Catrina Brown

Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator

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Email: catrina.brown@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-7150
Fax: 902-494-6709
Mailing Address: 
School of Social Work
Dalhousie University
Suite 3236, Mona Campbell Building,
1459 LeMarchant Street
PO Box 15000 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
 
Research Topics:
  • Childhood trauma
  • Women's Health
  • Eating disorders and body image
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Sexual abuse, violence against women and children
  • Health and mental health policy
  • Cross-cultural diversity research
  • Feminist research

Education

  • BA, Manitoba
  • MA, Manitoba
  • MSW, Carleton
  • PhD, University of Toronto

Selected Research Projects

  • Brown, C. (2007). "Surviving sex-trade work and sex-trade work as survival: Women’s experiences of post-traumatic stress, depression and alcohol use". Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation.
  • Brown, C. (2005). “Restorying Dominant Addiction Discourse: Making Harm Reduction Work for Women with Alcohol Use Problems.” Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
  • Brown, C., Stewart, S., Horvath, P., Wiens, J. (2004). “Exploring Women’s Use of Alcohol as Self-Medication for Depression.” Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation.
  • Brown, C. (2004). “Restorying Dominant Addiction Discourse: Making Harm Reduction Work for Women with Alcohol Use Problems.” SSHRC-4A Award.
  • Brown, C., Stewart S. (2002). “Exploring Relations of Binge Eating and Binge Drinking Among University Women.” Faculty of Health Professions, Research Development Fund, Dalhousie University.
  • Karabanow, J., Brown, C., Thomas Bernard, W., Harbison, J., Ungar, M., Campbell, C., MacDonald, N., MacDougall, G., & MacDonald, J. (2002). “Exploring the On-Line Revolution.” Office of Instructional Technology, Dalhousie University.

Selected Publications

  • Brown, C. (2013). Women’s Narratives of Trauma: (Re)storying Uncertainty, Minimization and Self-Blame. Narrative Works: Issues, Investigations & Interventions. 3(1),1-30.
  • Brown, C. (2012). Anti-oppression through a postmodern lens: Dismantling the master’s Tools. Critical Social Work. Vol 3, 1. 34-65.
  • Brown, C., Weber, S. & Ali, S. (2008). Women’s body talk: A feminist narrative approach. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 27(2) Summer. 92-104. 
  • Brown, C., & Stewart. S. ( 2008). Exploring women’s use of alcohol as self-medication for depression.   Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community (Special Issue on Depression), 35(2), 33-47. ISSN:1085-2352.
  • Birch, C, Stewart, S., & Brown, C. (2007). Exploring differential patterns of situational risk for binge eating and heavy drinking. Addictive Behaviour, 32, 433- 448.
  • Brown, C. (2007). Feminist therapy, violence, problem drinking, and re-storying women’s lives. Reconceptualizing anti-oppressive feminist therapy. In D. Baines (Ed.). Doing anti-oppressive practice: Building transformative, politicized social work (pp.128-144). Toronto: Fernwood Press.
  • Brown, C., & Stewart, S. (2007). Making harm reduction work for women. Restorying dominant addiction discourse. In N. Poole & L. Greaves (Eds.). Highs and Lows: Canadian Perspectives on Women and Substance Use (pp.431-440 ). Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the British Columbia Center for Excellence in Women’s Health.
  • Stewart, S., & Brown, C. (2007a). The relationship between eating and substance use problems among women. A critical review. In N. Poole & L. Greaves (Eds.). Highs and Lows: Canadian Perspectives on Women and Substance Use (pp.157-163 ). Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the British Columbia Center for Excellence in Women’s Health.
  • Stewart, S., & Brown, C. (2007b). Challenges in understanding the co-prevalence of eating and substance use problems and responding with integrated services. In N. Poole & L. Greaves (Eds.). Highs and Lows: Canadian Perspectives on Women and Substance Use (pp.355-362). Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the British Columbia Center for Excellence in Women’s Health.
  • Stewart, S., Brown, C., Devoulyte, K., Theakston, J., & Larsen, S. (2006). Why women with alcohol problems binge eat? Exploring connections between binge eating and binge drinking among Nova Scotia women. Journal of Health Psychology, 14, 77-82.
  • Brown, C., & Augusta-Scott, T. (Eds.).(2006). Narrative therapy. Making meaning, making lives. Thousand Oaks, C.A.: Sage.
  • Reyno, S., Stewart, S., Brown, C., Horvath, P., & J. Wiens (2006). Anxiety sensitivity and situation-specific drinking in women with alcohol problems. Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention 1-15. ISSN 1474 (online) 1474-3310 (Print)