San Diego, CA (United States)

Milton Brown, PhDMilton Brown, PhD received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, and completed his Ph.D. and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington under the mentoring of Marsha Linehan. During his pre-doctoral and post-doctoral work, he collaborated with Dr. Linehan on several research projects evaluating the efficacy of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for borderline personality disorder (BPD). He completed a clinical internship at the Palo Alto Veteran Affairs Health Care System focused on posttraumatic stress disorder (National Center for PTSD) and substance abuse.

Dr. Brown is currently the director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Center of San Diego and teaches classes on DBT at the California School of Professional Psychology (Alliant International University) in San Diego. His research and clinical work focuses on 1) chronic suicidality and self-injury, 2) Dialectical Behavior Therapy for borderline personality disorder, 3) emotion regulation strategies, 4) exposure and opposite action therapies, and 5) shame and its treatment. He has published primarily on the psychopathology and treatment of borderline personality disorder and suicidal behaviors.