Barbara Gueldner, PhD, MSE, LP, NCSP, IMH-E®


Barbara Gueldner, PhD, MSE is a licensed psychologist in the State of Colorado, a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and an IMH-E® Infant Mental Health Specialist. Over the past 25 years, she has served as a clinician, researcher, educator, consultant, and child and family community advocate. Dr. Gueldner has worked in schools, a university-based clinic, Children’s Hospital Colorado, a major primary care center, and private practice. She served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon from 2007-2008.

Dr. Gueldner’s research, training, and consulting focus on understanding and innovating ways in which children’s social and emotional development can be optimized in schools, homes, and pediatric primary care. She has published in the areas of social and emotional learning (SEL), resilience promotion, mindfulness-based interventions, anxiety and depression, and suicide prevention. In addition to co-authoring publications via peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, she co-authored two editions of a social and emotional learning curriculum (Merrell’s Strong Kids and Merrell’s Strong Teens, 2007 and 2016; Paul H. Brookes Publishing), and two editions of Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom, 2010 and 2020, Guilford Press.

Dr. Gueldner has been a long-time participant in her community through volunteering, advocacy, education, and outreach. She has presented extensively at local and national conferences and recently joined the board of Face-to-Face Colorado. In 2009, Dr. Gueldner received the Resident Excellency Award at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

At this time, Dr. Gueldner is not seeing clients in clinical practice. However, please contact her with questions regarding her research, to schedule a training, and inquire about consulting.

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