Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Couple & Family Therapy

Irvine/Orange County Campus

Professor

Professor

Alliant International University Irvine
2855 Michelle Drive, Suite 300
Irvine CA 92606

949-833-2651

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

MFT Assessment

Introduction to Psychopathology

Advanced MFT Research

Advanced Statistics

Quantitative and qualitative research design in MFT; measurement and evaluation in MFT; statistical analysis; professional education and teaching; performance improvement; and quality assurance in mental health service delivery.

Brown, S. W. (2005) Review of Feindler, Rathus, and Silver's Assessment of Family Violenc. AAMFT-CA Division News, XIII 1 Winter p.7

Ananth, J., Kolli, S, Gunatilake, S. and Brown, S.W. (2005) Atypical antipsychotic drugs, diabetes and ethnicity. Expert Opinion About Drug Safety, 4,(6), 1111-1124.

Gunatilake, S., Ananth, J., Parameswaran, S., Brown, S., & Silva, W (2004) Rehabilitation of schizophrenic patients. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 10: 2277-2288.

Singh N. & Brown, S. W. (2004) What happens to aggression and self-injury by adults with mental retardation and mental illness before, during and after being in a Snoezelen room. Research in Mental Retardation, 25, 285 -293

Cole, D. S. & Brown, S.W. (1993) Sexual harassment in psychology training programs: The nature of the problem and intervention strategies. In Women's Issues: Changing Psychology, Changing Institutions, National Counsel of Schools of Professional Psychology.

Petrofsky, J.S., Brown, S.W. & Cerrel-Bazo, H. (1992) Active physical therapy and its benefits in rehabilitation. Palaestra (The Forum of Sport, Physical Education and Recreation for the Disabled). Vol. 8 No. 3 Spring 23 -62.

Cerrel-Bazo, H. Petrofsky, J.S. & Brown, S.W. (1992) Recent advances in the application of computer controlled exercise, ambulation and FES in the rehabilitation of spinal cord injury patients. Proceedings of the 1992 Italian Conference of Spinal Cord Injury Physicians

Cerrel-Bazo, H. Petrofsky, J.S. & Brown, S.W. (1992) Electrical stimulation of the bladder and bladder biofeedback to restore bladder function. Journal of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgery 13: 2, 47-50.

Gelhart, R.P., Brown, S.W., Clark, M. & Czaplich, J.A. (1989) Multi-service court/school program for juvenile offenders in Los Angeles County: Description and Effectiveness. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Department of Education.

McHolland, J., Peterson D. R. & Brown, S. W. (1987). Assessing Skills in Professional Psychology. In E. F. Bourg, et. al. (Eds.) Standards and evaluation in the education and training of professional psychologists. National Council of Schools of Professional Psychology.

Cannings, T.R. & Brown, S.W. (1987) Telecommunications, Robot, and Problem Solving. Irvine, CA: Franklin, Beedle, & Associates Publishers.

Cannings, T.R. & Brown, S.W. (1986) The Information Age Classroom: Using the Computer as a Tool. Irvine, CA: Franklin, Beedle, & Associates Publishers. An Update to this book was published in 1988.

Brown, S.W., McManus, J. & Lowe, D. (1986). Evaluating and Acquiring Educational Software in Psychology. Network 4(3), 8-9.

Cannings, T.R. & Brown, S.W. (1985). Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating a Master's Program in Educational Computing. In K. Duncan & D. Harris (Eds.) Computers in education. North-Holland: Elsevier Science Publishers.

Brown, S.W. (1979). Competency-Based Objectives for Training in Clinical Psychology. Catalog of Selected Documents in Psychology, May.

Brown, S.W., Ulene, A., Utsunomia, A. & Turner, L. (1976). Field Evaluation of Self-Instructional Ob-Gyn Modules for Medical Students. Raritan, NJ:Omni Educational Services.

Brown, S.W., Ulene, A., Utsunomia, A. & Turner, L. (1975). Field Evaluation of Self-Instructional Ob-Gyn Modules for Nurses. Raritan, NJ:Omni Educational Services.

Brown, S.W. (1974) Evaluation Guide. Raritan, NJ:Omni Educational Services.

Brown, S.W., Guilford, J.P. & Hoepfner, R. (1971) Tests of Semantic Memory. Beverly Hills: Sheridan Supply Co.

Neumann, A. & Brown, S.W. (1970). Study Guide to Accompany "Malnutrition: Too Much or Too Little?". Los Angeles:Medical Television Network.

Newcomer, V.D. & Brown, S.W. (1970). Study Guide to Accompany "Venereal Disease". Los Angeles:Medical Television Network.

Sokolow, M., Goodenday, L., Brown, S.W. & Anderson, N. (1970). Study Guide to Accompany "Current Approaches to the Hypertensive Patient". Los Angeles:Medical Television Network.

Stern, T., Guttmacher, A., Irey, N., Masi, A., Seaman, A. & Brown, S.W. (1970). Study Guide to Accompany "Blood Clotting and the Pill". Los Angeles:Medical Television Network.

Byron, R., Jacobs, M., Yanemoto, R., Roberts, C., Reckow, F. & Brown, S.W. (1970). Study Guide to Accompany "The Cancer Patient at Home". Los Angeles:Medical Television Network.

Bebbie, K., Ayers, R. & Brown, S.W. (1970). Study Guide to Accompany "Not Me! The Nursing Process in Cancer Care". Los Angeles:Medical Television Network.

Terry, S., Blaylock, E., Elser, J., Traber, W. & Brown, S.W. (1970) Study Guide to Accompany "An Experience in Deprivation". Los Angeles:Medical Television Network.

Bishop, R., Webber, S. & Brown, S.W. (1970). Study Guide to Accompany "Not Child - Not Adult". Los Angeles:Medical Television Network.

Drake, W. & Brown, S.W. (1970). Study Guide to Accompany "The Transient Ischemic Stroke". Los Angeles:Medical Television Network.

Jacobs, M. & Brown, S.W. (1970). Study Guide to Accompany "Recent Advances in the Treatment of Malignant Disease". Los Angeles:Medical Television Network.

Laws, E. & Brown, S.W. (1969). Study Guide to Accompany "The Nurse and the Health Continuum". Los Angeles:Medical Television Network.

Richardson, A., Brown, S.W. & Reed, M. (1969). Study Guide to Accompany "The Anemic Patient". Los Angeles:Medical Television Network.

Fowkes, W., Spivak, A., Harrison, D., Laroy, J. & Brown, S.W. (1969). Study Guide to Accompany "Commonly Occurring Cardiac Arrhythmias". Los Angeles:Medical Television Network.

Blondon, F., Bishop, R. & Brown, S.W. (1969). Study Guide to Accompany "The Environmental Effects of a Cardiac Arrest". Los Angeles:Medical Television Network.

Barta, C. & Brown, S.W. (1969). Study Guide to Accompany "Children's Simple Fractures". Los Angeles:Medical Television.

Ambe, K., Sylvester, R., Rice, H., Brown S.W. & Mossman, T. (1969). Study Guide to Accompany "Exercise and the Heart". Los Angeles:Medical Television Network.

Stanton, J., Brown, S.W. & Alexander, K. (1969). Study Guide to Accompany "Positioning the Stroke Patient". Los Angeles:Medical Television Network.

Brown, S.W., Guilford, J.P. & Hoepfner, R. (1968). Six semantic memory factors. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 28, 681-717.

Michael, W.B., Zimmerman, W.S. & Brown S.W. (1967). Semantic memory tests as predictors of freshman's college achievement. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 27, 1163-1167.

Brown, S.W., Gentry, A. & Cramer, H. (1967). The Scientific Thinking Inventory. Riverside:Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Office.
Haney, R., Michael, W.B. & Brown, S.W. (1965). The predictive validity of a battery of diversified measures relative to success in student nursing. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 25, 579-584.

Brown, S.W., Guilford, J.P. & Hoepfner, R. (1966). A factor analysis of semantic memory abilities. Reports from the Psychological Laboratory, No. 37 (whole).

Brown, S.W. (1965). Review of Amos, Brown, & Mink's Statistical Concepts: A Basic Program. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 25, 927.

Guilford, J.P., Michael, W.B. & Brown, S.W. (1965). Exercises to accompany fundamental statistics in psychology and education. New York:McGraw-Hill.

Brown, S.W. (1965). Review of Adkins' Statistics: An Introduction for Students in the Behavioral Sciences. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 25, 630-632.

Brown, S.W. (1965). Review of Barnette's Readings in Psychological Tests and Measurements. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 25, 254-255.

Brown, S.W. (1964). Simplified formulas for chi square and related statistics. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 24, 219-221.

Brown, S.W. (1964). Review of Michael's Review of Educational Research, "Statistical Methodology". Educational and Psychological Measurement, 24, 977-979.

Heetderks, J., Brown, S.W., & Platt, J. Student Opinions About the Assessment of the MFT Core Competencies

Ananth, J., Gunatilake, S., Brown, S, Parameswarn, S., & Marshal, C. (in press) Weight gain as a function of different classes of antipsychotic drug treatments in schizophrenic patients. Current Pharmaceutical Design

Singh, S., Matson, J., Lancoini, G., Singh, A., Adkins, A., Mckeegan, G., and Brown S., (in press) Questions about behavioral function in mental illness (QABF-MI): A behavior checklist for functional assessment of maladaptive behavior exhibited by individuals with mental illness. Behavior Modification

Ansari, S., Swanson, J. Koch, G., Dorman, C. & Brown, S. (2006) Evaluation of fluency in differential diagnosis. Paper presented at the 2006 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Convention in San Diego, CA.

Northy, W, Brown, S. et. al; (2005) "Assessing Core Competencies in Marriage and Family Therapy" Paper presented at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Kansas

Northy, W, Brown, S. et. al; (2005) "Instruments to Assess Clinical Performance in Marriage and Family Therapy" Paper presented at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Kansas

Kempinski, S., Uliana, R, Brown, S. and Ledesma, L.(2005) "Motivational Aspects of Swallowing and Pica-Like Behaviors Among Inpatients" Paper presented at the 2005 American Psychological Association Convention in Washington D.C.

Chung, C., Augestine, D. Brown, S. & Ananth, j. (2004) "Changing Trends in Psychiatric Emergency Room Patients in a Large Urban Community Hospital" Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, 2005

Fernando, T. Gunatilake, S., Brown, S. & Costa, J. (1999) "Designing Educational Materials for Inpatient Use" Paper presented ant the American Psychiatric Association, New Orleans, LA

Brown, S. Gunatilake, S., Crane, R. and Fernando, T. (1999) "A Naturalistic Study of Antipsychotic Medicines" Paper presented ant the American Psychiatric Association, New Orleans, LA

Gunatilake, S., Brown, S. & Hilsberg, B. (1998) "A Rapid Assessment Outcome Measure for Inpatient Use" Paper presented at the American Psychiatric Association, Los Angeles, CA

"Recent advances in the application of computer controlled exercise, ambulation and FES in the rehabilitation of spinal cord injured patients." Invited address presented to the Nazionale Societa Medica Italiana Di Paraplegia in Perugia Italy, 1992 (with H. Cerrel-Bazo, J. Petrofsky and J. Smith)

"Psychology Interns' perceptions of sexual harassment in their doctoral programs." Paper presented at the Centennial Convention, American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C. 1992 (with D. S. Cole)

"Psychological factors in the neuromuscular rehabilitation of multiple sclerosis patients." Grand Rounds presentation to the professional staff of the Petrofsky Center for Research and Rehabilitation. 1991

"Sexual harassment in psychology training programs: The nature of the problem and intervention strategies." Paper presented at the National Association of Schools of Professional Psychology Conference, in Phoenix AZ, 1991 (with D. S. Cole)

"Multi-service court/school program for juvenile offenders in Los Angeles County: Description and Effectiveness." Paper presented to the Los Angeles County Department of Education, 1989. (With R. Gelhart, M. Clark, & J. Czaplich)

"Teaching and Assessing Clinical Skills Using a Modified Essay Examination". Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, New York, NY, 1987.

"Skill Assessment in Professional Psychology" (with J. McHolland and D.R. Peterson). Paper presented to the National Council of Schools of Professional Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA, 1986.

"Humanistic-Phenomenological Spirituality: Model and Measurement" Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Convention, Seattle, WA, 1986 (with D. Elkins, L.J. Hedstrom, L.L. Hughes, J.A. Leaf, & C. Saunders).

"Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating a Master's Program in Educational Computing" (with T. Cannings). Paper read at the 1985 World Congress on Educational Computing, Atlanta, GA, 1985.

"Making Your Life 'IIe-z': Computer Applications in Community College Teaching". Address given to the Faculty of Fresno City College, Fresno, CA, 1984.

"Psychological Implications of the Technological Revolution". Paper presented at the Pepperdine University Computer Faire and Futures Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 1984.

"Religiosity and Personality Variables Among Protestant Church Attenders" (with R. Burbee). Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Canada, 1983.

"Parents Involvement in Elementary Schools" (with G. Heist and D. Hiatt). Paper presented at the American Educational Research Convention, Montreal, Canada, 1983.

"Computer Literacy for Clinical Psychologists". Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, CA, 1983.

"Assertion Training for Battered Women" (with M. Krage). Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Convention, Sacramento, CA, 1982.

"Psychological Aspects of Physical Disability". Invited address given to the Fresno County Mental Health Association Convention, Fresno, CA, 1980.

"Integrating Field Placement and Classroom Instruction". Paper presented at the California State Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, CA, 1978.

"Motivation and Work". Key Note Address given to the International Association of Public Employment Services Convention, Fresno, CA, 1978.

"Psychological Adjustment to Disability". Invited address given to the California Nurses Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 1975.
Chaired a paper session on "Innovation" at the National Council on Measurement in Education Conference, Washington, D.C., 1975.
Chaired a symposium on "Psychologists' Changing Roles in State Hospitals" at the Western Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, CA, 1974.

"Failure to Extinguish Children's Desirable Responses by Withholding Positive Reinforcement" (with R. Kline and S. Maul). Paper presented at the California State Psychological Association Convention, Fresno, CA, 1974.

"Multidisciplinary Geropsychiatric Treatment". Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Honolulu, HI, 1972.

"Affective and Behavioral Responses Resulting from Parent Participation in a Behavior Modification Program" (with R. Kline). Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Convention, Anaheim, CA, 1972.

"An Empirical Evaluation of a Course in Cardiovascular Diseases for Social Workers". Paper presented at the Association of American Medical Colleges Convention, Cincinnati, OH, 1969.

"Methodological Problems in Research on Humor". Paper read at the Western Psychological Association Convention, San Diego, CA, 1968.

"Fluency and Flexibility in Scientific Thinking". Paper read at the National Science Teachers' Association Convention, Berkley, CA, 1967.

"Psychological Programs in the Small Liberal Arts College: California State College, Dominguez Hills". Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, CA, 1967.

"Innovative Research Techniques in Elementary and Secondary Education". Paper presented at the Los Angeles Project to Advance Creativity in Education (LA PLACE) Conference, 1966.

"Dimensions of Memory Abilities: Recent Factor Analytic Findings". Paper read at the Western Psychological Association Convention, Long Beach, CA, 1966.

"Evaluation Problems in the Diffusion of Innovative Science Materials". Paper read at the Riverside Conference on Science Education, 1966.

"Creative Classroom Testing". Paper presented at the Orange County Educational Research Conference, 1966.

Brown, S. "Statistical Considerations in Outcome Measurement with Forensic Psychiatric Patients." Paper presented at the Patton State Hospital Forensic Mental Health Conference, Highland, CA

Collins, L., Brown, S.W., & Landau-North, M. (2006) Client-induced stress and MFT students' health. Poster to be presented at the 2006 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Meeting in Austin, TX

Panel Participant: Evaluating and embedding competencies in assessment and supervision. Panel discussant at the 2006 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Meeting in Austin, TX (with the AAMFT Beta Test Group)

Gunatilake, S., Brown, S., Brown, D., Acosta-Deprez, V, Ph.D., Veeravalli, N. (2006) "Atypical antipsychotic drug use and the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in a state psychiatric hospital population." Poster presented at the 17th Annual Long Beach Health Research Symposium, Long Beach CA.

Pham, M., Brown, S.W., & Freeland, D. (2006) The effects of parental divorce on adult children's' differentiation. Poster to be presented at the 2006 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Meeting in Austin, TX

Munro, J., Brown, S. & Platt, J. (2005) "Gender Bias, Health and Semantic Space: Marriage and Family Therapy Student's Perception of Selected Family Therapy Skills" Poster presented at the 2005 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Kansas

Pham, M, Brown, S. & Freeland, D. (2005) "Differentiation and Life Change Events in a Chemically Dependent Population" Poster presented at the 2005 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Kansas

Brown, D. & Brown, S. (2005) "Three Evidence-Based Models for Evaluating School Health Education Programs." Poster presented at the 2005 Society for Public Health Education Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

Steel, L., Brown S. & Bullette, R. (2005) "Using Standardized Clients to teach Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Skills" Poster presented at the 2005 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Kansas

Vaughn, S., Brown, S. & Platt, J. (2004) "The Impact of Ethnicity and Gender on Therapists' Use of Self-Disclosure" Poster presented at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Meeting in Atlanta GA

Fernando, T., Costa, J., Gunatilake, S. & Brown, S. (1999) "Developing Educational Resources Material for a State Mental Hospital" Poster presented at the Long Beach Public Health Research Symposium Long Beach, CA

Brown, S. Costa, J. & Hahn, A. (1998) "Patient's Perceptions of Psychology Services in A Large Mental Hospital" Poster presented at the American Psychiatric Association, Los Angeles, CA

Academic History and Background

PhD, University of Southern California, 1996

Licensed Psychologist - State of California

Life Teaching and Counseling Credentials - State of California