Aiton Birnbaum is originally from NY, and studied at UCLA and Rutgers. He now resides in Israel, and is a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma, using methods such as EMDR. He co-founded "Divorcing Peacefully" and Israel's National Organization for Collaborative Divorce, and trains lawyers and therapists in this approach. He has published a number of articles on psychology, history and the Bible. He also writes music, sings with the Zayit ensemble, and combines therapy with the outdoors.