Dr. Elissa J.Brown
Center for Psychological Services, Classroom C
Elissa Brown, Ph.D. is the Director of the PARTNERS Program and Associate Professor of Psychology at St. John’s University. Dr. Brown received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University at Albany. Dr. Brown completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh. Before coming to St. John’s University, Dr. Brown was on the faculty of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and New York University School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, American Psychological Association, Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy and International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
Brown, E. & Bobrow, A. (in press). School entry after a community-wide trauma: Challenges and lessons learned from September 11th, 2001. Manuscript accepted for publication in Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review.
Brown, E. J., Pearlman, M. Y., & Goodman, R. F. (2004). Facing Fears and Sadness: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Traumatic Grief. Harvard
Review of Psychiatry, 12, 187-198.
Cohen, J., Goodman, R. F., Brown, E. J., & Mannarino, A. (2004). Treatment of Childhood Traumatic Grief: Contributing to a Newly Emerging Condition in the Wake of Community Trauma. Harvard Review of Psychiatry,
Goodman, R. F., Valerian, A., Paris, S., & Brown, E. J. (2004). Letting the Story Unfold: A Case Study of Client Centered Therapy for Childhood Traumatic Grief. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 12, 199-212.
Miller, L. S., Klein, R. G., Kamboukous, D., Brown, E. J., Coard, S. I., & Sosinsky, L. S. (2003). Preventive intervention for urban, low-income preschoolers at familial risk for conduct problems: A randomized pilot study. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 32, 246-257.
Swenson, C. C., Brown, E. J., & Sheidow, A. J. (2003). Medical, legal, and mental health service utilization by physically abused children and their caregivers.
Child Maltreatment, 8, 138-144.
Brown, E. J., Caraway, S. J., Brady, K. L., Iwamasa, G. Y., & Caldwell-Colbert, T. (2002). Taking steps as women in academia: Struggles and solutions. The Behavior Therapist, 25, 189-192.
Kolko, D. J., Berliner, L., & Brown, E. J. (2002). Children's perceptions of their abusive experiences: Measurement and preliminary findings. Child Maltreatment (special series), 7, 42-55.
Brown, E. J., & Heimberg, R. G. (2001). Effects of writing about rape: Evaluating Pennebaker’s paradigm with a severe trauma. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 14, 781-790.
Brown, E. J., & Kolko, D. J. (1999). Child victims’ attributions about being physically abused: An examination of factors associated with symptom severity. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 27, 311-322.
Brown, E. J., Makris, G. S., Juster, H. R., Leung, A. W., Heimberg, R. G., & Frost, R. O. (1999). Relationship of perfectionism to affect, expectations, attributions, and performance in the classroom. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 18, 98-120.
Heimberg, R. G., Horner, K. J., Juster, H. R., Safren, S. A., Brown, E. J., Schneier, F. R., & Liebowitz, M. R. (1999). Psychometric properties of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale. Psychological Medicine, 29, 199-212.
Kolko, D. J., Selelyo, J., & Brown, E. J. (1999). The treatment histories and service experiences of physically and sexually abusive families: Description, correspondence, and correlates. Child Abuse & Neglect, 23, 459-476.
Swenson, C. C., & Brown, E. J. (1999). Cognitive-behavioral group treatment for physically abused children. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 6,
Invited Publications and Chapters
Runyon, M., Kelly, M. C., Berry, E. J., Deblinger, E., & Brown, E. J. (in press). Incidence and surveillance of child maltreatment. In J. Lutzer (Ed.) Violence
Brown, E. J., Albrecht, A., Munoz-Silva, D. M., McQuaid, J., & Silva R. (2004). Treatment of children exposed to trauma: Research findings and therapy guidelines. In R. Silva (Ed.), Handbook for posttraumatic stress
disorder in children and adolescents (pp. 257-286). New York, NY: Norton Medical Publication.
Brown, E. J. (2003). Child physical abuse: Risk for psychopathology and efficacy of interventions.
Current Psychiatry Reports, 5, 87-94.
Brown, E. J., & Khan, S. A. (2003). Child abuse and neglect: Definitions, consequences, and treatment.
Child Study Center Letter, 7, 1-6.
Silva, R. R., Cloitre, M., Davis, L., Levitt, J., Gomez, S., Ngai, I., & Brown, Elissa J. (2003). Early intervention with traumatized children. Psychiatric Quarterly, 74, 333-347.
Brown, E. J. (2002). Mental health trauma response to the events of September 11th: Challenges and lessons learned. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 12(2), 77-82.
Goodman, R. F., Brown, E. J., & Courtney, M. (2002). Helping children affected by trauma and death.
Harvard Mental Health Letter, June, 4-5.
Goodman, R. F., Brown, E. J., Courtney, M., & Gurian, A. (2002). The aftermath of disaster: Helping children affected by trauma and death. Child Study Center
Letter, 7, September/October.
Kolko, D. J., & Brown, E. J. (2000). Child sexual abuse. In R. T. Ammerman & M. Hersen (Eds.) Case studies in family violence, (2nd ed., pp. 177-207). New York: Plenum Publishing.