Judy I. Eidelson, PhD

Judy I.  Eidelson, PhD
Adjunct Fellow

Clinical Psychologist

Public Health Interests

Aging, Evaluation, Immigration, Law, Mental Health, Social Determinants of Health

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.

Select Publications:

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.