Chicago | Chair and Professor, Couple and Family Therapy Department
Dr. Brown is a Professor and core faculty in the Couple and Family Therapy Department serving as Chair since Fall 2015.
Dr. Brown has held leadership positions serving the field across four states (California, New York, Missouri, and Illinois) and was a member of the Elections Council for American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) from 2018-2021. She has been a Site Visitor for the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) since 2013 and trained to be a Site Visit Chair in January 2016.
Dr. Brown has a strong history of over 50 regional, national, and international presentations including conferences with AAMFT, Illinois Affiliation of Marriage and Family Therapists (IAMFT), Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA), Qualitative Research in Mental Health, and the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) and has delivered over 80 units of continuing education.
Dr. Brown is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Feminist Family Therapy and Editor of the new AAMFT Systemic Ethics Textbook (anticipated release for spring 2024). She is also a frequent donator as a quiltmaker to Project Linus!
Dr. Brown identifies as a feminist (social justice) qualitative researcher with a broad focus on the experiences of women across identities as represented in her publications. Her specific areas of interest are varied including approaches to qualitative research, the impact of COVID-19 on couples and families, sexual harassment (#metoo) in higher education, the experiences and treatment of endometriosis (medical family therapy), and infidelity. Other scholarly passion projects are therapy in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), exploring tattoos in academia, and academics who swear!
Located in the heart of the city, the Chicago Campus was designed to provide and inspire the learning and living experience. To that end, we have created an environment that caters to your mental, emotional, and intellectual growth. Our classrooms are bright and spacious with windows to the outside world and the latest technology. In our Library, you will find every resource you need to research, form, and shape your journey. At Adler University, we have more than enough room to share your thoughts and flex your intellect.