NEFESH-International is an interdisciplinary organization of Orthodox Jewish mental health professionals providing leadership and interdisciplinary education in the field of personal, family, and community mental health. Our diverse members are psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, psychiatric nurses, chemical dependency counselors, psychotherapists, guidance and pastoral counselors, and graduate students. Affiliate members include Clergy, Jewish educators, attorneys, and allied professionals.
NEFESH provides an opportunity and vehicle for mental health professionals, clergy, and educators to network and collaborate in meeting our common challenge - to enhance the emotional well being of the community. Together we are developing timely and effective approaches that are based on widely accepted mental health principles, within a perspective and framework of Jewish values and ethics. We address critical issues facing us as professionals and confronting Jewish families and communities.