Brianna Brower, Ph.D. is a Trauma Psychology Fellow at the Yale Child Study Center. Within the Yale Child Study Center, Dr. Brower serves as a postdoctoral clinician in the Childhood Violent Trauma Center, which aims to provide services to children and families who have been impacted by potentially traumatic or overwhelming events. She also provides direct therapy services to adolescents with severe emotional, social and behavioral disturbances at Albert J. Solnit Children's Center. Dr. Brower completed her internship training at the Yale Child Study Center.
Prior to her training at the Yale Child Study Center, Dr. Brower earned her B.A. in Psychology, with a minor in Criminal Justice, from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She received her M.A. in Forensic and Legal Psychology from Marymount University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with a minor in Developmental Psychology, from Howard University. As part of her training, Dr. Brower completed clinical practica at Washington D.C. charter schools, Basics Group Practice, University of Maryland Center for School Mental Health Program, George Mason University Center for Psychological Services, and The Tree House Child Advocacy Center. She also conducted psychological testing for student-athletes at the University of Maryland, College Park and Warner Psychology Associates.
Dr. Brower's research interests focus on the impact of childhood stress on adolescent development and the identification of protective processes that promote resilience and reduce the likelihood for juvenile contact with the law.