Jana (Darejan) Javakhishvili is a clinical psychologist who has been working in trauma research, training and treatment since 1995.

Since 2002 she has been heavily engaged in the field of conflict transformation as a facilitator for peace building processes in Georgia and the South Caucasus. Jana works with the Foundation Global Initiative on Psychiatry – Tbilisi, directs Institute of Addiction Studies (Addictology) at Ilia State University and is an associated professor at the same University.

She is a co-founder and teacher at the two innovative master’s programs in the same university: Mental Health Masters Program and Addiction Studies Masters Program. In June 2013 she was elected as a president of the Georgian Society of Psychotrauma, since July of the same year she became a Board of Directors Member and Secretary of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

 She is a Contact Person for the Dart Centre for Journalism and trauma in the South Caucasus. She is a co-author and co-editor of a number of books and scientific articles in Georgian, Russian and English published in Georgia, Armenia, England, Norway, Russia and the United States.