Biography

Charlalee Sedgwick Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who has worked within clinical, academic, and forensic settings for the past 27 years.  After earning a B.A. at Agnes Scott College and after acquiring two Masters in Art and Art History at UGA, she undertook the study of psychology for a Ph.D. at the University of Georgia.  Since that time, she has worked for The Bradley Center, a psychiatric hospital in Columbus, Georgia, specializing in eating disorders; Advantage Health Systems in Athens, Georgia; the Regional Youth Detention Center in Savannah, Georgia; and presently, as a consultant for the Savannah College of Art and Design where she does therapy, art therapy, and testing.  As post-doctoral work, she has studied Learning Disability Assessment with Cindy Darden, Ph. D. of the Learning Disability Department at UGA. She received a certificate in psychopharmacology in 2001, a three-year program, from Georgia State University and the University of Georgia School of Pharmacology. She has also taught graduate courses at the University of Georgia, an institution for which she has also worked as an editor of academic papers.
Dr. Sedgwick is a member of the Georgia Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Society of Personality Assessment.

Dr. Sedgwick has conducted research, published, and given presentations in the areas of personality disorder diagnosis and treatment, eating disorders, psychological projective testing, psychopharmacology, stress management, mindfulness training, and Jungian archetypes. Women’s issues has been a topic on which she has led groups with such topics as “Women who Love Too Much”.  She is also a painter who shows her work in the Atlanta area as well as Savannah.

Publications and Manuscripts
 Sedgwick, C, (2009), Finishing the Song, Voices: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy,  45 (1),  38-39

___________(1988) Cognitive- Behavioral Groups.  In G. M. Gazda (Ed), Group Counseling: A Developmental Approach, Springfield, IL; Charles C. Thomas.

___________(1992) Object Relations and the Development of Values, in M. T. Burke and J. G. Miranti (Eds), Ethical and Spiritual Values in Counseling

__________(2007), Art and the Gestalt Idea of Inclusion,  International Gestalt Journal,  ed. By Edward W. L. Smith, 127-131.

___________(2001) Songs my Mother Taught Me, Georgia Psychologist, Fall 2001,28.

___________(1999)  Ethical Considerations of Countertransference, paper given at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.

___________(1997) Reverie, Voices: The Art of Science of Psychotherapy, 33 (2), 15-20.

 

___________(1989)  Group Counseling with the Elderly, pp. 145-210, in G. M. Gazda, (Ed), Group Counseling: A Developmental Approach, Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.

___________(1992) The Effects of Auditory Subliminal Messages on Weight, Preconscious Processing, and Self-Esteem. Unpublished Dissertation, University of Georgia.

____________(1976) Discussions of the Meaning of the Zodiac in Ancient Palestinian Synagogues. Unpublished MA Thesis, University of Georgia.