University of Calgary

Connie Barlow

  • Professor Emerita of Social Work
  • Clinical Practice
  • Crisis, Trauma, Suicide Prevention
  • Family Issues & Family Violence
  • Field Education
  • Group Work

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.


Interests: Loss and grief, grief after suicide and trauma, reproductive losses, women's issues, sex trade workers, international field education, field education, parenting, issues in clinical practice with marginalized groups, interprofessional practice, communities of practice; her research methods include grounded theory, participatory action research, photo-voice, discourse analysis.

For over 20 years Dr. Constance Barlow worked as a social work practitioner in the community as a clinical social worker in a medical setting and in a community based counseling agency. Barlow maintains a private practice as a Counseling Psychologist and is both a Registered Clinical Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers and a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists.

Research Projects:

  • Barlow, C. (PI). Canada/European Program for Cooperation in Higher Education
    and Vocational Training- Displaced Persons Project. (Human Resources and Skills
    Development Canada;; 2005-2009).
  • Barlow, C. (Co-PI). EU-Canada Student Mobility: Displaced Persons Project.
    (Tempus Programme-Cooperation with the USA and Canada- Education and Culture,
    European Commission; 2005-2009).
  • Barlow, C. (Co-I). Course Development: Interprofessional Practice in
    Community Settings. (URGC-Short Term Project; 2005-2007).
  • Barlow, C. (PI). & Waegemakers Schiff, J. (Co-PI). Suicide Bereavement
    Peer Support Program: Impact Assessment. (Canadian Mental Health Association;
  • Barlow, C. (Co-I)., & Rogers, G. (Co-I). Discourses in Conflict: A
    multidisciplinary study of professional education. (SSHRC;; 2002-2006).
  • Pelech, W. (PI). & Barlow, C. (Co-I). BSW Access Workplace Practica
    Evaluation. (URGC Research Grant; 2004-2005).
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