Julie Cradock O'Leary

Thurston Cradock Test of Shame, private practice


Member Since: 2019

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Professional Bio

Julie Cradock O’Leary, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Anchorage, Alaska. She provides therapy and psychological assessments to children, adolescents and adults. Julie utilizes a psychodynamic approach, influenced by self psychology. She is co-author of the Thurston Cradock Test of Shame (TCTS), which was originally published by Western Psychological Services in 2009 and self-published since 2021. Julie has studied shame for over 28 years, and still enjoys discovering the intricacies of how shame is at work in individuals and systems in cultures around the world. She regularly presents on shame and the TCTS at professional conferences, as well as clinical and academic settings in the United States and abroad. She conducts research with the TCTS, and especially enjoys working with graduate students completing masters projects and dissertations, or simply seeking research experience. Julie provides in-person and virtual consultation for professionals seeking to better understand shame dynamics in their clients. Additionally, Julie provides TCTS scoring and interpretation services. Julie is a member of the American Psychological Association, International Society for the Rorschach and Projective Methods, Society for Personality Assessment, and Therapeutic Assessment Institute. She is a reviewer for several journals, including the Journal of Personality Assessment and Rorschachiana.


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Interest Group

Collaborative-Therapeutic Assessment, Education and Training

Practice Assessment Activity Areas


Practice Assessment Populations Served

Child, Adolescent, Adult