Brown, Melody

Melody Brown

Assistant Clinical Professor
  • Center for Collaborative Education Leadership
  • School of Education & Human Development

Email Address: melody.brown@ucdenver.edu

Primary Phone: 303-315-7269

My path to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling has been circuitous but purposeful. I grew up in Louisiana and learned early on to pay attention to issues of injustice and oppression. I live on the margins as a Black woman in the queer community. I learned to appreciate my intersecting identities and love passing that appreciation on to students from all backgrounds.

We each bring our respective cultural contexts and identities to our relationships. These narratives influence how we engage in relationships be it intimate, familial, platonic or professional. I love working with the next generation of clinicians to pass on this appreciation for the work we do with children and families.

Areas of Expertise

  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Social Justice Issues
  • Person of the therapist dynamics

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • BA - Psychology
  • MA - Marriage and Family Therapy
  • PhD-Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

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Awards

2018 - Awarded Doctoral Prize, Syracuse University

Affiliations

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Research

Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling & Social Justice Issues

Publications and Presentations

Brown, M. M. (2017). "In Our Own Words": The phenomenological exploration into the African American experience of relational therapy with White therapists. Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (Dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 10687749)