Kathleen S. Brown, PhD
LIWP Clinical/Consulting Planning Committee
Brown is a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in health and rehabilitation psychology. She is currently involved in consulting, teaching and supervision in her independent practice, Health Psychology Associates. Brown received her PhD in clinical psychology from the APA-accredited Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 1986 following her internship at the University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Center.
Brown is formerly the director of training of the Clinical Heath Psychology Postdoctoral Program and chief, Integrative Pain Management Center at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu. Brown is a clinical affiliate faculty member in the Clinical Studies Program, department of psychology, University of Hawaii at Manoa. A fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), Brown has held several leadership roles in APA. She is currently vice chair of the APA Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice and chair, Clinical and Consulting Committee, APA Leadership Institute of Women in Psychology. She has served on the APA Council of Representatives for the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and the state of Hawaii. Brown has also been active in her state psychological association, the Hawaii Psychological Association, serving in each position on the Executive Committee with her Presidential term from 1999-2001.
Brown's areas of clinical and research interest include pain management, mind-body and alternative medicine, interdisciplinary team development and adjustment/coping responses to medical illness.