Sandra L. Brown, M.A.
Sandra L. Brown, M.A., CEO of The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction & Public Psychopathy Education is a psychopathologist, program development specialist, lecturer, and an award-winning author. Her books include the award winning Women Who Love Psychopaths: Inside the Relationships of Inevitable Harm with Psychopaths, Sociopaths & Narcissists as well as How to Spot a Dangerous Man Before You Get Involved, and Counseling Victims of Violence: A Handbook for Helping Professionals.
Sandra is recognized for her pioneering work on women’s issues related to relational harm with Cluster B/Axis II/Sociopathy/Pyschopathy disordered partners. She specializes in the development of Pathological Love Relationship clinical training and survivor support services. Her books, CD’s, DVD’s, and other training materials have been used as curriculum in drug rehabs, women’s organizations and shelters, women’s jail and prison programs, school and college-based programs, inner city projects, and various psychology and sociology programs and distributed 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 as well asThe Ruth Ginsberg Lecture Series Women and The Law on Domestic Violence, and Domestic Violence Provider and Batterer Intervention Training in which her unique focus on Pathological Love Relationships has been featured. She is a writer for Psychology Today and has been interviewed in magazines such as Seventeen. She has also provided consultation to film producers regarding Pathological Love Relationships.
Under her direction The Institute has developed a comprehensive on-line psychopathology magazine interviewing some of the country’s leading researchers on personality disorders and neurobiology, a Therapist Certification Program in Pathological Love Relationships, and a Model of Care Approach for Treatment Centers.
Sandra’s previous work included the founding and directing of Bridgework Counseling Center, a multi-faceted mental health treatment center for Trauma Disorders, Treatment of Personality Disorders, and one of the country’s first long-term residential programs for women with Dissociative Identity Disorder. She was also a pathologist on a Woman’s Trauma Inpatient Hospital Program.
She is currently a writer for several large women’s websites, Psychology Today, Times Up! and The Institute’s magazine http://www.saferelationshipsmagazine.com. She is working on a new book about Cognitive Dissonance and Pathological Love Relationships.
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Sandra is also a contributing writer to the victim’s rights blog “Time’s Up!”
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