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Psychologist / Author / Psychosocial Innovator

Jack Saul, Ph.D. is a New York State licensed psychologist and family therapist providing therapeutic services for individuals, couples, and families in Manhattan. His family systems  orientation emphasizes a narrative, dialogic, and resilience based approach. 

Dr. Saul is the director of the International Trauma Studies Program in New York City.   As a psychologist he has created a number of psychosocial programs for people facing adversity in New York City and abroad. He is known for his innovative work with families and communities that integrates testimony, healing, media, and the performance arts.

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Jack Saul, Ph.D. is a New York State licensed psychologist and family therapist providing therapeutic services for individuals, couples, and families in Manhattan.  He has special expertise in working with relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma and traumatic loss, complicated grief, life and work stress, childhood fears and behavioural and academic difficulties, parenting, intimacy, desire, and sex in couples.  Private therapy is offered in person.  To inquire about an appointment, please use contact form.  To download service forms please click here.


Dr. Saul offers consultation to organizations on the development of  staff welfare programs, team support and self-care.   He has worked with humanitarian, legal and media organizations including Associated Press, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, the International Criminal Court, Witness, Human Rights First, and the Pat Finucane Centre for Human Rights and Social Change.  He is an associate of the Amsterdam based Antares Foundation, the premier organization for developing staff stress management programs for international humanitarian organizations. 

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Professional Training

Since 1998, Dr. Saul has directed the International Trauma Studies Program (ITSP) in New York.  ITSP offers certificate training program for clinicians and allied professionals working with trauma affected populations.   He also works with universities, government agencies and non governmental organizations on the development of trauma and disaster response training programs. 

Since 2012, ITSP has collaborated with Bilgi University in Istanbul in running a post graduate trauma studies program for professionals and civil society practitioners in Turkey.

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Collective Trauma, Collective Healing: Promoting Community Resilience in the Aftermath of Disaster 

by Jack Saul

Collective Trauma, Collective Healing is a guide for mental health professionals working in response to large-scale political violence or natural disaster. It provides a framework that practitioners can use to develop their own community based, collective approach to treating trauma and providing clinical services that are both culturally and contextually appropriate. Clinicians will come away from the book with a solid understanding of new roles that health and mental health professionals play in disasters—roles that encourage them to recognize and enhance the resilience and coping skills in families, organizations, and the community at large.