Veronica Laveta, LCSW, MA, has been working as an International Services clinical advisor for mental health at the Center for Victims of Torture since 2014 and in this capacity has provided supervision to field-based expert psychotherapists, clinical oversight to CVT’s direct services programs in Jordan and Uganda, and capacity building with partner organizations in South Africa, Iraq and Turkey. In conjunction with other clinical advisors, she helped develop intervention manuals for working with adults, children, adolescents and families. In addition to 16+ years as a psychotherapist with a specialty in trauma in many settings, Veronica has been working since 2006 with torture survivors and refugees in many different contexts as a psychotherapist, forensic evaluator, trainer and advisor.
In addition to her clinical degree, Veronica holds an M.A. in Conflict Transformation with a focus on how trauma healing contributes to post conflict peacebuilding and reconciliation. She has worked on projects that integrate trauma healing, transitional justice and peacebuilding in the Middle East and Uganda. She contributed to a manual on survivor-centered transitional justice practices and co-authored an article on therapeutic justice for survivors of human rights violations and wartime violence. She has conducted trainings on trauma healing and peacebuilding in many global settings.