Brittany is currently a third year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Training Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research interests include child maltreatment, specifically the relationship between child sexual abuse and long-term functioning. She is interested in the relationship between psychopathology and abuse attributions that are developed following sexual abuse (e.g., self-blame/guilt, feeling vulnerable) in youths presenting for treatment. She currently works as a Psych Extern at Uta Halee Academy, which offers residential treatment for adolescent young women. In her position, she conducts comprehensive psychological assessments to identify risks, needs areas, and strengths in order to tailor treatment plans accordingly to each student. Previously, she worked as an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant at Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders County, specifically with the Early Head Start Home-based program and Head Start school-based program.
Brittany graduated from the University of North Georgia College & State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. While there, she volunteered at women shelters and volunteered at a child and adolescent female group home. She went on to pursue her Master’s degree in Psychology and graduated with a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from Georgia Southern University in 2015. She worked as a research coordinator in the Trauma and Family Violence lab, mentored undergraduates, and was a teaching assistant throughout her years in the program. She presented research at various regional and national conferences.
For self care, Brittany enjoys reading crime/mystery novels, painting, baking, and going for runs when the weather is nice.
Biles, B. L., Meidlinger, K., Theimer, K., Pogue, J., Schreier, A., McCoy, K., Flood, M. F., & Hansen, D. J. (2016, October). Sexually Abused Youth Presenting to Treatment: Understanding Predictors of Negative Abuse Attributions. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York City, NY.
Biles, B. L., & Yancey, C. T. (2015, November). Does Resiliency Moderate the Relationship Between Child Sexual Abuse and Emotional Indices? Poster presented at the 49th Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.
Pogue, J. K., Theimer, K., Pittenger, S. L., Schreier, A., Meidlinger, K., Biles, B., Flood, M. F., & Hansen, D. J. (2015, November). Recognizing the Impact of Familial Distress: Improving Mental Health Services for Sexually Abused Youth by Including Caregivers and Non-abused Siblings. Poster presented at the 49th Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.
Biles, B. L., Iannacone, K. A., & Yancey, C. T. (2015, April). The Impact of the "Sexually Abused" Label: Perceptions of Positive Traits in Children. Poster presented at the Georgia Southern Research Symposium, Statesboro, GA.
Yancey, C. T., & Biles, B. L. (2014, November). Are Recent Declines in Substantiated Cases of Child Sexual Abuse Reflected in Adults' Reports? Poster presented at the 48th Annual Convention of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.