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About Joan Barr

About Joan Barr

Education / Training:

  • Hons BSc, U Toronto, 1965
  • Ontario High School Teaching Certificate 1968 (Science & English Specialization)
  • MD, Medical Doctor U Toronto, 1978
  • MEd, Masters in Education, Higher Education, Health Professionals Stream, U Toronto, 2006 
  • Reality Therapy Training with Dr. Wm Glasser. Educator Training Center, Los Angeles. 1969 /70
  • Psychotherapy Training Program, Gestalt Institute of Toronto,1979-1981
  • Family Mediation Level One, School of Continuing Studies, U Toronto, 1990
  • Program in Expressive Writing, with Professor Guy Allen, U Toronto, 2005

Teaching Experience

  • High School Teacher: TDSB, Jarvis Collegiate Institute, 1966-1967
  • North York Board of Education (TDSB), Elia Junior High School, 1967-8
  • Teaching Assistant, Botany Dept. UToronto. Science Class, 1971-1972
  • Mentor Member, GP Psychotherapy Association, 2001–2016
  • Director, GPPA program: Basic Skills Core Curriculum Program 2001–2003 & 2008–2009
  • Co-leader of module 6, Basic Skills Core Curriculum Program, 2002–2009
  • Mentor, Collaborative Mental Health Program, Ontario College of Family Physicians, 2001–2002
  • Tutor, Undergraduate Medical Education U Toronto, Sunnybrook Hospital, 2012
  • Mentor, Physician Assistant Training Program, University of Toronto 2010 – 2012

Curriculum Development Experience

  • Curriculum development – Grade 9 Science class Experiential / Outdoor Education: multiple class trips to perform Science experiments in the out-of- doors. Elia Junior High School, 1967-1968
  • Curriculum development / Coordinator – 1 week multi-department Grade 9 Outdoor Education event, Elia Junior High School, 1967-1968
  • Chair, Education Committee, GP Psychotherapy Association (GPPA), 1996 – 2003 (GPPA is now renamed Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada (MEDPAC)
  • Chair, Organization Cmtee, GPPA Annual Conference, 1998-2003
  • Chair, Curriculum Development Cmtee for GPPA program: Basic Skills Core Curriculum (an experiential educational 6-weekend seminar series for physicians) 2000 – 2009

Professional Associations

  • Member Emerita, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Member, Ontario College of Family Physicians
  • Member, Ontario Medical Association
  • Member, Ontario College of Teachers