Judith is A social worker, couple and family therapist, supervisor, trainer, researcher and writer.


Judith holds a PhD (UNSW), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work (University Medal, ACU), Master in Couple and Family Therapy (UNSW), Cert. IV in Training and Assessment (UTS). She is internationally trained as a supervisor and trainer in Open Dialogue and dialogical practice (Dialogic Partners & University of Jyväskylä). Judith is an adjunct associate lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Australia.  

As a practising clinician in Australia, Judith has worked over the last 12 years as a therapist with individuals, couples and families in the non-government sector, and as a senior social worker and family therapist in a tertiary level child and adolescent mental health clinic working with children and adolescents in out-of-home care and their carers. She has specialist knowledge and skills in the area of trauma, neglect and attachment disruption of children, young people and adults.

Judith has always had a particular interest in clinical social work and the theory and practice of couple and family therapy. This interest extends to the supervision and training of fellow clinicians, and to research, as detailed below.



Clinical supervision is informed by Judith’s knowledge and experience of the complexities of clinical practice with individuals, couples and families.


As a practising clinician, Judith provides training for clinicians that is based on her experience and understanding of the challenges that are faced in practice.


Judith consults to writers and researchers on family therapy, the ideas of Buber, dialogical, creative and multimodal research methodologies and presentation.

There are many reasons to walk a labyrinth – solace, strength, clarity, celebration, insight, to quiet the mind, to solve a problem – but the most fascinating result ... to ignite seeker’s latent potential and find an avenue for its expression in the world.
— Artress, 2006