Valery Hazanov was born in Moscow and raised in Israel. He received his PhD in clinical psychology at Columbia University and trained at various hospitals and clinics in New York City. Before training as a psychologist, he had worked for several years with juvenile delinquents, managing the Jerusalem district of a national program to stop youth crime. He is a former fellow of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Columbia Psychoanalytic Center. He lives in Jerusalem.
"Imagine a rich blend of 20th-century Russian literature and philosophy, a 21st-century journalist's approach to the very real and gritty problems of under-served people, an Irvin Yalom-like focus on the inner and outer worlds of patients, and a first-person account of a beginning therapist's quest for integrity. You'll be intrigued by and admire Hazanov's journey." --Barry A. Farber, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Psychology, Columbia University, and author of Secrets and Lies in Psychotherapy--Barry A. Farber, PhD