Dr. Barbara Gueldner


Barbara Gueldner, PhD, MSE is a licensed psychologist in the State of Colorado and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. 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 most recently, a private practice in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She has extensive experience with a wide variety of developmental, social, emotional, and medical problems, as well as socio-cultural backgrounds and resources.

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, strategies to prevent and treat anxiety and depression, and suicide prevention, having co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, two editions of a social and emotional learning curriculum (Strong Kids and Strong Teens), and a book on implementing SEL in the school setting (Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom). She served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon from 2007-2008.  Dr. Gueldner serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Mindfulness.

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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