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Sandra B. Barker

Sandra B. Barker, PhD

Adjunct Professor
Grief Counseling and Human-Animal Bond
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
 
e-mail: sbarker@mcvh-vcu.edu


Education

1978 PhD
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
1976 MS
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
1972 BA
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Board Certification

2000 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association
1995 National Board for Certified Counselors: Master Addictions Counselor
1993 National Board for Certified Counselors

Research Interests

  • Health benefits of human-animal interaction
  • Traumatic stress

Professional Experience

2001-present Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Center for Human-Animal Interaction
Associate Director, Inpatient Psychiatry Programs
School of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
1997-present Adjunct Professor
Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia
1990-2001 Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
1996-2000 Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology (Joint Appointment)
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
1991-2000 Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine (Joint Appointment)
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
1987-1989 Associate Professor and Program Director
Counseling Program, Division of Behavioral Studies and Humanities
University of West Virginia College of Graduate Studies
Institute, West Virginia
1983-1987 Assistant Professor
Counseling Program, Division of Behavioral Studies and Humanities
University of West Virginia College of Graduate Studies
Institute, West Virginia
1978-1983 Senior Educational Research and Development Specialist
Division of Career Guidance
Appalachia Educational Laboratory
Charleston, West Virginia

Professional Memberships

  • International Society of Anthrozo÷logy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association
  • North American Society of Adlerian Psychology