Jennie Barr, Ph.D., LMFT
Dr. Jennie Barr has taught and supervised students in Texas universities such as in St. Edwards University, University of Texas, Texas Women’s University, and Texas Tech University, and California (CSPP). She has maintained an ongoing private practice since 1981, been actively involved in advocacy on behalf of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault since the late 1970s, provided expert testimony in court on child abuse, sexual assault, and substance abuse. Dr. Barr has presented nationally on a wide range of topics including the impact of sexual and domestic violence on relationships, grief and loss, trauma response, stress management and compassion fatigue for law enforcement, emergency responders and victim service personnel, as well as many others.
Dr. Eugenia (Jennie) Barr is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Texas and California, an educator, advocate, and public speaker. Prior to joining AFI, she worked at the Office of the Attorney General Crime Victim Services Division for 13 years as a director and program administrator and served as mental health support for the division and agency.
Dr. Barr has expertise in traumatic, non-normative or chronic stress issues like domestic violence, sexual assault, chronic illness and stress, and natural or criminal disaster. She is a Clinical Fellow of the Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and certified in basic and advanced Critical Incident Stress Management and Critical Response Training. Dr. Barr has her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University, an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology, and a B.S. in Family Studies.