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Dr Carrie Barber

Clinical Psychology Graduate Programme Director

Qualifications: PhD Vanderbilt University

School of Psychology

(ccbarber@waikato.ac.nz)

Expertise

Perinatal mental health, especially depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy, and the adjustment to parenting; child clinical psychology, especially the efficacy of mental health treatment for childhood emotional and behavioural problems, and the effects of relationships and attachment on development.

Research Interests

Carrie's clinical experience is with assessment and treatment of children and adolescents, as well as perinatal mental health and issues relating to parenting. She is registered as a clinical psychologist in New Zealand, and has previously been licensed in Kansas and California.

Her research experience includes evaluation of the outcomes of intensive mental health services to children and adolescents, as well as social services to homeless youth; her current research focus is on perinatal mental health and transition to parenting.

Recent Publications

  • Barber, C. C., Panettierre, M., & Starkey, N. J. (2017). How am I, really? Perceptions of health and distress by women and their midwives. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, -online, 1-12. doi:10.1080/02646838.2017.1310375

  • Currie, J., & Barber, C. C. (2016). Pregnancy gone wrong: Women's experiences of care in relation to coping with a medical complication in pregnancy. Journal of the New Zealand College of Midwives, (52), 35-40.

  • Barber, C. C. (2015). Change, choice and control: A model for helping parents to manage stress in the transition to parenthood. In Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Conference for General Practice. Conference held at Claudelands Events Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand.

  • Barber, C. C. (2015). Know yourself, know your client. In Symposium of Maternity Carers NZ: Inaugural Conference on Integrative Maternity Care. Conference held at Ellerslie Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Contact Details

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