California School of Professional Psychology
San Diego Campus
Alliant International University San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego CA 92131
Courses, Research Interests, Publications
Personality disorders; suicidality and self-injury; shame and self-hatred; rejection sensitivity; cognitive-behavior therapy; exposure therapy; dialectical behavior therapy.
Brown, J.F., Brown, M.Z., DiBiasio, P. (2013). Treating Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors with Adapted Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities
McNally Keehn, R., Lincoln, A.J., Brown, M.Z., & Chavira, D.A. (2012). The Coping Cat Program for children with anxiety and autism spectrum disorder: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(1), 57-67. DOI 10.1007/s10803-012-1541-9
Rizvi, S.L., Brown, M., & Linehan, M.M., & Bohus, M. (2011). In R. Dearing & J.P. Tangney (Eds.), Shame in the Therapy Hour. American Psychological Association.
Reynard, A., Gevirtz, R., Brown, M., Boutelle, K., Berlow, R. (2011). Heart Rate Variability as a Marker of Self-Regulation. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 36(3), 209-215.
Brown, M.Z., Comtois, K., Murray, A., Linehan, M., & Chapman, A.L. (2009). Shame as a Prospective Predictor of Self-Inflicted Injury in Borderline Personality Disorder: A Multi-modal Analysis. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47, 815-822.
Swanson, K.S., Gevirtz, R., Brown, M., Spira, J., Guarneri, E., & Stoletniy, L. (2009). The effect of biofeedback on function in patients with heart failure. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 34(2), 71-91.
Dimeff, L.A., Koerner, K., Woodcock, E.A., Beadnell, B., Brown, M.Z., Skutch, J.M., Paves, A.P., Bazinet, A., Harned, M.S. (2009). Which training method works best? A randomized controlled trial comparing three methods of training clinicians in dialectical behavior therapy skills. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47(11), 921-930.
Chen, E., Brown, M., Harned, M., & Linehan, M. (2009). A comparison of borderline personality disorder with and without eating disorders. Psychiatry Research, 170, 86-90.
Linehan, M., McDavid, J., Brown, M., Sayrs, J., & Gallop, R.J. (2008). Olanzapine plus dialectical behavior therapy for irritable women meeting criteria for borderline personality disorder: A double blind, placebo-controlled pilot study. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 69, 999-1005.
Chapman, A.L., & Brown, M.Z. (2007). Cognitive behavioural theory of suicidal behaviour. In: A. Shrivastava (Ed.). International Handbook of Suicide Behaviour. Gaskell Publications
Chen, E.Y., Brown, M.Z., Lo, T., & Linehan, M.M. (2007). Sexually transmitted disease rates and high-risk sexual behaviors in borderline personality disorder versus borderline personality disorder with substance use disorder. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 195(2), 125-129.
Brown, M.Z., & Chapman, A.L. (2007). Stopping self-harm once and for all: Relapse prevention in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. In G.A. Marlatt & K. Witkiewitz (Eds.), Therapist's Guide to Evidence-Based Relapse Prevention. Academic Press.
Linehan, M., Comtois, K., Murray, A., Brown, M., Gallop, R., Heard, H., Korslund, K., Tutek, D., Reynolds, S., Lindenboim N. (2006). Two-year randomized controlled trial and follow-up of dialectical behavior therapy vs therapy by experts for suicidal behaviors and borderline personality disorder. Archives of General Psychiatry, 63(7), 757-766.
Linehan, M.M., Comtois, K.A., Brown, M.Z., Heard, H.L., & Wagner, A. (2006). Suicide Attempt Self-Injury Interview (SASII): Development, reliability, and validity of a scale to assess suicide attempts and intentional self-injury. Psychological Assessment, 18(3), 303-312.
Chapman, A., Gratz, K., & Brown, M. (2006). Solving the Puzzle of Deliberate Self-Harm: The Experiential Avoidance Model. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 371-394.
Rosen, G., Sawchuk, C., Atkins, D., Brown, M., Lees-Haley, P., & Price, J. (2006). Risk of false positives when identifying malingered profiles using the trauma symptom inventory. Journal of Personality Assessment, 86(3), 329-33.
Brown, M. (2006). Linehan's theory of suicidal behavior: Theory, research, and dialectical behavior therapy. In: T. Ellis (Ed.), Cognition and Suicide: Theory, Research, and PracticeGuilford Press.
Brown, M., Comtois, K.A., & Linehan, M. (2002). Reasons for suicide attempts and nonsuicidal self-injury in women with borderline personality disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 111(1), 198-202.
Brown, M. (2002). The impact of negative emotions on the efficacy of treatment for chronic parasuicide in borderline personality disorder. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Washington.
Ivanoff, A., Brown, M., & Linehan, M.M., (2001). Dialectical behavior therapy for for impulsive self-injurious behaviors. In D. Simeon, E. Hollander (Eds.), Self-Injurious Behaviors: Assessment and Treatment. American Psychiatric Press.
Dimeff, L.A., Rizvi, S.L., Brown, M., & Linehan, M.M. (2000). Dialectical Behavior Therapy for substance abuse: A pilot application to methamphetamine-dependent women with borderline personality disorder. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 7, 457-468.
Jensen, M.P., Barber, J., Williams-Avery, R.M., Flores, L., & Brown, M. (2000). The effect of hypnotic suggestion on spinal cord injury pain. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 14, 3-10.
Jocelyn McCullough. Relationships Among Emotions, Self-Harm, and Borderline Personality Characteristics
Cristian Stanciu. Investigating the proximal causes of non-suicidal self-inflicted injury (NSSI) using semantic priming
Kelsey Paulson. Consequences of anger and shame reactions in adults sexually abused as children
Michael Izadi. Perfectionsim, Shame, and Non Suicidal Self Injury
Errinn Bixby. Comparison of affect reduction following the cold pressor task for self-injurers and controls: An implicit and explicit study
Julia Nance. An exploration of heart rate variability biofeedback as an ancillary treatment for patients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, an initial feasibility study
Sharareh Gandy. Understanding The Mechanisms Of Non-Suicidal Self-Inflicted Injury (Nssii) Among Adult Survivors Of Child Sexual Abuse
Academic History and Background
B.A. in Psychology, Stanford University
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Washington, 2002
California Psychologist License PSY20785 (2006)-2006
American Psychological Association
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Professional Practice and Community Service
Presentation slides and handouts
Behavioral Technology and Transfer Group, Seattle, WA
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Center of San Diego