Reponsible AI in Mental Health

Call for Papers 

Call for Papers: Theme Issue on “Responsible Design, Integration, and Use of Generative AI in Mental Health” (Guest Editors: Amir Tal & Oren Asman).


Meet Our Active Research Groups:


1. The "Artificial Other" in Mental Health Research Group

The Artificial Other is a unique research collective dedicated to exploring the intersection of Generative AI and responsible mental health care. Our multidisciplinary team, comprising academic scholars, therapists, and industry stakeholders, passionately believes in harnessing AI's transformative power while upholding the human essence at the heart of therapeutic practice. Our work involves envisioning, experimenting, deliberating, and shaping new adaptive strategies that empower patients, capitalizing on AI technology's potential without compromising the human-based therapeutic alliance. We advocate for a novel triadic approach in therapeutic relations, where AI doesn't alienate or harm, but merely modifies the therapeutic dynamic. By forging this new alliance, the "Artificial Other" aims to responsibly pave the way for AI's role in mental health, ensuring both technological progress and ethical integrity. Join us as we explore this exciting new frontier in mental health care.


Research Team (A-Z)

Amir Tal, PhD (Community Mental Health) 

Oren Asman, LLD (Law)

Tal Angert, MA (Licensed Music Therapist)

Tamar Gur, PhD Candidate (Psychology) 

Tomer Simon, PhD, MPH (Chief Scientist at Microsoft Israel R&D Center)

Yuval Haber, MA (Licensed Educational Psychologist)

Zohar Elyosef, PhD (Neuropsychology, Licensed Educational Psychologist)




  • Asman, O., Tal, A. & Barilan Y.M. (2023) Conversational Artificial Intelligence - Patient Alliance Turing Test and the Search for Authenticity. American Journal of Bioethics. 23(5):62-64.


  • Tal A., Elyoseph Z., Haber, Y., Angert, T., Gur, T., Simon, T., Asman O., The Artificial Third: Utilizing ChatGPT in Mental Health. The American Journal of Bioethics (accepted for publication)



The Artificial Third community on Facebook (In Hebrew)


2. The Role of Responsible Generative Artificial Intelligence in Addressing Mental Health Human Resource Shortages in Israel

Israel's mental healthcare system has long grappled with a human resources shortage, a challenge that threatens the quality of care delivery to its growing population. Recent advancements in Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) technology hold the potential to alleviate human resource burden in mental healthcare by augmenting and enhancing effectiveness of existing resources without taking over service roles. However, using GenAI in mental health raises complex ethical and legal issues. A responsible GenAI approach is crucial to ensure that it is deployed ethically, transparently, and accountably, with respect to individuals' rights and autonomy.

The current research reviews potential applications of GenAI in mental health and their applicability in Israel's mental healthcare system, considering the relevant policies to do so responsibly from various perspectives: of regulators, HMOs management, hospitals management, mental health care provider (such as psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, etc.) and patients.


Research Team (A-Z)

Amir Tal, PhD (Community Mental Health)

Oren Asman, LLD (Law)

Shlomo Mendelovic, MD, PhD, M.Sc, MHA (Psychiatry)

Ravit Dotan, PhD (Philosophy, AI & Data Ethics)

Tamar Gur, PhD Candidate (Psychology)

Tamar Tavory, MA (Law)





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