Bachelor, University Haifa, 1975. Master of Arts, University Haifa, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, University Florida, Gainesville, 1984.
Clinical director Maytal Israel Institute Treatment and Study of Stress, Haifa, 1987—2007. Captain, medical corps (research) Israel Defense Forces, Israel, 1988—2005. Professor haver University Haifa, since 1990.
Director board International Society Study of Dissociation, Illinois, 2003—2005, European Society Trauma and Dissociation, since 2006, president elect, since 2008. Science advisor Trauma and Dissociation Israel, Haifa, since 2005.
Science advisor Union Rape Crisis Centers, Jerusalem, since 1990. Fellow: International Society Study of Trauma and Dissociation (president 2005-2006).
Married Liora Singer, December 17, 1973. Children: Michal Somer Cesana, Merav Somer Lapid, Goor Somer.