Judy Buchholz


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Dr Judith Buchholz, MAPS – CClin

Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Assistant Professor

Coursework Unit Convenor

Clinical and Research supervisor

Judy grew up in country NSW. She moved to Newcastle where she completed her first science degree, majoring in Biochemistry and Microbiology (minors in Genetics and Mathematics). Judy worked as a microbiologist until deciding to undertake teacher training. She subsequently taught science and mathematics at high schools and colleges in NSW, Victoria and ACT for several years. Judy began her journey as a psychologist as a mature aged student, completing a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology followed by a PhD at ANU. While studying, Judy worked as a research and teaching assistant while completing her studies. She has several publications which examine attentional process in adults with Dyslexia.  After gaining registration as a psychologist Judy worked in the public sector, TCH. Judy continued her training and gained endorsement in the areas of Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology. Judy has worked solely in the private sector for approximately 15 years,a and recently entered academia where she teaches primarily in the Master of Clinical Psychology Program.


Judy has been an active member of the Australian Psychological Society since 2012, filling various committee roles such as ACT State Chair, ACT Branch Chair, Professional Development Coordinator and general member. She convened both the Positive Psychology Interest Group and Psychopharmacology Interest Group of the APS. Judy has been an advisor to Medicare Local Committees (now Capital Health Network). She has conducted several workshops for psychologists including Psychopharmacology, Stress Management, Sleep and Basic Neuropsychology.


Judy has research and clinical interests in areas of clinical, health and cognitive psychology. Judy is especially interested in attentional processes in clinical presentations such as anxiety and dyslexia. She also has interests in the processes and management of pain and trauma, as well as issues related to aging, disability, psychopharmacology and suicide.   Judy has been trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Schema Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming therapy (EMDR) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).


Judy likes to read historical novels, fantasy and science fiction. She likes travelling and experiencing different cultures.


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