Dr. Brooke Hillary, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist


1997        University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida

Fellowship in Pediatric Behavioral Medicine

1995         Hofstra University, Long Island, New York.

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology.

1990          Hofstra University, Long Island, New York.

M.A. Clinical and School Psychology.

1987          University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.

M.S.E.d. Counseling Psychology.

1985          Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

B.A. Psychology and Biology.


2010-Present   Private practice, Boca Raton, Florida

Private practice specializing in pediatric, adolescent, and adult behavioral medicine. Forensic evaluations, including custody evaluations, and expert testimony. Specializing in working with women and children who have been sexually or physically abused. Domestic violence. Examination and therapy of sexually and physically abused children. 

1998-2010  Center for Psychology and Behavioral Medicine,    Boca Raton Florida.

Private practice specializing in behavioral medicine, rehabilitation medicine, pediatric behavioral medicine. Chronic pain      work including individual, group psychotherapy and biofeedback training. Forensic work including custody evaluations, expert testimony, examination, and psychotherapy of sexually and physically abused children. Psychological testing including testing for Attention Deficit Disorder, pediatric neuropsychological evaluations, and learning disabilities evaluations.

1999-2001 Developmental Pediatrics, Boca Raton Medical Center, Boca Raton, Florida

Director of psychological services. Psychological evaluation for sexually, physically abused children, full psychological evaluation. Psychotherapy for children with developmental disabilities and psychological issues such as attachment failure, physical, or sexual abuse, or issues regarding medical illness and behavioral medicine. Worked as part of a multi disciplinary team with physicians, occupational, speech and physical therapists. Full psychological evaluation and pediatric neuropsychological evaluations for children with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and psychological issues.

1997-1999  Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital, Sunrise Florida.

Director of Pediatric and Spinal Cord Units Psychology, and psychologist for inpatient acute rehabilitation patients:  Work with pediatrics, spinal cord, cardiac, burn, and orthopedic patients. Designed and implemented pediatric pain management program. Forensic work and expert witness testimony with pediatric sexually and physically abused patients. Domestic violence forensic evaluations and psychotherapy with families and children. 

1995-1997 University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Miami, Florida.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology. Inpatient and outpatient experience working with children and families with HIV/AIDS. Designed and implemented Pediatric Pain Management Program with HIV/AIDS patients. Inpatient experience in behavioral medicine with children with chronic illness, trauma, burn, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.  Court evaluations of children with suspected sexual and physical abuse. 

1991-1993 State University of New York at Farmingdale, Farmingdale, New York.

Post Intern Resident. Individual and group psychotherapy withadults, crisis intervention, psychological assessment, lectures and workshops. 

1988-1993 Psychological Evaluation and Research Center, Hempstead, New York.

Individual, group and family psychotherapy, and full psychological assessment (including intellectual, behavioral and personality assessment) of children and adults. 

1990-1991 State University of New York at Farmingdale, Farmingdale, New York.

Psychology Intern. Individual, group and family therapy, crisis intervention, intellectual and personality assessment, and workshop presentations and lectures

1990 Merrick School District, Merrick, New York.Intern Psychologist. Duties included intellectual and personality assessment, classroom observation, and individual and group counseling with children, ages 5-17. 

1989 Glenn Cove Schools, Long Island, New York.              

Pre-K screening for school readiness. Intensive psycho-educational evaluations to determine school readiness. 

1988-1989   Boystown of Florida, Miami, Florida.

Social Worker. Individual and group psychotherapy at a residentialfacility for sexually and physically abused boys, aged 12-18. Court evaluations of residents on regular basis. 

1987-1988    DUI Countermeasures, Miami, Florida.

Evaluation and counseling for alcohol and substance abusers. Staff instructor for alcohol and drug education course. Group therapy with long term substance abusers.

1986-1987    Institute for Family Living, Miami, Florida.

Individual and family psychotherapy with children and adults.

1986-1988  South Dade Alcohol Education Center, Miami, Florida.

Individual and group psychotherapy with alcohol and substance abusers.



1988-1996  Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.

Research Assistant to Dr. Mitchell Schare. Research on Caffeineand the interactive effects of caffeine and stress; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

1986-1987  University of Miami, Miami, Florida.

Research assistant to Dr. A.  LaGreca.  Research on compliance in diabetic youths ages 12-18.

1985           University of Delaware, Newark Delaware.       

Research assistant to Dr. Tom Scott.  Psychophysiological research on taste in rats in the area of Nucleus Tractus Solitarius (NTS) in the brain. Duties included stereotaxic surgery, single cell unit recording techniques as well as various tissue staining techniques including HRP (Horse Radish Peroxidase).

1986-1987  University of Miami, Miami, Florida

Research assistant to Dr. Neil Schneiderman.  Salt-stress hypertension project on rats.  Duties included vascular and stereotaxic surgery on rats. Also, preparation and staining of tissues including work with HRP.

1984           UCLA, Los Angeles, California.

Research assistant to Dr. Seymour Feshbach. Human aggression study. Skills: experimental design, clinical interview, data coding and analysis.



1991-1995  Instructor for New York State

Certification course on the Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse.

1989-1995 Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.              

Teaching assistant to Dr. Mitchell Schare.  Courses: MMPI, Interviewing and counseling, and Human Sexuality. Various guest lectures on rape, trauma, PTSD.

1987-1988  DUI Countermeasures, Miami, Florida.

Instructor for alcohol and drug remediation course for DUI offenders.



1997         Spirituality as a Coping Strategy in Children with  Chronic Illness.

Presented at the 105th Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois, August, 1997.

1995           The Effects of Caffeine Consumption and Stress on Affect in Chronic

Caffeine Consumers. Presented at the 29th Annual Association for The   Advancement of Behavior Therapy Convention, Washington, D.C., November, 1995.                     

1995           Acute Psychophysiological Effects of Caffeine and Stress on Chronic Caffeine Consumers.

Presented at the 103rd Annual American Psychological Convention, New York, New York, August, 1995.

1995           The effects of Acute Caffeine Consumption and Stress on Psychomotor Performance in Chronic Caffeine Consumers.

Presented at the 66th Annual Eastern Psychological Association convention,Boston, Massachusetts, April 1995. 

1995           Sexually and Physically Abused Adolescents: An Empirical Search for PTSD.

Presented at the 24th Annual Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy Convention, San Francisco, California, November, 1990.



1992           Hillary, B. E., Schare, M. L. (1993). Sexually and Physically Abused Adolescents: An Empirical Search for PTSD.

Journal of Clinical Psychology, 48, 161-165.



1999-2007    West Boca Medical Center, Boca Raton Florida

1997-1999    Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital, Sunrise, Florida

1995-1997    University of Miami School of Medicine/Jackson, Miami, Florida



June 1997   Florida Licensure to practice professional psychology- PY 5665

April 1993    New York Certification in School Psychology

Nov  1990    New York Certification in the identification and reporting of child abuse



American Psychological Association, APA

Florida Psychology Association, FPA

Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, AABT

Division of Health Psychology, APA

Division of Clinical Psychology, APA

Society of Pediatric Psychology, APA