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Judy Kuriansky
Dr. Judy Kuriansky

Dr. Judy Kuriansky is a noted international psychologist who teaches in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University Teachers College. At the United Nations, she is the Main Representative for the International Association of Applied Psychology and the World Council of Psychotherapy and past President of the Psychology Coalition of NGOs accredited at the UN. Among her many honors honors are the “Lifetime Achievement in Global Peace and Tolerance” from Friends of the United Nations and humanitarianism prizes from China and from Voices of African Mothers. On the Board of U.S. Doctors for Africa and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, she is also the founder of the Global Kids Connect Project and the Stand Up for Peace Project. She has co-developed a girls empowerment program in Africa, and led workshops on peace, trauma recovery, crisis counseling and East/West interventions around the world, from Argentina to India, Singapore, the Czech Republic, the UAE and Iran, and conducted train-the-trainers programs and psychosocial first aid after disasters, including in Haiti, China, Japan, the U.S., Sri Lanka, and many other cultures. An award-winning journalist, she gives expert commentary on innumerable media including CCTV in China, and worked as a reporter for WCBS-TV, CNBC-TV and other news shows, and hosted the top-rated LovePhoens radio call-in advice show advice host for years. Her columns have appeared widely, from the New York Daily News to the South China Morning Post and Singapore Straits Times. Her many books range from relationships to international issues, including “The Complete Idiots Guide to A Healthy Relationship” “The Complete Idiots Guide to Dating” “The Complete Idiots Guide to Tantric Sex” “Beyond Bullets and Bombs: Grassroots Peacebuilding between Palestinians and Israelis” "Ecopsychology: The Intersection between Psychology and Environmental Protection” "Living in an Environmentally Traumatized World: Healing ourselves and our planet" and "The Psychosocial Aspects of a Deadly Epidemic: What Ebola Has Taught us about Holistic Healing."

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