About Dr. Barbara Gueldner



Barbara Gueldner, PhD, MSE is a licensed psychologist in the State of Colorado and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, who specializes in working with children, families, schools, and health care providers. She strives to provide excellent care and services, just as she would want for her family.


  • Bachelors of Science, Psychology (1992): University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Masters of Science in Education (1997): University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Doctorate in School Psychology (2007): University of Oregon
  • Pre-doctoral Practicum: University of Oregon Child and Family Center
  • Pre-doctoral Internship: Children’s Hospital Colorado, Child Clinical Psychology internship with an emphasis on primary care and consultation and liaison hospital services
  • Post-doctoral Residency: University of Oregon Child and Family Center
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship: Children’s Hospital Colorado, Child Clinical Psychology Fellowship in the Primary Care and Stress and Anxiety Clinics

Clinical Experience: Over the past 20+ years, Dr. Gueldner has worked with children, teens, parents, and educational and medical professionals across a variety of settings. She practiced as a school psychologist for 10 years, provided psychological services in a university clinic using the Family Check Up, teamed with primary care providers in two major pediatric clinics in the Denver metro area to implement novel integrated health practices, collaborated with multi-disciplinary teams in hospital medical and psychiatric inpatient and outpatient clinics, and served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon’s School Psychology Program. She has extensive experience with a wide variety of developmental, social, emotional, and medical problems, as well as socio-cultural backgrounds and resources. Currently, she has a clinical practice in Steamboat Springs, Colorado where she sees children and families, and conducts program development, research, and community parent training.

Research, Publications, and Service: Dr. Gueldner’s research focuses on understanding, developing, 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, 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 serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Mindfulness, presents at national and regional conferences, meetings, and local organizations, and actively volunteers for local, regional, and national non-profit organizations. In 2009, Dr. Gueldner received the Resident Excellency Award at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

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