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Jack M. Saul

Assistant Professor of Clinical of Population and Family Health

Jack Saul, PhD, is a psychologist and family therapist, who has worked since the early 1980's in clinical and community settings creating programs that address the psychosocial needs of children and families suffering from domestic, urban, and political violence. Dr. Saul co-founded the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture in 1995 and was its clinical director until 1998 when he founded NYU School of Medicine's International Trauma Studies Program (ITSP), an independent post-graduate training and research institute in New York City and Uganda, which he also currently directs. In 1999, Dr. Saul established Refuge, a resource center in New York for survivors of political violence and forced migration, and a member of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs. Following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Refuge implemented the FEMA funded Downtown Community Resource Center, a demonstration project in community resilience for residents and workers in Lower Manhattan. Refuge recently developed African Refuge, a community drop-in center for African refugees and immigrants in Staten Island where Dr. Saul is currently researching family and community engaged services. Dr. Saul has been a member since 2000 of the Kosovo Family Professional Educational Collaborative, which has been instrumental in the development of the community mental health system in post-war Kosovo. He is the recipient of the 2008 American Family Therapy Academy Award for Distinguished Contribution to Social Justice.
Education & Training:

    PhD, 1983, Boston University

    MA, 1980, Boston University

    BA, 1974, Duke University

  • American Family Therapy Academy
  • American Public Health Association
  • International Family Therapy Association
Honors and Awards:
  • American Orthopsychiatric Association - Max Hayman Award, 2009
  • American Family Therapy Academy - Distinguished Contribution to Social Justice Award, 2008
  • Ministry of Health, Kosovo - Acknowledgement for the contribution and the development of health services in Kosovo, 2005
  • American Orthopsychiatric Association - Marion Langer Award, 2002
  • Hebrew Union College - Joseph Award for Humanitarian Service, 1998
New York City
    Director, Refuge: Refugee Community Resource Center Project URL: http://www.africanresilience.org

    Technical Assistant to refugee communities developing health and mental health services. Development of African Refuge - West African Center in Staten Island.

    International Trauma Studies Program Project URL: http://www.itspnyc.org

    Post -graduate training and research program in mental health and psychosocial response to catastrophe.
    Countries: World

    Kosovo Family Professional Educational Collaborative
    Partnership in training and development of service based research on family oriented mental health services

Selected Publications:
  • Saul, Jack Helping the children of war The Lancet 349 1997
  • Danieli, Y. & Dingman, R. On the Ground after September 11: Mental health responses and practical knowledge gained Hayworth Press Binghamton, NY 470-478 2005
  • Stout, Chris The New Humanitarians: Inspiration, Innovations, and Blue Prints for Visionaries Praeger 2008
  • Saul, Jack St. Moritz Hamburg Institute for Social Research 2006
  • Ronch, J., Goldfield, J. Mental wellness in aging: Strength based approaches Health Professions Press London 299-314 2003
  • Neria, Y., Gross, R., Marshall, R., Susser, E. September 11, 2001: Treatment, research and public mental health in the wake of a terrorist attack Cambridge University Press Cambridge 164-177 2006
  • Walsh, F., McGoldrick, M. Living beyond loss Norton New York 2004
  • Marcus, P., Rosenberg, A. Healing their wounds: Psychotherapy with Holocaust survivors and their families Praeger New York 1989
  • Weine, S., Danieli, Y., Silove, D., Van Ommeren, M., Fairbank, J., Saul, J. Guidelines for international training in mental health and psychosocial interventions for trauma exposed populations in clinical and community settings Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes 65 2002
  • Zeitschrift fur Politische Psychologie 7(1-2), 221-232 1999

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