BARBARA RUBIN WAINRIB, EDD, is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist in independent practice in Montreal, Canada. Born and raised in New York City, she led her class in the MSc in clinical psychology at McGill University in 1959, and received her EdD in counselling psychology from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in 1976.
She has recently retired from her associate professorship at McGill University's Department of Counselor Education and Psychology where she taught graduate level courses in life crisis and trauma, psychosocial oncology, and other topics for over 23 years. She also supervised graduate students in their training programs there.
In addition to her many professional publications, she has authored, coauthored, and contributed to several books, including Gender Issues Across the Life Cycle (Springer Publishing, 1992); Crisis Intervention and Trauma Response: Theory and Practice (Springer Publishing, 1998); Prostate Cancer: A Guide for Women and the Men They Love (1996); Men, Women and Prostate Cancer (2000); and Breast Cancer: A Psychological Treatment Manual, edited by Dr. Sandra Haber (Springer Publishing, 1995).
Dr. Wainrib's publications have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, and German. She has acted as consultant to groups, organizations, and the international media, and has run hundreds of programs dealing with life crisis, trauma, life-threatening illness, spirituality, and other aspects of psychological skill development for both professionals and laypeople. She has been elected to the National Academies of Practice in Washington, D.C., as a “Distinguished Practitioner.”
Married to Charles Wainrib for over 50 years, she takes great delight in her two children, Jeannine and Andrew, her new son-in-law, Rod Merl, and her granddaughter, Rachel Wainrib Friendly. Jeannine has conscientiously and professionally edited every page of this volume, for which her mother is eternally grateful!