Judy I. Eidelson, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and certified cognitive-behavioral therapist. Dr. Eidelson is a graduate of Princeton University and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Duke University. She completed her internship in adult and adolescent clinical psychology at Friends Hospital and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Cognitive Therapy of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Eidelson is the former clinical director of Presbyterian Medical Center’s Institute for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Dr. Eidelson draws from a variety of therapeutic modalities to find the most effective approach for each individual. She works primarily with older adolescents and adults, some of whom are addressing specific problem areas, such as anxiety or depression or relationship difficulties, and some of whom are seeking personal growth.
In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Dr. Eidelson documents psychological effects of persecution for individuals seeking political asylum in the United States. She conducts evaluations and testifies in immigration court as an expert witness for individuals referred by HIAS PA, Nationalities Service Center, Physicians for Human Rights, HealthRight International, and private attorneys.
Dr. Eidelson is an Adjunct Fellow at the Penn Center for Public Health Initiatives, where she facilitates a training group for psychologists and psychiatrists who document human rights abuse for immigration cases. She has lectured extensively to mental health professionals and lawyers at local universities and at national conferences.
Dr. Eidelson is the recipient of the 2011 HIAS Pennsylvania's Human Rights Award, the 2013 Nationalities Service Center's Margaret Harris Award, and the 2014 Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center's Light of Liberty Award.
Dr. Eidelson's CV is available HERE.