Judy I. Eidelson, Ph.D.
CPHI Adjunct Fellow
Public Health Interests:
Psychological Impact of Torture and War Trauma, Assessment and Treatment of PTSD in Refugees and Asylum-seekers, Documenting Human Rights Abuses, Training Mental Health Practitioners in Multicultural Competence, Depression, Gender, and Aging
Current Public-Health Related Activities:
My primary interest is in the role of mental health practitioners in mitigating the effects of torture and other human rights abuses. I conduct psychological evaluations and provide expert testimony for torture survivors seeking political asylum in the U.S. I provide training and supervision for Penn Psychology graduate students and others interested in documenting refugee trauma. I am also working with local professional groups and immigration agencies to make trauma-informed psychotherapy affordable and accessible to immigrants suffering from traumatic stress.
Eidelson, J.I. Documenting Psychological Trauma in Asylum-Seekers, University of Michigan Medical School Asylum Collaborative, Physician & Student Training, November 15, 2014
Eidelson, J.I. Interviewing Immigrants: Unit 2 in Immigration Law Training, Immigration Legal Resource Training in conjunction with Mennonite Central Committee and Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center, September 9, 2014, Akron, Pennsylvania
Eidelson, J.I. Documenting Trauma in Asylum Seekers, Physicians for Human Rights Training, Jewish Family Service of Buffalo and Erie County,June 10, 2014
Eidelson, J.I. Documenting Psychological Trauma in Asylum Seekers, Penn Human Clinic, Clinician Training, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 7, 2014
Eidelson, J.I., Gantman, C., Gansallo, A., Osborne, M., & Suzuki, T., Challenges and Opportunities in Therapy with Refugee and Asylum Seekers, Workshop presented by Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists, May 9th, 2014, Villanova University.