Paula Barrett is a scholar and researcher in the field of child psychology. She has been published widely in the area of prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression. She also made the promotion of resilience through the evidence-based friends programs. Paula Barrett completed her Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in 1983 at University of Lisbon. Later she studied Licenciatura in Clinical Psychology 1986 and Master of Clinical Psychology in 1990. Finally, she got Doctorate in Philosophy in 1995.