Brooke is in her final year of the Honours in Psychology program at the University of New Brunswick, with two minors in comparative cultural studies and business administration. Her thesis, titled “Parent perceptions of an early intervention for their preschool-aged children with autism,” is being completed under the supervision of Dr. Barbara D’Entremont. She has worked as a research assistant in several areas of research, including Indigenous health, transdiagnostic therapy for adolescents, and various studies within the field of cultural psychology. Her work in Dr. Ronis’ lab, beginning in January 2021, concerns youth conferencing procedures in the criminal justice system, as well as facilitators and barriers to accessing key resources for adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Brooke plans to pursue graduate school in Clinical Psychology and conduct research on the interaction between familial and cultural factors, particularly in immigrant families. She is also interested in access to care for those experiencing social disadvantages. She has enjoyed volunteering in child and youth community activities for several years and hopes to work with children, youth, and families in clinical practice after graduate studies.
Publications and Projects:
Tracy, B. (in press). Path of Peace. The Peace Chronicle, 14(1).
Hennessey, M., Cole, R., Tracy, B., & Han, R. (2021). NB Child and Youth Advocate review on youth suicide prevention and mental health services: Statistical overview—Indigenous youth. New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocate.
Hennessey, M., Travers, K., & Tracy, B. (2019). Creating a common vision: Issues and recommendations for K-12 arts education in New Brunswick. Government of New Brunswick. https://artslinknb.com/arts-education/
Tracy, B. (March, 2021). Improving outcomes for youth that offend: Common practices for Section 19 conferences in New Brunswick. Verbal presentation with slide deck presented at the Arts Matters conference at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB.