Judy Gray, Director, Advanced Clinical Training

Judy Gray
Judy Gray

Judy Gray is course director of the MSc. She worked as a social worker, both as a practitioner and as a child care manager, in Hampshire for many years, working with children and families in health, mental health and child care settings. She has always retained a practice element in her work. She trained as a family therapist at the Tavistock Clinic, qualifying in 1989, and as a supervisor at IFT in 2004. Judy was also a trained Play Therapist. She is a past Chairperson of the Hampshire Association for Family Therapy, and was Chair of the British Association of Play Therapists from 2004-07. She was employed until recently as a Senior Family Therapist in Portsmouth CAMHS and is registered as a Family Psychotherapist with the UKCP. She maintains a small private practice. She undertook a Personal Research Programme at the University of Southampton, researching nurse stress working with dying patients, using a combined quantitative and qualitative approach as well as a qualitative study of family adoption during her systemic psychotherapy training at the Tavistock Clinic. She is interested in the role of attachment in family relationships, exploring the use of creativity and play in therapy and attending to and ways of using the therapist’s feelings in family therapy.