Danica Anderson, PhD
Founder and President

Dr. Danica Anderson, is a clinical psychology doctorate with concentration in Somatics, received her PhD from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Since 2005, Dr. Anderson has served as Psycho-Social, Gender Victims Expert attached to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Sub-Sahara Africa.

Dr Anderson reports, “my time in the international killing fields, I witnessed trauma, how it is contagious, and the single unifying force to recover and prevent it, is female human rights.

Since 2013, I have consulted with the United States Department of Defense in Afghanistan. There I witnessed the banishment of Afghan women and how it rendered them invisible to the world.  My decades of experience witnessing war trauma gave me all the insight I needed to publish two books, (1) Blood & Honey Icons: Biosemiotics & Bioculinary, and (2) Blood & Honey: The Secret Herstory of Women; South Slavic Women’s Experiences in a World of Modern-Day Territorial Warfare.

My international keynote speeches and presentations focus on healing trauma through female social collectives. Our hope is to empower collectives of women to create solutions to their own unique contexts and challenges.

For over a decade I sat in kolos (Serbo-Croatian ‘to be in a circle or round folk dance’) with the Bosnian women war crimes and war survivors. My grandmothers and mother survived a century of wars in the former Yugoslavia; their trauma passed down through the generations.  This was my early schooling in psychology and understanding transgenerational trauma. What sets me apart in the field of psychology and trauma is my life experiences cascading over my formal education.”

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Areas of Specialty

Trauma Treatment, Food in Conflict, Crisis Intervention, Train the Trainer, Forensic Psychology, Life Training, Field Experiments, International Court Proceedings, Curriculum Development, Project Management, Research Methodologies, Grant Development, Biosemiotics & Bioculinary, Education, Environment, Health, Humanitarian, International Issues, Social Justice, Indigenous Rights

Regional Experience

Afghanistan, Bosnia, Central Asia, Europe, Middle East, Sub-Sahara Africa