PSYCHMASTER media and materials are a resource for looking at different ways that people cope and thrive. They focus on the uniqueness and perspective of the individual.
As a practicing psychologist for many years, Dr. Judy Marshall has witnessed what people are called upon to face over the course of their lives. This can range from serious mental illness to transient difficult circumstances to chronic feelings of anger or low self-esteem.
So how do we cope best? How do we get past the suffering and what weights us down? How do we open ourselves to our greatest good? How do we put our best life forward?
Psychmaster is based on the work of Judy Marshall, Ph.D. and presents information (articles, books, CDs, video) about spirituality and psychology, the reality of mental health and illness, and finding the best ways for the individual to cope and thrive.
The articles, written by Dr. Marshall and others, present both expert information and “real life” stories in areas related to how we think and feel. Some of the information presented is from a classic psychological perspective. It is about universal human struggles, such as depression and anxiety, self-esteem, family and relationships, and overcoming pain from the past. Other articles have an emphasis on faith and spirituality as a resource to help with psychological issues. In her books and articles, Dr. Marshall presents a traditional, but nondenominational spiritual theory of psychology. This is an approach to living, healing, emotions, and finding purpose and fulfillment—based on spiritual values and closeness to God.
Dr. Judy Marshall received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In thirty years of clinical practice in New York and Los Angeles, she has worked with many different groups, from children to the frail elderly, with particular interests including self-esteem, depression, sensitivity, and creativity.
A turning point came for Judy, after about ten years of practice, when she began to explore her own creative, expressive yearnings to “make art” through painting. She entered into a period of intense introspection while painting, spending extended time alone. This developed into spiritual contemplation, which was confusing to her at first. Raised and schooled in an academic environment, her religious background was almost nil. In the past, always an intuitive and reflective person, she had primarily relied on psychological theory and concepts to guide her. But she came out of this period with a strong faith and the feeling of having been transformed through her relationship with God.
Increasingly, she began to see how faith played out in her work, particularly as she had the opportunity to perform evaluations of clients from all over the world, including from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and religions. It became obvious in her clinical observation that true spirituality—on the intimate, personal level—was an immense healing force for the individual, no matter what the challenge or situation. It didn’t matter what the religion was or even whether there was a religion the person followed. It was the relationship with God that was all-important. Usually, this spiritual bond also led to a commitment to seeking higher values in daily life.
Over the years, Judy has translated her own clinical and personal insights and experience into a nondenominational spiritual approach to psychology. She also feels blessed to have continued to “make art” whenever time allows.
Dr. Judy Marshall received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In over thirty years of clinical practice in New York and Los Angeles, she has worked with many different groups, from children to the frail elderly, with particular interests including self-esteem, depression, sensitivity, and creativity.
After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, he attended The Salvation Army School for Officer’s Training and was commissioned as an officer in The Salvation Army where he served in various communities throughout the western United States for a period of 12 years.
Daniela Anéis has been a clinical psychologist since 2009, with a Masters degree in Systemic at Lisbon University, Portugal. Her first experience as a clinical psychologist was in a private and Catholic mental hospital, the eldest religious congregation in the country devoted to mental health – and a real school.
As a therapist-coach, Dr. Ferrara specializes in personal and lifestyle coaching with special interest in Stress Management and Weight Loss/Fitness. She is an ACE-certified Health Coach and a licensed mental health clinician (LPC & LMFT). Her practice is currently limited to personal and wellness coaching.
Lilla Dale McManis, M.Ed., Ph.D., uses her training and experience as a psychologist, child developmentalist, educator, and parent to promote positive child outcomes through informed and effective parenting. Dr. McManis is President & CEO of Parent in the Know, a parenting-role and child social-emotional assessment and reporting service.
Melissa Porrey, MA, LPC, NCC is a clinical mental health counselor who works in the fields of grief and trauma, has worked with veterans and civilians, and currently works with trauma patients at a hospital. She also has a BA in journalism and has published articles in several magazines. She is looking to combine her two passions: people and words.
Kris Wolfe is a Christian, wife and mother. She is a freelance writer who focuses on spiritual and practical encouragement, writes lessons for small group purposes for churches, and is also a small group coach. Kris has a master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from Luther Rice University and Seminary and is a listed TN Supreme Court Rule 31 Mediator.
Psychmaster Books, CDs, DVDs
ADEAR - Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center of the National Institute on Aging
Alzheimer's Foundation of America - Alzheimer's Disease and Caregiving Support
Alzheimers Foundation of America - YouTube Channel
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia | Alzheimer's Association
Alzheimer's Association - YouTube Channel
Northern California & Northern Nevada Chapter | Alzheimer's Association
Alzheimer's Association California & Nevada - YouTube Channel
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Schizophrenia Help & News for Families, Sufferers
American Psychological Association (APA)
Screening for Mental Health
WEGO Health Portal
American Association of Pastoral Counselors
Chronic Illness Community, Support, and Resources - HealingWell.com
Personal Health Journals for Any Condition | CaringBridge
Elder Law, Medicaid, Estate Planning and Long-Term Care | ElderLawAnswers
Joseph Campbell Foundation
The Official Site for the Estate of Marshall McLuhan
Joseph Campbell Foundation
Parabola - The Search for Meaning
National Military Family Association
Semper Fi Fund
Los Angeles National Cemetery
Pastoral Counseling | PastoralCounseling.org