Below please find the following:
- Endorsements for my work as a Psychotherapist
- Endorsements for my Book: Power Abused, Power Healed
- Endorsements for my work as a Speaker/Presenter
- Endorsements from Media Hosts
Endorsements for my work as a Psychotherapist
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DIANNE H. DISSTON, LP, NCPsyA
Interfaith Minister & Licensed Psychoanalyst
Judith is a gifted and conscious healer who brings to her work a big heart, a clear and focused mind, and great awareness & care to the therapeutic relationship. An engaging and thought provoking speaker, Judith offers profound wisdom and deep insight into how our past experiences and early decisions can shape lives, for better and for worse, and without grandiosity, how therapy can change the world. As an advocate for therapists becoming conscious of their use of power, Judith "walks the talk" - her therapy work demonstrates her clear sense of ethics, selflessness, and sensitivity to the power differential. Judith is one of those rare therapists with the experience and skill to safely guide a person into the abyss and back again, achieving great healing and change.
NOAH RUBINSTEIN, LMFT
Executive Director of GoodTherapy.org
Endorsements for my Book: Power Abused, Power Healed
Using Hans Andersen’s fairy tale about the emperor whose vanity lands him naked on parade, Judith Barr explores the stories of many kinds of power. While her accounts are mainly focused on power abuse in families and the helping professions, we know only too well how the same dynamics surround us. In politics, in the corporate world, in church institutions, even in our news sources, we can see many forms of abuse that distort reality, silence questioning, crush empathy, and build empires based on greed, power, and righteous self-aggrandizement.
Because Judith Barr’s parables are enjoyable and deceptively simple, they help to raise consciousness in non-threatening ways. They creep under our defenses to wake us up. Thus they can be used by parents, family therapists, pastoral counselors, and group leaders in their work. They can also be used for self-reflection, for it is not hard to find aspects of ourselves mirrored in them.
I would also like to see this book as mandatory reading for politicians and CEOs. Everyone claiming authority needs to know the dire consequences to self and to others of the power shadow. When we are not aware, we may find ourselves parading our grandeur and goodness as foolishly as the naked emperor, or as cruelly as any tyrant.
SYLVIA BRINTON PERERA
Jungian analyst, author of "Descent to the Goddess: A Way of Initiation for Women"
This is the best book on power and its abuse by therapists and spiritual leaders since Guggenbuhl-Craig's trenchant Power in the Helping Professions. Anyone whose therapy or discipleship has gone rotten through no fault of their own will find wisdom and comfort here. It should be required reading for all therapists and healers in training.
Jungian analyst, Regression therapist, Noted international author and lecturer
Psychotherapist, women’s leadership coach
coauthor "The Pill: Are You Sure Its For You?"
FRANK MARTIN DON
Financial Planner San Diego, CA
(Cindi reviewed Power Abused, Power Healed for The NAPFA Advisor and afterward also wrote to Judith.)
Endorsements for my work as a Speaker/Presenter
Endorsements from Media Hosts
Host of nationally syndicated "America Tonight"
Host of "The Mary Jones Show"
WDRC-AM 1360, WSNG-AM 610, WMMW-AM 1470 and WWCO-AM 1240
Producer and Host of "Sunday Morning Live"
KMJM St. Louis, MO
The Nationally Syndicated "Joey Reynolds Show" WOR
Host of "The Doug Noll Show" Internet Radio