Dr. Andrea Keener



Born and raised in Germany, Dr. Andrea Keener attended the Universitaet Heidelberg before moving to the United States and subsequently earning a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida. Keener received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from Florida International University. She is a licensed therapist and qualified supervisor in the state of Florida specializing in anxiety and mood disorders. Keener serves as Dean for the School of Professional And Career Education and is an Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Barry University in Miami, Florida.

Keener's research interests focus on childhood anxiety disorders, children's reactions to trauma, and community responses to trauma. Her strength-based counseling approach extends to her teaching and supervision work. She has worked with mental health professionals and first responders in New Orleans in an effort to address anxiety and post-traumatic stress in children after Hurricane Katrina. She has served as consultant to the Terrorism and Disaster Center of the University of Oklahoma's Health Sciences Center, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine Disaster and Extreme Event Preparedness Center (DEEP Center).

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