Brewer, Onna

USA 113 S Monroe St 1st Floor, Tallahassee, FL 32301

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CBT-I Services:

I offer CBT-I as an evidence-based psychotherapy service within my private practice via both face-to-face and video telehealth sessions. My practice is located in Tallahassee, Florida, and I am a licensed psychologist in Florida (PY 10655) and Illinois (071.009511).

CBT-I Background:

As a previous staff psychologist with the Veteran Health Administration (William S. Middleton Memorial VAMC in Madison, WI and Rockford VA Outpatient Clinic), I completed competency-based training in CBT-I in 2015 as part of the VA's National Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Training Initiative. This training involved an initial 3-day workshop in CBT-I in San Antonio, Texas in February 2016, followed by four months of weekly consultation group phone calls and submission of audio-recorded sessions of my practice of individual CBT-I with Veterans, reviewed by a VA CBT-I consultant. Following completion of this training, I was able to learn Group CBT-I facilitation from James Findley, PhD, who facilitated a CBT-I group via video telehealth to the Rockford VA Outpatient Clinic where I provided care and was able to observe, co-facilitate, and receive technical assistance from Dr. Findley. I continued to provide individual and group CBT-I with Veterans in this clinic, with excellent retention and measurement-based outcomes, until my resignation from VA in May 2017. During that time, I also conducted empirical research with colleagues in the VA on the efficacy of combining CBT-I with hypnotic medication tapering (Frazier, E. & Van Orden, O. (2016, April). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia with hypnotic medication tapering component. Poster presentation at the Annual College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO).

Training & Professional Background:

I completed my PhD in Human Services Psychology with concentrations in Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), an APA-accredited doctoral program, in 2013 under the mentorship of Carlo DiClemente, PhD. My research has focused on addictions, health behaviors, and mental health treatments with an emphasis on underserved populations and processes of change. I completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the VA Maryland Health Care System where I specialized in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I then worked as a staff psychologist with the Veterans Health Administration for 3 years where I was a provider in the Outpatient Mental Heath Clinic, Trauma Recovery Program, and DBT Team, as well as a Motivational Interviewing Consultant and Regional Trainer for the VA’s National Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Initiative. My passion for learning and teaching brought me to Rockford University where I was an Assistant Professor of Psychology for 3 years, getting “back to basics” teaching introductory psychology as well as brain and behavior, research methods, and advanced undergraduate courses in approaches to understanding mental illness and recovery before moving to Florida and opening my private practice in 2020, where I provide psychotherapy services and as well professional consulting and training.

PUBLICATIONS: Brewer, O., & Erdem, O. (2020). Values Activation and Present Bias. International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics, 9(2), 57-69. http://doi.org/10.4018/IJABE.2020040104 Santanello, A. P., Toohey, M. J., Van Orden, O., Soll, M. B., & Batten, S. V. (2017). State Anger, Trait Anger, and Experiential Avoidance in Veterans with PTSD. Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health, 25, 11-18. DiClemente, C. C., Delahanty, J. C., Havas, S. W., & Van Orden, O. R. (2015). Understanding self-reported staging of dietary behavior in low-income women. Journal of Health Psychology, 20, 741–753. DiClemente, C. C., Van Orden, O., Portnoy, G. A., Norwood, A., Gregory, H. & Jordan, L. (2012). S.B.I.R.T. for Mental Health and Substance Use: Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Implementation Guide for HIV Care Services Programs. Baltimore: UMBC Center for Community Collaboration. Gregory, H. H., Van Orden, O., Jordan, L., Portnoy, G. A., Welsh, E., Betkowski, J., Wolfman Charles, J., & DiClemente, C. C. (2012). New Directions in Capacity Building: Incorporating Cultural Competence into the Interactive Systems Framework. American Journal of Community Psychology, 50, 321-333. DOI 10.1007/s10464-012-9508-8 DiClemente, C. C., Van Orden, O. R., & Wright, K. S. (2011). Motivational Interviewing and Enhancement. In P. Ruiz & E. Strain (Eds.), Lowinson & Ruiz’s Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Textbook, Fifth Edition (pp. 622-632). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. PRESENTATIONS & POSTERS: Brewer, O. & Lynch, J. (2020, January). Redesigning Introduction to Psychology: Applying New Frameworks and Assessing Critical Thinking Outcomes. Poster presented at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL. Lynch, J., Brewer, O., & Martin, A. (2018, January). Evaluating an interactive, musical demonstration of working memory with Introduction to Psychology students. Poster presented at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL. Frazier, E. & Van Orden, O. (2016, April). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia with hypnotic medication tapering component. Poster presentation at the Annual College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO. Lickel, J., Gutierrez, B., Messina, M., Van Orden, O., & Francois, S. C. (2015, November). Video telehealth versus face-to-face evidence-based psychotherapy among a military veteran outpatient clinic population: Therapy retention, working alliance, and outcomes. Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 49th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL. Van Orden, O. (2013, July). ACT and MI: Lessons from a Combined Group Intervention. Paper presented at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences World Conference XI, Sydney, NSW, AUS. Delahanty, J. C., DiClemente, C. C., Van Orden, O., & Fiedler, R. (2012, March). Sequence and patterns of smoking, alcohol, and marijuana initiation in a statewide survey of adolescents. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco’s 18th Annual Meeting, Houston, TX. Welsh, E. A., Van Orden, O., Gregory, H., Jordan, L., & DiClemente, C. C. (2010, March). Utilizing motivational and stage-based training to support effective implementation of evidence-based approaches. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Bethesda, MD. Van Orden, O. & DiClemente, C. C. (2010, February). Biopsychosocial differences between nondaily and daily smokers in a web-based college sample. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco’s 16th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. Van Orden, O., Lee-Wilk, T., Dischinger, P. C., Kufera, J. A., Auman, K. M., Baldwin, B., Murdock, K. R., & Kane, R. L. (2009, February). Performance on a computerized measure of attention as a predictor of persistent cognitive symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society 37th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. Lee-Wilk, T., Dischinger, P. C., Dux, M., Kufera, J. A., Van Orden, O., Auman, K. M., Murdock, K. R., & Kane, R. L. (2009, February). Comparison of the ARES for PALM OS Handheld PDA and ANAM™ computerized test platforms in mild traumatic brain injury. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society 37th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. Greene, P., Van Orden, O., DiClemente, C. C., & Soderstrom, C. (2008, July). Predicting drinking change following Screening and Brief Interventions (SBI) for alcohol-involved trauma patients. Poster presented at the 2008 Joint Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism and the International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (RSA/ISBRA), Washington, DC. Van Orden, O., Dischinger, P. C., Lee-Wilk, T., Kufera, J. A., Auman, K. M., Murdock, K. R., & Kane, R. L. (2008, June). Predicting change in performance on a computerized measure of attention after mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster presented at the 6th Annual Conference of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN), Boston, MA. Van Orden, O. & Moncrief, D. (2008, March). Maryland Smoking STOPS Here: Coordinating a Statewide College Tobacco-Free Initiative. Presentation at the 7th National Tobacco Symposium on Young Adults by the BACCHUS Network, Sacramento, CA. Trent-Brown, S. & Van Orden, O. (2004, February). The effects of temporal manipulation on the perception of voice quality. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Behavioral & Social Sciences (AABSS), Las Vegas, NV.
  • USA 113 S Monroe St 1st Floor, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Additional Details

Florida, Illinois
Brewer Behavioral Health
(321) 405-1962
Florida: FL
No
Clinical Psychologist
PhD
FL Licensed Psychologist (PY 10655) IL Licensed Clinical Psychologist (071009511)
10-20 Years
1-5 Years
No
No
No
1-5 Years
Insomnia
No
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