Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

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Gregory K. Brown

Research Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry
Chair of PhenX Suicide Working Group, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
3535 Market Street, Room 2032
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309
Office: 215-898-4104
B.S. (Psychology)
Denison University , 1981.
M.S. (Clinical Psychology)
University of Bridgeport , 1983.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)
Vanderbilt University, 1987.
Post-Graduate Training
Clinical Psychology Intern, Vanderbilt-Veterans Administration Consortium , in Professional Psychology, Nashville, TN, 1986-1987.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Cognitive Therapy, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1988-1989.
Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia, 1991-1999.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Brown's research has focused on developing, evaluating, and disseminating targeted, psychotherapy interventions for individuals who are indicated as being at high risk for suicide. Currently, he is investigating the effectiveness of cognitive therapy for adult patients who recently attempted suicide and for suicidal older men. Recently, he has worked on developing and implementing brief intervention strategies (safety planning) for suicide prevention in civilian and VA emergency departments as well as for psychiatric inpatient settings in the military.

Description of Other Expertise

Dr. Brown provides clinical training for clinicians in suicide assessment and risk management, cognitive behavior therapy for depression and suicide prevention.

Selected Publications

Rudd, M. D., Joiner, T., Brown, G. K., Cukrowicz, K., Jobes, D., Silverman, M., & Cordero, L.: The realities of risk the nature of hope and the role of science: A response to Cook and VandeCreek. Psychotherapy. 46(4): 474-475, 2009.

Stirman, S. W., Bhar, S., Spokas, M., Creed, T., Perivoliotis, D., Grant, P., Farabaugh, D., Brown, G. K., & Beck, A. T.: Training and consultation in evidence based psychosocial treatments in public mental health settings: The ACCESS model. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 41(1): 48-56, 2010.

Diamond, G. S., Wintersteen, M. B., Brown, G. K., Diamond, G. M., Gallop, R., Shelef, K., & Levy, S.: Attachment-based family therapy for suicidal adolescents: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 49(2): 122-131, 2010.

Bhar, S., & Brown, G. K.: Treatment of depression and suicide in older adults. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice 19(1): 116-125, February 2012.

Gibbons, C. J., Stirman, S. W., Brown, G. K., & Beck, A. T. : Engagement and retention of suicide attempters in clinical research: Challenges and solutions. Crisis 31(2): 62-68, 2010.

Rudd, M. D., Joiner, T., Brown, G. K., Cukrowicz, K., Jobes, D., Silverman, M., & Cordero, L. : Informed consent with suicidal patients: Rethinking risks in (and out of) treatment. Psychotherapy 64(4): 459-468, 2009.

Spokas M, Wenzel A, Stirman SW, Brown GK, & Beck AT: Suicide risk factors and mediators between childhood sexual abuse and suicide ideation among male and female suicide attempters. Journal of Traumatic Stress 22(5): 467-470, Aug 2009.

Stanley, B., Brown, G. K., Brent, D., Wells, K., Poling, K., Curry, J., Kennard, B., Wagner, A., Cwik, M., Brunstein Klomek, A., Goldstein, T., Benedetto V., Barnett, S., Daniel, S., & Hughes, J.: Cognitive behavior therapy for suicide prevention (CBT-SP): Treatment model, feasibility and acceptability. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 48: 1005-1013, 2009.

Bhar Sunil S, Brown Gregory K, & Beck Aaron T: Dysfunctional beliefs and psychopathology in Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Personality Disorders 22(2): 165-77, Apr 2008.

Nazem Sarra, Siderowf Andrew D, Duda John E, Brown Gregory K, Ten Have Tom, Stern Matthew B, & Weintraub Daniel: Suicidal and death ideation in Parkinson's disease. Movement Disorders 23(11): 1573-9, Aug 2008.

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