2014 APA Conference

photoI am honored to have presented my award-winning film “Transforming Loss – A Documentary” at the 2014 American Psychological Association’s Annual convention on August 9. The APA provided an extraordinary opportunity to share my film and message with my colleagues at the highest level…those who truly have the power to help and heal others through their expertise.


Transforming Loss was an official selection at the 2014 Manhattan Film Festival


I am proud to have screened “Transforming Loss – A Documentary” at the 2014 Manhattan Film Festival!

The Manhattan Film Festival was recently named among “The Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2013″ to go along with being named “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee: 2012” by MovieMaker Magazine.

“Transforming Loss” screened on Wed., July 2 at 3 p.m. at the Quad Cinema, located at 34 West 13th Street in New York City!

New documentary shows how Michigan families cope with loss

An interview with Judith Burdick and Elizabeth Guz by Michigan Radio

Suffering loss and going through grief is a part of the human experience. There’s not one of us who will skate through life without having to cope with losing someone close to us. But sometimes that loss is sudden and horrifying. How can someone possibly climb back out of that pit of grief?

That’s the question addressed in a new documentary called “Transforming Loss.” In it, we meet six Michigan families who have managed to triumph, transform, and grow, despite indescribable heartbreak. And they have lessons for each of us. The filmmaker and licensed psychotherapist Judith Burdick joined us in the studio.

Also in the studio was Elizabeth Guz, one of the people who shared her story of loss and transformation, a story that began when her teenage son committed suicide. Today she volunteers for the Heinz Prechter Bipolar Research Project at the University of Michigan Depression Center.


Transforming Loss – Kudos from Eleanor Clift


Kudos from Eleanor Clift, a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine, regular panelist on The McLaughlin Group and author of Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death and Politics which tells the parallel stories of her husband’s death at home with hospice alongside the national debate over the Terri Schiavo case.

“Loss comes to us all, and through the trained eye of grief counselor Judith Burdick, we learn up close in “Transforming Loss” how several very courageous yet ordinary people found their way back to meaningful life when death intruded and changed life in an instant.”

To reach Judith Burdick for a media appearance or interview, email her at Judith@pyschjrb.com