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Roger Brooke, Ph.D., ABPP

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

207 Rockwell Hall
Phone: 412.396.6563


Ph.D., Psychology, Rhodes University, 1989
M.A., Clinical Psychology, U. Witwatersrand, 1983
B.A., Psychology, Philosophy, U. Cape Town, 1976

Roger Brooke was born, raised, and educated in South Africa. His professionally formative years were spent in the upheavals there in the 1980s. Since 1994 he has been Professor of Psychology at Duquesne University. From 1994-2007 he was Director of Training in Clinical Psychology, and was centrally involved in the development of the doctoral program and its accreditation with the American Psychological Association. Since 2008 he has been Director of the Military Psychological Services. He is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist and an examiner for the American Board of Professional Psychology, and was on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology from 2005-2012. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses, supervises doctoral students, has a private practice, and is a consultant Clinical Psychologist at LifeCare Hospital, Pittsburgh. 

Graduate courses
  • Clinical formulation
  • Approaches to psychopathology
  • Psychology as a human science
  • Psychoanalytic theory and practice
  • Special topics: Jungian psychoanalysis
  • Special topics: Medard Boss and Daseinsanalysis
  • Aging and mental health
  • Existential phenomenology
  • Introduction to psychology as a human science
  • Psychoanalytic psychology


  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalytic and Jungian psychology, existential phenomenology, hermeneutics
  • Trauma, including developmental trauma
  • Veterans' issues, including combat trauma
  • Geropsychology


Recent Publications

Brooke, R. (2012). An archetypal perspective for combat trauma. Bulletin of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, 13(1), 2-7.

Brooke, R. (2012). Notes on the phenomenology of interiority and the foundations of psychology. International Journal of Jungian Studies, 2012, 1-16.

Brooke, R. (2012). Unusual treatment: A personal memory of helping people with PTSD in South Africa. The Specialist: Newsletter of the American Board of Professional Psychology, Summer 2012, 51-53.

Brooke, R. (2011). Psychological trauma and the combat verteran. Officer Review, 51, 12.