Jack Saul

Jack Saul

Jack Saul

Assistant Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health


245 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2205
New York NY USA 10016
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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.



PhD, 1983, Boston University
MA, 1980, Boston University
BA, 1974, Duke University

Other Affiliations

American Family Therapy Academy
American Public Health Association
International Family Therapy Association

Honors & 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

Areas of Expertise

Aging and Elderly, Adolescent Health, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Family and Community Structure, Violence, Conflict and War, Global Health, Refugee Health, Mental Health

Select Urban Health Activities

Director, Refuge: Refugee Community Resource Center: Technical Assistant to refugee communities developing health and mental health services. Development of African Refuge - West African Center in Staten Island.

Select Global Activities

International Trauma Studies Program, World: Post -graduate training and research program in mental health and psychosocial response to catastrophe.
Kosovo Family Professional Educational Collaborative: Partnership in training and development of service based research on family oriented mental health services

Select 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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