Bio – Julia Byrne

Julia-Byrne-Hong_kong-art-therapyJulia Byrne, M.A. A.Th., Art Ed

Julia grew up in Hong Kong  & since 1995 she has worked there as an art therapist with private clients (children, teenagers and adults) as well as families stemming from a psychotherapy framework.

She has extensive experience working through various local organizations/NGO’s and the Hong Kong Hospital Authority for twenty years:  client groups include depression, schizophrenia, special needs (down syndrome, autism and ADHD) geriatrics, and rehabilitation (stroke and cancer patients) substance abusers, domestic violence and trauma survivors and self injury.

Julia holds a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy/Art Education from Florida State University (1994). She also holds a B.S in Art Education from Ball State University, as well as studying Art History at Hong Kong University. She is trained in:       

  • EMDR (level 2)
  • Training in Analytic Theory and dream analysis
  • English as a Second Language Endorsement (ESL)
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Project Based Education
  • Critical Thinking
  • Special Needs Endorsement
  • Gifted Education