About Brenda A Wiens
Dr. Wiens is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions. Dr. Wiens completed an internship in clinical child and pediatric psychology at the University of Florida, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, in 2000. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2003.
Dr. Wiens’ specialty area is clinical child psychology, and she has experience working with a wide range of child populations and clinical concerns. Her areas of clinical interest include assessments for ADHD, learning disabilities, and behavioral/emotional concerns; providing treatment services to children in rural areas; and consulting with teachers and schools. Dr. Wiens is involved in the UF ADHD program and consults with participating team members, including the disciplines of medicine, nursing, psychology, psychiatry, and speech/language. She also supervises a clinic one day a week in Columbia County to provide services to children and families through the school district. Dr. Wiens also collaborates with Jeanne Marie Stacciarini, Ph.D., in the College of Nursing on her projects related to social isolation and mental wellness for immigrant Latinos in rural areas.
- Clinical Child / Pediatric Psychology
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder in children
- Intellectual disability
- Language disorders in children
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Social anxiety disorder
Dr. Wiens is currently a Co-Investigator as part of the UF site for the NIH funded Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) project (https://abcdstudy.org/), which is the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. Dr. Wiens has also conducted research in the areas of school mental health services and school-based programs focusing on prevention of violence, substance use, and negative youth outcomes. She has been the principal evaluator for evaluation and services contracts on several Department of Education grants awarded to the Columbia County School District, focusing on expanding counseling and prevention services for elementary school students, implementing mentoring programs for middle school youth, and implementing prevention programs to decrease youth alcohol use. Dr. Wiens also has collaborated with Jeanne Marie Stacciarini, Ph.D., in the College of Nursing on her projects related to social isolation and mental wellness for immigrant Latinos in rural areas.