Dr. Shaili Jain discusses her new book “The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of PTSD Science”” at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto. (June 26, 2019)
Shaili Jain, MD, is an internationally recognized psychiatrist and PTSD specialist who currently serves as the Medical Director for Integrated Care at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. She is a trauma scientist with the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, a consortium which is widely regarded as the world’s leading center of excellence on PTSD, and a Clinical Associate Professor affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Jain’s work is widely accredited for elucidating the role of paraprofessionals and peers in the treatment of American veterans with PTSD. Her research has been published in some of the most prestigious medical journals, such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Psychiatric Services and the Journal of Traumatic Stress, in addition to being featured in national publications such as The New York Times. Her medical essays and commentary have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Newsweek, Psychology Today, STAT, public radio and elsewhere.
Her debut nonfiction book The Unspeakable Mind (Harper) is a textured portrait of PTSD, a widely misunderstood yet crushing condition that afflicts millions. The Unspeakable Mind stands as the definitive guide to PTSD and offers lasting hope to sufferers, their loved ones, and health care providers everywhere.