Judy has been a Three Principles practitioner and educator for more than three decades, serving individuals and groups from all walks of life in the US and abroad.

Judy is a graduate of Wellesley College (BA), Trinity College of Hartford, CT (MA) and West Virginia University (EdD). She started work as an English teacher in both high school and college; became a prize-winning reporter and ultimately was named Editor of the Sunday Magazine of The St. Petersburg Times. She became an entrepreneur as founder of a medical practice management company. Through that work, she met Dr. Bill Pettit, then a Psychiatrist in Bradenton, FL, and realized that her life calling was the Principles.

She was an Associate with Pransky & Associates for 9 years before joining the faculty of the Medical School of West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV. In her 13 years there, she developed and offered an array of 3P-based services and taught graduate courses grounded in the Principles. She was inducted into the Academy of Excellence in Teaching and Learning at WVU School of Medicine, was one of the founders of the Faculty Development program, and served on the Faculty Senate.

She is currently a Mental Health Educator serving individuals and organizations and is a frequent seminar speaker and web program developer in the Principles. She and Christine Heath produce a weekly podcast, Psychology Has It Backwards.

She is the author of a book about the evolution of the understanding of the Principles told through her life experience, It All Started with a Bird. Visit her web-site for more information.

Judith A. Sedgeman, EdD