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Brieanne Kidd Kohrt

GSPP-Non-Teaching Fac Adjunct

What I do

"La vida no es la que uno vivió, sino lo que uno recuerda, y cómo lo recuerda para contarla" - Gabriel García Márquez

Professional Biography

Brie Kohrt earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2013 from The Catholic University of America. She completed her internship at The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, and postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University. She is presently an Assistant Professor in the International Disaster Psychology program at the University of Denver. She is passionate about increasing the quality of training for mental health professionals who will provide services in Spanish, and increasing access to culturally appropriate assessment and treatment for Latino populations domestically and abroad. Her research focuses on closing gaps to mental health care for the Latinx community in the U.S. and in low-resource communities in Latin America.She has worked with Latinx communities across the United States, and has worked internationally in Guatemala and Peru. She is presently engaged in a research project examining the efficacy of an adapted perinatal depression program for use in a Mayan community in Guatemala. Dr.Kohrt also directs a Spanish for mental health training program in Peru called PASEO,


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, The Catholic University of America, 2013

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Licensed Psychologist

Professional Affiliations

  • National Latino Psychological Association
  • International Psychology (Div 52)
  • Society of Child Clinical and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53)
  • American Psychological Association
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice

Media Sources


Global mental health, efficacious methods for delivering mental health services in low-resource settings, identification and management of perinatal depression in low-resource Latin American communities, influence of migration and urbanization in Latin America on the family system and mental health, cultural adaptations of evidence-based treatments for Latinx populations, best practices for culturally and linguistically appropriate supervision and training of Spanish-speaking students

Key Projects

  • Monitoring and Evaluation of the Colorado Organization for Victim Organization (COVA) Human Trafficking Program
  • An evaluation & adaptation offered by Blue Bench: Increasing the Evidence Base around Group

Featured Publications

Kohrt, B. K. (2020). Psychological evaluations for immigration court, part I: Considerations and recommendations for improving diagnosis when conducting psychological evaluations with limited English proficient immigrants in detention. The Colorado Psychologist, 47(6), 16-18.
Kohrt, B. K., Barrueco, S., & Pérez, C. P. (2015). Domestic violence as a threat to maternal and child well-being in an urban migrant community in Peru. Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health, 37(4-5), 265-72.


Kohrt, B. K., Martinez, D. A., Cabel Salinas, L., Hernandez-Arriaga, B., & Dominguez, D. (2019). When the community "needs" (you): The intersection of identity and professional responsibility in research and activism in transnational contexts. 2019 Annual Conferencia. Miami, FL: National Latino Psychological Association.
Kohrt, B. K., Bennet, E., & Boyd, D. (2019). Adapting a maternal mental health screening tool and intervention for implementation in a maternal and child health program in Guatemala. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Conference. Portland, Oregon: PASEO.
Kohrt, B. K., Martinez, D. A., & Paniagua Avila, A. (2018). Building Capacity Across Borders: Methods for Scaling Up Psychosocial Services in Low-Resource Latin American Communities. Coming Together for Action. Denver, CO: Global Alliance for Behavioral Health & Social Justice.
Kohrt, B. K., Murray, M. P., Lee, J., & Montgomery, A. (2018). Complex trauma treatment for mental health workers in Northern Peru. International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Conference. Washington, DC: ISTSS.