Jack Saul 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. Jack 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), now an independent post-graduate training and research institute in New York City, which he currently directs.
In 1999, Jack 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 also developed African Refuge, a community drop-in center for African refugees and immigrants in Staten Island. Jack 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 currently researching the implementation of collective approaches to trauma recovery and systemic approaches to torture prevention. He consults to arts, media and humanitarian organizations on the development of stress management programs and has a private practice in Manhattan in individual, couple and family therapy. His book Collective Trauma, Collective Healing: Promoting Community Resilience in the Aftermath of Disaster has been published by Routledge in July, 2013.