Santa Clara University

Stephanie Brown

Stephanie Brown, Ph.D. is a clinician, author, teacher, researcher, and consultant in the field of addictions. She is the Director of The Addictions Institute in Menlo Park, California, an outpatient psychotherapy clinic based on an integration of mental health and addiction theory and practice. As a Research Associate at the Mental Research Institute (MRI) in Palo Alto, she co-directed The Family Recovery Research Project during the 1990s and applied this research to the development of an extended family treatment program at Mayflower in Marin County.


A psychologist, she is the author of Treating the Alcoholic (Wiley, 1985), and Treating Adult Children of Alcoholics (Wiley, 1988) and Editor of Treating Alcoholism, (Jossey-Bass, 1995.) She is coauthor of The Alcoholic Family in Recovery: A Developmental Model (Guilford, 1999), and The Family Recovery Guide (New Harbinger, 2000,) and co-editor of The Handbook of Addiction Treatment for Women ( Jossey-Bass, 2002.) Her latest book is A Place Called Self: Women, Sobriety and Radical Transformation (Hazelden, 2004.) A companion workbook was published in the fall, 2006.  She has  completed two training videos (Jaylen Productions, 1997) and a video for professionals and families in recovery through Hazelden, 2005. She lectures widely and maintains a private practice. She has completed a book on the culture’s addiction to speed -- the fast pace of life.