Donalee Brown

Donalee Brown

Professor of Psychology, School of Psychology and Counseling

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  • General Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology


  • Psychological considerations of the Millennial Generation and financial security
  • Human Trafficking and implications for counselors
  • Efficacy of group treatment of female incest survivors
  • Attachment styles and applications in behavioral finance
  • Attachment styles and clinical interventions
  • Attachment styles and multicultural differences


  • PhD, Seton Hall University
  • MA, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • MED, Colorado State University
  • BA, Clarion State University

Academic Profile

My clinical work has focused on interpersonal trauma, most specifically child sexual abuse and the treatment of adult female incest survivors.  In more recent years, my work has expanded to include insight into spirituality. 

My academic career has been enhanced by teaching and holding administrative roles in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling MA program. Those roles included serving as director of the program, coordinator of practicum and internship, and graduate assistant coordinator.  Additionally, I have enjoyed serving the university and Becton College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on several significant committees.  I had the honor of accepting President Michael Adams’s designation as Middle States faculty representative for both the periodic middle states review process and the decennial middle states accreditation.  I served as a college-wide peer-elected member of the College Personnel Review Committee for over 10 years and the College Educational Policy Committee where I was elected secretary.  Within my department, I have chaired the Departmental Personnel Review Committee, been editor of the Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, and acted as a temporary department chair. I helped to create the forensic minor for Becton College and was its director.  Working with the state of NJ, I developed the Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC) certification and directed that program for over 15 years.  Undergraduate teaching and advising have been a mainstay of my 25-year career at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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