Research Interests of Michael B. Brown, Ph.D.

I. Pediatric School Psychology, including educational and behavioral issues from chronic disorders. A special interest in Mucopolysaccharide Disorders (Hurler, Schaie, Hurler?Schaie, Hunter, San Fillipo, and Morquio Syndromes), childhood cancer, and School-based health centers.

A. Future Research Topics: Pediatric school psychology training; School and behavior issues of parents with children with MPS Disorders; Involving school psychologists in School-Based Health Centers; Training teachers to work with students with cancer; School-based strategies for working with children with health-related disorders.

B. Selected Publications

Brown, M. B., & Bolen, L. M. (Under review). The school-based health center as a resource for prevention and health promotion. Invited paper for Psychology in the Schools.

Brown, M. B. (2006). School-based health centers: Implications for counselors. Journal of Counseling and Development, 84, 187-191.

Brown, M. B., & Bolen, L. M. (2003). Children with chronic health disorders in the classroom. In W. S. Thomson & C. M. Shea (Eds.), Teacher’s manual for North Carolina educators. Boston: McGraw-Hill. pp. 464-487.

Brown, M. B., Shaw, S. R., & Trivette, P. S. (2003). Roles for school psychologists in school-based health centers: Implications for school psychology training programs. Trainer’s Forum, 22(4), 5-13.

Brown, M. B., & Bolen, L. M. (2003). Introduction to the special issue: School-based health centers. Psychology in the Schools, 40, 245-251.

Brown, M. B., & Bolen, L. M. (2003). School-based health centers: Strategies for meeting the physical and mental health needs of children and families. Psychology             in the Schools, 40, 279-287.

Brown, M. B. (2000).  Improving Educational Programs for Children with MPS Disorders. International Symposium on Innovative Therapies, 28.

 Brown, M. B. (1999). The mucopolysaccharidoses. In S. Golstein & C. R. Reynolds (Eds.), Neurobehavioral and genetic disorders in children. New York:
            Guilford Press.

Brown, M. B., & Trivette, P. S. (1998). Mucopolysaccharide disorders. In L. Phelps, (Ed.), A practitioner’s handbook of health-related disorders in children.
            Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. pp. 442-452.

Kunderdt, D., Kuhn, J., & Brown, M. B. (1998). Visual Impairments: Amblyopia, nystagmus and strabismus. In L. Phelps, (Ed.), A practitioner’s handbook of
            health-related disorders in children
. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. pp. 701-711.

Other publications:

Brown, M. B. (2005). Medical problems: Encopresis. In S.W. Lee (Ed.), Encyclopedia of School Psychology. New York: John Wiley.

Brown, M. B. (2004). Encopresis. In A. Canter, S. Carroll, L. Paige & I. Romero (Eds.), Helping children at home and school IIl. Washington, DC: National Association of School Psychologists. pp. S6-31—S6-34.

Brown, M. B. Encopresis: A parent’s guide. (1998). In A. Cantor, & S. Carroll, (Eds.), Helping children at home and school. Washington, DC: National
            Association of School Psychologists. pp. 577-579.

Brown, M. B. Encopresis: A teacher’s guide (1998). In A. Cantor, & S. Carroll, (Eds.), Helping children at home and school. Washington, DC: National
            Association of School Psychologists. pp. 581-583.
 

II. Professional issues in school psychology, including the roles and functions of school psychologists, school psychologists' job satisfaction, manpower utilization, and training.

A. Future Research Ideas: Quality assurance for contractual services; Motivation and planning for continuing professional development; Philosophy/goals of doctoral school psychology programs compared with other applied psychology programs; Concurrent validity for various job satisfaction instruments.

B. Representative Publications:

Brown, M. B., Hardison, A., Bolen, L.M., & Walcott, C. (In press). Comparison of two measures of school psychologists’ job satisfaction. Canadian Journal of
            School Psychology.

Worrell, T. G., Scaggs, G. E., & Brown, M. B. (2006). School psychologists’ job satisfaction: A twenty-two year perspective in the USA. School Psychology
            International, 27, 131-145.

Brown, M. B., Holcombe, D. C., Bolen, L. M., & Thomson, W. S. (2006). Job satisfaction of school psychologists practicing in an expanded role model.
            Psychological Reports, 98, 486-496.

Brown, M. B., Kissel, S., & Bolen, L. M. (2003). Doctoral school psychology internships in non-school settings in the United States. School Psychology
International, 24,
394-404.

Gayer, H. M., Brown, M. B., Gridley, B., & Treloar, J. (2003). Predoctoral psychology internship selection: Does program type make a difference? Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 31, 313-322.

Brown, M. B. & Trivette, P. S. (2003). School psychology. In M. Richard & W. G. Emener (Eds.). I’m a people person: A guide to human services professions. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas. pp. 198-209.

McGinty, K., Diamond, J., Brown, M., & McCammon, S. (2003). Training child psychiatrists and other child mental health professionals for systems of care.
            In A. J.Pumariega, & N.Winters, (Eds.). Handbook of community-based systems of care: The new child & adolescent community psychiatry.
            San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. pp. 487-508.

Brown, M. B. (2002). Continuing professional development. A. Thomas & J. Grimes. (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology IV. Washington, DC: National
            Association of School Psychologists.

Brown, M. B., Gibson, R., & Bolen, L. (2000). Contractual school psychological services: Prevalence and practices. Psychology in the Schools, 37, 333-337.

Brown, M. B., Sweigart, M. L., Bolen, L. M., Hall, C. W., & Webster, R. E. (1998). Doctoral and nondoctoral school psychologists: Are there differences?
            Psychology in the Schools, 35, 1-8.

Brown, M.B., Hohenshil, T.H., & Brown, D.T. (1998). School psychologists job satisfaction: A national study. School Psychology International, 19, 79-89.
 

III. Diverse issues affecting children, adolescents, and schools.

A. Future Research Topics.
Qualitative indicators of written language problems; Identification of processing disorders; Visual-motor problems.

B.  Representative Publications.

Brown, M. B., Aoshima, M., Bolen, L. M., Chia, R., & Kohyama, T. (Under review). Cross-Cultural Learning Approaches in Students from the USA, Japan, and Taiwan. School Psychology International.

Brown, M. B., Lassiter, C., Bolen, L. M., & Burke, M. (2006). Competencies of traditionally prepared and lateral entry teachers: Implications for administrators. The Journal of Scholarship and Practice, 3, 18-25.

Brown, M. B. (2003). After Columbine: Preventing and responding to school violence. In W. S. Thomson & C. M. Shea (Eds.), Teacher’s manual for North Carolina educators. Boston: McGraw-Hill. pp. 218-232.

Brown, M. B. (2002). School violence. In S. Brock, P. Lazarus, & S. Jimerson (Eds.). Best practices in school crisis prevention and intervention. Washington, DC: National Association of School Psychologists. pp. 487-502.

Brown, M. B., Giandenoto, M., & Bolen, L. M. (2000). Diagnosing Writing Disabilities with the WJ-R and WIAT. Psychological Reports, 87, 197-204.

Brown, M. B. (2000). Assessment of children and adolescents with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Counseling and Development, 78,                     195-203.

Hall, C. W., Peterson, A. D., Webster, R. E., Bolen, L. M., & Brown, M. B. (1999). Nonverbal accuracy of students with and without attention deficit hyperactivity
            disorder. Psychology in the Schools, 36, 505-513.

Webster, R., Hall, C., Brown, M., & Bolen, L. (1996). Memory modality differences in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with and without learning
            disabilities. Psychology in the Schools, 33, 193-201.

Hohenshil, T. H., & Brown, M. B. (1991). A rationale for extending counseling services to prekindergarten children. Elementary School Guidance and
            Counseling, 26
, 1, 4-11.
 
 

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