Yohana Ratrin Hestyanti (Jo) has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia since 1999. Teaching Counseling Psychology, Child Abuse, Qualitative Methods, Developmental Psychology, Social Cultural Approach, Stress Management, Participatory Approach in Community Empowerment, and Psychosocial Intervention, she’s an expert in the fields of trauma and resilience, youth participation, child protection and development, mental health and psychosocial support, and psychosocial intervention.
She is the Head of the Center of Family Resilience and Development at the Faculty of Psychology and currently chairs as the Principal Investigator in Tanoto Foundation project on Parenting Skills Delivery Learning, an intervention-based research in 18 villages across Jakarta and Pandeglang, Indonesia (2021-2022).
She has extensive experience in psychosocial responses to disaster, as both a psychologist and managing psychosocial interventions; in post-Tsunami Aceh (2005 – 2007), the Klaten (Central Java) Earthquake (2006 – 2007), and the Lombok (West Nusa Tenggara) Earthquake (2018).
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic up to this moment (2022), she is a counsellor and trainer of PFA (Psychological First Aid).
She is the author of A Guidance for Individual, Group, and Community-based Psychosocial Support Accommodating People with HIV in Indonesia, in collaboration with Indonesia’s Ministry of Social Affairs, and book dissertation titled Resiliency of Acehnese Children: a Bio-ecological Perspective on Children’s Patterns of Adaptation to Adversities Caused by the 2004 Tsunami.