Kate Hudgins, Ph.D., TEP, is an internationally recognized healer, consultant, author, and teacher who brings sensitivity, laughter and deep healing to people and groups.
She calls herself a “blessed journeyer” who has experienced the healing of her soul wounds. She describes herself as a psycho-spiritual practitioner, melding her rigorous study in clinical psychology with her seven years of work with an indigenous Mohawk teacher in the United States, learning from Asian masters of energy medicine for 10 years, and exposure to the traditions of Australian Aboriginal elders, Buddhism, and other spiritual paths.
She lives in Charlottesville, Va., with her husband and her beautiful husky dog, Spirit.
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Her practice blends up-to-date knowledge and advances in clinical psychology – especially in the areas of neurobiology and trauma – with the powerful experiential learning of psychodrama and the teachings of many remarkable spiritual masters, teachers and healers. She has encountered them during her 20 years of traveling and teaching throughout the United States, Australia and New Zealand, Mainland China, Taiwan, South Korea, England and Northern Ireland, Israel and Palestine, Turkey, Germany, Portugal, South Africa, and other countries.
In addition to her clinical practice and teaching, Kate has authored or co-authored 4 books. She has edited over 20 peer-reviewed articles and chapters about her innovative action-oriented approach to trauma treatment. Her writings include Acting Out Your Pain: Psychodrama For Trauma Survivors; Experiential Treatment for PTSD: The Therapeutic Spiral Model; Action Against Trauma: A Trainer’s Manual, and her newest book Healing World Trauma The Therapeutic Spiral Model: Psychodramatic Stories at the Frontlines, which details the work of 14 psychodramatists worldwide and was published in the United States and Mainland China in 2014.
Kate has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is trained in Shamanism and Energy Medicine. She is a nationally board certified trainer, educator and practitioner in psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. She received high honors from her professional association, the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama, winning the Innovator’s Award in 2001 and Scholar’s Award in 2009.
A frequent presenter at international conferences, Kate is featured online, in print and on broadcast media. Some of those outlets include Healing Magazine, The New Therapist Magazine, SagePlace.com, National Public Radio, Psychodrama Network News, The Bangor Daily News, and in events such as the Virginia Festival of the Book.
She has collaborated on projects with several universities, including the University of Virginia, where she and colleagues wrote Action Against Trauma: A Trainer’s Manual, a research-supported study showing how the Therapeutic Spiral Model and the humanities can support post-crisis communities.
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Kate and the first certified team in Taiwan in 2009.
Kate's newest work has been influenced by her years of traveling, learning, and working in Asia from 1999 to present. A singular visit to South Korea was followed by a request from the Counseling Guidance Association in Taiwan to teach psychologists and educators to organize Therapeutic Spiral Model action teams. She has reached over 300 of the 500 psychologists in Taiwan and has a TSM Trainer, Dr. Lai Nien-hwa, in Taipei as well as serveral Team Leaders and many Trained Auxiliary Egos.
She and her Chinese-speaking team worked closely with physicians, psychologists, and social workers in Chongqing, Mainland China, to prevent secondary PTSD to the frontline military soldiers in the aftermath of the nation’s devastating earthquake in May 2008.
Her second book, Experiential Treatment for PTSD: The Therapeutic Spiral Model, has been translated into Korean, Mandarin and Taiwanese.
Meanwhile, Kate and her Taiwanese team of Lai Nein-hwa, Chang Hui-mei and others are publishing a book in Taiwan titled The Development Of The Therapeutic Spiral Model in Taiwan: The Indigenous Approach.
Kate returns to Mainland China and Taiwan once a year around October. To view her scheduled events, please click here to view her calendar.