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Adult Learning and Leadership
Department of Organization & Leadership
Patricia W. De Barbieri
Dr. Patricia De Barbieri is a licensed professional counselor with 42 years of experience in education. She began her career as a high school vocational education teacher, kindergarten and pre-school teacher, and elementary school counselor in a public school settings. She has experience working in public and private education, not for profit social service agencies, private practice and institutions of higher education. Her work in higher education began as adjunct instructor at Gateway Community Technical College, Albertus Magnus College, and Sacred Heart University. She served for 10 years as university student mental health counselor and director of a university mental health counseling center. It was during these experiences that her professional interest in eating disorders began. She is a past member of the NCAA Speakers Bureau and has visited colleges and universities throughout the U S consulting with student athletes, coaches and athletic department administrators around support for athletes with eating disorders. Dr. De Barbieri is Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and former Chair of the Department of Counseling and School Psychology at Southern Connecticut State University. She served as Coordinator of the graduate program in School Counseling for 10 years prior to becoming Department Chair. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Oneonta in Child Development and Family Relations and a Master of Science degree in Counselor Education from Southern Connecticut State University. The benefits of her doctoral studies at TC are endless, but most importantly are the concepts of reflection and transformation in learning which inform her work as an educator on a daily basis. Her dissertation topic is; The Role of Learning in Recover from Bulimia.