Dr. Marsha D. Brown
Dr. Marsha D. Brown is a Florida licensed psychologist with specializations in clinical and forensic psychology. Dr. Brown has experience in the assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of disorders and clinical presentations. Additionally, she has worked in diverse clinical and forensic settings, both inpatient and outpatient. Dr. Brown’s areas of experience include severe mental illness, substance use, parenting capacity, time-sharing, sex offender risk assessment, insanity, competency, fitness for duty, violence risk assessment, and malingering.
Prior to joining IBSL as a psychology resident in 2015, Dr. Brown served as the Clinical Coordinator at the Center for Court Innovation’s Bronx Community Solutions, a non-profit organization that works with New York State Unified Court System judges to provide alternative sentencing options for juvenile and adult offenders with a variety of mental health and substance use disorders. Dr. Brown also serves as an Adjunct Instructor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. She has taught a variety of undergraduate- and graduate-level psychology courses both in person and on-line, including Psychological Analysis of Criminal Behavior, Psychopathology, Introduction to Assessment, and Multicultural Psychology. Dr. Brown’s research focuses on factors that affect treatment compliance among individuals with severe mental illness and substance use disorders and cultural differences in views of mental illness and treatment-seeking. Her research has been presented at several research conferences, including the annual conferences of the European Association of Psychology and Law and the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Brown holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York and a B.F.A. in Theater from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She completed her psychology internship at Atascadero State Hospital, a maximum-security forensic psychiatric hospital in Atascadero, California.