Soeren Buus Jensen, M.D., Ph.D. , Specialist in Psychiatry
Søren Buus Jensen, MD, Dr. Sci. (Born 1948) is a Danish Psychiatrist, who through years has committed his professional work to the international mental health and human rights field.
After years of clinical work with refugees and torture survivors in Denmark, he engaged in research related to the Human Rights movement in Chile ("Trauma and Healing under State Terrorism"(Agger & Jensen, 1996).
Through 3 years (1994-96), based In Zagreb and later Sarajevo, he chaired the WHO MH-initiatives in coordination with the multitude of psychosocial projects. In 1995-1996 he was further in charge (WHO Special Rep.) of the overall WHO humanitarian operation Ex-Yugoslavia.
In 1996 he brought his experiences to New York and with Jack Saul he cofounded the International Trauma Studies Program (ITSP), where he was teaching annually through more than 10 years.
From 2001-2005, he left his chief position (University Psychiatry in Copenhagen) and went to live and work in Africa. He was a Senior Mental Health Advisor to a.o. WHO and UNICEF, and he worked in several African landscapes of organized violence ( South Sudan/ N. Uganda, Somalia, Sierra Leone and Liberia) promoting a community mental health approach and kept focus on the traumatic experiences under war conditions.
Back in his home country, he is currently heading a Psychiatric Clinic in Copenhagen, sub-specialized in transcultural psychiatry and trauma work. Over these last 10 years he has gained an extraordinary clinical experience in treating acute and long-term complications of traumatic exposures along with supervision and training of professionals.