Patricia Barros, Assistant Clinical Professor
Assistant Clinical Professor, Family Science
Director, Center for Healthy Families
Building: School of Public Health | Room: 0142
Phone: 301 405 4017 |
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Dr. Patricia Barros is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Family Science and Director of the Center for Healthy Families. Prior to coming to the University of Maryland in 2016, she was a postdoctoral clinical fellow at George Washington University. She is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Universidade Catolica de Pernambuco, in Brazil; she earned an M.S. in Psychology, a Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Kansas State University.  She has worked in multiple settings, including school, home-based, and community health clinics, with a variety of populations and presenting problems. She sees the importance of self-of- the-therapist work as part of providing culturally sensitive services. Her research interests are around factors related to intimate partner violence, as well as on individual and family resiliency. She is particularly interested on life transitions, and how multiple systems can facilitate the growth of culturally minority families and individuals, throughout the life-span.

Education and Training
B.S. Universidade Catolica de Pernambuco, Psychology, 2005
M.S. Kansas State University, Psychology, 2010
M.S. Kansas State University, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2012
Ph.D. Kansas State Uniersity, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2015
  • FMSC 640 - Family Therapy: Theory and Technique
  • FMSC 653 - Advanced Application of Marriage and Family Therapy Models and Techniques
  • FMSC 654 -  Clinical Marriage and Family Therapy Practice
  • FMSC 658 - Supervised Clinical Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy
Brown, C. C., Barros-Gomes, P., Smith, E., Stith, S., Cafferky, B. (2017). The contextual role of depression within couples experiencing partner violence. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy.
Cornish, P. A., Berry, G., Benton, S., Barros-Gomes, P., Johnson, D., Ginsburg, R., ... & Romano, V. (2017). Meeting the mental health needs of today’s college student: Reinventing services through Stepped Care. Psychological Services, 14(4), 428.
Barros-Gomes, P., Kimmes, J., Smith, E., Cafferky, B., Stith, S., Durtschi, J., & McCollum, E. (2016). The role of depression in the relationship between psychological and physical intimate violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260516673628    
Knapp, D., Durtschi, J., Clifford, C., Kimmes, J., Barros-Gomes, P., & Sandberg, J. (2016). Self-esteem and caregiving in romantic relationships: Self- and partner perceptions. Personal  Relationships. doi: 10.1111/pere.12114
Mallory, A., Dharnidharka, P., Deitz, S. L., Barros-Gomes, P., Cafferky, B., Stith, S.., & Van, K. A meta-analysis of cross cultural risk markers for intimate partner violence. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 31, 116-126.
Smith, E., Barros-Gomes, P. (2015). Soliciting strengths systemically: The use of character strengths in couple and family therapy. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 26(1), 42-46.
Barros-Gomes, P., Baptist, J. (2014). Black women's ambivalence about marriage: A voice-centered relational approach. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, 13(4), 284-311. doi: 10.1080/15332691.2014.929064
Baptist, J., Barros-Gomes, P., Cafferky, B., & Johannes, E. (2014). Resilience building  among adolescents from National Guard Families: Applying a developmental contextual model. Journal of Adolescent Research, 1-29. doi: 10.1177/0743558414558592
Aducci, C. J., Baptist, J. A., George, J., Barros, P. M., & Goff, B. S. N. (2011). The recipe for a good military wife: How military wives managed OIF/OEF deployment. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 23, 231-249.    
Cafferky, B., Barros, P., & Baptist, J. Collaborative supervision compass: A tool for well-rounded supervisee development.
Barros, P.M. (2013). Proposta de intervenção com casais em situação de violência doméstica: é possível no Brasil?. In: Garcia, M. L. D, & Seixas, M. R. (org.). (2013). Violência Doméstica: A prática da terapia familiar promovendo a cultura da paz. Editora Roca: São  Paulo, Brasil.
Vilar de Melo, M. F., Alves, G. M. G., Barros, P. C. M., Azevedo, N. P. S. G. (2011). Discurso, funcionamento da linguagem e subjetividade em sujeitos com afasia. In: Azevedo, N. P. G., & Fonte, R. F. L. (2011). Aquisicão da linguagem, seus distúrbios e especificidades: diferentes perspectivas. Curitiba, Brazil: CRV.