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Jessica Barber, PhD

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Jessica Barber, PhD


Jessica Barber, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) national Measurement Based Care in Mental Health Initiative. Drawing from her many years’ experience in training psychologists and medical professionals, her current area of particular focus in the Initiative is on developing educational tools and resources to facilitate implementation of MBC across the VHA enterprise. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Barber’s specialty is Clinical Health Psychology. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, and remains actively involved in training at Yale University and VA Connecticut Healthcare System. She received her Ph.D. 2008 in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Health Psychology Emphasis from Yeshiva University, the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology.

Education & Training

  • Post-doctoral Resident
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System (2009)
  • Pre-doctoral Intern
    VA Connecticut Healthcare System (2008)
  • PhD
    Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Clinical Psychology (2008)
  • MA
    Southern CT State University, Psychology (2002)
  • BS
    Fairfield University, Neuroscience (1998)

Professional Service

Division 12 & Association for Psychologists in Academic Health CentersMember2010 - Present
Division 38 - Health PsychologyMember2008 - Present
American Psychological AssociationMember2007 - Present

Departments & Organizations