DANIELLE BROWN, MA, MSW has been a member of the field education faculty since 2012 and is currently a clinical assistant professor with the school’s Virtual Academic Center. Previously, Brown served as adjunct lecturer in field education and taught courses in practice, human behavior and mental health, and grief and loss at the University Park Campus.
Prior to her field education post, she was a school clinician at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services in Los Angeles. In this role, she designed and supervised a field practicum for Master of Social Work students from USC and UCLA.
Brown has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults suffering from severe mental illness, autism spectrum disorders, substance use recovery and trauma. Her clinical training includes a post-graduate fellowship at the Reiss-Davis Child Study Center in Los Angeles. Brown holds a clinical license in social work, is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, and is a board-certified dance/movement therapist.
In her private psychotherapy practice, Brown works with individuals, groups and communities, emphasizing the importance of the body in recovering from trauma and the inherently healing nature of dance, movement and creative expression. She works closely with the SIMS Foundation in Austin, Texas, providing mental health care to musicians and their families.
Presentation topics include:
-community trauma/community healing
-TI approaches and technology in education
-movement as a response to community trauma