Irene Garrick joined the School of Nursing in August of 2018 as an assistant professor of clinical nursing, teaching Group/Family and Individual Psychotherapy courses in the online Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. Her most recent accomplishments include earning the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification after recently completing a project management micromasters program. As education project coordinator, she draws upon her expertise in project management, higher education, and her years as a corporate financial analyst to coordinate the school’s promising education initiatives and programs.

Garrick earned her PhD in counseling and counselor education from the Warner School of Education in 2013, specializing in gerontological counseling with an interest in complicated grief and depression in older adults who have experienced frequent and multiple losses. She has a master’s degree and Certificate of Advanced Study in school psychology, and has experience in K-12 and college assessment and counseling. She also has counseled young and middle-aged adults and specializes in depression, chronic pain, life transitions, parenting, and relationship challenges.

Garrick has taught classes in Assessment and Evaluation, Advanced Family Therapy, Counseling Children and Adolescents, Grief Counseling, and Career Counseling. She is a licensed mental health counselor in New York, a licensed professional counselor in Connecticut, and a board certified counselor. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Project Management Institute, and the Project Management Institute's local Rochester chapter.