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Barbara H. Suddarth, PH.D., PCC


Certified Executive Coach

International Certified Career Coach

Certified MentorCoach

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As Executive Director of CDA since its founding in 2002, Barbara has the experience and proven expertise in providing quality and ethical services to a variety of clients. In addition to CDA, she maintains a small, private career development and psychotherapy practice in Olney, Maryland.

Barbara is a licensed psychologist with more than 20 years of professional experience in career counseling and organizational consulting. She is a faculty associate at the Johns Hopkins University, where she teaches graduate-level career development and assessment courses in the School of Education. Her education includes:

  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University

  • M.A. in Community Counseling from the University of Maryland.

  • Completion of the two-year Program in Psychotherapy Practice from the Washington School of Psychiatry.

Barbara is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Certified Career Counselor (NCCC), Master Career Counselor (MCC) and an active member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the American Psychological Association.  In 2012, Barbara received the Outstanding Career Practitioner Award from NCDA and in 2014 she became an NCDA Fellow. She also serves on the editorial board of the Career Development Quarterly, the journal of NCDA.

Barbara is a Master Trainer for the NCDA Facilitating Career Development training program, of which she and David Reile wrote the curriculum of the same title in 2012. Additionally she is co-author of “Facilitating Mid-Career Transitions” a chapter in the “APA Handbook of Career Intervention” (2014).

Internationally, Barbara is founding member of the India Career Development Association (ICDA), as well as an invited guest speaker and a member of the ICDA 2013 Conference Committee.

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