Barbara Ellen Pritchard, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Barbara E. Pritchard, PhD, is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center where she teaches and supervises psychiatry residents on the theory and practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Dr. Pritchard received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arizona, where even as a graduate student she was awarded an NIMH grant. She has received numerous awards for her teaching and her commitment to informing the community at large about mental health-related issues.Dr. Pritchard has supervised the psychotherapy component of several Department of Psychiatry research studies in the area of chronic depression. Her research efforts were recognized with a special award presented by the Arizona State Psychological Association at its 50th anniversary convention. Professional areas of interest include personality disorders, eating disorders, women’s issues, chronic depression, and clinical supervision. She frequently serves as a consultant and invited speaker in these areas. She is a past president of the Southern Arizona Psychological Association and twice a past president of the Southwest Psychoanalytic Society. As part of the Continuing Education Committee of the Arizona Psychological Association, she was pivotal in developing new continuing education guidelines, and on the AzPA Ethics Committee, she served as a consultant to other psychologists. As a result of such diverse efforts in her work as a mental health professional and an opera singer, she has received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Who’s Who of American Women.

Research/Clinical Interests

Personality Disorders, Chronic Depression, Eating Disorders, Women's Issues, Clinical Supervision

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological AssociationArizona State Psychological AssociationSouthwest Psychoanalytic Society

  • PhD: Clinical Psychology, University of Arizona, 1990
  • MA: University of Arizona, 1983
  • BA: University of Arizona, 1978
Honors and Awards
  • Arizona State Psychological Association Special Award for Research Contributions
  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Who's Who of American Women
  • Senior Residents' Awards for Excellence in Psychiatric Education
  • Friend of Education Award
  • University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry Tucson, Clinical Psychology, 1984
  • University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry Tucson, Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow, 1985