Colleen A. Brenner, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychology
Director of Clinical Training, PhD Program

Contact Information

Phone 909-558-8617
Fax 909-558-0171

Department of Psychology
Loma Linda University, Central Building, Apt. 3
11130 Anderson St., Loma Linda, CA  92350

The Brain Potential Lab


  • PhD, Psychology - University of Indiana, Bloomington, 2006

Areas of Specialization

  • Serious mental illness (focus on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder)
  • Clinical neuropsychology
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Resiliency, self-efficacy, overall health, and well-being in serious mental illness
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp)

Current Research Projects

Professional Licenses and Memberships

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR)
  • Society for Research in Psychopathology (SRP)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ECNS)

Recent Publications and Presentations


  • Brooks, G.A., Brenner, C.A. (2018). Is there a common vulnerability in cannabis phenomenology and schizotypy? The role of the N170 ERP. Schizophrenia Research, 197; 444-450.


  • Brenner, C.A. (2019, April). Resting State EEG in Cannabis Users and those High on Schizotypal Traits. Presented at the 99th Annual Meeting for the Western Psychological Association; Pasadena, California.
  • Kolahi, Y., Sanders, K., Brenner, C.A. (April 2018). The Relationship Between Resting EEG and Cognition in Schizophrenia. Presented at the 98th Annual Meeting for the Western Psychological Association; Portland, Oregon (refereed abstract).
  • Brenner, C.A. (April 2018) Is There a Common Vulnerability in Cannabis Phenomenology and Schizotypy? The Role of the N170 ERP. Presented at the 98th Annual Meeting for the Western Psychological Association; Portland, Oregon.