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International Assembly Delegates
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International Assembly Delegates

Delegates included outstanding psychologists, social workers, sociologists, therapists and academic experts from all over the world and all levels of the community, many of whom have dealt with, and managed living with terrorism in their own countries. It was a unique coming together of practitioner and academic experts in a spirit of international, multidisciplinary and non-partisan collaborative problem solving. Over 90 experts committed to attend from the USA, Israel, Iran, Palestine, Chile, Italy, Spain, Australia, France, Germany and Canada.

Dr. Abdollahi Abdolhossein Jason-McCartney
Islamic Azad University, Zarand

Dr. Ofra Ayalon
Director, Nord COPE Center

Ms. Lynn Barnett
Chair, Violence, Conflict and Health Sub-Group of MEDACT

Ms. Rachel Ben Moshe
Scheider Children’s Medical Centre of Israel

Dr. Roni Berger
Director of Community Services, NATAL, The Israel Trauma Center for Victims of Terror and War

Assoc. Prof. Patricia Blakeney
Senior Psychologist, Shriners Hospital for Children-Galveston (SHC-G)
Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, UTMB

Prof. Patrick Boyer, Q.C.
Department of Political Science, University of Guelph

Dr. Daniel Brom
Founder and Director, Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma

Prof. Richard Bryant
Professor of Psychology, University of New South Wales, and Director of the PTSD Unit, Westmead Hospital, Sydney

Dr. Lisa Butler
Senior Research Scholar, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Robert Butterworth
International Trauma Associates, California
Anticipatory Anxiety and Terrorism – A Nation at Risk

Dr. Juesta Caddell
Senior Research Clinical Psychologist, Health, Social and Economics Research Unit, RTI International

Dr. Lawrence CalhounGroup-Discussion-1
Professor of Psychology, UNC Charlotte

Dr. Susan Cassano
Psychologist, private practice

Dr. James Clark
Associate Professor, University of Kentucky, College of Social Work and the College of Medicine (Department of Psychiatry)

Prof. Roxane Cohen-Silver
Dept of Psychology & Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine

Dr. Yael Danieli
Director, Group Project for Holocaust Survivors and their Children; Past President, Representative to the United Nations, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Assoc. Prof. Darren Davis
Professor of Political Science, Michigan State University and Director of the Program in Public Opinion and Political Participation

Dr. Helena Syna Desevilya
Emek Yezreel College

Dr. Dickson Diamond
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Bioterrorism Program

Dr. Lennis Echterling
Professor of Psychology and Director of Counseling Psychology, James Madison University

Dr. John Fairbank
Co-Director, National Center for Child Traumatic Stress and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Duke University Medical Center

Dr. Itziar Fernandez UNED
Associate Professor at Open University, Madrid, Spain

Dr. Charles Figley
Professor and Director Florida State University Traumatology Institute, Editor of Traumatology, and Editor of the Brunner-Routledge Psychosocial Stress Book Series

Dr. Pamela Fischer
Psychologist, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center-OKC and Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center

Dr. Betty Sue Flowers
Director, Johnson Presidential Library and Museum

Dr. Julian Ford
Associate Professor Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center

Dr. Nathalie FrensleyAssembly Page 1
Chair, International Communication section of the International Studies Association

Dr. E. Scott Geller
Professor and Director, Center for Applied Behavior Systems, Virginia Tech

Dr. Yori Gidron
School of Psychology, University of Southampton

Dr. Virginia Gil-Rivas
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Dr. Rob Gordon
Clinical Director, Critical Incident Stress Management Service, Department of Human Services, Victoria, and Psychological Consultant to the International Department of Australian Red Cross, and New Zealand Department of Child Youth and Family

David Grill
Treatment Centre for Traumatic Life Experiences & Trauma Prevention Services

Jack Hermann
Program Director, Disaster Mental Health in the Department of Psychiatry and the Center for Disaster Medicine and Emergency Preparedness, University of Rochester Medical Center

Dr. Stevan Hobfoll
Kent State University and Summa Health System

Dr Alison E. Holman
Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine

Rev. Dr Philip Hughes
Christian Research Association (Australia)

Dee Ingle
Trauma and Loss Consultant and Specialist, The Institute of Trauma and Loss in Children

Dr. Diane Isaacs
Counseling Psychology, and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.

Dr. Gary Jackson
Founder, president and CEO of Psynapse Technologies

Dr. Louis Jehel
University Hospital Tenon, AP-HP, Paris France

Kate Jonas
Manager, SEASONS Geriatric Outpatient Program, Department of Psychiatry, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Prof. Krzysztof Kaniasty
Professor of Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Roger KleinAssembly Page 3
National Institute of Trauma and Loss in Children

Dr. Cheryl Koopman
Associate Professor (Research), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

Prof. Steve Kornguth
Director, Center for Strategic and Innovative Technologies
Director, Countermeasures to Biological and Chemical Threats, University of Texas at Austin

Les Kurtz
Director and co-founder, National Mass Fatalities Institute

Mariam Kurtz
Independent journalist

Lisa LaDue
Director and co-founder, National Mass Fatalities Institute

Steven E. Locke
Co-chair, Psychosocial Dimensions of Biodefense Preparedness and Response Initiative

Cathy Malchiodi
National Centre for Trauma and Loss in Children

Assoc. Prof. Daniel N. McIntosh
Department of Psychology, University of Denver

Dr. Randall D. Marshall
Director, Trauma Studies, Associate Director, Anxiety Disorders Clinic, New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI)
Associate Professor, Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Brigitte Nacos
Dept of Political Science, Columbia University

April Naturale
Clinical social worker, private practice

Marie Nelson
Guidance Counselor and District Trauma Coordinator, Tyler ISD

Dr. Ruth Pat-Horenczyk
Israel Centre for Treatment of Psychotrauma

Dr. Ami Pedahzur
School of Political Science, University of Haifa and Deputy Chair, National Security Studies, NSSC, Mt. Carmel, Haifa

Prof. James W. Pennebaker
Professor of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

Astrid Perez Pinan
Educator (freelance)

Patti Porter
Counselor, Andy Woods Elementary in Tyler, Texas

Michael Poulin
Dept of Psychology and Social Behaviour, University of California, Irvine

Dr. Tom PyszczynskiDSC01226
Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Dr. Lynette Rentoul
North London National Health Psychological Services

Dr. Stephanie Rude
Department of Educational Psychology, University of Texas

Dr. Cheryl Sanders-Sardello
Co-founder, The Spiritual School of Psychology

Dr. Robert Sardello
Co-founder, The Spiritual School of Psychology

Dr. Merritt Schreiber
Program Manager, Terrorism/Disaster Branch, UCLA/National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Geanette Seymour
Salvation Army

Gail Sheehy
Literary Journalist and author of many books, including Passages and her latest, Middletown America, One Town’s Passage from Trauma to Hope – a recording of the journey of shattered survivors of 9/11, USA

Dr. David Spiegel
Wilson Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Ginny Sprang
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Kentucky

Dr. William Steele
Founder and Director, The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children

Prof. Heinz Steinert
Professor of Sociology at the J.W.Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Prof. Richard Tedeschi
Dept Psychology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Paul Terry
Birkbeck College in the University of London

Ken Thompson
Director of External Affairs, Oklahoma City National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism

Prof. Michael Traugott
Professor of Communication Studies and Political Science and Chair, Department of Communication Studies, University of Michigan

Prof. Eric Uslaner
Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland-College Park

Prof. Jeff Victoroff
Associate Professor, Clinical Neurology and Psychiatry, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Director of Neurobehavior, Department of Neurology, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center

Dr. Patricia Watson
National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Maria WheelerDSC01246
Family Therapist, Hertfordshire, UK

Dr. Bonnita Wirth
Supervisor, Disaster Physical and Mental Health Services, Greater Los Angeles Chapter, American Red Cross

Dr. Thomas Yarnell
Clinical Psychologist, private practice

Dr. Iyad Zaqout
Project Manger, Gaza Community Mental Health Program