Faculty Spotlight: Terrina Brooks, Ph.D.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 3:15pm

Over the next few months, we will be introducing the newest COE faculty members! Welcome, Dr. Brooks.

Terrina Brooks, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

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What inspired you to be a faculty member?

My passion for training the next generation of clinically competent, culturally aware, socially just, ethical practitioners who are committed to serving diverse communities.  

What are your research interests?

My clinical and scholarly interests include: cultural humility in psychotherapy, young adult mental health, clinical supervision and training, and the intersection of spirituality and psychology.

How do you integrate issues of DEI into your research and/or teaching?

Cultural Humility, as described by Hook, Davis, Owen, & DeBlaere, (2017), is one of the foundational frameworks I utilize to anchor the work I engage in. Reflection on the intersectionality of identity and social contexts and using these insights to deepen awareness, knowledge, and skills are essential pedagogical practices.

What advice do you have for graduate students?

Be flexible and adaptable -- sometimes the journey takes you on unexpected paths, but you will reach your goals! Always be open to feedback, learning, and growth. 

Favorite things to do in Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley? If you're new, what are you most looking forward to?

I'm looking forward to learning more about and interacting with the local community. I'm also looking forward to learning about great restaurants in the area! 

BIO

Dr. Terrina Brooks is a licensed psychologist with extensive experience providing individual and group therapy, crisis intervention services, clinical supervision, and diversity training. Trained as a generalist in Counseling Psychology, with a focus on multiculturalism and intersectionality, Dr. Brooks has worked with diverse populations in various settings. In addition, she has experience teaching graduate psychology courses and experience as a practicum/internship coordinator. Her clinical and scholarly interests include: cultural humility in psychotherapy, young adult mental health, clinical supervision and training, and the intersection of spirituality and psychology. Dr. Brooks earned both her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and M.Ed. in Counseling & Human Services at Lehigh University. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Howard University.