About Irene Barrett
Irene A. Barrett completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology as well as a Masters in Counselling Psychology/Education degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Irene was awarded a Fellow of Graduate Studies in 2008, highlighting excellence in academic achievement. She is a registered Psychologist (NLPB registration # 372) and feminist therapist with research interest in exploring mothering narratives, mother-blame and mother-worker interactions in the Newfoundland and Labrador institutionalized social support system. She has worked for many years in various capacities, including the non-profit sector (crisis intervention- domestic violence), supporting adults with pervasive developmental disorder in residential care, employee and family assistance programs and in provincial government. Irene has experience in providing individual, group and couples therapy to adults, adolescents and children. Her recent completion of level I play therapy training from the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy has enhanced her service provision to children and families. Irene is actively engaged in community enhancement efforts, particularly in relation to increasing efficacy in community-based support services for those experiencing mental health issues. She lives in Corner Brook with her husband and two young daughters.