- Counseling Hostage Families
- Ethno-political warfare
- Victims of Trauma
Leila F. Dane, Ph.D., is a specialist in traumatic stress and conflict resolution. A clinical psychologist, She specializing in programs for the support of victims, the study of violence issues, consultation and policy development related to trauma management. Dr. Dane drafted the Resolution for Mental Health Services to Victims of Community Violence, which was adopted as policy by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). She is recognized by the American Psychological Association Public Interest Directorate as an expert on violence and also on ethno-political warfare.
She has trained couselors working with the traumatized in Kuwait, East Jerusalem, Oklahoma City, Aden, and Algiers. In 1991, she co-founded The Joint Program on Conflict Resolution, which seeks to build tolerance for diversity and to develop and exchange information on resolving and preventing intergroup conflict in the Middle East.
Dr. Dane’s activities include the organization of numerous conferences, presentations, texts, and media interviews as well as fundraising. In addition to co-charing a WFMH committee on Trauma Victims in the Middle East and consulting at various academic centers concerned with policy development, she holds an elected position on the Executive Committee of the APA Division of Peace Psychology.