Corina Barker is a licensed clinical social worker currently working in direct clinical practice in an outpatient primary care setting in rural eastern Kentucky.
As a native to the area, Corina is passionate about working with individuals in her home community.
She has a broad range of experience in both inpatient and outpatient medical and psychiatric settings. Corina obtained her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Brigham Young University – Hawaii.
She went on to obtain her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the highly ranked University of Southern California in which she concentrated in mental health and sub-concentrated in military social work. As a student in the University of Kentucky’s Doctor of Social Work (DSW) program (with an anticipated graduation date of May 2022), most of her studies thus far in the clinical track have focused on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and chronic stress on adolescent mental health.
While she enjoys working with all age groups, working with adolescents (ages 12-18) is of particular interest to her due to the unique and formative time this is in their lives.
More recently, Corina has found enjoyment in serving as an adjunct professor for the University of Kentucky’s College of Social Work program where she eagerly works to instill in others the same passion she has for the field of social work.
Corina has a client-centered approach to clinical practice and strongly grounds her work in core social work values and ethics.
She is honored each time an individual allows her to journey alongside them where she seeks to empower them to reach their goals and see their worth.
Outside of her work in the social work profession, Corina identifies her roles as being a wife and a mother to her two young daughters as her greatest life accomplishments.