When it comes to peace, how would you describe yourself?
I am a born activist
What do you believe are the 'burning issues' today?
War, Poverty, Education, Human Rights
So what is it?
greed, apathy, revenge and EGO
What must we overcome to achieve peace?
Can we change the world?
More about me
DR. ANI KALAYJIAN
EdD, RN, C, DDL, BCETS, BCECR. DrSc(Hon)
Fax: (212) 636-7153, Phone: (201) 941-2266, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.meaningfulworld.com
A Brief Resume
Dr. Ani Kalayjian is a psychology professor, American Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, logotherapeutic psychotherapist, traumatologist, Genocide Scholar, researcher, and international consultant. She is the recipient of the Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from her Alma Mate, Long Island University in NYC. She has over seventeen years of experience in disaster management and mass-trauma interventions & conflict resolution; twenty years of university teaching experience (both grad. & undergrad levels) and she has been psychotherapist in practice in both NY/NJ for 20 yrs.
Dr. Kalayjian holds Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University and has completed several post-graduate courses at the William Alanson White Institute. She holds a certification from the American Red Cross in Disaster Management, an advanced Certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Electro-magnetic Field Balancing (EMF), Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress & Board Certified Expert in Emergency Crisis Response. Furthermore, she is a Dutch Diplomate in Logotherapy, & RN in NY & NJ.
In the area of human-made disasters, she has worked extensively with survivors of the Gulf War veterans, Vietnam veterans, Holocaust survivors, the Armenian survivors of the Ottoman Turkish Genocide, the WTC terrorism and will be going to Lebanon in May 07. In the area of natural disasters, she has worked extensively with the survivors of the 1988 earthquake in Armenia, the 1994 earthquake of Southern California, hurricane Andrew in Southern Florida, the 1995 earthquake of Kobe, Japan, the 1999 earthquake in Turkey, Hurricanes in Mexico & Dominican Republic, the tsunami of 2004 in Sri Lanka, & 2005 quake in Pakistan. She has also assisted mental health professionals in Kuwait and the former Yugoslavia as a consultant, and has volunteered with the Red Cross with the refugees of Kosovo.
For the past twenty years Dr. Kalayjian has taught in a variety of universities and colleges including: Columbia University, Fordham University, Hunter College, Pace University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Seton Hall University, College of New Rochelle, Bloomfield College, College of Mt. St. Vincent & St. Joseph College. She has been involved in conflict transformation and peace education in many countries as: Pakistan, Armenia, the Middle East, & US.
Since 1990, Dr. Kalayjian has been actively involved at the United Nations, pursuing the human right of children, trauma survivors, women, and refugees. She was a World Federation for Mental health Representative for the UN (1990-2006, 2006+ FEMVISION& AIWA); the Treasurer & Board Member of the UN NGO Committee for Human Rights; member of the UNICEF Working Group on the Rights of The Child; Member of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women; member of the Fourth World Conference on Women, member of the NGO Committee on Mental Health, a delegate to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995, past Vice Chair of the NGO/DPI Executive Committee, the Chair of the UN, Annual DPI/NGO Conference in 2001, member of the Conference Planning Committees (1994 – 2007), Chair of the Annual Conference 2003 Midday Workshops, Council of Committee on Spirituality, Values, & Global Concerns, NY.
Dr. Kalayjian is founder and President of the Armenian American Society for Studies on Stress and Genocide; President of the Int. Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, NY Chapter (1993-2003); Chair of the World Federation for Mental Health Human Rights Committee(1995-2004), Co-Founder, Past President & Board member of the Global Society for Nursing and Health (1998-2004), President of Association for Trauma Outreach & Prevention, Treasurer, APA International Division, Program Chair APA 2004 International. Division, Hawaii. She is the Founder of the Mental Health Outreach Program (MHOP) to the Republic of Armenia, providing psychological emergency care, managing the program, as well as conducting research. Dr. Kalayjian implemented MHOP later in Japan, Kuwait, the former Yugoslavia, Turkey, Sri Lanka post tsunami, Pakistan post earthquake of 10/8/2005, & Lebanon post war. She conducts workshops around the world healing the wounds of generationally transmitted trauma of wars, Genocides & Holocaust.
Dr. Kalayjian has presented her research papers, conducted workshops, and chaired panel discussion nationwide. Internationally, her research papers have been presented in the Republic of Armenia, Argentina, Bosnia, Canada, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, and Turkey. She has ongoing collaborative research projects with the Republic of Armenia, Japan, the Netherlands, Pakistan, and Turkey.
She has published nationally and internationally in scholarly journals, and has several chapters in a variety of books on gender perspectives, Soviet issues, Logotherapy, disaster & trauma, teen-parent relationships, coping with mass traumas—Genocide, wars, chronic illnesses, rape , substance abuse and dependence, human rights and violations of these rights, love & forgiveness. She is the author of the renowned book: Disaster and Mass Trauma: Global perspectives in Post Disaster Mental Health Management, Vista Publishing & Pathways to Forgiveness: Transforming Trauma into Healing and Meaning-making by Springer Publishing (Spring of 2009), and II Volumes on Cross Cultural Healing: Rituals and practices for coping and meaning-making, Praeger Publishing 2009.
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