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Jeff HudsonJeff Hudson, M. Ed., LPC, CGP, FAGPA

Jeff Hudson, an experienced individual, couples, and group psychotherapist, has practiced psychotherapy in a variety of settings since 1992. These settings have included private practice, mental health agencies, hospitals, and counseling centers at the University of Texas and Texas State University. He has been in full-time private practice in Austin since 1994.

Jeff’s formal training in psychotherapy began over two decades ago at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) where he completed a Master of Education in Counseling in 1992. Since achieving this degree he has received extensive postgraduate training in psychoanalytic theory and practice.

One important consideration in selecting an effective psychotherapist is finding an individual who continues to work on their personal mental health and develop their clinical expertise. Jeff’s ongoing training has been primarily through the Austin Group Psychotherapy Society, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, and the Center for Group Studies in New York City. Additionally, he has participated in ongoing consultation and reading groups throughout his career.

Milestones in his postgraduate work have included certification as a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) by the National Registry of Group Psychotherapists in 1997, and his 2006 election as a Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association (FAGPA), one of the organization’s highest honors.

In addition to his private practice, Jeff has been a leader in both local and national professional organizations. On the local level, he has served two terms on the Austin Group Psychotherapy Society Board of Directors and was elected President of the society in 2003. At the national level, Jeff has been on the Board of Directors of the Group Psychotherapy Foundation of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) since 2006, where he chairs the national AGPA annual meeting scholarship committee. This committee coordinates fund raising to send students and new professionals to the AGPA annual meeting for training and professional development. Jeff’s leadership in AGPA has also involved chairing the Local Program Committee for the 2007 Annual Meeting in Austin, and establishing and chairing AGPA’s first local scholarship committee to help students and new professionals attend annual meetings.

Jeff is a frequent lecturer and presenter at the local and national level. He has spoken on a wide variety of clinical issues at universities and mental health agencies in Central Texas, and has given presentations and workshops to the Austin Group Psychotherapy Society and the Austin Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. He regularly serves on the faculty of the AGPA annual meeting where he conducts workshops for group leaders from around the world. Jeff also presents to group psychotherapy societies in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Rochester, New York. Additionally, he supervises psychotherapists in his private practice and co-leads an ongoing, weekly training group for Austin mental health professionals.

Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, Jeff worked in administration at the University of Texas for several years, and trained to become a classical pianist. He holds a Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.