Veronica Laveta has been working as an International Clinical Advisor for Mental Health at The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) since 2014 supervising field expatriate psychotherapists and providing clinical oversight to CVT’s direct service program in Jordan and capacity building with partner organizations in South Africa, Iraq and Turkey. In addition to 16+ years as a psychotherapist with a specialty in trauma in many settings—community mental health, school based therapist, and in a mental health clinic as part of a health care organization, Ms. Laveta has been working since 2006 with torture survivors and refugees in the context of migration in many different contexts as a psychotherapist, forensic evaluator, trainer and advisor.
She has worked in Myanmar conducting trainings in trauma healing and peacebuilding. In addition to her clinical degree, she holds an MA in Conflict Transformation with a focus on how trauma healing contributes to post conflict peacebuilding and reconciliation. She is currently working on projects that integrate trauma healing, transitional justice and peacebuilding in the Middle East.