Professor Mooli Lahad has two PhDs, one in Psychology and the other in Human and Life Science. Prof. Lahad is a Senior Medical and Education Psychologist and a Professor of Psychology and Dramatherapy at Tel Hai College in the Upper Galilee in Israel and formerly at Roehampton University in England. He is the founder and president of the Community Stress Prevention Centre (CSPC), a non-governmental organization he established 35 years ago. The centre has over 40 professional staff and has given over 750,000 hours of training and over 75,000 hours of treatment to patients since its inception.
Professor Lahad is considered one of the world's leading experts on community and public behavior and coping with disasters. He served as a consultant to the Israeli National Security Council and to the Ministries of Health, Education, Welfare, Housing, Interior Security, and Defense, IDF, and the Home Front. Abroad, he served as a consultant to UNICEF during and after the Yugoslav War and the Turkish government after the 1999 earthquake. He was a member of the NATO Committee on Psychosocial Preparedness to Disasters.
Professor Lahad has authored or co-authored 33 books and many articles on the topics of communities under stress, community recovery and rehabilitation following disasters, coping with life-threatening situations, resiliency, and the integration of the art therapies in post-disaster treatment.