Dr. Barry A. Farber

Professor of Psychology and Education 
Editor, Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session

Professional Background
Dr. Barry Farber is a Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he runs the Psychotherapy, Technology & Disclosure Lab.

Educational Background
B.A., Queens College, CUNY; M.A., Teachers College; Ph.D., Yale University

Scholarly Interests
Psychotherapy research (self-disclosure & lying of patients, therapists, supervisors and supervisees; attachment theory and object relations; therapist and patient representations; ); the influence of emerging technologies (e.g., texting, blogging, emails, social media) on self-disclosure and relationships; Carl Rogers and person-centered therapy.

                                                                      Courses Offered at Teachers College

CCPX 4120: Psychotherapy through fiction and film
Psychotherapy, the therapist, and psychopathology as reflected in current fiction and film.

CCPX 4900: Research and independent study
Permission required.

CCPX 4038: Comparative Psychotherapies 
Survey and analysis of representative psychotherapies in current practice: psychoanalytic, neo-Freudian, Gestalt, Jungian, client-centered, existential, behavior therapy, and others. Fall semester only. 

CCPX 5032: Adult Psychopathology 
Major clinical disorders of adulthood viewed from clinical and research perspectives; current issues in diagnosis and treatment.
For Ph.D. students in Clinical Psychology. Other students by permission only. Spring semester only. 

CCPX 5034: Child psychopathology
Major clinical syndromes of childhood and adolescence viewed within the context of normal development. Consideration of various theoretical, diagnostic, etiological, and therapeutic viewpoints. Fall semester: doctoral candidates in psychology; others by permission (prerequisite: CCPX 4542). Spring, Summer semesters: Open to all.

CCPX 5039: Empirical bases of psychotherapy
Open to doctoral candidates in psychology; others by permission. (Prerequisite: CCPX 4038). Analysis of research efforts concerned with investigating the process and outcome of psychotherapy. Emphasis on client, therapist, and system variables that contribute to the probability of therapeutic success.

CCPX 6335: Practicum in clinical intervention
Permission required. For second-year doctoral students in clinical psychology, two semesters, 3-4 points each semester. Supervised practice in psychotherapy as staff members of the Dean Hope Center.

CCPX 6900: Advanced research and independent study
Permission required.

CCPX 7500: Dissertation seminar
Permission required. Development of doctoral dissertations and presentation of plans for approval. Registration limited to two terms.

CCPX 8900: Dissertation advisement
Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. 

                                                                        Recent Publications

Farber, B. A. (2017). Becoming a more effective psychotherapist: Gaining wisdom and skills from creative others (writers, actors, musicians, and dancers). In L. Castonguay and C.E. Hill (Eds.), How and why are some therapists better than others: Understanding therapist effects. Washington, D.C.: APA Books (pp. 215-231)

Steinberg, J., & Farber, B. A. (2016. Expectations of Psychotherapy: Millenials versus Baby-Boomers. Psychotherapy Bulletin, 51, 7-11.

Suzuki, J. Y., & Farber, B. A. (2016). Towards greater specificity of the concept of positive regard. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 15, 263-284.

Mullin, A., Hilsenroth, M., Gold, J., & Farber, B. (2016). Changes in object relation over the course of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.

Blanchard, M., & Farber, B. A. (2016). Lying in psychotherapy: Why and what client don’t tell their therapist about therapy and their relationship. Counseling Psychology Quarterly, 29 (1), 90-112.

Farber, B. A., & Nitzburg, G.C. (2016). Young adult self-disclosures in psychotherapyand on Facebook. Counseling Psychology Quarterly, 29 (1), 76-89.

Geller, J.D., & Farber, B. A. (2015). Introduction: Reflections of senior therapists. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 71 (11), 1049-1059.

Farber, B. A., & Coren, S. (2015). Discrepancies between beginning psychotherapists clinical self-perceptions and their presentation to supervisors and teachers. Psychotherapy Bulletin, 50 (2), 24-29.

Geller, J. D., & Farber, B. A. (2015). Attachment style, representations of psychotherapy, and clinical interventions with insecurely attached clients. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 71, 457-468.

Farber, B. A., & Hazanov, V. (2014). Informal sources of supervision in clinical training. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 70, 1062-1072.

Farber, B. A., Feldman, S., & Wright, A. J. (2014). Client disclosure and therapist response in psychotherapy with women with a history of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Psychotherapy Research, 24, 316-326.

Nitzburg, G. C., & Farber, B. A. (2013). Putting up emotional (Facebook) walls? Attachment status and emerging adults’ experience of social networking sites. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 69, 1183-1190.

Metzger, J. A., & Farber, B. A. (2013). Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program AdmissionImplications of the Mentor-Model approach. Psychotherapy Bulletin, 48, 22-26.

Farber, B. A., Norcross, N. E., & Norcross, J. C. (2012). Technology and psychotherapy: A study of Division 29 members. Psychotherapy Bulletin, 47, 24-29.

Farber, B. A. (2012). Afterword: Our narcissistic age—or not. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 68, 954-959.

Farber, B. A., Shafron, G., Hamadani, J., Wald, E., & Nitzburg, G. (2012). Children, technology, problems, and preferences. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 68, 1225-1229.

Farber, B. A., Bohart, A. C., & Stiles, W. B. (2012). Corrective (emotional) experience in person-centered therapy: Carl Rogers and Gloria Redux. In C. Hill & L. G. Castonguay (Eds.), Transformation in psychotherapy: Corrective experiences across cognitive behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic approaches (pp. 103-119). Washington, D.C.: APA Books.