Calisha Brooks Ph.D.

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Staff Psychologist




B.S. Psychology, Fisk University, Nashville, TN

Ph.D. and M.S. Counseling Psychology, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

Predoctoral Internship, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


Professional Interests

My current research and interests include assessing racial trauma and race-based stress in people of color, understanding the intersects of identity in African American Women, eating disorders, and working with students from historically marginalized communities. I am excited about collaborating with the UC community to bring workshops and outreach programming that provides people of color a platform and space to discuss their lived experiences.

Approach to Therapy

I believe in developing authentic and genuine relationships with people by simply showing up as a human being. My role as a psychologist is to help students identity their own values as I walk alongside them in the process to help pull out and mirror those values and personal strengths.