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Professor of Social Work
School of Social Work
719-520-1214
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Office: CO Springs
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Barry J. Koch Ph.D. is a tenured Full Professor for Newman University’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program in Colorado Springs, where he teaches courses in advanced clinical practice, psychopathology, neuroscience, and crisis intervention. Dr. Koch has 23 years of clinical practice experience treating a wide variety of mental health issues, including 15 years as the clinical director of a community mental health / crisis intervention center, a clinical training facility, on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, OH. He served on the Board of Directors for Suicide Prevention Partnership, and on the Emergency Mental Heath Committee with Community Health Partnership, where he helped design the emergency mental heath system for Colorado Springs. He is the co-author of Guide to Psychoanalytic Developmental Theories, published in 2009 by Springer Press. He was presented with the 2010 “Hero of Mental Health” award by Aspen Pointe in Colorado Springs for extensive work in the area of suicide prevention. He received the “Excellence in Scholarship” Award from Newman University in 2010. In 2011 he was chosen from among 125 graduates to be the "Exemplary Alumnus" by the Institute For Clinical Social Work in Chicago. He has done numerous refereed professional presentations in the Colorado Springs community. He is currently working on a reference and textbook titled The Concise Encyclopedia of American Social Policy, which he hopes to complete and publish in 2019.

Ph.D., LCSW
Education:

 

Institute For Clinical Social Work (Chicago, IL)

Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work

 

University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)

Master of Social Work (MSW)

 

University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Advanced clinical practice
  • Developmental theory
  • Psychopathology
  • Neuroscience for social work
  • Crisis intervention
  • Suicide prevention
  • Social policy
Research Interest:
  • Suicide Developmental theory
  • Social policy
Publications & Presentations:
  • Authored a chapter on theories of child development for the Encyclopedia of Educational Theory & Philosophy, published in 2014 by Sage Publications. Editor is Dr. Denis Philips from Stanford University.
  • Co-authored a textbook entitled Guide to Psychoanalytic Developmental Theories, published in 2009 by Springer Press.
  • Published an article "The psychological impact on police officers of being first responders to completed suicides." October 2010 issue of Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology (Springer), Vol. 25, Issue 2.
  • A total of 13 refereed conference presentations from 2005-2017 (4 national conferences, 2 state conferences, 2 state NASW conferences)
Affiliations / Community Leadership:
  • Served on the Board of Directors for Suicide Prevention Partnership.
  • Served on the Emergency Mental Heath Committee with Community Health Partnership, where he helped design the emergency mental heath system for Colorado Springs.
Recognition & Awards:

 2-20-18: Awarded promotion to the rank of Full Professor

2-29-12: Awarded tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor

9-29-11: Awarded with an Honorary Doctor of Pharmacy by the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy

5-25-11 - Chosen to be the "Exemplary Alumnus" for a recruiting and program marketing campaign by the Institute For Clinical Social Work in Chicago. ICSW has over 125 alumni.

10-12-10: Presented with the "Hero of Mental Health" Award by Aspen Pointe (formerly Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group), for extensive community service work on the issue of suicide prevention.

4-21-10: Presented with the Excellence in Scholarship Award by Newman University

2010: Nominated for Colorado Social Worker of the Year

2007 & 2008: Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award at Newman University

2004: Selected Honorary Member of Golden Key International Honor Society at Miami University

 

Resume:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=14o33UcxzYwBf1QPqBv1ncZ5Dg0gB28pZ

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