Judy I. Eidelson, Ph.D.

CPHI Adjunct Fellow

Title: Clinical Psychologist

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.

Select Publications:

Eidelson, R. J. & Eidelson, J. I. (2003). Dangerous Ideas: Five beliefs that propel groups toward conflict. American Psychologist, 58, 3, 182-192.

Eidelson, R. J., D'Alessio, G. R., & Eidelson, J. I., (2003). The Impact of September 11th on Psychologists. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 34, 144-150.

Beck, A. T., Brown, G., Steer, R., Eidelson, J. I., & Riskind, J. (1987). Differentiating anxiety and depression: A test of the cognitive content-specificity hypothesis. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 96, 179-183.

Eidelson, J. I. (1986). Women and depression. In C. Tavris (Ed.), Everywoman's emotional well-being. New York: Doubleday.

Eidelson, J. I. (1985). Cognitive group therapy for depression: Why and what. International Journal of Mental Health, 13, 54-66.