Dr. Barclay has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. He is also an Associate Professor of Psychology at Liberty University. Dr. Barclay has a diverse background. In addition to his clinical practice, he is a retired police officer from the Pittsburgh, PA area where he served for 20 years in the patrol division and criminal investigations bureau. He is also a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School and served in the 7th Light Infantry Division.
Dr. Barclay has maintained an active clinical practice, Advanced Psychotherapeutics, PLLC, for many years and developed treatment programs for juvenile offenders for the Court of Common Pleas. Dr. Barclay performed his residency at Piedmont Psychiatric Center/Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg, VA.
In addition to clinical practice and teaching, Dr. Barclay is a published author and researcher in resilience and the clinical use of positive psychology. He is the creator of the High Capacity Model of Resiliene and Well-being with academic and popular publications. Dr. Barclay uses his clinical exepertise and research in resilience as a platform for personal life coaching and executive coaching.
Alyssa Gavulic is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Associate Professional Counselor who is currently pursuing a PhD in Counseling Education and Supervision from Liberty University. She is a part of an active research team that is investigating the various dimensions of resilience as they apply to a variety of life experiences and populations.
Alyssa has an extensive background working with individuals, couples, and families within the military, veteran, widow, and bereavement populations. Her expertise in these areas comes from her education and training as well as her personal experiences. In addition to being a Special Operations military spouse for 15 years, she completed a year-long internship with the Chaplain Family Life Training Program at Fort Benning and then worked post-graduation with predominantly active duty military population and/or their families. After becoming a military widow in 2014 and losing one of her six children in 2015, she has also become actively involved in a variety of Gold Star family organizations, military and civilian widow organizations, and parent bereavement groups.
She now specializes in resiliency, wellness, military unique stressors, trauma recovery, marriage and family therapy, parenting techniques, and bereavement counseling. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), and Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society for students, professional counselors and counselor educators (CSI).