Dr. Barnard began working in the field of psychology in one of the first “polydrug and alcohol” rehabilitation centers in the State of Texas M.H.M.R. system. He has also worked as a high school teacher of biology, physics and statistical analysis, as well as an assistant football coach and head baseball coach of a San Antonio, Texas high school. After completion of his first Master’s degree, he furthered his study of psychology by obtaining a second Master’s degree, his Ph.D., advanced training for licensure as a clinical psychologist and post-doctoral training program in child and adolescent psychology with a Board Certification in Child Psychology. His independent practice has been in clinical, school, forensic and consulting psychology. He served as Chief Psychologist for 10 years at a private psychiatric hospital and has years of experience with both outpatient and inpatient populations.
Dr. Barnard appeared on the “Morning Magazine Show” on WOAI and 760 Talk Radio in the 1990’s discussing topics related to children, families and parenting. He also appeared weekly on a nationally broadcast Radio Show (The Power Parent Hour) with the Graham Williams Media Group in Washington D.C. His interests have been varied, but tend to be related to child and adolescent issues and parenting. Dr. Barnard has been married to Marialyn ( high school and college sweetheart) for almost five decades. She is a attorney and retired State Appellate Justice for the 4th Court of Appeals, serving 32 counties in the State of Texas. They have two adult children and three “extra special” grandchildren. Some of his personal interests are tennis, hiking, hunting, fishing, cooking, travel and flying airplanes. He and his children are pilots and enjoy flying together. His daughter is a Lt. Col. in the USAF Reserves and is a C-5 Galaxy instructor pilot and is also an American Airline pilot. His son is the Director of Financial Services for NexGen Healthcare.
Dr. Barnard is the author of the book, Becoming a Power Parent: Seven Guiding Principles for Creating a Healthy Family (hardback, softcover and eBook format).