Education | Professional Teaching and Instruction | Professional Experience | Presentations | Research and Publications | Grants | Dissertation Committees | License, Certifications, and Memberships | Selected Awards and Honors

Education

Argosy University – Sarasota, FL: 2007
Ed. D., Counseling Psychology
Chi Sigma Iota – International Academic Honors Society
Dissertation: An analysis of the relationship between physical fitness levels, depression and anxiety in adults.

United States Sports Academy – Daphne, AL: 1999
MS, Sports Physiology
Advisor: M. Brian Wallace, Ph. D.

Campbell University – Buies Creek, NC: 1996
BA/BS, Religion/Counseling; Exercise Science

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Professional Teaching and Instruction

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology – Online CMHC: 2016-Present
Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • Assistant Professor & Residency Lead
    • CACREP – In process (Successfully completed final site visit for accreditation)
    • Teach clinical counseling course in the master’s program
    • Faculty advisor
    • Admission committee
    • Course development
    • Helped in designing of a residential program
    • Oversee faculty and learner issues occurring during seated residencies
    • Mediate personnel and learner issues
    • Train new faculty for colloquia and residencies
    • Work with leadership in creating and implementing new policies and procedures

Capella University – Minneapolis, MN (CACREP Accredited): 2009- 2016
Core Faculty, Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Faculty Liaison, Colloquia, Residencies and Virtual Campus
    • Oversee faculty and learner issues occurring during seated residencies
    • Mediate personnel and learner issues
    • Train new faculty for colloquia and residencies
    • Work with leadership in creating and implementing new policies and procedures
  • Faculty Lead, On-Line
    • Train new adjuncts and part-time instructors for teaching at CU
    • Oversaw 93 sections of the Faculty Advisement Forum
    • Lead committee in establishing new policies and procedures
    • Facilitate faculty trainings
  • Serve as a member of the CACRP Educational Leadership team
  • Serve as a member of Capella Executive Team
  • Member of the Capella Governance Board
  • Subject Matter Expert for Group Counseling: Designed Advanced Group Class
  • Serve as Assistant Coordinator of CACREP Admissions Team
  • Serve as member of Internal Ethics Committee
  • Serve as member of Action Analytics Team
  • Professor, CACREP graduate counseling courses:
    • COUN 5238 Crisis Intervention and Emergency Management
    • COUN 5221 Mental Health Counseling
    • COUN 5217 Ethical and Legal Issues in Professional Counseling
    • COUN 5334 Multicultural Issues in Counseling
    • COUN 5215 Counseling and Scientific Ethics
    • COUN 5241 Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
    • COUN 5614 Advanced Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
    • COUN 5239 Theories of Psychotherapy

Adjunct Professor

Webster University – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: 2010

  • 512 Human Growth and Development

Capella University – Minneapolis, MN 2009

  • COUN5334 Multicultural Issues in Counseling
  • COUN 5241 Group Counseling and Psychotherapy

Heritage Bible College – Dunn, North Carolina: 2009

  • 204 Crisis Counseling
  • 102 Introduction to Psychology

Johnston Community College, Smithfield, North Carolina: 2005

  • 241 Humanities: Section: Developmental Psychology
  • 150 Humanities: Section: General Psychology.

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Professional Experience

Dr. Andy Brown, LPC, PLLC – Clayton, NC: 2009-Present
Owner / Psychotherapist

  • Provide individual and group psychotherapy to local client base
  • Perform marriage and family counseling
  • Responsible for programming, marketing, and budgeting
  • Insurance submission coordination

Sex Abuse Treatment Program – Raleigh, NC: 2008
Therapist

  • Engage adjudicated sex offenders in individual and group therapy
  • Participate in multidisciplinary meetings to perform Person-Centered Plans
  • Perform Sex Offender Specific Evaluations
  • Provide individual and group psychotherapy to victims of sexual abuse
  • Provide family counseling and support to victims and non-offenders

Rex Hospital – Raleigh, NC: 2012-2015
Medical Advisor – Volunteer

  • Oversee Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Group
  • Provide education and support for moms and partners impacted
  • Oversee facilitators that co-lead support groups

Clayton Counseling Services – Clayton, NC: 2005-2008
Psychotherapist

  • Provide individual and group psychotherapy to diverse client base
  • Provide family and marriage counseling
  • Perform lifestyle coaching

House of Hope – Clayton, NC: 2004 – 2008
Counselor

  • Provide individual and group psychotherapy to at-risk teenage girls within in- patient setting
  • Provide counseling to parents in individual and family therapy sessions
  • Perform lifestyle counseling to teenage girls at House of Hope
  • Teach didactics to staff and support personnel at House of Hope

GlaxoSmithKline – Zebulon/RTP, NC: 2000 – 2005
Program Manager (Health and Wellness)

  • Responsible for synergistic programming of regional sites which includes a client base of 10,000
  • Served as Coordinator of health promotions and Manager of the Wellness Center
  • Served on US Mental Wellbeing Committee
  • Regional Coordinator for cardiovascular and health assessments
  • Director of athletic and recreation programs
  • Instrumental in identifying, developing, implementing and promoting health education programs
  • Proficient in the development and implementation of programming, marketing, and budgeting
  • Performed elder care and other special population’s consultations and didactics

GlaxoWellcome – Zebulon, NC: 1998 – 2000
Assistant Manager (Health and Wellness)

  • Assisted in managerial aspects of the Wellness Center that included coordinating personal training and developing group exercise classes
  • Directed athletic and recreation programs; chaired fitness assessment committee

Duke Center for Living – Durham, NC: 1998
Exercise Physiology Intern

  • Designed various modalities of Graded Exercise Tests
  • Established and led floor strength and stretching classes; designed floor classes and manual for Duke Alumni Center
  • Performed testing and prescriptions, led aquatic rehabilitation classes and developed oral and written patient information for special and mature populations
  • Administered common physical therapy procedures

N.C. Baptist Hospital & Bowman Gray Medical Center – Winston Salem, NC: 1994
Counselor

  • Duties included counseling adolescents in the psychiatric unit and assisting in the establishment of Day Camp for adolescents with emotional problems
  • Assisted in various consultation liaison teams; attended counseling didactics for special populations
  • Developed and implemented successful therapeutic day treatment program at the Winston-Salem Methodist Home for Children

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Presentations

Brown, A.R., Weiss-Quittner, A., & Stewart-Spencer, S. (May, 2019). “The anxious brain”.
Presented at the 2019 Canadian Counselling Association National Conference. New Brunswick, Ca.

Brown, A.R., Weiss-Quittner, A., & Stewart-Spencer, S. (May, 2019). “An experiential
introduction to trauma treatment: An interactive overview of traditional and contemporary interventions”. Presented at the 2019 Canadian Counselling Association National Conference. New Brunswick, Ca.

Brown, A.R., Weiss-Quittner, A., & Stewart-Spencer, S. (May, 2019). “An introduction to
hypnotherapy and rapid resolution therapy for the treatment of trauma, stress, and anxiety”.
Presented at the 2019 Canadian Counselling Association National Conference. New Brunswick, Ca.

Toof, J. L. & Brown, A.R. (May, 2019). “The application of virtual reality to the treatment and
assessment of adolescents”. Presented at the 2019 Canadian Counselling Association
National Conference. New Brunswick, Ca.

Brown, A.R. & Toof, J. L. (May, 2019). “Interventions for Post-Traumatic Growth”.
Presented at the 2019 Association for Humanistic Counseling Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Foster, S.J. & Brown, A.R. (May, 2019). “Metaphors in therapy”.
Presented at the 2019 Association for Humanistic Counseling Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Brown, A.R. & Klehr, A.S. (April, 2019). “Interventions for Post-Traumatic Growth”.
Presented at the 2019 Annual Virtual Conference. Chicago, IL.
PRESENTATIONS
Brown, A.R. & Dubi, M. (October, 2018). “Window shopping power therapies: an
overview of EMDR, hypnotherapy, brainspotting and other modalities used in the treatment of trauma”. Presented at the 2018 ACA European Conference. Athens, Greece.

Brown, A.R. (October, 2018). “The anxious brain”. Presented at the
2018 ACA European Conference. Athens, Greece.

Brown, A.R., Weiss-Quittner, A., & Stewart-Spencer, S. (September, 2018). “Strength based
mind-body practice: building internal resources”. Present at the 2018 Association of Creativity Counseling National Conference. Clearwater, Fl.

Brown, A.R., Stewart-Spencer, S., & Weiss-Quittner. (September, 2018). “Using metaphors to
enhance clinical supervision and education”. (Round table discussion). Presented at the 2018 Association of Creativity Counseling National Conference. Clearwater, Fl.

Mack, A.V., Brown, A.R., & Rush Wilson, T. (September, 2018). “Something old, something
new, something borrowed, something for the blues: creative interventions for trauma and grief using play therapy, mindfulness, and hypnotherapy with children and millennials”. Presented at the 2018 Association of Creativity Counseling National Conference. Clearwater, Fl.

Brown, A.R. (June, 2018). “Certified clinical trauma professional: two-day trauma competency
conference”. Presented at The Chicago State University. Chicago, Il.

Foster, S. & Brown, A.R. (May, 2018). “Humanizing the inhuman: the paradox of virtual
connection”. (Poster presentation). Presented at the 2018 Association for Humanistic Counseling Conference. St. Petersburg, Fl.

Stewart-Spencer, S, Brown, A.R., & Weiss-Quittner, A. (May, 2018). “Grab a chair! Variations
and use of the empty chair in humanistic-experiential therapies”. Presented at the 2018 Association for Humanistic Counseling Conference. St. Petersburg, Fl.

Brown, A.R., Weiss-Quittner, A., & Stewart-Spencer, S. (May, 2018). “Window shopping: an
introduction to foundational trauma competencies”. Presented at the 2018 Canadian Counselling Association National Conference. Winnipeg, Ca.

Brown, A.R. & Dubi, M. (September 30, 2017). “The ten core competencies of trauma, ptsd,
grief and loss”. Presented at the 2017 ACA European Conference. Budapest, Hungary.

Brown, A.R., & Weiss-Quittner, A. (Nov, 2016). “Mesmerized: Integrating solution-focused brief therapy with hypnosis”. Presented at the 2016 SFBTA international conference.
Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Brown, A. R., & Fernandez, LA. (2008). “The effects of trauma on love and relationships.” Presented at the LPCANC State Conference, RTP, NC.

Brown, A. R., & Stretch, LA. (2007). “Trauma healing through art and reading.” Presented at the NCCA State Conference, RTP, NC.

Brown, A.R.. (October, 2005). “Present perfect.” Group therapy presentation presented at The House of Hope, Clayton, NC.

Brown, A.R. (June, 2005). “Irrational fears.” Group therapy presentation presented at The
House of Hope, Clayton, NC.

Brown, A.R. (October, 2001). “Fad or fact, diets that work.” Paper presented at GlaxoWellcome, Inc., Zebulon, NC.

Brown, A.R. (April, 2001). “Resistance training for body fat reduction.” Paper presented at
GlaxoWellcome, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.

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Research and Publications

Brown, A.R. & Hardesty, M. (2018, February).  Warm, safe and traumatized: The interplay of traumatic stress on the fetus, genetic and epigenetics.  Traumaonline: The Newsletter of the International Trauma Training Institute, Vol 1, No. 2.

Brown, A.R. & Harrington, A. (2017).  Go with your gut: the MGBA-trauma connection.  E-Journal Therapeutic Speakeasy, 2(1) Retrieved from http://www.therapeuticspeakeasy.com/publications.html.

Brown, A.R. & Harrington, A. (2017).  What’s app in the mental health world. E-Journal Therapeutic Speakeasy, 1(1). Retrieved from http://www.therapeuticspeakeasy.com/publications.html.

Smith, B. M., Brown, A, R., Varnado, V., & Stewart-Spencer, S. E. (2017). Deployments and marital satisfaction of civilian male spouses. Journal of Military and Government Counseling, 5, 70-85. Retrieved from http://acegonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/JMGC-Vol-5-Is-1.pdf

Brown, A.R., Cervenanova, L. (2016, April 25).  An inside look at the impact of first responders’ work on their relationships. After The Call. Retrieved from http://static1.squarespace.com/static/553e94dbe4b05084ce9e0115/t/571abf7dab48de0659cb8e10/161370749349/BrownandCervenanova.pdf

Brown, A.R., M. Heher, K.J. McGowen.  (2016, January 5). Dr. Do-Little and other negative stereotypes in online classroom presence.  Therapeutic Speakeasy. Retrieved from http://www.therapeuticspeakeasy.com/publications.html.

Stewart-Spencer, S., & Brown, A. (2015). Preventing indirect effects of trauma: Educational preparation of counseling. International Journal of Trauma Research and Practice, 1 (1), 1-12. http://traumapro.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/IJTRP-V2-I1.pdf

Brown, A.R. (2015, April 3).  Neuroscience: It’s not brain surgery.  Therapeutic Speakeasy. Retrieved from http://www.therapeuticspeakeasy.com/publications.html.

Brown, A.R. (2015, January 3).  The reemergence of amino acid therapy; A holistic daydream, or a therapeutic panacea?  Therapeutic Speakeasy.  Retrieved from http://www.therapeuticspeakeasy.com/publications.html.

Brown, A.R., M. Heher, K.J. McGowen.  (2015). Dr. Do-Little and other negative stereotypes in online classroom presence.  Manuscript submitted for publication.

Brown, A.R.  (2007). An analysis of the relationship between physical fitness levels, depression and anxiety in adults, Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Argosy University, Sarasota.

Brown, A.R.  (2005). ABC’s of career problem solving and decision-making. Unpublished manuscript.

Brown, A.R. (1997).  A periodized training system for the world’s strongest man competition. Unpublished manuscript.

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Grants

Lilly Endowment, Inc 2016

  • Worked with team on constructing, editing and successfully submitting grant for endowment
  • In October of 2016 received full $50,000 grant for Clergy Renewal Program

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Dissertation Committees

2015 Dissertation Mentor. Smith, B.M. The relationship between deployments and the marital
satisfaction scores of civilian male spouses, Unpublished dissertation, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.

2009 Dissertation Member. Janke, L.B. The Imago Dei, autism and the Augsburg confession: using autism to critique faith acquisition in Lutheran theology, Unpublished dissertation, University of Oxford, Regent’s Park College.

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License, Certifications, and Memberships

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, North Carolina
  • International Trauma Training Institute (ITTI) – Vice President of Education
  • North Carolina LPC Association
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • EMDR level 1 and level 2 trained
  • Brain Spotting level 1 and level 2 trained
  • Certified Hypnotherapist – National Guild
  • IATP- Certified Expert Trauma Professional
  • IATP- Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • NSCA – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Licensed Minister
  • Cooper Institute – Certified Health Program Director
  • Cooper Institute – Certified Health Behavior Coach
  • Therapist – WarWithin Organization – Volunteer
  • American Red Cross Community and First Aid Safety Certification

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Selected Awards and Honors

  • 2015 – Present, Co-Founder and Contributor: Therapeutic Speakeasy Quarterly (Newsletter ISSN: 2376-0532, eJournal ISSN: 2474-4794); Editor of the Column: Dusk to Dawn: Gradually visible trends in counseling & psychology
  • Stephen Shank Recognition Award for Learner Excellence, 2016
  • Stephen Shank Recognition Award for Learner Excellence, 2015
  • Capella Faculty of the Quarter Award, Quarter 3, 2014
  • Stephen Shank Recognition Award for Learner Excellence, 2013
  • Stephen Shank Recognition Award for Learner Excellence, 2012
  • Cambridge Who’s Who Award, 2006-2007
  • COMET Award for Customer Service Excellence, 2005
  • Who’s Who in Business Management, 2002, 2004
  • The C. Everett Koop National Health Award, 1999 – 2001
  • Governor’s Award for Work-side Health Promotion, 1991 – 2001
  • ACOEM Corporate Health Achievement Award, 1999
  • World Bench Press Champion, 1995
  • National Powerlifting Champion, 1989

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