Meet Dr. Barbara Morrongiello

Barbara Morrongiello is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the University of Guelph. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, parents, and families. She is particularly interested in helping to:

– Address health-related issues (e.g., stress; coping with illness, injury, death/dying; eating disorders; family relationship challenges related to health issues)

– Promote positive parent-child and parent-parent relationships, especially during challenging life transitions (e.g., separation/divorce)

– Improve parenting effectiveness/communication and behavior management 

– Assess and treat social, emotional, and behavioral issues affecting youth and their families 

Dr. Morrongiello applies a variety of therapy approaches in her work, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  She is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, and Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

In addition, as a faculty member at the University of Guelph she teaches graduate courses in child clinical psychology, provides Clinical Supervision to graduate trainees in the program, and has authored over 150 scientific articles in the areas of children’s health, parent-child relationships, safety and health promotion, and understanding and preventing youth’s risk-taking behaviors.

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