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Judy is a registered art psychotherapist and practicing artist. She has also been a registered nurse for over thirty years working with trauma in varying capacities. Nurturing, health and art are her passions. Art therapy has given her the ability to combine these, marrying her nursing and creativity. Her therapeutic work has encompassed early intervention, at-risk adolescents in the school system, children’s palliative care, survivors of domestic violence and adults with mental health issues, chronic pain and palliative care.
Judy has worked as the Registered Art therapist at Bear Cottage, Sydney for nearly seven years. She also runs community-based art therapy workshops for seniors and has her own private practice.
Her clinical work forms the basis for three chapters in Trans Generational Trauma and the Aboriginal Pre-school child. Healing through Intervention,Tracey, N. (Ed.) (2015)andArt therapy in the Early years: Therapeutic interventions with infants, toddlers and their families, J. Meyerowitz-Katz, & D. Reddick. (2017)
She has worked independently in Uganda, Honduras, Bangladesh and Mexico bridging cultural and religious divides to initiate, finance and complete large public murals empowering the local children creatively in each instance.