Department of Education Sciences and Professional Programs

Emily Brown is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Sciences and Professional Programs. She received her bachelor's degree in English and Religion in 2004 from Wake Forest University and her Master's in School Counseling in 2008 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She obtained her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2017.

Dr. Brown has six years of experience as a professional school counselor in urban elementary schools. While completing her doctoral work, she served as project manager for an NIH-SEPA funded grant that provided postsecondary education and STEMM awareness interventions to rural Appalachian high school students. She has been a licensed professional counselor in North Carolina since 2010 and a National Certified Counselor since 2008. 

At UMSL, Dr. Brown teaches courses in the Counseling Program including Foundations of School Counseling, Group Counseling, Personal and Professional Development in Counseling, and School Counseling Practicum.

Dr. Brown's research interests include school counseling services with marganalized groups, particularly children of incarcerated parents, and child-centered play therapy.

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Emily C. Brown, Ph.D., LPC (NC), NCC

Assistant Professor at University of Missouri-St. Louis

One University Blvd, 458 Marillac Hall, St. Louis, MO 63121

Phone: 314.516.5792    Email: brownemily@umsl.edu
 


EDUCATION

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education, August 2017

University of Tennessee (CACREP accredited), Knoxville, TN

Graduate Certificate in Grief, Loss, and Trauma

Dissertation: Experiences of Professional School Counselors with Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Case Study

 

Master of Arts in School Counseling, May 2008

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (CACREP accredited), Charlotte, NC

 

Bachelor of Arts in English and Religion, May 2004

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC


PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (North Carolina), #7917           
  • National Certified Counselor, #232930                      
  • School Counselor, Tennessee Department of Education, #000588154      

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor, Counselor Education Program, University of Missouri-St. Louis (Fall 2017 - present)

  • Tenure-track position
  • Courses include CE 6000 Personal and Professional Development in Counseling, CE 6200 Foundations of School Guidance, CE 6040 Group Procedures in Counseling, CE 6270 School Counseling Practicum

Co-Instructor, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, University of Tennessee (Spring 2015 - Spring 2017)  

  • Courses included COUN 550 Foundations of School Counseling, COUN 570 Cross-Cultural Counseling, COUN 480 Skills for Counseling

Teaching Assistant, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, University of Tennessee (Fall 2015 - Fall 2016)

  • Courses included COUN 593 PIPES Independent Study

Instructor, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, University of Tennessee (Spring 2016)  

  • Courses included COUN 480 Skills for Counseling

Guest Lecturer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (Spring 2015 - Spring 2017)  

  • First Year Studies: FYS 129 Creatively Connect with Youth, “Connecting through Play”
  • Counselor Education: COUN 560 Special Topics: Grief Outreach, “Grief and Children with Incarcerated Parents,” “Play Therapy with Grieving Children”
  • Counselor Education: COUN 555 Practicum, “Classroom Management for Counselors”
  • Educational Psychology: EDPY 559 Introduction to Qualitative Research in Education, “Case Study Methodology”

 

Supervision Experience

Doctoral Supervision Intern, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (Spring 2016)

  • Provided triadic bi-weekly supervision for 10 school counseling master’s internship counseling students during their clinical placements
  • Co-facilitated class discussions and provided feedback for student presentations in COUN 558: Internship - School Counseling

Doctoral Supervision Intern, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (Spring 2015)

  • Provided weekly individual supervision for 3 master’s practicum and 1 master’s internship counseling students during their clinical placements

Site Supervisor, Sherwood Elementary School, Gastonia, NC (Spring 2011)

  • Served as site supervisor for school counseling intern from Winthrop University

 

Counseling Experience

Doctoral Counseling Intern, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (Spring 2015)

  • Facilitated group counseling experience for master’s students enrolled in COUN 554 Group Counseling

Doctoral Practicum Student, Kingston Academy, Kingston, TN (Fall 2014)

  • Provided individual and family counseling for children ages 5-17 in psychiatric residential treatment facility

School Counselor, Gene W. Brown Elementary School, Hendersonville, TN (2012 – 2014)  

  • Provided individual and group counseling, classroom guidance, coordination of services, testing coordination, and administrative support for K through 5th grade students

School Counselor, Sherwood Elementary School, Gastonia, NC (2008 – 2012)  

  • Provided individual and group counseling, classroom guidance, coordination of services, school-wide service learning, and testing coordination for K through 5th grade students

School Counseling Intern, Statesville Road Elementary School, Charlotte, NC    2007 – 2008  

School Counseling Practicum, East Mecklenburg High School, Charlotte, NC    Spring 2007   

 

Related Experience

Counselor Education Intern, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (Fall 2015 – Spring 2016)  

  • Assisted with school counseling program admissions process and other counselor educator tasks

Salem Scholar, Salem Academy, Winston-Salem, NC (2004 – 2005) 

  • Resided in all-girls boarding high school assisting with residential responsibilities and tutoring various academic subjects during study hall

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (June 2015 – July 2017) 

  • Project Manager for NIH-SEPA funded program, PIPES: Possibilities in Postsecondary Education and Science
  • Coordinated interventions and communication with high schools and team members
  • Delivered multi-week college awareness curriculum to rural Appalachian high school students
  • Served as PIPES Summer Camp Counselor
  • Participated in weekly research team meetings
  • Maintained program website and social media accounts

Intern, Achieve Grant Project, Knox County Schools, Knoxville, TN (Spring 2015)  

  • Conducted interviews with principals about student assessments
  • Assisted with analysis of principal inventory data

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (Fall 2014 – Spring 2015)  

  • Completed administrative tasks as assigned by Counselor Education faculty


Manuscripts

Brown, E. C., & Gibbons, M. M. (2017). Addressing needs of children of incarcerated parents with child-centered play therapy. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/23727810.2017.1381931

 

Manuscripts in Review

Brown, E. C., & Barrio Minton, C. A. (2017). Serving children of incarcerated parents: A case study of professional school counselors’ experiences. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Taylor, A. L., Brown, E. C., Gibbons, M. M., Hardin, E. E., & Graham, D. L. (2017). An SSCT-based intervention to increase postsecondary awareness in rural Appalachian youth. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Gibbons, M. M., Brown, E. C., Daniels, S., Rosecrance, P., Hardin, E. E., & Farrell, I. (2017). Building on strengths while addressing barriers: Career interventions in rural Appalachian communities. Manuscript submitted for publication.

 

Research in Progress

Brown, E. C., & Barrio Minton, C. A. (2017). School counselors' conceptualizations of the needs of children of incarcerated parents. Manuscript in preparation.

Brown, E. C. Restorative practices in schools: A Foucauldian analysis. Manuscript in preparation.


PRESENTATIONS

 

National and Regional

Gibbons, M. M., Brown, E. C., Farrell, I., & Taylor, A. L. (2017, October). Grant-funded programming in counselor education: Student and faculty perspectives. Session presented at the Association for Counselor Education & Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL.

Brown, E. C. (2017, October). Preparing school counselors to serve children of incarcerated parents. Roundtable session presented at the Association for Counselor Education & Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL.

Brown, E. C. (2017, March). Experiences of loss for children of incarcerated parents. Session presented at the American Counseling Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Brown, E. C. (2016, November). Help children of incarcerated parents. Invited webinar presentation for the American School Counselor Association.

Brown, E. C., & Bruner, S. L. (2016, October). Developing spiritual and religious multicultural competence through supervision. Session presented at the Southern Association for Counselor Education & Supervision Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Gibbons, M. M., Taylor, A. L., & Brown, E. C. (2016, October). Promoting resilience in rural Appalachian youth. Roundtable session presented at the Southern Association for Counselor Education & Supervision Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Brown, E. C. (2016, July). Counseling and advocating for children of incarcerated parents. Session presented at the annual American School Counselor Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Burch, T. W., Brown, E. C., & Taylor, A. L. (2016, February). Supervision in three dimensions. Session presented at the annual Innovations in School Counselor Preparation Conference, Athens, GA.

Brown, E. C., Burch, T. W., & Taylor, A. L. (2016, February). School counselor preparation in the community. Poster presented at the annual Innovations in School Counselor Preparation Conference, Athens, GA.

Brown, E. C. (2015, October). Playing at school: Improving social and academic functioning through play therapy. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association for Play Therapy, Atlanta, GA.

 

State

Brown, E. C. (2017, November). Serving children of incarcerated parents. Session presented at the annual conference of the Missouri School Counselor Association, Osage Beach, MO.

Brown, E. C. (2017, November). Implementing effective small group counseling. Session presented at the annual conference of the Missouri School Counselor Association, Osage Beach, MO.

Taylor, A. L., & Brown, E. C. (2016, June). Creative strategies for addressing barriers to postsecondary education and careers. Session presented at the annual conference of the Tennessee Career Development Association, Spring Hill, TN.  

Moralejo, J. A., & Brown, E. C. (2015, November). Career counselors and transgender clients: Awareness, approaches, and advocacy. Session presented at the annual conference of the Tennessee Counseling Association, Murfreesboro, TN.

Brown, E. C. (2015, June). Developing career awareness for K-12 students. Session presented at the annual conference of the Tennessee Career Development Association, Spring Hill, TN.

Moralejo, J. A., & Brown, E. C. (2015, June). Career counselors and transgender clients: Awareness, approaches, and advocacy. Session presented at the annual conference of the Tennessee Career Development Association, Spring Hill, TN.

Morgan, N. D., Brown, E. C., & Moralejo, J. A. (2015, April). The missing link: Connecting knowledge and application with family communication. Session presented at the annual conference of the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association, Nashville, TN.

Brown, E. C. (2014, February). Technology for the win! Session presented at the annual conference of the Tennessee School Counselor and Administrator Leadership Institute, Chattanooga, TN.

Brown, E. C. (2011, November). Connecting careers and the community. Session presented at the annual conference of the North Carolina School Counseling Association, Greensboro, NC.

 

Local

Brown, E. C. (2017, February). Experiences of loss for children of incarcerated parents. Session presented at the annual conference of the Smoky Mountain Counseling Association, Jefferson City, TN.

Brown, E. C. (2016, December). School counselors’ cultural competence with children of incarcerated parents: A pilot survey. Session presented at the University of Tennessee Survey Research Poster Session, Knoxville, TN. 

Taylor, A. L., & Brown, E. C. (2016, March). Barriers to and support for higher education in rural Appalachian youth. Session presented at the University of Tennessee Annual CEHHS Graduate Student Research Colloquium, Knoxville, TN.

Brown, E. C., & West, N. (2016, February). Considering Appalachian culture with grieving children and youth. Session presented at the annual conference of the Smoky Mountain Counseling Association, Jefferson City, TN.

Taylor, A. L., Brown, E. C., & Burch, T. W. (2016, February). A model for school counselor supervision. Session presented at the annual conference of the Smoky Mountain Counseling Association, Jefferson City, TN.

Brown, E. C. (2015, July). School counselor perceptions of collaboration and school-based therapy. Session presented at the University of Tennessee Introduction to Qualitative Research Methodology in Education Poster Session, Knoxville, TN. 

Brown, E. C. (2011, October). Dealing with bullying. Session presented at the United Methodist Church Charlotte District Leadership Conference, Charlotte, NC.


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

 

National and State

Member, Free Spirit Publishing’s Advisory Board of Educators, 2010 – present

Communications Chair, Tennessee Career Development Association, 2015 – 2017

 

Local

Clinical Group Leader, Covenant Health Katerpillar Kids Grief Camp, Knoxville, TN, September 2015

Professional Learning Community Facilitator for Elementary School Counselors, Gaston County Schools, 2011 – 2012

Member, Gaston County Schools School Counseling Advisory Board, 2011 – 2012

Member, Gaston County Schools Bullying Task Force, 2011

 

University

Chapter Faculty Advisor, Psi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2017 - present

Secretary, Upsilon Theta Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, University of Tennessee, 2016 – 2017

Member at Large, Upsilon Theta Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, University of Tennessee, 2015 – 2016

Facilitator for “Research Speed-Dating,” Counselor Education Research Symposium, University of Tennessee, 2016

Member, Program interview panel for Ph.D. applicants, University of Tennessee, 2015, 2016

Student Member, School Counseling Faculty Search Committee, University of Tennessee, 2015

 

Presentations

Brown, E. C. (2017, November). Serving children of incarcerated parents. Workshop presented to mental health professionals of Ritenour School District, Saint Louis, MO.

Brown, E. C. (2017, October). Integrating play therapy in your school counseling program. Workshop presented to elementary school counselors of Saint Louis Public Schools, Saint Louis, MO.

Brown, E. C. (2016, November). Leadership and service. Invited guest speaker at University of Tennessee Counselor Education Research Symposium, Knoxville, TN.

Brown, E. C., & Bruner, S. L. (2016, October). Counseling and the creative arts. Workshop presented to Upsilon Theta Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

Morgan, N. D., & Brown, E. C. (2014, November). Building the therapeutic relationship. Training presented at Kingston Academy, Kingston, TN.

Brown, E. C. (2013, November). Using technology in your counseling program. Workshop presented to Sumner County Schools Elementary Counselor Professional Learning Community, Hendersonville, TN.

Brown, E. C., & Stokes, E. B. (2011, October). SMART board training for school counselors. Optional workshop presented to Gaston County Schools Counselor Professional Learning Community, Gastonia, NC.

Plonk, K. J., Stokes, E. B., & Brown, E. C. (2011, October). PLCs in action: Developing SMART goals using the ASCA model. Presented to Gaston County Schools Counselor Professional Learning Community, Gastonia, NC. 

Plonk, K. J., Stokes, E. B., & Brown, E. C. (2011, September). Every child, every day: Professional learning communities for school counselors. Presented to Gaston County Schools Counselor Professional Learning Community, Gastonia, NC.

 

GRANT APPLICATIONS

Compass Foundation: School Improvement Award. (2012, August). Zooming toward good character. $500. Funded.

Gaston County Education Foundation: Ron L. Ensley Mini-Grant. (2011, May). Our safe and caring school. $1,000. Funded.

Gaston County Education Foundation: Ron L. Ensley Mini-Grant. (2010, May). Driving home a message of good character. $567. Funded.

Gaston County Education Foundation: Ron L. Ensley Mini-Grant. (2009, May). Learning for life. $1,000. Funded.

 

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Outstanding Research Award, Counselor Education Program, University of Tennessee, April 2017
  • Upsilon Theta Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, Counselor Education Program, University of Tennessee, November 2016
  • Emerging Leaders Fellow, Southern Association for Counselor Education & Supervision, October 2016
  • Dr. Stephen Lee Alderton Graduate Fellowship, Educational Psychology & Counseling Department, University of Tennessee, August 2015 – May 2017
  • Marianne Woodside Outstanding Role Model Award, Counselor Education Program, University of Tennessee, May 2016
  • Outstanding Student Award, Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association, March 2016
  • Most Outstanding First Year Student, Counselor Education Program, University of Tennessee, May 2015
  • ESPN Fellowship, Educational Psychology & Counseling Department, University of Tennessee, August 2014 – May 2015
  • School Counselor of the Year, Gaston County Schools, May 2012
  • Elementary School Counselor of the Year, Gaston County Schools, May 2012

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Chi Sigma Iota (CSI)
  • Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES)