Sophie Brickman is a fifth-year clinical psychology graduate student in the Cognition, Emotion, and Wellbeing research lab at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Brandeis University and double majored in Psychology and HSSP: Health, Science, Society and Policy. She completed her undergraduate thesis on post-trauma adaptation following the Boston Marathon bombings. Prior to beginning graduate school, she spent time working at the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma in Jerusalem, and McLean Hospital's Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorders Research Program. She is completing her clinical training at the Veteran's Health and Trauma Clinic, and the Rocky Mountain Regional VA's Family Program.
Sophie’s research and clinical interests include posttraumatic growth, trauma memory, the impact of trauma on couples and families, and the role of creative writing in trauma healing.