Psychology
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Jessica Brooks, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Clinical and Counseling Psychology
Brannen Hall 2034
jbrooks@georgiasouthern.edu
(912) 478-7929
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Jessica Brooks received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth, Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from North Dakota State University, and doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Georgia. Her teaching interests include: substance use, multicultural psychology, health psychology, clinical supervision, professional development and ethics, and systems of psychotherapy and skills. Clinical interests include mood and anxiety-related disorders, LGBTQ issues, childhood trauma, substance use issues, and relational difficulties. Dr. Brooks’ research interests broadly focus on the intersections of diversity, mental and physical health disparities, and substance use, misuse, and dependency. Her clinical experiences in university counseling centers, psychiatric hospitals, private practices and community mental health clinics in rural and urban settings. She has clinical experiences in university counseling centers, psychiatric hospitals, private practices and community mental health clinics in rural and urban settings. Her primary area of research is dedicated to the inclusive study of biological (e.g., genetic vulnerability), psychological (e.g., mental health, emotion regulation, coping), and social (e.g., environment, group processes, discrimination/prejudice) contributions to the spectrum of alcohol and other substance use behaviors (e.g., use, misuse, dependency). Secondary lines of research focus on the effects of mindfulness on overall well-being, the impact of self-care strategies on therapist’s personal and professional competencies, and professional development in early career psychologists.

Last updated: 9/7/2018

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