Saybrook Graduate and Research Institute – Doctorate in Psychology and Organizational Systems
Phillips Graduate Institute – Master’s degree in Family Studies
Redlands University – Bachelor’s degree in Psychology
Areas of Focus:
Traumatic life experiences
Death and Dying
Seminars, Workshops and/or Memberships:
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
Integration Workshops,“Discovering and Developing Your Ministry Potential”
Judith Needham-Penrose is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Doctorate in Psychology and Organizational Systems from Saybrook Graduate and Research Institute. She has been practicing as a clinical therapist since January 1986 and specializes in relationship issues, traumatic life experiences from divorce to death through illness or tragedy, as well as mediation/conflict resolution for churches and other Christian organizations.
In addition to her clinical work, she served for 16 years as a professor and the Director of the Department of Marriage, Family and Child Counseling at Western Seminary in Santa Clara, CA. She continues to serve at Western Seminary as an adjunct professor, specializing in group therapy.
For many years prior, she served as an adjunct professor at Fuller Seminary (Pasadena, CA) and Azusa Pacific University in their graduate schools of Psychology. She has taught and trained therapists, clergy and laity in family therapy in many foreign countries including Russia, Kazakhstan, Singapore and Thailand.