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Barbara Jacobs Strother, American psychotherapist. Certified addictions professional, Florida. Named one of Outstanding Young Women American, 1970.


Strother, Barbara Jacobs was born on November 14, 1935 in Columbus, Georgia, United States. Daughter of H. Ellis and B. Louise (Burkes) Jacobs.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Auburn University, 1957. Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling, University Southern Florida, 1987. Postgraduate, Indiana University, 1983.


Assistant bookkeeper, Allstate Insurance Company, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1957-1959;secretary, personnel, Times Public Company, St. Petersburg, 1960-1961;teacher, Strother Studio, St. Petersburg, 1962-1979;office manager, American Technology Institute, St. Petersburg, 1969-1974;office manager, Seaboard-Calina, Inc., St. Petersburg, 1981-1984;counselor, addictions, Benmar, Inc., Tampa, Florida, 1984-1986;alcohol specialist, Pinellas Comprehensive Addictions Superior vena cava syndrome, Clearwater, Florida, 1986-1988;psychotherapist, Comprehensive Care Corporation, St. Petersburg, since 1988. Counselor, St. Petersburg, 1984. Research, consultant in field.


Children's choir director 1st Presbyterian Church, St. Petersburg, 1970-1971, Sunday school teacher, 1972-1974, 82-85. Docent Museum Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 1980-1984. Member American Association Counseling and Development, National Rehabilitation Association, Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, National Association Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Association Labor Management Administrators and Consultant on Alcoholism, Auburn University Alumni Association, Delta Omicron (chairman national conference 1980, award 1970).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: piano, decorating, travel, reading.


Married Fred P. Strother Junior, September 8, 1956. Children: Foreign Policy III, Laure E.