Y., Kirchen*, L. M., Sherman, T. S., Levav, M., Schonherz-Pinea, Y Kushnir, J., Ariel, R.,Gothelf, D. (2016). Parents’ and Teachers’ Perceptions of Abnormal Attention Span of Elementary School-Age Children. Israel Journal of Psychiarty, 53(2):33-38.

Bar, M., Efron, M., Gothelf, D., Kushnir, J. The Link between Parent and Child Sleep Disturbances in Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Sleep Medicine, 21, 160-164.

Lang, C., Nir, z., Gothelf, A.,Domachevsky, S., Ginton, L., Kushnir, J., Gothelf, D. (2016). The outcome of children with Selective Mutism following behavioral intervention: A follow up study. European Journal of Pediatrics, 175(4):481-7.

Kushnir, J., Djerassi, R., Sofer, T., Kushnir, T. (2015). Threat perception, anxiety and non-compliance with preoperative fasting instructions among mothers of children attending elective surgery. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 50(5):869-74.

Kushnir, J., Marom, S., Mazar, M., Sadeh, A., Hermesh, H. (2014). The link between Social Anxiety Disorder, treatment outcome and sleep difficulties among patients receiving CBGT. Sleep Medicine, 15(5), 515-521.

Kushnir, J., Gothelf, D., Sadeh, A. (2015). Assessing fears of preschool children: Reliability and validity of a new ) tool. Israel journal of Psychiatry and related sciences, 52(1), 61-66.

Kushnir, J., Gothelf, D., Sadeh, A. (2014). Nighttime fears of preschool children: A potential marker for anxiety disposition?. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55(2), 336-341.

Kushnir, J., Sadeh, A. (2013). Correspondence between reported and actigraphic sleep measures in preschool children: The role of a clinical context. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine,9(11), 1147-1151.

Kushnir, J.,Cohen-Zrubavel, V., Kushnir, B. (2013). Night diapers use and sleep in children with Enuresis. Sleep Medicine, 14(10), 1013-1016.

Zivor, M., Salkovskis, P., Oldfield, V.,Kushnir, J. (2013). Formulation in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Aligning therapists perceptions and practice.Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 20(2), 143–151.

Ivanenko, A., Kushnir, J., Alfano, C. (2014). Sleep in psychiatric disorders. In Principles and Practice of Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Second Edition. Eds. Stephen Sheldon, Richard Ferber, David Gozal, and Meir Kryger. Elsevier

Kushnir, J., Kushnir, B., Sadeh, A. (2013). Children treated for Nocturnal Enuresis: Characteristics and trends over a 15-year period. Child and Youth Care Forum, 42(2), 119-129.

Zisenwine, T., Kaplan, M., Kushnir, J., Sadeh, A. (2013). Nighttime fears and fantasy-reality differentiation in preschool children. Child Psychiatry and Human Development.44(1),186-199.

Kushnir, J., Sadeh, A. (2012). Nighttime fears in preschool children: assessment of two brief Interventions. European Journal of Pediatrics,171, 67–75.

Kushnir, J., Friedman, A., Ehrenfeld, M., Kushnir, T. (2012). Coping with preoperative anxiety in cesarean section: Physiological, cognitive and emotional effects of listening to favorite music. Birth, 39(2), 121-127.

Kushnir J, Sadeh A. (2011). Sleep of preschool children with night-time fears. Sleep Medicine, 12,870-874.

Cohen-Zrubavel, V., Kushnir, B., Kushnir, J., Sadeh, A. (2011). Sleep and sleepiness in children with nocturnal enuresis, Sleep, 34(2):191-194.

Kushnir, T., Kushnir, J., Sarel, A., Cohen, A. H. (2011). Exploring physician perceptions of the impact of emotions on behaviour during interactions with patients. Family Practice, 28(1), 75-81

Kushnir, J., Sadeh A. (2010). Childhood fears, neurobehavioral functioning and behavior problems in school age children. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 41 (1), 88-97.

Kushnir, B., Kushnir, J. Bed wetting (2011). In: Mor, N., Mayers, Y., Marom, S., Gilboa -Schechtman, E, editors. Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Children. Therapeutic Principals.

Ram Kushnir

Ram Kushnir lives in Israel, worked in the high-tech industry for many years, and still does.

Interested in architecture, art, and design.

Wrote and illustrated his first children’s book, “Benny Goes to Bed by Himself,” in 2018.

He has continued to write and publish children’s books since then.