Yvonne Barry, MSW, ED.D.

Virginia, U.S.A.

Yvonne Barry

Yvonne has been in active private practice since 1980 and is a full professor at John Tyler Community College and Assistant to the Dean.

She established the first Bereavement Counseling Certificate in Virginia and is the instructor of the majority of courses in that certificate. She is a member of the Virginia Bereavement Coalition at the Children's Hospital in Richmond.

She established with her students the Melanie Ilene Rieger Annual Conference Against Violence in Connecticut in memory of one of her Human Services students who was murdered by her boyfriend and she continues to support her parents and this conference.

Her focus is on Sibling Grief and in the area of grief reaction in foster care placement.

She has been active in establishing conferences against violence with her students and in loss by suicide.

Membership in Educational / Professional Organizations:
National Association of Social Workers - Clinical Member

Council on Social Work Education - Member

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists - Clinical Member

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists - Virginia Chapter

Vice President - Central Region (1999 -2006)

Virginia State University, Student Counseling Center - Advisory Board

Virginia State University, Field Advisory Committee

Domestic Violence Task Force, Chesterfield Virginia member

American Humane Society - Member

United Animal Nations, EARS Trained Disaster Volunteer

Association of Death Education member

Virginia Children?s Hospital, Richmond Bereavement Committee

Forensic Psychology Association

Education / Credentials:
ED.D. University of Massachusetts at Amherst; School of education, Counseling Psychology. (1994)

MSW. McGill University, Montreal, Canada, School of Social Work, 1978

BSW. McGill University, Montreal, Canada, School of Social Work, 1976

Completed Forensic Psychology training in June 2007 in Montreal,

Exploring Child Welfare; A Practice Perspective.
Cynthia Crosson-Tower (ed.). Allyn and Bacon, N.Y.

Sherwood Forest Literary Review; November. JTCC., Pub.

Sherwood Forest Literary Review; Memories. JTCC., Pub. Human Service Education; A Journal of the National Organization for Human Service Education; Volume 15, Number 1, Fall

Television Appearances:
Panelist for Virginia for the National Teleconference On Grief 2006 and for Children and Adolescent Grief, 2008.

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