Irene Garrick is an assistant professor of clinical nursing and teaches in the Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Leadership, and RN to BS programs. She teaches courses in Psychotherapy and Theoretical Frameworks, Project Management, Healthcare Finance, and Contexts in Healthcare.

Garrick has a PhD in Counseling and Counselor Education from the Warner School of Education, a Master’s in Science and Certificate of Advanced Study in School Psychology from Roberts Wesleyan College, and a MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. She also has a MicroMasters in Project Management from RITex and is a project management professional.

She is a licensed mental health counselor in New York, a licensed professional counselor in Connecticut, and a board certified counselor. She has a private practice and provides telemental health services to a variety of clients experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, chronic pain, life transitions, and parenting and relationship challenges. 

Garrick is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, the Project Management Institute, and the Project Management Institute's local Rochester chapter.

Current Focus

My current focus at the SON is in teaching and clinical work. I have a private practice and provide psychotherapy to help clients with a variety of presenting issues.

Professional Experience
School of Nursing Ombuds, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US. 4/2022 - Current

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Irene R Garrick Mental Health Counseling PLLC, Rochester, NY, . 2019 - Current

Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US. 2018 - Current

Dealing with Trauma
Phronesis World Nursing and Health Care Congress, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada

Gambling Motivation and Psychosocial Outcomes in Older Adults: A Multi-Groups Analysis
Fifth International Conference on Self-Determination Theory, 2013
Rochester, New York

Gambling Motivation and Psychosocial Outcomes for Older Adults: A multi-groups analysis based on impact of age and gender (accepted for presentation)
2012 Gerontological Society of America’s 65th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2012
San Diego, California

Using Structural Equation Modeling to Address Questions in Counseling Research
Martin Lynch, Tamara Sullivan
American Counseling Association Conference, 2010
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Autobiography as a Narrative Counseling Intervention Strategy in Midlife and Old Age
Kathryn Douthit, Susan Santiago
American Counseling Association Conference, 2010
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Autoethnography as a Transformative Counseling Research Method for Studying Life Stories of Diverse Older Adults
Kathryn Douthit, Susan Santiago
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference, 2009
San Diego, California

Garrick, Irene (2012). • Unpublished PhD Dissertation “Gambling Motivation and Psychosocial Outcomes in Older Adults: A Multi-Groups Analysis of the Impact of Age, Gender, and Type of Gambling”, a secondary analysis using self-determination theory as a theoretical framework and Structural Equation Modeling as a quantitative tool.. Not published.

Bassett, R.L., Garrick, I. et al. (2008). Walking Down the Sunny Side of the Street: Three Studies Developing a Spiritually Nuanced Measure of Optimism. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion.