Dr. Yeela Tomsis - Zefat Academic College

Dr. Yeela Tomsis

Name: Yeela Tomsis

Position: Lecturer

Department: Social Work school / Nursing school

Email: yeelat@zefat.ac.il 

Areas of Interest: Post-Partum PTSD, Post-Partum crisis

Biographical Info: Ph.D. degree in community mental health from Haifa University (2014). A lecturer and researcher in Zefat academic college. A leading member of “The Parenting Forum” at Haifa University, promoting the improvement of care for women and their families during pregnancy and the post-partum period.


My research focuses on post-partum PTSD, and in particular on risk factors and prevention. I’m also interested on post-partum crisis – the theoretical conceptualization and practical implications.


  • Introduction to psychology
  • Introduction to mental health
  • Psychological aspects of motherhood
  • Stress, crisis and trauma
  • Developmental psychology
  • Introduction to Statistics for the social sciences
  • Quantitative research methods
  • SPSS


2007 – M.A. excellence scholarship – University of Haifa. 

2008 – M.A. excellence scholarship – University of Haifa. 

2009 – M.A. graduation – Dean’s list.


Tomsis, Y. (2014). Post-Traumatic Symptoms and the Crisis experience after First Birth   (Doctoral dissertation). University of Haifa, Israel.

Tomsis, Y. Gelkopf, M. Yerushalmi, H. & Zipori, Y. (2018). Different coping strategies influence the development of PTSD among first-time mothers. Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 31(10), 1304-1310.

Shapira, A.L. & Tomsis, Y. (2018). The ‘natural’ cesarean: an online survey of Israeli women’s attitudes. The Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health. (accepted)