Leora Hudak

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Course

  • 46522 Clinical Practice with Survivors of Torture and Political Violence

Job experience

  • Psychotherapist, The Center for Victims of Torture
  • Clinical Social Work Fellow, The Center for Victims of Torture
  • Field Seminar Facilitator, University of Minnesota School of Social Work
  • Independent Mental Health Consultant, Heartland Alliance International

Fields of Special Interest

  • Refugee/immigrant mental health
  • Survivors of torture and political violence
  • Cross-cultural clinical practice

Publications or presentations

  • Esala, J., Hudak, L., Eaton, A., & Vukovich, M. (2018). Integrated behavioral health care for Karen refugees: A qualitative exploration of active ingredients, International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 14.2, 133-145, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMHSC-10-2017-0043
  • Heartland Alliance International. (2016). Trauma of a generation: The urgent need for specialized mental health solutions in Central America’s Northern Triangle. Chicago, IL: Heartland Alliance International, https://www.heartlandalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Trauma-of-a-Generation_HAI-2016.09.pdf
  • “Will I be deported now?” Navigating destabilizing immigration policies and the many roles of clinical social workers, Presentation at the National Association of Social Workers Minnesota Annual Conference, Brooklyn Center, MN, June 19, 2018
  • Complex presentations and holistic approaches: Working across disciplines to address the needs of refugees and asylum seekers, Presentation at the Physicians Assistants for Global Health 2018 Conference, St. Paul, MN, June 1, 2018
  • Trauma-informed and culturally-sensitive approaches to domestic violence interventions: Understanding the unique needs of refugees and asylum seekers, Presentation at the Office of Justice Programs Annual Conference, Brainerd, MN, May 23, 2018
  • “Trauma, resilience, and healing in clinical practice with refugees and asylum-seekers”, Workshop at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, Chicago, IL, May 3, 2018
  • Addressing complex conditions in refugee populations: Lessons from the Center for Victims of Torture on integrated behavioral health care, Workshop presentation at the North American Refugee Health Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 16-18, 2017
  • Collaborating Across Systems to Promote Health Equity for Refugees, Workshop presentation at the National Association of Social Work Minnesota Conference, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, June 8, 2017
  • What is Lost in Translation: Exploring Expressions of Distress with Karen Interpreters, Poster presentation at the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Professionals Research Symposium, Washington D.C., March 6, 2017
  • Caring for Karen Hearts: An Exploration of Idioms of Distress and Clinical Utility, Presentation at the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Professionals Research Symposium, Washington D.C., February 29, 2016