Patricia Mathes Cane, PhD, is Founder and Executive Director of Capacitar International. For more than 33 years, Pat has taught thousands of trainings in over 45 countries. She has developed programs for grassroots groups and professionals in areas affected by trauma, violence, war and disasters, in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Pat is author of Trauma Healing and Transformation, Refugee Accompaniment, Capacitar for Children, as well as other Capacitar manuals in different languages for schools, caregivers, refugees, persons with HIV and cancer and trauma counselors.

While earning a PhD in Multicultural Wellness Education, Dr. Cane conducted her doctoral research in trauma studies related to survivors of natural disasters and political violence in Central America. She also holds an MA in Counseling Psychology and a BA in Biological Sciences. Dr. Cane was recently honored with the Nell and John Wooden Ethics in Leadership Award by the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at California State University at Long Beach.