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Dr. Kirsten Brown is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Child, Family, and School Psychology (CFSP) program. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Brown is also a Co-Director of the Adolescent Addictions Specialization collaboration between the CFSP program and Counseling Psychology program. In addition to her work as an adjunct for the CFSP program at DU, she has worked as a School Psychologist in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as in Cherry Creek Schools in Colorado for elementary through alternative high school populations providing assessment, counseling, crisis intervention, and consultation. Previous to school psychology, Dr. Brown worked in clinical nonprofit and private practice settings. Her teaching and research interests include: counseling best practices, anxiety in childhood and adolescence, internalizing disorders and their impact on school performance, the role of trauma on executive functions, and supporting adolescents dealing with substance use and abuse in schools. She earned her BA in English with a concentration in Secondary Teaching Preparation and a minor in Psychology from Sonoma State University. Dr. Brown received an MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University, and completed her PhD in Child, Family, and School Psychology at the University of Denver. Dr. Brown is a member of the American Psychological Association, Colorado Society of School Psychologists, and National Association of School Psychologists. When she is not working, Dr. Brown can be found spending time with family and friends.