Dr. Barbara Gueldner


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. Her work spans over the course of over 20 years as a clinician in schools, a university-based clinic, Children’s Hospital Colorado, a major primary care center, and private practice. She has extensive experience with a wide variety of developmental, social, emotional, and medical problems, as well as socio-cultural backgrounds and resources. She served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon from 2007-2008.

Dr. Gueldner’s research and publications 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, having co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, two editions of a social and emotional learning curriculum (Merrell’s Strong Kids and Strong Teens, Paul H. Brookes Publishing), and a book on implementing SEL (Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom, Guilford Press). Current projects include the 2nd edition of this text, a meta-analysis of Merrell’s Strong Kids programs, and evaluating dimensions of SEL implementation.

Dr. Gueldner is a frequent presenter for both local and national conferences and enjoys teaching parenting classes and providing workshops for adults who work with children. She actively volunteers for local and state organizations. In 2009, Dr. Gueldner received the Resident Excellency Award at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

At this time, Dr. Gueldner is not seeing clients in her practice. However, please contact her with questions regarding her research, publications, and trainings!

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