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Dr. Linda Barclay

Linda Barclay

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; 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 Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Affairs. 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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