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Please join us in welcoming Dr. Becky Brown to Lakeview Specialty Hospital & Rehab as the Director of Youth Services. Dr. Browns comes to Lakeview with extensive and comprehensive clinical, program development and administrative skills.
Dr. Becky Brown holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University in Chester Pennsylvania. With origins at Philadelphia’s Hahnemann University and Medical School, the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology is the first training program of its kind to integrate practice and theory for a full five years to develop clinical competencies for practicing psychologists. While earning her doctorate, Dr. Brown also attended Widener’s School of Business Administration to earn a Master’s Degree in Health Administration. She holds an undergraduate degree from the school of Education at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; and a Master’s Degree from the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
During her tenure in the Philadelphia area, Dr. Brown worked as the Director of Acute Adult Psychiatric Inpatient services in an inner city hospital; was a reviewer for children’s programs for Philadelphia’s unique city owned and operated managed care company; acted as lead clinician for residential programs at Devereux for over six years; and prior to her arrival at Lakeview, was Regional Clinical Director for Southeastern Pennsylvania for Keystone Human Services where she utilized a clinical consult model to support teams working with individuals living in community based residential homes.
While working as Director of Mental Health Services with St. Luke’s hospital in Duluth, MN, Becky played a significant role in disaster response at the regional and state levels. She collaborated with military leadership to train first responders to the Hurricane Katrina site; wrote a psychological first aid curriculum for community members and leadership that was adopted by Northern Minnesota’s Red Cross Chapter which was later updated to incorporate national and international curricula. She joined members of the University of Pennsylvania/ Widener University collaboration to travel to and consult with health care providers in Ukraine as they transitioned from a government-regulated healthcare system to a patient-focused integrated model.
Becky continues to teach and lecture on the topics of trauma informed care, organizational and introductory psychology, psychological first aid, emotional and psychological safety in the workplace and a variety of issues that impact the quality of care in today’s complex health care environment.