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Barbara A. Gawinski, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 279-4821

Fax: (585) 442-8319

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Biography

Barbara completed her PhD in Marriage Family Therapy at Texas Tech University and joined our faculty in l987. As Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services, she administers, supervises, and provides behavioral health services to patients of the Family Medicine Center. She consults with residents and faculty on their patients' psychosocial issues.

As Director of Psychosocial Curriculum, she organizes the longitudinal psychosocial core curriculum, teaches in the 16 week Psychosocial Medicine Rotation and serves as advisor of Balint Group. With her colleagues, Dave Seaburn, Alan Lorenz, Bill Gunn, and Larry Mauksch, she published Models of Collaboration: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals Working with Health Care Practitioners (1996).

In her role as Associate Director of Global Heath, she travels to San Jose, Intibuca, Honduras with teams of residents and medical students improving the health and living standard of community members there. She serves as liaison with the First Unitarian Church of Rochester who has financially supported many projects in the San Jose communities including water access and improvement and school age education.

When not working, Barbara enjoys a busy family life with her husband and two teenagers enjoying travels to Latin America, supporting children's sporting events, knitting as fund raising and scooting around town.

Research

Barbara completed her PhD in Marriage Family Therapy at Texas Tech University and joined our faculty in l987. As Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services, she administers, supervises, and provides behavioral health services to patients of the Family Medicine Center. She consults with residents and faculty on their patients' psychosocial issues.

As Director of Psychosocial Curriculum, she organizes the longitudinal psychosocial core curriculum, teaches in the 16 week Psychosocial Medicine Rotation and serves as advisor of Balint Group. With her colleagues, Dave Seaburn, Alan Lorenz, Bill Gunn, and Larry Mauksch, she published Models of Collaboration: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals Working with Health Care Practitioners (1996).

In her role as Associate Director of Global Heath, she travels to San Jose, Intibuca, Honduras with teams of residents and medical students improving the health and living standard of community members there. She serves as liaison with the First Unitarian Church of Rochester who has financially supported many projects in the San Jose communities including water access and improvement and school age education.

When not working, Barbara enjoys a busy family life with her husband and two teenagers enjoying travels to Latin America, supporting children's sporting events, knitting as fund raising and scooting around town.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

1978
BS | Longwood College
Psychology

1979
MEd | University of North Texas
Counselor Education

1987
PhD | Texas Technological Univ
Marriage and Family Therapy

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1987 - 06/30/1991
Fellowship in at University of Rochester Medical Center

Awards

1991
Faculty Teacher of the Year voted by graduating Family Medicine residents

Publications

Journal Articles

10/2012
Sukhera J, Cerulli C, Gawinski BA, Morse D. "Bridging Prevention and Health: Exploring Community Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Honduras." Journal of family violence.. 2012 Oct 0; 27(7):707-714.

2012
Greenberg M, Herbitter C, Gawinski BA, Fletcher J, Gold M. "Barriers and enablers to becoming abortion providers: the reproductive health program." Family medicine.. 2012 44(7):493-500.

2011
Gawinski, B.; Rosenberg, T. "Becoming a medical family therapist: Tips for Getting Started." Family therapy Magazine. 2011; .

Books & Chapters

2005
Chapter Title: Protecting the Family: Domestic Violence and the Primary Care Clinician.
Book Title: Family-Oriented Primary Care 2nd ed.
Author List: Gawinski, B. & Ruddy, N.
Edited By: S. H. McDaniel, T. L. Campbell, J Hepworth, A Lorenz
Published By: Springer.2005 in New York

2000
Chapter Title: Suicidal risk.
Book Title: The 10-Minute Diagnosis Manual: Symptoms and Signs in the Time-Limited Encounter
Author List: Gawinski B.
Edited By: RB Taylor (Ed.)
Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins2000 in Philadelphia, PA

1999
Chapter Title: Models of Collaboration
Book Title: Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice - Mental Health
Author List: Lorenz, A. D., Mauksch, L. B. & Gawinski, B. A.
Edited By: R. Stuart & J. A. Lieberman, III (Ed.)
Published By: W.B. Saunders Company1999 in Philadelphia

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