Sandra L. Brown, M.A., CEO and Founder of The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education, has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of End Violence Against Women International (EVAW). Joining an astute membership of directors, Sandra will be an exceptional addition to the success of educating, not only the general public, but those agencies and responders who work with victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault on a daily basis.
Sandra L. Brown, M.A., CEO of The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction & Public Pathology Education is a clinician, program development specialist, psychopathologist, lecturer, and an award-winning author. Her books include Counseling Victims of Violence (1991, 2006), How to Spot a Dangerous Man Book and Workbook (2005) and Women Who Love Psychopaths: Inside the Relationships of Inevitable Harm with Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths (2007, 2009).
She is recognized for her pioneering work on women’s issues related to relational harm with Axis II/Cluster B disordered partners and specializes in the development and implementation of Pathological Love Relationship clinical training and services. Sandra’s work, numerous books, CD’s, DVD’s, other training materials and literature have been used as curriculum in drug rehabs, women’s organizations and shelters, women’s jail programs, women’s prisons, school-based programs, inner city projects, college campuses, various psychology and sociology programs worldwide, and utilized in almost every country of the world.
Her collaborative research on Women Who Love Psychopaths was recently presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. Her work has been presented in lectures across the country including the Ruth Ginsberg Lecture Series Women and the Law on Domestic Violence as well as programs related to Domestic Violence Provider and Batterer Intervention Training in which her unique focus on Pathological Love Relationships has been featured. Sandra has been referred to as “The expert whose information has the ability to dramatically change how victim and abuser services are handled.”
EVAW has been a leader in the field of education and reform through their partnerships, international conferences and On-Line Training Institute. EVAW’s inclusion of Sandra L. Brown and her expertise will take their mission of education to another level of accountability by utilizing training within law enforcement and the judicial system, as well as first responders.
Sandra and the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction add another valuable resource to the mission of ending violence against women.