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Master’s degree in Psychology and Board Certified in Child Psychology.

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).

Read more about Gary M. Barnard, Ph.D.


  • Professional Exp.
  • Education & Licensure
  • Legal & School Work
  • Professional Assoc.

Professional Experience

  • Private Practice – Clinical and Consulting
    Psychology – 1985 – Present
    13535 Jones Maltsberger Rd.
    San Antonio, Texas 78247
  • Chief Psychologist
    Charter Real Hospital
    San Antonio, Texas
    1988 – 1997
  • Clinical Director
    The ADHD Clinic of S.A.
    1992 – Present
  • Founder and Director
    S.E.L.F. Therapeutic Day Camp For ADHD and Behavior Disordered Children 1993 – 1995
  • Business/Organizational Consulting and Program Evaluation – 1993 – Present



  • Texas A&M University, Commerce – Ph.D.
    Psychology- 1985
    Dissertation: “Interpersonal Prediction in a Sport Setting, Using Nomothetic and Idiographic Procedures”
  • Psi-Chi National Honor Society of Psychology
    President, 1981-1982 – E.T.S.U. Chapter
  • East Texas Behavior Therapy Association
    Vice-President, 1981-1982
    President, 1982-1983
  • Franklin Scholar – 1982
    Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities – 1982
  • Texas A&M University, Commerce – M.S.
    Thesis: “The Relationship Between Direct and Indirect Measures of Personality in a Clinical Adolescent Population”
  • University of Texas, San Antonio – M.A. – 1979
    Educational Psychology/Counseling Psychology
  • Trinity University
    Coursework (ABT) for M.S. – Physiological Psychology -1975-1976
    Physiological Psychology


  • Abilene Christian University – B. S. – 1975
    Psychology Major, Biology Minor

Clinical Training And Continuing Education

  • Supervised training in Clinical Hypnosis (American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Approved)
    1980 – 90 hours Initial Course
    1981- 90 hours Behavioral Medicine Applications
    1982- 90 hours Advanced Course
  • ETSU Psychoeducational Clinic Steve Ball, Ph.D. and Glenn Fournet, Ph.D., Supervisors
    San Antonio I. S.D. and Military I. S.D. – Floyd W. Hill, Ph.D., Supervisor
  • Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry Units – Therapy and Psychological/Neuropsychological Testing/Evaluation
    Patrick Sullivan, Ph.D., Supervisor
  • Child and Adolescent Fellowship-Charter Medical
    Supervisors: Lewis Richmond, M. D. and Patrick Sullivan, Ph.D.
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training
    The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas, Inc.
    May 8-9, 2014
  • Workshops and Training with the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsyhological Battery – Adult, Child, and Advanced – 1989
    Arnold Purisch, Ph.D., Supervisor

Sample of Continuing Education:

  • Coping with Cross-Examination
  • Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Diagnostic Assessment and Court Testimony
  • Hospital Practice
  • Indirect Play Therapy with Children
  • Child Abuse – Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Integrating Biofeedback in a Clinical Practice
  • Domestic Family Violence
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • Assessing and Planning for Learning Disability
  • Ropes and Experiential Therapy
  • Drug and Alcohol Assessment and Treatment with Dual Diagnosis Cases
  • Neuropsychological Grand Rounds
  • Repressed Memory
  • Frontal Lobes and Executive Functions


  • Becoming A Power Parent: Seven Guiding Principles for Creating a Healthy Family. Telemachus Press, 2012.
  • Multiple articles for magazines and news papers
  • Blog site:

Legal/Forensic Consulting:

  • Consultation and Expert Witness Testimony
    S. Attorney’s Office – Western District – Civil Cases
  • Custody Cases, Civil and Criminal Cases, and Special Education Hearings
  • Trained Mental Health and Communication Specialist in Collaborative Law Divorce Cases
  • Child Specialist in Collaborative Law Cases
  • Court Appointed Parenting Coordinator and Parenting Facilitator
  • Court Appointed Custody Evaluations and Testimony

Consulting with Independent School Districts:

  • Stockdale I.S.D. – 1997-1999
    Dewitt-Lavaca Special Education Cooperative
    Cuero, TX. – 1996-Present
    South San Antonio I.S.D. – 1996
    North East I.S.D. 1996
    Floresville I.S.D. 1995
    Cluster Five – DEEP Program Cooperative I.S.D.
  • Carrizo Springs, TX. – 1989
    Military I.S..D. Cooperative – 1984-1991
    San Antonio I.S.D. – 1985
    Edgewood I.S.D. – 2000-2001
    Crystal City I.S.D. – 1998-Present
  • Director of Adolescent Psychiatry Programs
    Inpatient – Psychiatric
    Substance Abuse
    Partial Hospital – 1986 – 1987
  • Psychology – Counseling Associates of San Antonio
    Floyd W. Hill Ph.D. – Supervisor/Employer
  • Instructor
    Texas A&M University, Commerce – Psychology Dept.
    1984 – 1985
  • Doctoral Assistant Instructor
    Texas A&M University, Commerce – Psychology Dept.
    1981 – 1983
  • Teacher and Coach
    Anthony High School – San Antonio, TX.
    1977 – 1979
  • Lab Instructor – Statistical Analysis
    Abilene Christian University – Psychology Dept. 1974 – 1975
  • Staff Counselor
    “Our House” Polydrug Rehabilitation Treatment Center – TDMHMIR,
    1973 – 1974

Professional Memberships/Certifications

  • American Psychological Association
  • Texas Psychological Association
  • Bexar County Psychological Association
  • Licensed – Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists 23422
  • Licensed Specialist in School Psychology – Texas
  • State Board of Examiners of Psychologists 30311
  • Diplomate-American Board of Psychological
  • Specialties-Child Psychology
  • Felllow-American College of Forensic Examiners Institue
  • Collaboratice Divorce Professionals of San Antonio-Member
  • Collaborative Divorce Institute of Texas-Member

Professional Appointments

  • Subcommittee of CHAMPUS AFFAIRS, Health Committee – Texas Psychological Association Chairperson
    1991 – 1996
  • Credentials Committee
    Mission Vista Hospital
    Member 1992 – 1995
    Chairperson 1992 – 1993
  • Credentials Committee
    Colonial Hills Hospital
    Member 1989 – 1990
  • Credentials Committee
    Charter Real Hospital
    Chairperson 1988 – 1996
  • Member – Board of Directors
    Mission Vista Hospital
    1993 – 1994

Professional Presentations

  • Symposium at the Annual East Texas Conference for Behavioral Interventions and Strategies “Psychonutrition and Emotional Behavior” 1981
  • Poster Session: 32nd Annual Meeting Southwestern Psychological Association, “Comparison of Nomothetic and Ideographic Data in a Sport Setting”, April 18, 1986.
  • “The Truth About Attention Deficit Disorders – Diagnosis, Treatment, and Educational Planning” A Professional Workshop, McAllen, Texas – August 7, 1993.
  • 11th Annual Dyslexia Seminar – November 3, 2000 “Helping Our ADHD Students Learn More Effectively”
  • 26th Annual Family PracticeReview Course – March 13, 2002 Guest Faculty Controversies in ADHD

Sample of Community Presentations

  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Adolescents
  • Behavior Management Training
  • Teen Depression and Suicide
  • Communication Skills Building
  • Conflict Resolution
  • ADHD and Learning Disorders
  • Effective Parenting Skills
  • Family Relationship Building
  • Stress Management
  • Numerous In-service Workshops on ADHD and Behavior
  • Management for schools since 1990.

Media Presentations

  • Special guest psychologist on several talk-radio and Television news programs.
  • Weekly live talk radio program “Morning Magazine” WOAI and KTKR on Child Psychology 1994-1995.
  • Weekly live national talk radio show “Power Parent Hour” Covering parenting, families and children and other topics 2012-2015.
  • Guest Presentor on KENS TV – Great Day SA (Several Occassions)
  • Monthly contributor – The Washington Times (American CurrentSee, Digital Magazine)

Other Activities

  • Volunteer – S.A.M.M. Shelter
  • Volunteer – Children’s Shelter
  • Volunteer – Church Counseling Program
  • Volunteer – Habitat for Humanity
  • University Courses Taught:
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Statistical Analysis

Other Professional Experiences:

  • Supervisor of Doctoral Student Interns and Post Doctoral Residents at Mission Vista Hospital And Charter Real Hospital
  • Examiner – Oral Examinations for Licensure (Clinical, Child Clinical, and School) Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Clinical Research:

  • 2001-2008 – ADHD Studies for Adolescents aged 6-12 and 13-17 with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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