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Judy Sutherland, Ph.D.


Judy Sutherland, Ph.D., ATR-BC, LCPC, is the creator of Adler University’s M.A. in Counseling: Art Therapy program, and served as the program chair from 1993 to 2006. Dr. Sutherland received Adler’s Distinguished Service Professor Award, the Illinois Art Therapy Service Excellence Award, and the George B. Walter ’36 Service to Society Award from Lawrence University.

Dr. Sutherland has written a book, titled Insight into Adlerian Art Therapy: Through the Lens of Individual Psychology, in which she describes an interdisciplinary approach to art therapy that integrates her thoughts on philosophy, education, art, ethics, sociocultural issues, dreams, addiction, research, professional development, and supervision.

Dr. Sutherland is a graduate of Adler University. She is now retired, but continues her interest in making art.

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