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. Dr. Keener received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Florida International University. She serves as Dean for the School of Professional and Career Education and is a Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Barry University in Miami, Florida. She is a licensed therapist and qualified supervisor in the State of Florida specializing in anxiety and mood disorders, substance abuse, and trauma.
Dr. Keener’s research interests focus on positive psychology, anxiety disorders, children’s reactions to trauma, community responses to trauma, and substance abuse treatment. Her strength-based counseling approach extends to her teaching and supervision work. For over a decade, she has worked with mental health professionals and first responders in an effort to address anxiety and post-traumatic stress in children, families, and communities. 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, the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine Disaster and Extreme Event Preparedness Center (DEEP Center).