Julie Burgess-Manning - Registered Psychologist and Family therapist
PGDip PP (Massey), MSc (FamTher)(London), PG CertED (Victoria), BA Hons (Psych)(Massey)
Julie is an experienced Family therapist, Psychologist and educator. She currently runs a private practice in Christchurch and consults to a national fostering agency. She has worked as a clinician and educator in the mental health field for the past 30 years.
Julie designed and led the post graduate program in family therapy theory and practice for Otago University working there for 17 years until 2021. Julie trained at Massey University, the University of London and Victoria University and is a registered psychologist and family therapist. She is a member of the NZ Psychological Society and a founding member of the Family therapy Association of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Julie’s clinical experience is varied. She has worked in DHB’s and NGO’s across New Zealand and also in the United Kingdom. Primarily working with children and families in mental health, she has held roles such as Clinical lead, Primary care consultant, Clinical supervisor and senior family therapist. She specialises in therapy with eating disorders and has taught and supervised in this area for many years, being one of the original clinical team at the Wellington Regional Eating Disorders Service.
Julie also wrote a fictional children’s book to address prematurity issues for families for the Champion Centre 'Earlybird'. This book is distributed to families who have infants in NICU throughout New Zealand, and the illustrations have been bought by hospitals in the USA to display in children’s wards and NICU there.
Julie Burgess and Sarina Dickson love working collaboratively with individuals and organisations to create and produce resources for the mental health and education sector, particularly utilising their Home and School Scaffolding approach developed to build on trust-based relationships already existing in children's lives. Please contact us for any queries regarding producing resources for your organisation.