James Madison University
PHOTO: Timothy Brearly

Timothy Brearly

  • Years Attended: 2011-2015
  • Advisor: Craig Shealy

Areas of Interest

Associations between religious belief/value certainty and intergroup conflict; Interests in leadership, neuropsychology, and the use of emerging technologies to enhance clinical and research processes


I am completing a 2-year VA MIRECC fellowship focused on neuropsychology, and is pursuing ABPP certification. My current work is focused on: 1) using telehealth/mHealth technologies to provide assessment and mental health care from a distance, and 2) improving understanding of blast-related mTBI and PTSD in Veterans. I am passionate about making care more accessible, and providing pathways for individuals to improve their psychological well-being.

Program Reflections

I am extremely thankful for the kind C-I professors who encouraged me to think broadly yet pragmatically, to not be afraid to challenge the status quo, and to hold the needs of the people we serve with sincere care and integrity. I recommend the program often, due to its unique culture which promotes transparency and acceptance, cherishes diversity, and emphasizes authentic personal and professional growth.