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Dr. Kenneth Brown, LMFT

Dr. Kenneth Brown, LMFT AAMFT













Dr. Kenneth Brown LMFT (MT1805) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychotherapist and Clinical CounseIor in the State of Florida providing a wide range of counseling services. Dr. Brown is credentialed as a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT #81631), and the Florida Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (FAMFT). Dr. Brown LCMFT was licensed as a Licensed Christian Marriage and Family Therapist/Counselor (CPY 0201-01-1198) through the Florida Association of Christian Counselors and Therapists. He has been ruled an expert witness in Florida and formerly by the Supreme Court of Ontario in Canada to give opinion evidence of mental and relational health. Dr. Brown is a member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and is certified as a Level One Critical Incident Stress Manager trained and experienced in assisting police officers and emergency services personnel in debriefing traumatic events. Dr. Brown is the Clinical Director of Hope Counseling Inc.. the Executive Director for Hope for Families Adoption Services Inc. a non-profit Florida licensed adoption agency,

Dr. Brown has a Doctorate of Ministry in Marriage and Family Therapy from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, a Masters of Divinity with concentration in pastoral counseling from the Ontario Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Science focused in psychology from the University of Toronto. Dr. Brown has an Ontario Police College Diploma in Police Sciences, and graduated with top honors. His subsequent numerous courses and training including crisis intervention, negotiation and mediation techniques, multiculturalism, criminal, civil & family law and others from C. O. Bick Metropolitan Toronto Police College and George Brown College. Later, at the University of Guelph, an Intensive Sex Therapy course and an Approved AAMFT Supervisor course were completed. Dr. Brown is qualified in a number of personality, mental, emotional, marital and family health assessment instruments and has also studied marriage and family therapy in a program with the Institute for Christian Studies and PSTD with AACC.

From the Institute of Family Living in Toronto, Dr. Brown has received group training in suicide prevention, trauma and bereavement counseling, adult children of alcoholics, addiction counseling, professional ethics, 12 Step Programs, depression, anxiety, dissociative identity disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, anger and abuse, victimization, codependency, self-care for social workers, and many other topics. Dr. Brown completed a comprehensive internship with the Institute of Family Living and had over 500 hours of supervision from a combination of 8 clinical Association for Marriage and Family Therapy supervisors. Dr. Brown was personally mentored for 8 years by the late Dr. Stan Skarsten, former Chief Social Worker of the Toronto's prestigious Clarke Mental Health Institute, the former founder/director of the Institute of Family Living incorporated in 1970. Dr. Brown also studied at L.C. Leadership Institute in Chicago, and at Life Exchange Ministries in their conference, workshop, and internship, in pastoral counseling. Dr. Brown received training with the Masters and Johnson Clinic in New Orleans for the treatment of sexual addictions and through supervision & numerous seminars/workshops in adoption. Dr. Brown annually completes the continuing educational licensing requirements for the Florida LMT, AAMFT and the Florida DCF review for Executive Director of a Licensed Child Placing Agency and has also made a concentrated study in the treatment of PTSD.

Dr. Brown has also held memberships in the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counselors, Psychometrics and Psychotherapists, the North American Association of Christian Social Workers, the International Police Association, the Metropolitan Toronto Police Association, the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers, the Institute of Family Living, and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Dr. Brown is published in the Blue Line, Peacemaker, MTPA and IFL Network magazines and in the Script Howard Business Journals. He has recently served on the boards of two non-profit addiction treatment centers, Daughters of Naomi and Next Step, and provided clinical direction. He has written columns for the local newspapers and articles for various magazines on topics of mental and relational health.

Reverent Dr. Brown was also ordained as a minister with Evangel Fellowship International in 1999 and received ministerial credentials in 1978 with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. He has served in PAOC Church, Seventh Day Adventist and Salvation Army as a clinical counselor for ministerial staff restoration. Dr. Brown spent two years in missions, first as a missionary in the Caribbean commended by the Brethren Assemblies after attending Literature Crusades Mission School in Chicago, and then as an administrative assistant with the Sudan Interior Mission. For over 40 years, Dr. Brown has served in various Christian ministries and churches in diverse leadership roles. Dr. Brown has spoken to numerous church, police and community groups coast to coast in Canada and the States, frequently lecturing on therapeutic issues of recovery or prevention, leads lively and helpful couple or family retreats, workshops, marriage enrichments, and marital preparation with his informative Mending Minds, Healing Hearts, and Restoring Relationships Seminars series. Dr. Brown regularly speaks to churches, professional groups and the community on helpful topics on mental health, parenting and marital enhancement. He is currently a member of Oceans Unite Church in Vero Beach, FL and serves with the St. Lucie County Ministerial Association.

Page 2      Professional Credentials and Curricular Vitae of Dr. Kenneth N. Brown LMFT:

For 8 years, Dr. Brown and his dear wife, Lynn hosted and produced a Christian radio program that broadcast on WCNO 89.9 FM on Saturdays at 830 Am, all over South Eastern Florida. For two years, Hope for Families had a television program viewed in 50 cities across die United States and on Sky Angel satellite at 630 Pm every Friday evening sharing information on mental health and community concerns and has appeared nationally on 100 Huntley Street in Canada representing police officers. Dr. Brown also speaks at and conducts seminars for churches and communities, serves at a local church and is part of two ministerial associations and is a consultant for two drug treatment centers. Dr. Brown is also a frequent guest appearing on radio stations, the local Joy in our City television program and nationally on TBN's Doctor to Doctor show speaking on topics of Behavioral and Mental Health from a clinical yet Christian perspective.

Dr. Brown is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Florida Licensed non-profit adoption agency, Hope for Families; Adoption and Counseling Services Inc.. founded in 2003, which specializes in adoption home studies throughout Florida, adoptions of foster children and newborn babies in the US. Hope for Families also previously had adoption programs in Guatemala, Kazakhstan and Haiti. Dr. Brown was also the former Executive Director for both United Advocates for Families, located in Boca Raton and this agency specialized in adoptions from Russia and Kazakhstan and Together Ministries which specialized in adoptions from Brazil. Dr. Brown has successfully completed domestic and international home studies for approximately 40 States for domestic adoption and 43 countries for international adoption. Traveling throughout the State of Florida, Dr. Brown has assisted over 1,600 adopting femilies since 1999 adopt approximately 2500 children and every home study report that Dr. Brown wrote has received court/agency approval. Dr. Brown's wife, Lynn, founded and named the adoption agency: Hope for Families and manages and markets this agency. Dr. Brown is an approved provider of adoption services in Florida to conduct International/Domestic Home Studies with dual licensure as a Licensed Child Placing Agency and LMFT.

In 1989, Dr. Kenneth Brown founded and clinically directed Hope Counseling Services with 10 to 12 Master's Degree level clinical counselors in Toronto and then relocated his clinic to Florida in 1999. Dr. Brown served for eight years, as one of the owners and clinical directors of the Institute of Family Living in Toronto, assisting in managing of that agency of 15 to 20 psychotherapists. For three years, Dr. Brown was an associate, marriage and family therapy supervisor and clinical therapist with the Family and Pediatric Clinic in Cocoa Beach, with 8-10 therapists. For seven years, Dr. Brown offered clinical supervision for 2nd and 3rd year students in a counseling practicum for a Master's Degree program at the Ontario Theological Seminary and the Adlerian Institute of Psychology associated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Brown currently supervises Registered Mental Health Interns to assist them gain clinical licensure in Florida.

Since commencing private practice in 1987, Dr. Brown has engaged in individual, couple and family counseling. He has counseled over
3000 clients/families in approximately 40,000 hours of clinical practice. Particular areas of interest are adoption home studies, adoption
counseling for pre and post placement and family reintegration issues, crisis intervention, anxiety reactions, couple counseling, sex therapy,
depression, grief work, suicidal obsessions, victims and abusers of spousal or sexual assault, personal inventories and supervising counseling
interns. Dr. Brown legally immigrated from Canada to Florida to serve as a counselor with Family Pediatric Clinic initially. Since 2002, he
is the clinical director, licensed psychotherapist, counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist and State Approved Supervisor at his clinic,
Hone Counseling Inc. located in Fort Pierce. The St. Lucie County Sheriff contracted Dr. Brown to provide the counseling to police and
correctional officers experiencing a Critical Incident, Fitness for Duty Assessments and new hire evaluations because of his professional
licensure and police/counseling experience. Dr. Brown has a special interest in compassionately providing clinical assessment and
treatment for police officers and their families, victims of violence, traffic accident victims, emergency personal, returning troops and all
law enforcement personnel suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress or job related stress. He serves as the clinical Licensed Mental Health
Provider for St. Lucie's Critical Incident Stress Management Team. Dr. Brown is an experienced PTSD Interventionist and is certified on the RTM Reconsolation of Traumatic Memories Protocol and also is a certified Divorce Mediator.

Dr. Brown has extensive experience as a former veteran police officer with the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force with special training to handle domestic situations including spousal assaults, disputes, sexual abuse, bereavement notifications and suicide intervention. He assisted in trauma counseling and group suicide interventions in the Durham and Metropolitan Toronto Police Forces, the Provincial Correction Metro East Detention Center, and received training with the Salvation Army's Victims Witness Program. In 1979, Dr. Brown co-founded the Canadian Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers Inc., an organization designed to encourage police officers in their stressful careers, which has 1,500 members in over 30 Canadian cities. For 10 years, Dr. Brown edited published the encouraging 24 page bi-monthly FCPO Peacemaker magazine with national circulation. For five years he instituted and administered a 24 hour crisis phone line for police officers and their families, coordinating peer counseling across Canada, and trained the FCPO police officers to assist in this crisis counseling. For several years, Dr. Brown was a columnist in the Toronto Police Association magazine on topics critical to managing the stresses inherent in policing and helping the police family. Dr. Brown counsels members of the local police, sheriff and emergency services community through EAP, Insurance or Fee. Dr. Brown's passion is providing Crisis Intervention, PTSD treatment, Marriage/Family Therapy and Critical Incident counseling especially for First Responders or anyone experiencing stressful experiences.

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