Darejan Javakhishvili

Darejan Javakhishvili
Ilia State University | ISU · School of Arts and Science

PhD in Psychology
Director of the Institute for Addiction Studies at Ilia State University

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Introduction
Darejan (Jana) Javakhishvili is a professor of psychology and director of the Institute of Addiction Studies at ILia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia. She is a Board of Directors member of ISTSS, Trustee of the Dart Center Europe (DCE) and past president of ESTSS. She also is involved in the non-governmental Foundation Global Initiative on Psychiatry - Tbilisi. Her research interests concern mental health problems of war and political oppression-affected populations.

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The paper provides insights into the mental health consequences of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic from the Central, Eastern, Nordic, Southern, and Western subregions of Europe, represented by five member countries of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS). On the basis of the existing national research and exper...
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Background: The complex system of stressors related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected the global population, provoking a broad range of psychological reactions. Although numerous studies have investigated the mental health impact of COVID-19, qualitative research and cross-country comparisons are still rare. Objecti...
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This study aimed to examine changes about COVID-19 stressors and symptoms of mental disorders in the Republic of Georgia. Following on from our study of May-June 2020, this follow-up study in January-March 2021 was conducted at: (i)an individual level with same respondents involved in the May-June 2020 study (repeat responders/cohort); and (ii) at...
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic is a health emergency resulting in multiple stressors that may be related to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Objective: This study examined relationships between risk and protective factors, pandemic-related stressors, and PTSD during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: Data from the European Society of Traumatic...
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The authors of this handbook on Restorative Justice are Professor Ivo Aertsen from Leuven University, Professor Jana D. Javakhishvili from Ilia State University and Dr. Lado Javakhishvili - who was a Head of the Crime Prevention Unit within the MInistry of Justice of Georgia at the moment when this handbook was written (2020). The handbook is publi...
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"Prevention of Drug Misuse" is a handbook for different professionals (psychologists, social workers, teachers, school administrators, addictologists, etc.) who would like to become equinted with the prevention science, international standards of drug prevention and evidence-based approaches and methods.
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სახელმძღვანელო განკუთვნილის ფსიქიკური ჯანმრთელობის პროფესიონალებისთვის, ვინც მუშაობს ადიქციის მკურნალობის, რეაბლიტაციისა და რეციდივის პრევენციის სფეროში. სახელმძღვანელოში გადმოცემულია კოგნიტურ-ბიჰევიორულ მიდგომაზე დაფუძნებული რელაფსის პრევენციის 8-შეხვედრიანი მოდული.
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The article presents a case study of developing institutional mechanisms for drug demand reduction and addiction studies MA program development in the republic of Georgia.
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This paper illustrates how and when the personality characteristics of a political leader can initiate and/or become intertwined with societal and political processes. We are not suggesting that ‘‘real world’’ issues and secondary process calculations are not important or should be discarded in favor of psychological considerations. Instead, we su...
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Background: The decade between the ages of 14 and 25 is a particularly vulnerable period for the development of mental health problems, especially of common mental disorders. Mental health and psychosocial prevention and support services for young people in the Republic of Georgia have been extremely limited, leaving a wide treatment and care gap....
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The mental health consequences of the war in Ukraine will be enormous. Mental health professionals who are providing care for people in Ukraine, or those resettled elsewhere, may require access to standardized and validated assessment tools. We have developed a repository of mental health measures that are available in Ukrainian, Russian and Englis...
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The mental health consequences of the war in Ukraine will be enormous. Mental health professionals who are providing care for people in Ukraine, or those resettled elsewhere, may require access to standardized and validated assessment tools. We have developed a repository of mental health measures that are available in Ukrainian, Russian, and Engli...
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BACKGROUND The COVID-19 pandemic exposes individuals to multiple stressors, such as quarantine, physical distancing, job loss, risk of infection, and loss of loved ones. Such a complex array of stressors potentially lead to symptoms of adjustment disorder. OBJECTIVE This cross-sectional exploratory study examined relationships between risk and prot...
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The presentation describes an experience of designing, piloting and studying effectiveness of the multidisciplinary psychosocial services for adolescents and youth in Georgia (as a LIMIC) will be shared. The theoretical framework and methodological background - implying staged model of mental disorders and transdiagnostic approach will be reflected...
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Книга состоит из 5 частей. Каждая часть является независимым разделом с собственным оглавлением и библиографией. В первой части описывается травма, ее природа и влияние на психику и тело человека. Во второй части мы узнаем о травма-информированных вмешательствах, и о научно-обоснованных подходах управленя последствиями травм. Третья часть посвящена...
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The book consists of 5 independent sections. The first section (author - Z. Beberashvili) defines trauma, its nature and impact; the second section (author Z. Beberashvili) is dedicated to trauma-informed interventions and evidence based methods of treatment; the third section (author J. Javakhishvili) is focused at trauma and its sequalae among ch...
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Background: The mental health impact of the COVID-19 crisis may differ from previously studied stressful events in terms of psychological reactions, specific risk factors, and symptom severity across geographic regions worldwide. Objective: To assess the impact of COVID-19 on a wide range of mental health symptoms, to identify relevant risk factors...
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ABSTRACT Background: The mental health impact of the COVID-19 crisis may differ from previously studied stressful events in terms of psychological reactions, specific risk factors, and symptom severity across geographic regions worldwide.Objective: To assess the impact of COVID-19 on a wide range of mental health symptoms, to identify relevant risk...
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This is a report of the research which studied satisfaction with the services of the Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) programs in western Georgia among the beneficiaries of the program, their quality of life and factors related to the level of satisfaction and the quality of life.(in Georgian language). The research was implemented on the basis of...
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The publication is a report of the research which studied satisfaction with the services of the Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) programs in western Georgia among the beneficiaries of the program, their quality of life and factors related to the level of satisfaction and the quality of life. The research was implemented on the basis of a participa...
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შესავალი: ტრავმის თაობიდან თაობაში გადაცემის კვლევების დიდმასივში უაღრესად მცირეა - ფაქტობრივად, ერთეულებია - კვლევები,რომლებიც რეპრესიული პოლიტიკური რეჟიმების შედეგად მიღებულიტრავმის ზეგავლენასა და თაობიდან თაობაში გადაცემას ეხება. არ არისგაცემული პასუხი ისეთ კითხვებზე, როგორიცაა - რა არის ტოტალიტარულირეპრესიებით გამოწვეული ტრავმის თაობიდან თაობაშ...
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STREET CONNECTED YOUTH: ETHICAL RESEARCH AND ANALYTICS Monograph Professor Shorena Sadzaglishvili Professor Darejan Javakhishvili Project Coordinator: Teona Gotsiridze Researcher: Ketevan Lekishvili The aim of this book is to impose solutions to the ethical dilemmas that derive from social work research involving vulnerable children. The main conc...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life in Europe and globally. The pandemic affects both individuals and the broader society across many domains, including physical and psychological health, the economy and general welfare. The measures taken to counteract the pandemic have significantly altered daily life and, along with the threat of contracting...
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Background Early evidence indicates increased mental health burden arising from COVID-19 and related control measures. The study aim was to examine concern about COVID-19 and its association with symptoms of mental disorders in the Republic of Georgia. A cross-sectional internet-based survey of adults in Georgia using non-probabilistic sampling wa...
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During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the people in Europe are exposed to self-isolation, quarantine, job loss, risk of contracting COVID-19, or grief of loved ones. Such a complex array of stressors may lead to symptoms of adjustment disorder or posttraumatic stress disorder. This research protocol describes a study launched by the European Societ...
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Background: During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the people in Europe are exposed to self-isolation, quarantine, job loss, risk of contracting COVID-19, or grief of loved ones. Such a complex array of stressors may lead to symptoms of adjustment disorder or posttraumatic stress disorder. This research protocol describes a study launched by the Eur...
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This is a book on mental health for media professionals, it consists of the 5 chapters: the first chapter describes why and how the basic knowledge on mental health could be beneficial for media professionals (media educators, media-managers and journalists), describes linkage of mental health and human rights issues referring to the history of psy...
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European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) Recommendations on Mental Health and Psychosocial Care During Pandemics derived from the framework of The European Network of Traumatic Stress Guidelines for Psychosocial Care Following Disasters and Major Incidents - TENTS Guidelines (Bisson et al, 2010). The recommendations are developed for m...
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This document presents an overview of the drug situation in Georgia in 2018. No consistent institutional mechanisms for primary prevention exist in the country; Use of illicit drugs (other than cannabis), including new psychoactive substances, among youth is alarmingly high; Prevalence of injecting drug use is one of the highest in the world; Heroi...
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Purpose There are often high rates of mental disorders in low- and middle-income countries during humanitarian crises, but the prevalence of somatic distress (SD) is underreported in the existing health service research. We aim to examine the patterns of SD among internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine, who were forcibly displaced due to the...
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Background: There are approximately 1.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine as a result of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Exposure to violence, forced displacement and increased mental disorders are potential risk-factors for alcohol use disorder (AUD). The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of and risk factors f...
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The European countries have a long history of exposure to large-scale trauma. In the early 1990s the increasing awareness of the consequences of trauma within the mental health community led to the foundation of local societies for psychotraumatology across Europe and the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS), which celebrated its 25...
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This English summary document presents major findings of the full-length report which is available in Georgian at www.altgeorgia.ge. In the absence of a formal drug monitoring infrastructure and the national drug monitoring centre in Georgia, the original/parent report was developed as a collaborative effort of a group of dedicated professionals wo...
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Objective: Recently, the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-5) and the World Health Organization (ICD-11) have both revised their formulation of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The primary aim of this study was to compare DSM-5 and ICD-11 PTSD prevalence and comorbidity rates, as well as the level of disability associated with each diagn...
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Aims There are an estimated 1.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ukraine because of the armed conflict in the east of the country. The aim of this paper is to examine utilisation patterns of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) care among IDPs in Ukraine. Methods A cross-sectional survey design was used. Data were collected...
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Reliable epidemiological data on the burden of mental health conditions and key risk factors is crucial in helping to design appropriate trauma-informed mental health and psychosocial support responses for the estimated 1.4 million IDPs in Ukraine. The aim of the proposed study is to collect evidence on mental health and psychosocial support needs...
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The Drug Annual Report reflects on the drug situation in Georgia (as for 2015) based on the 5 key epidemiological indicators defined by the European Center for Monitoring of Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), as well as the low enforcement indicators.
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The Drug Situation in Georgia 2014 Report (the Annual Report) is the result of a collaborative interdisciplinary team effort involving experts in the fields of addictology, epidemiology and psychology. The process of drafting the Annual Report, and its structure, is based on standards of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction...
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There is a lack of knowledge about the state of affairs of the trauma treatments in Europe. To start to fill in this gap, key persons from seven European countries-Georgia, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, and Turkey-accepted the invitation to give their expert opinion on the state of affairs in their country at an invited...
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The urban environment and especially monuments say a lot about a society, particularly its political and cultural values and systems. They could be messengers of a discourse delivering a grand narrative, which supports, or even imposes, a power distribution within society, as happens in totalitarian societies. Alternatively, they could reflect the...
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The system of stressors affecting Georgia in the Soviet period resulted in the totalitarian trauma of the country population which is related to multiple losses. In the Soviet epoch, mourning grief related to those losses was not possible, as it would interfere with the survival need. After regaining independence, the country again failed to mourn...
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The crisis intervention coupled with study was organized by the Georgian Society of Psychotrauma following killing of the young lady, an English language lecturer by her ex-husband at Ilia State University, in front of her students and colleagues. The crisis intervention was scheduled after 3 weeks of the disaster. We have assessed the trauma impa...
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This article discusses the impact of totalitarian trauma on Georgian society as a large group. The conceptual framework of the paper is based on the psychodynamic research on individual development of Melanie Klein and Michael Sebek and the studies of small and large group processes by Vamik Volkan, Wilfred Bion and Earl Hopper.� In order to shed l...
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BACKGROUND: Inspired by the European Drug Addiction Prevention Trial EUDAP-1 and the Czech randomized controlled prevention study, a formative research project was implemented in Georgia from January 1 to December 15, 2012 by the Ilia State University Institute of Psychology, in cooperation with the Department of Addictology of the 1st Medical Facu...
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The approach discussed implies work on the three different levels for improving a system of mental health care for juveniles in need: a. modeling, establishing and piloting metal health services directed on prevention of juvenile delinquency and implying interdisciplinary approach; b. building capacity of the professional communities engaged in the...
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The paper presents meta-analyses of the research revealing patterns of utilization of societal trauma and associated with it phenomena in internal socio-political life in the 6 post-conflict societies of the South Caucasus (Georgian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Abkhaz, Nagorni Karabakhian and South Ossetian). The research took place in 2012, in the fra...
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The paper presents a case of multidisciplinary work with a 2 year old Girl put into situation similar to that described by Bertold Brecht in his famous “Caucasian Chalk Circle”: two families struggle with each other for obtaining full guardianship and therefore, right to up-bring the child and live together. The dispute split her between the two fa...
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Jana Javakhishvili, Global Initiative on Psychiatry, Tbilisi What drives us in peace building? Conference “Dilemmas in Peace Building”, International Alert, February 2013, Brussels We can distinguish variety of motivations beyond peace processes. To simplify analysis I will speak about three different levels: governments/authorities (1), civic soc...
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This publication presents the results of research that attempts to shed some light on the ways in which myths and dominant narratives associated with the conflicts in the South Caucasus are constructed and transmitted in the region. Method of discourse analyses is implied. A particular focus of interest was how myths associated with the conflicts a...
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The purpose of this training manual is to provide a methodological tool for experts in conflict transformation. Using a post-modernist approach, the training manual offers professionals and representatives of civil society working in a context of protracted conflicts a formula and conceptual toolbox to enable them to work on overcoming essentialist...
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Country drug situation annual report.
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The research studying an impact of the mock TV news report, imitating invasion of Georgia by Russia, broadcasted by one of the leading Georgian TV channels (“Imedi” TV) to the population on March 13, 2010 will be presented. The research implied content analysis of the fake news report as well as a round of semi-structured interviews with the differ...
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This analytical review aims to summarise the main aspects of the drug situation in Georgia. It also attempts to identify drug information gaps, as well as the adequacy of the system of responses to the drug problem in the country. The structure is based on EMCDDA standards and involves the system of key and core indicators of drug epidemiology. The...
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The book presents bio-psycho-social model for drug miss-use prevention informed by the evidence obtained via relevant research within the frame of prevention science.
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Aim The purpose of the report provided here is to assess drug education needs in Georgia and, specifically, to reveal the gaps on the different levels of the system of education (public schools, universities’ relevant Bachelor’s and Master’s courses, the system of lifelong education for teachers, school psychologists, addictologists, journalists...
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Primary and secondary Drug prevention in Georgia was an unknown field in the Soviet past. After becoming independent, the so called State Drug Addiction Prophylaxis Program was in place since 1995, but due to the Soviet inertia, it was focused mainly on drug intoxication examination of the citizens performed randomly by police. Examination followed...
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104-page manual whose purpose is to fill the informational and methodological gap in addressing interethnic relations, it also intends to combat the passive attitudes held by many regarding the improvement of interethnic relations in Georgia, the book is meant for all specialists working on the issue of interethnic relations or those intending to f...
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The intention with this anthology is to create a frame of reference concerning the educational art of supporting children's and adolescents' socio-emotional well-be-ing, learning and development. Special focus is on children living in the shadow of wars and other large scale disasters, but also on traumatic experiences and crises related to individ...
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Compared to the previous decade, the year 2005 was much more active in terms of the development of drug policy for Georgia. In particular, it was marked with the two following simultaneous strategic initiatives: on the initiative of the Georgian Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Security a state council, determining the countryís drug policy, w...
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The given report – „Drug Situation in Georgia, 2004"- is the second edition of the project aiming to create information system on drugs, initiated by the Southern Caucasus Anti Drug Programme. With the support of the Drug Information System Project, the first („Drug Situation in Georgia, 2003") as well as the present edition were prepared and publi...
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