Jana (Darejan) Javakhishvili is a Georgian psychologist who has been working in trauma research, training and treatment since 1995. She provides psychological assistance to individuals who have been traumatized in armed incidents. Javakhishvili is heavily engaged in the field of conflict transformation as a facilitator for peace building events in Georgia and the South Caucasus. She supervises projects focused on mental health care reforms in the South Caucasus and Central Asia at the Tbilisi office of the Global Initiative on Psychiatry.
Javakhishvili directs the Institute on Addiction Studies at Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia, where she co-founded and teaches in both the Mental Health and Addiction Studies masters programs. She is a President of the Georgian Society of Psychotrauma and Board Secretary of the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS). She is the co-author and co-editor of a number of scientific books and articles published in Georgia, England, Norway, Russia and the United States.