Jude is a practising art therapist with six years experience in providing group and individual art therapy. Prior to this, Jude was a high school art teacher for almost 25 years.
Jude is currently working in private practice and has previously worked as an art therapist in a private mental health hospital in Sydney’s Inner West.
In her time at the hospital, Jude’s role as group therapist saw her provide inpatient groups with art therapy and psycho education for the Mood Disorder and Eating Disorder units of the hospital. Jude continues to provide art therapy groups to AOD and General Mood Disorder patient groups at this hospital.
Jude’s experience has predominantly been in working with patients presenting with depression, anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorders, PTSD and complex PTSD. In private practice, Jude has expanded her expertise by working with clients affected by trauma associated with physiological changes, including stroke and loss of effective eyesight.
Jude believes “art therapy helps clients experience a different way to communicate their thoughts and feelings that are not always accessible via the spoken word.”.
Jude remains a practicing artist and continues to share her knowledge and skills in art making by tutoring individuals and groups in practical artmaking sessions.