Barbara Gormley, Ph.D. Associate Professor

  Office Location: G385
  Office Hours:

        Spring 2015

  •         GSU Main Campus, Tuesdays 12-4pm
  •         GSU Naperville Campus (NEC), Thursdays 3:30-4:30

  College: COE


GSU students are my favorite to teach after teaching in Michigan, Florida, and Georgia before coming here. GSU students try to get what they pay for, they want to make a difference in the world, they are practical, and they will work really hard if they think that it will pay off for their future career. I have never enjoyed working with students so much! My goal is to earn a fourth Teaching Excellence Award by finding new ways to be there for students and help them learn.   

Classes I Teach in the BA/MA Psychology programs:Ethics, Forensic Psychology, Mindfulness and Helping Labs, Psychotherapy Techniques, Stress Management Lab, Trauma Therapy  


Academic jobs are fun because no day is the same and every semester is different. If I discover a new interest related to my profession, I can pursue it. Currently, I am supervising student research on Faculty Multicultural Attitudes, and I am conducting a study about Cross-cultural Mentoring. In addition, I am looking at our new Freshman Class to see how they are doing and how they like starting college at GSU. 

Areas of Interest: Adult romantic attachment theory, family abuse dynamics, clinical services and therapeutic alliances, statistical consultation using multilevel modeling (HLM) 

Claim to Fame  

Students seem to enjoy finding out that I did my pre-doctoral internship at Harvard Medical School. Other Counseling Psychology students like me and Clinical Psychology students worked as Psychology Fellows with veterans who had a lot of different health and mental problems. The faculty supervisors were all Harvard professors, and I learned a lot!  

Curriculum Vitae: Dr.Gormley