Published: 6 Oct 2016
Sonya Landesmann is an intercultural psychoanalytic psychotherapist with training in medical anthropology as well as psychotherapy. She has specialist insight and understanding of how mental and emotional distress may be expressed by people from other cultures. Her specialist subjects are trauma, torture, conflict and war and she has experience in working with asylum seekers and refugees. Sonya Landesmann has written a great number of reports for human rights purposes on honour killings, honour issues, gangs, homosexuality, blood feuds, trafficking and domestic violence in Albania, her expertise on these issues, however, is not limited to Albania. Sonya Landesmann prepares both country expert reports offering a socio-cultural opinion and psycho-social reports offering a mental health assessment combined with a cultural and psychological opinion.