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254 Lincoln Road

Henderson

 Auckland

New Zealand 

     

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 +64 (0)27 657 2106

 

 


 

 

  Curriculum Vitae

 

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Judy Lightstone
PSI Institute
254 Lincoln Road, Suite 5, Henderson, Auckland, 0610  New Zealand
(027) 657 2106

FORMAL EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

2012

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing International Association) Advanced training through EMDR Australia

2009

Approved Provider#08015 of Continuing EMDR Education, EMDRIA

2006            

PhD. in Humanities, with an individualised specialisation in trauma psychology, California Institute for Integral Studies, San Francisco, California                    

June 1993     

EMDR Level I and II Certificates of Completion. Trained with Francine Shapiro

Dec 1992      

MS in Clinical Counselling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, California State University at Hayward. Grade Point Average (GPA): 3.9

1983-1988    

Post-graduate course work and supervision specialising in eating disorders, with Carol Bloom and Susie Orbach,  Women's Therapy Centre Institute,  NYC, NY; joined faculty in1988 and led workshops for the public.

1986-87 

Post-graduate training through faculty of the Center for Family Learning in New Rochelle, N.Y. (in Bowenian Family Systems Therapy).

June 1981    

MA in Counselling, New York University, NYC, NY (GPA: 3.9)

August 1978     

Training in Neuro Linguistic Programming to Level J-9 with  Richard Bandler, John Grinder, and Leslie Cameron Bandler

June 1976    

BA in Psychology, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio


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REGISTRATIONS & LICENSES:

2009           

EMDR provider of continuing education, EMDRIA provider #08015

           

2007           

Registered New Zealand Psychologist #90-03237

 

1996            

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  #MFC32570

1993               

EMDR Level II Certificate of Completion


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

1990-present   

Director, Consultant/Trainer. Auckland PSI (PsychoSomatic Integration) Institute,  (and in California from 1990-2006 was Director Consultant/Trainer of Helping the Helpers)        

  • Lead consultation groups, offer individual and group supervision and consultation, and design and teach courses and workshops for mental health clinicians  on working with eating problems and trauma sequelae
  • Offer conference presentations, professional consultation, training programs and workshops for numerous colleges and non-profit organizations

2007-2011

Tutor, HD&TI (Human Development and Training Institute) Trauma Certificate Program, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Designed curriculum for HD&T Institute's Trauma Certificate  with endorsement in Eating and Body Image Issues

  • Trained counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists in how to work with eating disorders, trauma and dissociation

2007 - present     Psychologist, private practice, Auckland New Zealand

  • Provide individual, couples and family psychotherapy, specialising in eating disorders and working with abuse survivors

1984- 2006   

Psychotherapist/Marriage and Family Therapist, private practice in Albany and Berkeley California (from 1990 - 2006) and  in Nyack NY (from 1984 - 1990)

  • Provided individual, couples, family, child and group psychotherapy, specialising in eating disorders and working with abuse survivors and their families

1993-95   

California State MFCC Intern, private practice of Eleanor Luce, MD  Albany, CA

  • Provided individual, group, and family therapy specializing in eating disorders and post traumatic stress sequelae

1993-94   

California State MFCC Intern, Berkeley Unified School District, Berkeley, CA

  • Provided child and family counselling to high school students  and their parents
  • Consulted with teachers, did information and referral
1983-84    

Family Worker/Parent Coordinator, Nyack Headstart, NY

  • Coordinated Parent Involvement workshops for parents in Headstart Program
  • Did case work with families of Headstart children
1981-83    

Assistant Director/Trainer, Career Directions for Homemakers, Bronx Community College

  • Designed curriculum for assertiveness and job readiness training series and led training workshops for inner city low income mothers
  • Provided individual and group counselling, information and referral
  • Wrote funded $65,000 grant proposal which expanded the existing program into new areas

1979-81   

Workshop Facilitator, Children's Creative Response to Conflict Program, Nyack, NY

  • Ran intensive training workshops for teachers, school support staff, and child-care workers in inner-city schools
  • Facilitated in-classroom conflict-resolution workshops for children and teachers grades 1-12. Did individual counselling with the children.
  • Wrote funded $14,000 grant proposal and did program development

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PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS AND PRESENTATIONS:

2011     for EMDRAA (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Association of Australia): EMDR and Psycho-somatic Dissociation

2011   In-service training for Youthline New Zealand Christchurch Earthquake Volunteer Counsellors:  Somatic Interventions with Trauma Survivors

2010    In-service training for Youthline Triage and Crisis Counsellors: Preventing Burnout in Trauma Work

2009   In-service training for Youthline Senior Team Counsellors: Overview of PsychoSomatic Integration work with Trauma and Dissociation

2007    for Auckland Women's Centre Annual General Meeting, Auckland, NZ: Keynote Address: Women Food and Beauty

2006    for the 23rd International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD) Conference in Los Angeles, CA Somatic and Lifespan Integration with Dissociative Eating Problems

2005    for the Northern California EMDRIA conference, Oakland, CA: EMDR and Dissociation

2005     for Renfrew Center Foundation Conference in Philadelphia PA Feminist Perspectives on Eating Disorders:  Enduring Wisdom, New Frontiers

2004     for International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD) Conference, New Orleans. workshop: Dissociative Aspects of Eating Disturbances

2003     for ISSD Conference, Chicago. paper: Compulsive Eating and Dissociation

2001     for the East Bay Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (EBCAMFT) Annual Conference: The Dissociative Continuum: An introductory workshop

1998-2000 for the Collegial Learning Center: Women, Food and Beauty: A Feminist Object Relations Approach

1997  for The Psychotherapy Institute Case Conferences: Compulsive Eating and Dissociation: Working With a Couple System through in-depth Psychodynamic Work with one Partner.

1996  for  East Bay CAMFT Annual Conference: Feeding the Feeders: Compulsive Eating in the Helping Professions

1995 for EBCAMFT "We & Me" Annual Conference. Topic: Working with Dissociative Disorders: A Team Approach

1994 for Marin Assisted Independent Living Services: Understanding Eating Disorders: Seeing Beyond the Symptom

1994 for California Association for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children (CAPSAC) Annual Conference: Compulsive Eating and Dissociation

1994 Respondent for the Psychotherapy Institute Case Conference Topic: The Elusive Phenomena of MPD

1992-93 for East Bay Recovery Center. In-Service Training Series:

  • Addiction and Dissociation
  • Working With Dissociation: Diagnosis and Assessment
  • Working With Dissociation: Treatment Goals and Approaches
1991 for The Women's Therapy Center. Topic: Compulsive Eating and Dissociation: Toward a Trauma Theory of Eating Disorders

PUBLICATIONS:

The Case of Mistaken Identity: Ego States and Eating Disorders, Chapter (co-authored with Andrew Suebert) in EMDR Solutions II, Robin Shapiro Editor. in press
 

The Role of Dissociated Love and Trauma in Human Violence and Evil. Published Dissertation, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2006

Dissociation and compulsive eating. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 2004 Volume: 5 Issue: 4, pp. 17-32

Workbook and training manual on working with dissociation.  Berkeley: 1992 (accompanies training workshops led by the author)

Working with dissociation: A training manual for substance abuse clinicians. Unpublished Graduate Thesis, California State University at Hayward: December 1992

Compulsive eating and dissociation: Toward a trauma theory of eating disorders. Paper presented for the Women's Therapy Center, 1991

Women and power: A five part series. A series of articles published in Women's Network News, NY, 1989

Use of a feminist interpretation of family systems theories in a consultation done with a worker-run collective.  Unpublished Graduate Thesis, New York University, June 1981


  PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Accredited Provider of EMDR Continuing Education EMDRIA (EMDR International Association)

Member, Approved Consultant and Trainer, EMDRAA (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Association of Australia)

Member, EMDR Therapist Network, http://www.emdrtherapistnetwork.com/

Faculty member, HD&TI (Human Development and Training Institute) Trauma Certificate Program

Faculty member, ISST & D Dissociative Disorders Psychotherapy Training Program

Member, ISST&D (International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation)

EMDR Berkeley Study Group

Member, APTED (Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders)

Board Member and Co-Chair Membership Committee, EBCAMFT
(East Bay Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)

Steering Committee Member, East Bay Feminist Therapy Referral Project

Member, The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley


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EXPERIENCE LEADING WOMEN'S GROUPS:

3/2007 - Present

New Zealand Registered Psychologist, Private Practice, Auckland

Organized and led:

  • Assertiveness Training workshops
  • Women, Food and Beauty groups and workshops

7/1990 - 12/2006 

Licensed MFT, Private Practice , Berkeley California

Organized and led:

  • Assertiveness Training workshops
  • Women, Food and Beauty groups and workshops
  • Support Group for Abuse Survivors
  • Empowerment Group for Women

9/1984 - 7/1990

Nationally Certified Counsellor, Private Practice, Nyack New York

Organized and led:

  • Assertiveness Training workshops
  • Women, Food and Beauty groups and workshops
  • Support Group for Abuse Survivors
  • Empowerment Group for Women

9/1981 - 5/1983

Assistant Director, Career Directions for Homemakers, Bronx Community College, Bronx, NY

  • Designed and ran career readiness workshops for homemakers re-entering the workforce
  • Designed and led assertiveness training workshops

2/1981-6/1981 

Counsellor Intern, Counselling Service, NYU School of Education, NYC, NY

  • Ran assertiveness training workshop series

  • Provided personal, career, and educational counselling for college students

    Co-led women's counselling group


1977-78     

Co-Director/Switchboard, Coordinator, Marin Women's Health Center, YWCA, San Rafael

  • Recruited and trained volunteers in advocacy and covering the information and referral switchboard
  • Did outreach and program development

1976-77        

Counselor, Women's Refuge, YWCA, Berkeley, CA

  • Provided crisis intervention, counselling and support groups for homeless residents of the Refuge

1994-1995

Assistant Counselor, Exceptional Student Services, CW Post College, Greenvale, NY

  • Co-led support group for disabled students

Resume Overview of Experience

      Before starting her private practice in 1984 specialising in Eating and Trauma issues, Judy had a large range of work experiences. This included being co-director of a Women's Health Center, Assistant Director for a Displaced Homemakers Program, Conflict Resolution trainer for students, staff and teachers in several New York City schools, and a counsellor for people with disabilities. She has worked with families in the public schools, preschools, and a Head Start program. She has done abortion counselling, psychiatric counselling, and job counselling, and has led assertiveness training workshops, groups for women with compulsive eating problems, and body image and empowerment workshops for women.


    Currently she maintains a private practice in West Auckland, New Zealand,  is on faculty and develops curriculum/leads workshops for the The PSI Institute and the Human Development and Training Institutes in Auckland, as well as for the EMDR International Association, and EMDR Association of Australia.  She recently co-authored a chapter in Robin Shapiro's book EMDR Solutions II (2009) entitled The Case of Mistaken Identity: Ego States and Eating Disorders, and received her PhD in 2006 with a published  dissertation on the Role of Dissociated Love and Trauma in Human Violence and Evil.  She trained and became certified in EMDR in 1993 with Francine Shapiro, and took 5 years of post graduate training at the Women's Therapy Centre Institute (founded by Susie Orbach) in working with eating and body image problems. Later she published an article in the International Journal of Trauma and Dissociation on Dissociation and Compulsive Eating.   She received a Masters degree in Family Therapy from California State University Hayward in 1992, and an MA in Counselling from New York University in 1981.

 

 
 
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