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Dr. Linda Barclay

Linda Barclay

Dean of Graduate Affairs

BA, Syracuse University; MA, Walsh University; MA and PhD, Indiana University; PhD, The Union Institute and University

Walsh University
A Catholic University of Distinction
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, Ohio44720
United States

Dr. Barclay is Professor and Director of the graduate program in Counseling & Human Development. She holds the B.A. from Syracuse University; two Masters degrees (Indiana University and Walsh University); and two Ph.D.s (Indiana University and Union Institute and University). She is licensed as a supervising clinical counselor in Ohio (LPCC-S) and as an Independent chemical dependency counselor in Ohio (LICDC). She also holds clinical membership in the Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and is a nationally certified counselor (NCC).  

Dr. Barclay has worked for over 20 years in substance abuse and mental health fields in various capacities including: agency executive director; trainer, consultant; therapist and private practitioner; she also has served as a counselor educator for over 25 years. 

Her professional and research interests have included: family and developmental aspect of addiction and recovery; neurobiology and trauma; clinical assessment; cultural aspects of clinical mental health counseling; and the training and supervision of clinical mental health counselors. 

She has been recognized with the following awards: Woodrow Wilson Fellowship; NDEA Fellowship; NOCHE Excellence in Teaching Award; American Mental Health Counselors  Association  President’s Award for service  and the Linda Seligman Counselor Educator of Year Award; Ohio Counseling Association David Brooks Award; and the Walsh University Distinguished Service Award.


Barclay, L. and Lopez-Baez, S. (textbook under contract) An Introduction to Mental Health Counseling. Lahaska Press/Houghton Mifflin.



Applying the Relational-Cultural Model to Engage and Work With Disadvantaged, Multi-Problem Clients. Co-presented with D. Parvinbenam. American Counseling Association, 2005 International Conference. Atlanta, Georgia. April 8, 2005.

A Model for Clinical Skills Training of Mental Health Counselors. Co-presented with S. Lopez-Baez. American Counseling Association, 2003 International Conference. Anaheim, California. March 25, 2003.

The Relational Model in College: Teaching Gender Psychology. Stone Centers for Women/JBMTI National Research Conference. Wellesley, MA. June 13, 2000. Peer reviewed, invited presentation.

Gender in the Context of Culture: a fuzzy image. Co-presented with S. Lopez-Baez and J. Korcuska. American Counseling Association 1997 World Conference. Orlando, Florida. April 6, 1997. Workshop. 


Using the relational-cultural model to engage "difficult-to-reach" clients. Co-presented with D. Parvinbenam. Ohio Counseling Association All Ohio Counselor's Conference. Columbus, Ohio. November 5, 2004.

Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in Practicum: How "type talk" facilitates supervision and clinical training. Co-presented with Richard Plant. Ohio Counseling Association All Ohio Counselors Conference. Columbus, Ohio. November 8, 2001.

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