Dr. Morrongiello is particularly interested in helping to:
Address health-related issues (stress; coping with illness/injury/dying; eating disorders)
Promote positive parent-child and parent-parent relationships, especially during challenging life transitions
Improve parenting effectiveness/communication and behavior management
Assess and treat social, emotional, and behavioral issues affecting youth and their families
Barbara Morrongiello works in the Milton clinic as well as offering virtual sessions. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, parents, and families.
Dr. Morrongiello is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the University of Guelph. She was recently appointed to the Order of Ontario for her research around “novel integrative models and unique prevention programs” that have shaped public health and prevented injuries in children.
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.