Author Tags: Photography
Judy Weiser is a psychologist and art therapist specializing in PhotoTherapy (using clients' personal snapshots and family photos to connect with feelings, thoughts, and memories) and HIV/AIDS-related counseling, particularly in the Aboriginal community.
Founder and Director of the PhotoTherapy Centre in Vancouver, former Editor of the Journal Phototherapy, and a gallery-exhibiting photographer, she consults, lectures, and trains people world-wide in using these techniques to improve their counselling practice.
Author of PhotoTherapy Techniques: Exploring the Secrets of Personal Snapshots and Family Albums, she has produced a video, numerous book chapters and many professional articles on these topics.
Weiser has also discussed and demonstrated PhotoTherapy in a variety of radio and television interviews in several countries, and has been featured in television programs such as Arts Express (Vision Network), the PBS special 'Photographing America', and in a two-hour special on CBC Television's The Journal. She also serves as Adjunct Faculty for a number of Art Therapy and other Postgraduate Training Programs, and on numerous Thesis and Dissertation Committees.
Fluent in a variety of Deaf Sign and nonverbal symbol languages, she is also a photographer whose art has appeared in many galleries and publications. Formally adopted into an Oglala Lakota family, she has been given the ancestral name Wouniye Wi.
DATE OF BIRTH: August 3, 1945
PLACE OF BIRTH: Houston Texas
ARRIVAL IN CANADA: 1973
EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Psychologist, Art Therapist & Director/Trainer/Consultant: PhotoTherapy Centre
PhotoTherapy Techniques: Exploring the Secrets of Personal Snapshots and Family Albums (Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1993; PhotoTherapy Centre Press, 1999, 0-9685619-0-X)
[BCBW 2004] "Psychology" "Photography"