Dr. Naftali Fish is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Hypnotherapist in Israel since 1989.
Based on extensive clinical experience and personal growth over the years, I have developed the unique and innovative Nachat Ruach Treatment Model, a Professional Torah-based approach to Psychotherapy (individual, marital and family) that utilizes Clinical Meditation and Hypnotherapy.
The Nachat Ruach approach has proven overtime to consistently be an effective method to enhance Psychosocial-Spiritual Growth. It professionally integrates contemporary Western Psychology and Torah values and wisdom within the therapeutic process and relationship, as a means to help the client accomplish his/her treatment goals, while openly acknowledging that Hashem is the source of healing.
I am a well-known expert in Israel and abroad in a variety of clinical issues including: the treatment of addictions... substance abuse, gambling, eating disorders, and Internet and sexual addictions. I am also experienced in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, and social phobias, as well as OCD, anger management, psychosomatic syndromes, healing of traumas and the “Inner Wounded Child,” building positive self-esteem and identity, and issues of baalei teshuva and “off the derech”.
This important work by well-known therapist Dr. Naftali Fish offers a solid conceptual framework for understanding the relationship between Torah and psychology – including the Twelve Step program – showing clearly where they are compatible and where they are not. Dr. Fish is uniquely qualified to bridge this gap, as an Orthodox Jew grounded in Torah Judaism and the wisdom of our sages, and as a licensed clinical psychologist, with over twenty-five years’ experience working with a variety of clinical issues, including the treatment of addictions and healing the inner wounded child. Here he presents the Nachas Ruach Treatment Model (NRTM), an innovative, effective approach that integrates Torah values and spirituality within the context of professional psychotherapy and hypnotherapy, as illustrated by intriguing case studies.
This book is a must-read for all professionals in the field of mental health, as well as for rabbis, educators, students studying psychology, and educated lay readers. Blending theory and practice, this book also provides practical tools and exercises for personal growth that anyone can gain from in their daily lives.