Odelya was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, where she studied political science, communication and law. She was a Fulbright scholar from 2004-2007 at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, and earned a Masters in Conflict Transformation with a concentration in trauma healing and the arts. In 2010 she received a Masters from Lesley University in Expressive Therapies and Mental Health Counseling. From September 2010 she worked as a trauma therapist, trainer and facilitator for UNFPA in Lesotho, with victims of gender-based violence. Since Aug 2011, she has worked as a UN stress counselor and a critical incident stress counselor. Odelya is also a PhD student in Expressive Therapies at Lesley University. She has fourteen years of experience as a trainer, facilitator and a coach with individuals, couples and groups in the Middle East, Europe, United States and Africa.
- Trauma-Sensitive Development and Humanitarian Aid
- All Are Staying in the Holy Land: On Moving From Victimhood to Mutual Dignity
- A personal encounter with the legacy of slavery
- Why every community needs military alternatives programs
- PTSD: One trauma counselor’s personal experience
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