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Shena Brown
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Lindsey Disney
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Ph.D. Student Profile


Shena Leverett Brown

MSW, University of Georgia, 1998
BSW, Clark Atlanta University, 1993

Shena Brown is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia and a nationally certified Master Addiction Counselor since June 2002.  She has over 18 years of post-MSW practice experience in various settings, primarily in substance abuse and mental health treatment and primarily with an adult population in residential, partial and outpatient settings.  Previous work settings include private non-profits, mental health hospital based programs, community mental health programs, faith based organizations, private practice, and most recently managed care.  She continues to practice by offering clinical supervision and case consultations.  While somewhat eclectic, her therapeutic approach is heavily influenced by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems theory. 

Research interests include:  social work field education as it relates to prevention of compassion fatigue and/or professional impairment, the legacy of American slavery and its implications for social work practice, and faith-based initiatives and the use of spirituality in mental health and substance abuse recovery. 

Career aspirations: Using my skills, experience and guidance to contribute to the shaping of the next generation of social workers through teaching, supervision, research, and writing. 

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