Laura S. Brown

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In this volume, editors Mary Ballou and Laura S. Brown provide a comprehensive update to their 1992 book, Personality and Psychopathology: Feminist Reappraisals. Ballou and Brown have made important contributions to both the theory and practice of feminist psychology, and so the topics discussed in this book are relevant not only to psychological theory,(More)
BACKGROUND Communication between physicians and patients is an important component of medical encounters and has been identified by the Institute of Medicine as a point of intervention to increase quality of care. In pediatric health maintenance visits, substantial recommended communication, in the form of anticipatory guidance, is not provided. OBJECTIVE(More)
This article describes the integration of an assertion training component into an overall treatment program for alcoholism on an inpatient unit. The usefulness of assertion training is delineated, particularly with regard to relapse prevention. Specific techniques that work well with an alcoholic population are described. Suggestions for the staffing of an(More)
This article explores the risks to authors and their clients of creating psychological literature based on case studies. The author considers how the events that occurred in Nicole Taus's case might have affected those clients with whom she wrote case studies. Finally, the author analyzes the potential losses to the field should other participants in case(More)
In this article, I discuss the points of convergence and divergence between Carl Rogers' core constructs for therapy (Rogers, 1957; see record 2007-14639-002) and the theories and practices of feminist therapy (Brown, 1994, 2007). The value of Rogers' insights about the importance of the relationship in therapy is reviewed, and the lacunae in his model(More)
  • Laura S Brown
  • 2011
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A thorough search of the literature has revealed little empirical research on the effects of trauma therapy with incarcerated women with histories of CSA. Psychotherapy, when available in a correctional setting, seems more related to resolving immediate crises that interfere with smooth management of the corrections environment rather than dealing with(More)
This article describes what I consider to be important influences on the development of my career as a psychotherapist. I explore familial effects, the influences of culture and of individual role models, and the impact of the women's movement on my career. I also examine the role that a contrarian, "outside" stance has played in the selection of my career(More)
In this article, the authors describe how a feminist therapist approaches work with clients who practice self-inflicted violence (SIV). They begin by discussing feminist therapy, with its focus on empowerment of clients and the use of noncoercive strategies. The feminist perspective on understanding SIV behaviors is described, with SIV being defined as a(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this paper was to systematically review and synthesize the empirical literature on the effects of evidence-based therapy relationship (EBR) variables in the psychological treatment for adults who experienced trauma-related distress. METHOD Studies were identified using comprehensive searches of PsycINFO, Medline, Published(More)