Dr. Elissa J.Brown
Center for Psychological Services,
Dr. Brown also serves as an Adjunct
Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine.
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
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
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,
Swenson, C. C., Brown, E. J., &
Sheidow, A. J. (2003). Medical, legal, and mental health service
utilization by physically abused children and their
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,
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,
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,
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.)
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
Current Psychiatry Reports, 5, 87-94.
Brown, E. J., & Khan, S. A. (2003).
Child abuse and neglect: Definitions, consequences, and
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
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.