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Scott Browning, PhD, ABPP

Scott Browning, PhD, ABPP

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Professor of Psychology
St. Joseph Hall, 4th flr., North Wing, SJ446
215-248-7149
Educational Background: 
  • PhD, California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley
  • M.Ed., Boston University
  • B.A., Washington College
Courses Taught: 
Doctoral Courses 
  • Brief Therapy
  • Empirically Supported Therapies: Research, Theory and Practice
  • Treating the Non-Traditional Family
  • Colloquial Series
  • Family Therapy with Young Children
  • Dissertation Mentoring
Masters Courses 
  • Family Therapy
  • Advanced Couple & Family Therapy Techniques
  • Counseling Techniques
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Treating Children and Adolescents in a Threatened Environment
  • Personality Theory

Visiting Senior Researcher, University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy

Scholarly Interests: 
  • Treating the Diverse Family
  • Advances in Family Therapy
  • Increasing Empathy through Ethical and Accurate Role-Play
  • Stepfamilies
  • Creating a Spectrum of Treatment for Autism

Link to APA website for interview with Dr. Browning: http://www.apa.org/pubs/books/interviews/4317274-browning.aspx

Scholarly Interests
  • Family Therapy
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Empathy
  • Children with Developmental Disorders
  • Training Clinicians
Selected Publications: 
  • Browning, S. & van Eeden-Moorefield, B. (2017). Contemporary families at the nexus of research and practice. Routledge Press: New York, NY.
  • Browning, S. & Accordini, M. (2016). Familiagia recomposte. Milano, Italy: Franco/Angeli.
  • Browning, S. & Pease, L. (2016). Supporting the education of children with autism spectrum disorders. In Y. Kats (Ed.), Higher education transition and autism. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishers.
  • Browning, S. & Pasley, B.K. (2015). Contemporary families: Translating research into practice. Routledge Press: New York, NY.
  • Browning, S. and Roth, A. (2015). Stepfamilies. The Encyclopedia of Family Studies, Wiley Press.
  • Haaz, D., Browning, S. & Kneavel, M. (2014). The father-daughter relationship and intimacy in the marriages of daughters of divorce. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 55(2), 37-41. DOI: 10.1080/10502556.2013.871962.
  • Browning, S. & Artelt, E. (2012). Stepfamily therapy: A 10-step clinical approach. Washington, DC: APA Books.
  • Browning, S., Accordini, M., Gennari, M. & Cigoli, V. (2010). How therapists view stepfamilies: An analysis of Italian clinicians' representations. In V. Cigoli and M. Gennari, Close relationships and community psychology: An International Perspective. Milano, Italy: FrancoAngeli.
  • Browning, S. & Bray, J. (2009). Treating stepfamilies: A subsystem-based approach. In M. Stanton and J. Bray, Blackwell handbook of family psychology. London, England: Blackwell Press.
  • Browning, S. & Miron, P. (2007). Special populations in college and university counseling: A handbook for clinicians. Joseph Lippincott (Ed.). Washington, DC: American Counseling Association Press.
  • Browning, S., DiVincenzo, J. & Nelson, B. (2006). Creating families: A teaching technique for clinical training. In D.L. Berke and S.K. Wisendale (Eds.). The craft of teaching about families: Strategies and tools. New York: Haworth Press.
  • Browning, S., Collins, J. & Nelson, B. (2006). Creating families: A teaching technique for clinical training. Marriage and Family Review.
  • Browning, S. & Green, R. J. (2003). Constructing therapy: From strategic, to systemic, to narrative models. In G.P. Sholever (Ed.) Textbook of family and couples therapy. Washington, D. C.: American Psychiatric Press.
  • Browning, S. (1999) The spectrum of empathy. The Journal of Imago Therapy, 4, 12-24.
  • Browning, S. (1998). The empathy expansion procedure: A method of helping couples deal with traumatic incidents. In L.L. Hecker & S.A. Deacon (Eds.) The Therapists Notebook. New York: The Haworth Press.
  • Browning, S. (1994). Treating stepfamilies: Putting family therapy into perspective. In K. Pasley & M. Ihinger-Tallman(Eds.) Remarriage & Steparenting: Current research and theory. (pp. 94-104). New York, N.Y.: Guilford Press.
     
Selected Presentations and Workshops: 
  • Jan. 2016 - Two Day workshop on Treating Stepfamilies at the NSRC Continuing Education Conference, Orlando, Florida
  • Nov. 2015 - The Institute of Forgiveness and Reconciliation. The Purpose and Practice of an Apology-Skill Based Workshop.
  • June 2015 - Society for the Explorations of Integration in Psychotherapy. Accepted presentation on the Contemporary Family at the annual conference in Baltimore, MD.
  • June 2015 - American Family Therapy Academy Annual Conference. Accepted presentation on comparing stepfamily treatments: Browning and Papernow, Vancouver, Washington.
  • June 2015 - "Interracial Families:  Challenges, Considerations, and Clinical Implications", with Janee Stevenson and Patricia Gratson. International Meeting of The Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration, Baltimore, MD.
  • April 2015 - NJAAMFT-Invited presentation. Treating Stepfamilies. Voorhees, NJ.
  • March 2015 - CORA Conference, The family and ADHD. Philadelphia, PA
  • March 2015 - Psychotherapy Networker-invited presentation. “A Clash of Loyalties.” Washington, DC
  • Nov. 2014 - “Facing Another.” The annual conference of the Institute of Forgiveness and Reconciliation. Expanding one’s empathy for the other. Sugarloaf Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA 
  • March 2014 - Plenary Speaker and provider of full-day workshop on treating stepfamilies at The Generations Conference in Salt Lake City, UT.
  • May 2014 - "What Works? Evidenced Based Practice in Community Settings" conference at Chestnut Hill College.
  • August 2014 - "Stepfamilies:  Research and Clinical Issues," co-presented with James Bray at American Psychological Association Conference, Washington, DC.
  • June 2011 - "The Personal Prison of Autism." 13th Annual Justice Studies Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • September 2010 - "Why is the Stepfamily Often Vulnerable?" The European Family Relations Meeting, Milan, Italy.
  • November 2010 - "Treating the Diverse Family." Pennsylvania Psychological Association Conference, Eagle, PA.
  • November 2010 - "Treating Families with an Autistic Member." CORA/CHC Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • March 2010 - "Treating Stepfamilies." Catholic Social Services, Harrisburg, PA.
  • July 2010; July 2008 - Summer Institute on Family Therapy and Trauma - Exchange program with the Catholic University of Milan and Chestnut Hill College.
  • June 2009 - "Treating Stepfamilies," NSRC Continuing Education Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • November 2003 - "Qualitative and Phenomenological Analysis of Psychotherapy Research: Talking About vs. Describing Experience." North American Society for Psychotherapy Research Annual Conference.
  • October 2002 - "Advanced Stepfamily Therapy-Level Two" Co-taught with David Wright a Two Day, Stepfamily Association of America annual Conference in Ft. Collins, CO.
  • May 2001 - "The Use of Empathy in Addictions Treatment." The Pennsylvania Board of Addictions Counselors Annual Conference, Lancaster, PA
Other Academic Information: 
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board for the Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling, Sage Press.
  • Co-Director, with Susan McGroarty, Summer Institute at Chestnut Hill College on Trauma and Family Therapy for students from the Catholic University of Milan.
  • Expert Panelist, National Stepfamily Resource Center
  • Presents as an expert on topics related to stepfamily life
  • Co-chair, Stepfamily Interest Group at the American Family Therapy Academy
  • Interviewed on Primetime with Diane Sawyer, April 2006
  • Interviewed on Radio Times with Marti Moss-Coane, July 2006.