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Elissa Brown

Professor
Psychology
Ph.D., University at Albany

Educational Background
Ph.D. 1996, University at Albany, Clinical Psychology
M.A.  1996, University at Albany,  Clinical Psychology
B.S.  1990,  University of Pennsylvania Psychology, American History

Teaching
Courses Taught at St. John’s University
Clinical Psychology Practicum I: Interviewing
Clinical Psychology Assessment and Intervention Practicum, 1 and 2
School Psychology Therapy Practicum, 1 and 2
Behavior Therapy

Research
Areas of Specialization
My work focuses on developing, testing, and disseminating therapies for children who have experienced traumatic events, such as 9/11, child abuse, and bereavement related traumatic circumstances, such as September 11th , 2001.

Biography

Dr. Elissa Brown is the Founder and Executive Director of the Child HELP Partnership and Professor of Psychology at St. John’s University.  Her primary clinical and research interests include the prevention and treatment of child trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder.  She has participated in research on the assessment and treatment of sexual assault, child physical abuse, and bereavement related to traumatic circumstances, such as September 11th, 2001. 

Dr. Brown has received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, New York State Office of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Justice, and Private Foundations to evaluate treatments for traumatized children and adolescents, many of whom are from culturally diverse and economically disadvantaged populations.  Dr. Brown is a member of several national and international organizations dedicated to improving mental health services for traumatized children and is on the Board of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Dr. Brown has received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, New York State Office of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Justice, and Private Foundations to evaluate treatments for traumatized children and adolescents, many of whom are from culturally diverse and economically disadvantaged populations.  Dr. Brown is a member of several national and international organizations dedicated to improving mental health services for traumatized children and is on the Board of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.