Barbara Long, M.D., Ph.D. is a psychiatrist in private practice in Atlanta. Although her resume speaks to her broad experience treating patients and consulting in a variety of settings, such as inpatient, day patient, outpatient treatment, substance abuse, chronic pain, and consulting to the medical and surgical hospital units, including cardiac transplantation and artificial heart implantation, currently her focus is consulting to industry about workplace problems and to the legal profession and courts about criminal matters or civil claims of psychological injury. Her consulting work for corporations has dealt with sexual harassment, interpersonal conflict, behavioral problems, and threat assessment.

As a part of her work and service, Dr. Long has worked with young people and their parents for over 30 years, both professionally and on a volunteer basis as an interviewer and support person for the Harvard College Office of Undergraduate Admissions, who awarded her a Hiram Hunn Award in 2009 for her service. In 2014, she joined the Harvard Alumni Association's Board of Directors for a three year term as the Office of Undergraduate Admissions' National Schools and Scholarships Committee's Appointed Member to the Harvard Alumni Association. In 2018, she served as Senior Class Marshal for Commencement. She has a special interest in the emotional well-being of youth in the "Transition" period from high school through college and their 20s. Her concerns about the challenges of this period of life compelled her to write her book, Keep Your Eye on the Prize!-a Young Person's Guidebook to Adulthood.

Dr. Long's 2013 book, Hold On To Your Hat!-Handling the Roller Coaster Emotions of the College Application Process, teaches students and families how to handle the "roller coaster emotions" of this process with resilience and calm.

Both books are available to be purchased here, or digitally, through or Barnes and Noble.

As Chair of the Committee on Work and Organizations, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, Dr. Long and the committee published in 2018 through Oxford University Press a book on workplace dysfunction. Click here for more information.