Bio

Dr. Brown's professional career highlights include serving as professor at Hunter College, NY and Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. He has also served as the Co-director of Affinity Counseling Group in NJ, a Board member for the Council on Contemporary Families, and as member of several national boards.

Dr. Brown is faculty at the Institute for Family Services and conducts research on teaching pedagogy on the Cultural Context Model and liberation healing practices. He is co-founder of the Liberation Based Healing Conference. 

Dr. Brown has published numerous journal articles and was awarded the Early Career Award from the American Family Therapy Academy. He is also a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists.

Dr. Brown’s research focuses on the development of treatment models that use the supportive structures of families, schools and communities to address trauma, violence and substance abuse. Research and clinical interests also include resilience in street-life-oriented Black men, the psychosocial development of adolescents living in the urban context, contemporary family structures, impact of infidelity on families, liberation psychology, and cultural equity in service provision.

Dr. Brown holds several grants to develop and implement re-entry and restorative justice services for youth and families involved in the justice system. 

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