Chris Brown is a certified school psychologist and a licensed professional counselor. He has worked in public schools in Connecticut since 1992 with students in grades pre-K through 12. Most recently he has been a school district administrator supervising school psychologists, social workers, counselors and all special education programming. He has had a private counseling practice where he provided treatment to children, teens and their families. His university teaching has included an appointment as a part-time faculty member in the Counseling and School Psychology program in the Graduate School of Education at Southern Connecticut State University since 1996. He was also a part-time faculty member at Fairfield University in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions for eight years from 1996 to 2004. He currently volunteers in his community by serving on the Board of Managers for the Cheshire Community YMCA and he has been a youth soccer coach. He also had a two year appointment on the Youth Services Commission for the Town of Cheshire.
Mr. Brown has presented information about the social and emotional development of youth for the National Association of School Psychologists at their annual conventions in 2007 and 2008. He has presented to state wide groups in Connecticut at the SADD Annual Conference in 2010 for The Governor's Prevention Partnership, and at the Annual Conference of the Connecticut Association of Youth Services in 2009. He has made numerous local presentations to parent groups, school groups, and youth services agencies.
He was an invited presenter at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence in 2012 and he worked with Dr. Marc Brackett, the Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, to lead the implementation in Hamden Public Schools of Dr. Brackett's RULER Program which focused on improving the emotional literacy of all students and staff in the school district (more information at http://www.therulerapproach.org).