Dr. Tiffany Brown is a Senior Lecturer and Clinical Director in the Couples and Family Therapy graduate program. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a clinical fellow and Approved Aupervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the State of Oregon (OBLPCT).
Brown received specialized training in addiction and recovery through the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery at Texas Tech University as part of her doctoral studies. During this time she trained with one of first collegiate recovery programs (CRP) in the country. CRP's are evidence-based campus programs for substance use and recovery issues in the collegiate population. In addition, Brown served as a trauma specialist and family therapist at a residential treatment center for substance use. She is committed to providing advocacy for people in recovery in hopes to shift the social stigma attached to substance use issues. Brown’s clinical experience includes self-harm education, prevention, and intervention; the family dynamics of substance use and recovery; grief and loss; pediatric cancer; and collegiate recovery. In addition, she regularly consults with schools and community programs regarding best practices for screening and intervening with individuals struggling with self-harming behaviors.
Locally, Brown currently serves on the executive board for Ophelia's Place and is the advisory board chair for Courageous Kids. Brown previously served as a board member with the Oregon Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (OAMFT) and as the treasurer of the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE), a national board aimed at providing the education, resources, and community connection needed to help change the trajectory of recovering student’s lives.
Honors and Awards
2014 Early Career Teaching Award, College of Education, University of Oregon
2005-2008 Teaching Assistantship, Texas Tech University, 6 semesters
2005-2007 Research Assistantship, Texas Tech University, 3 semesters
2002 University of Oregon Peer Advisor of the Year
2001 - 2002 Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society
Brown, T. & Johnston, T. (2016, April). Ethical behavior, standards, and risk management in collegiate recovery. Association of Recovery in Higher Education national conference. Atlanta, GA.
Brown. T. (2015, June). Diversity, inclusion, and equity in the landscape of collegiate recovery programs. Association of Recovery in Higher Education national conference. Reno, NV.
Brown, T., Todahl, J., & Linville, D. (2014, October). Brief intervention for new parent couples: Research findings. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy national conference. Milwaukee, WI.
Brown, T. & Kimball, T. (2014, June). Self-harm: How to integrate this process addiction into your collegiate recovery community. Association of Recovery in Higher Education national conference. Minneapolis, MN.
Shadley, M., Kimball, T., Brown, T., & Harris, K. (2013, October). Recovery in the college years: A family of friends. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy national conference. Portland, OR.
Brown, T., Page, M., Todahl, J., Linville, D., & Armstrong, A. (2013, October). Healthy Nests intervention study: A qualitative follow up. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy national conference. Portland, OR.
Brown, T. & Kimball, T. (2011, September). Cutting to live: A phenomenology of self-harm. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy national conference. Fort Worth, TX.
- Self-harm and the intersection of family and school systems
- Collegiate recovery
- Family dynamics of substance use and recovery
- Collaborative healthcare and medical family therapy (i.e. pediatric oncology, grief)