JudyKaye Nungala Knox

Lead Facilitator

JudyKaye is a Gamilaraay/Yuwaalaraay woman from SW QLD/NW NSW border area, with family connections to the Kooma, Manandanji, and Gungarri peoples of SW QLD.  Adopted by the Warumungu/Kaytetye people of the Barkly region of the NT.

We Al-li’s longest serving facilitator, JudyKaye’s background has been in the education and the community development fields. JudyKaye has taught at primary schools, (where she was also an Aboriginal Education Assistant (AEA), and at TAFE, through to lecturing at University (9yrs) teaching into the Masters of Indigenous Studies – Wellbeing and the Diploma of Community Recovery at SCU 2004-2012.

JudyKaye’s work is informed by 22+ years in the field of trauma and trauma recovery, holding a Certificate in Indigenous Therapies at CQU and a Master’s degree in Indigenous Studies – Wellbeing SCU. She also holds an Associate Diploma in Arts in Aboriginal Community Development from South Australian Institute of Technology/Uni of SA. Her social work experience includes working with families, communities (in remote, rural and urban settings) which incorporates case management, counselling and therapeutic groupwork. She has worked as a Trauma Therapist for QLD Health, Juvenile Justice Caseworker for J.J. NSW, and a Family Wellbeing Support worker/counsellor at Namatjira Haven Drug and Alcohol Healing Centre. JudyKaye headed a ‘Crisis Response Team’ in delivering and responding to community distress in many parts of Australia. She has also delivered trauma and recovery training/workshops in Timor Leste and PNG.

She has training qualifications – TAE Training and Assessment and Cert. 4 Workplace Assessment and Training. JudyKaye believes in facilitating an atmosphere that invites creative activities and conversations for change.

JudyKaye currently lives in Brisbane, where she grew up.

*Certified/Registered Hypnotherapist – ABH Awarded 2018

*Certified/Registered NLP Practitioner/Coach – ABNLP Awarded 2018

*Time Line Therapy™ Practitioner – TLTA Awarded 2018