SUMMARY:
" Graduated from a doctoral program of clinical psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association
" Over twenty years' experience in outpatient practice working with older children, adolescents, and adults for individual, couples, and family therapy (including assessments, a range of psychological disorders, parenting evaluations, facilitating divorce and parenting agreements, treatment for addictive and self-medicating processes, and relationship issues)
" Four years' experience as a therapist in residential treatment of co-occurring disorders on the ICU of a dual-diagnosis hospital
" Ten years' experience with EAP counseling, including coaching and problem-solving difficult employee situations with client companies and their management staffs
" Over fifteen years international experience teaching and training
" Experience supervising Masters and Doctoral level clinicians
" International reputation and involvement with peers in conferencing and organizing of research
" Research interests: practice-based research networks, philosophy of science behind research and research methodology, single case experimental design and psychotherapy outcomes
" Principal Investigator: Spiritually-Integrated Processes in Gestalt Therapy, a practice-based research network project funded by the John Templeton Foundation through Brigham Young University.  Twelve cohorts of practitioner-researchers in Europe, Russia, North America, Central America, South America, and Australia investigating faith, awareness, and spontaneity in psychotherapy.
" Scholarship involving spirituality, its integration with psychotherapy, and spiritual competence in psychotherapy
" Experience as line staff in various children's and adolescents' residential treatment programs
" Experience writing articles, chapters, and books
" Experience editing works about psychotherapy and coaching
" Supervised experience in, and competence with, organizational dynamics and consulting
" Life and executive coaching (certified by the professional coaching program at Duquesne University and accredited at the PCC level by the International Coach Federation)


SCHOLARSHIP/PUBLISHING:
*  Series Editor, The World of Contemporary Gestalt Therapy. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle on Tyne, England. Several books completed or in process: Handbook for Theory, Research, and Practice in Gestalt Therapy; Continuity and Change: Gestalt Therapy Now, the 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy; Global Perspectives on Research, Theory, and Practice: A Decade of Gestalt!; Timeless Experience: Laura Perls' Unpublished Notebooks and Literary Texts 1946-1985; Handbook for Theory, Research, and Practice in Gestalt Therapy, 2nd edition; Towards a Research Tradition in Gestalt Therapy.
*  Author:  Books (and chapters in books)
Currently Forthcoming:
" English, S., Sabatine, J. & Brownell, P. (Eds.) The professional coach's desk reference (Springer Publishing)
" Brownell, P. (Ed.) Handbook for Theory, Research, and Practice in Gestalt Therapy, 2nd edition (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)
" Brownell, P. Christianity and Gestalt Therapy: The Presence of God in Human Relationships. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.
Currently published or forthcoming:
  *  Brownell, P. (2018) Gestalt psychotherapy and coaching for relationships. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.
  *  Roubal, J., Brownell, P., Francesetti, G., Melnick, J., & Zelskov-Djoric, J. (Eds.) (2016) Towards a research tradition in gestalt therapy. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  *  Brownell, P. (2016) Warrant, research, and the practice of gestalt therapy. In J. Roubal, P. Brownell, G. Francesetti, J. Melnick, & J. Zelskov-Djoric, (Eds.) (2016) Towards a research tradition in gestalt therapy, pp. 36-53. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  *  Brownell, P. (2016) Contemporary gestalt therapy. In D. Cain, K. Keenan, & S. Rubin (Eds.) Humanistic psychotherapies: Handbook of research and practice, 2nd edition, pp. 219-250. Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association.
  *  Brownell, P. (2016) Gestalt therapy. In I. Marini & M. Stebnicki (Eds.) The professional counselor's desk reference (2nd ed.), pp. 241-245. New York, NY, US: Springer Publishing
  *  Brownell, P. (2016) Touch of another kind: Contact with God and spiritual self. In J-M Robine (Ed.) Self: A polyphony of contemporary gestalt therapists. Bordeaux, France: L'exprimerie.
  *  Brownell, P. (2016) Contemporary gestalt therapy: An early case of theoretical integration come of age. In H.E.A. Tinsley, S. H. Lease, & N.S.G. Wiersma (Eds..) Contemporary Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, pp. 407-433. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  *  Mistler, B. & Brownell, P (Eds.) (2015) Global perspectives on research, theory, and practice: A decade of Gestalt!. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  *  Brownell, P. (2015) Spiritual Competency in Psychotherapy. New York, NY: Springer Publishing
  *  Brownell, P. (2014) Gestalt therapy. In R. Cautin & S. Lilienfeld, (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology (a five-volume set). np. New York, NY: Wiley & Sons.
  *  Brownell, P. (2014) Logotherapy. In R. Cautin & S. Lilienfeld, (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology (a five-volume set). np. New York, NY: Wiley & Sons.
..*  Brownell, P. (2014) Practice-Based Evidence (first published 2008, Handbook for Theory, Research and Practice in Gestalt Therapy). In B. O'Neill & D. Bloom (Eds.) The New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy In The 21st Century. Wollongong, Australia: Ravenwood Publishing.
  *  Brownell, P. (2014) Teoria, Pesquisa e Prática Em Gestalt- Terapia (Português). Brazil: Vozes
  *  Brownell, P. (2013) Supernatural perspectives on psychopathology. In T. Plante (Ed.) Abnormal psychology across the ages, volume one: History and conceptualizations, pp. 139-152 (Westport, CT: Praeger/ABC-CLIO)
  *  Brownell, P. (2013) Assimilating/integrative: The case of gestalt therapy. In T. Plante (Ed.) Abnormal psychology across the ages, volume two: Disorders and treatments, pp. 221-234 (Westport, CT: Praeger/ABC-CLIO)
  *  Brownell, P. & Schulthess, P. (2013)  Dependent behavior. In G. Francesetti, M. Gecele, & J. Roubal (Eds.), Gestalt therapy in clinical practice: From psychopathology to the aesthetics of contact, pp. 369-392. Milan, Italy: FrancoAngeli
  *  Brownell, P. (2012) Gestalt Therapy for Addictive and Self-Medicating Behaviors. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
  *  Brownell, P. (ed.), Polák, A. (translator) (2011) Gestaltterapie, teorie, vyzkum a praxe. Translated by Anton Polák. Praha, Czech Republic: Stanislav Juhanuak-Triton.
  *  Bloom, D. & Brownell, P. (Eds.) (2011) Continuity and Change: Gestalt Therapy Now, the 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, An International Community. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  *  Gaffney, S., Congram, S., Mistler, B., and Brownell, P. (2011) Working at one remove: A gestalt field perspective on supervising and management consulting. In A. MacLean (ed) Gestalt at Work, Vol. 2, pp. 345-368. New Orleans, LA: Gestalt Institute Press
  *  Brownell, P. (ed), Beja. V. (translator) (2011) Traité de Gestalt-thérapie, théorie, recherche et pratique. Collection "Bibliothèque de Gestalt-thérapie" directed by Jean-Marie ROBINE. Bordeaux, FR: Ed. l'exprimerie
  *  Brownell, P. (2011) Evil, sin, and imperfection. In J.H. Ellens (ed) Explaining Evil, vol. 2: History, Global Views, and Events, pp. 219-229. Oxford, England: Praeger/ABC-CLIO
  *  Brownell, P. (2011).  Spirituality in gestalt therapy. In T.B-Y. Levine (ed) Gestalt Therapy: Advances in Theory and Practice, pp. 93-103. New York, NY: Routledge
  *  Brownell, P. (ed), Bandin, C.V. (translator) (2010) Manual de terapia gestalt: Teoría, investigación y práctica. Madrid, SP: Sociedad de Cultura Valle-Inclán
  *  Brownell, P. (2010). Gestalt Therapy: A Guide to Contemporary Practice. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
  *  Brownell, P. (2010).  Intentional spirituality. In J.H. Ellens (Ed.)  The healing power of spirituality: How religion helps humans thrive, vol.1, the healing power of personal spirituality, pp. 19-40. Santa Barbara: Praeger/ABC-CLIO (also reprinted in Continuity and Change listed above)
  *  Brownell, P. (2010). Healing potential of religious community. In J.H. Ellens (Ed.)  The healing power of spirituality: How religion helps humans thrive, vol.2, the healing power of religion, pp. 1-22. Santa Barbara: Praeger/ABC-CLIO
  *  Brownell, P. (2010). Spirituality in the praxis of gestalt therapy. In J.H. Ellens (Ed.)  The healing power of spirituality: How religion helps humans thrive, vol. 3. the psychodynamics of healing spirituality and religion, pp. 102-125. Santa Barbara: Praeger/ABC-CLIO
  *  Brownell, P. (2009) Gstalt-L, a virtual, electronic community. In B. O'Neill (Ed.) Psychotherapy, Community, and Life Focus: A Gestalt Anthology of the History, Theory, and Practice of Living in Community, pp. 171-191. Wollongong, Australia: Ravenwood Publishing.
  *  Brownell, P. (2009) Gestalt therapy, in M. Stebnicki & I. Marini (Eds.), the Professional Counselor's Desk Reference, pp. 399-407. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.
  *  Brownell, P., (Ed.) (2008) Handbook for Theory, Research, and Practice in Gestalt Therapy. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing). (currently translated and published in Spanish, French, and Czech; translation underway for publication in Korean and Portuguese)
  *  Barber, P., and Brownell. P. (2008) Qualitative research. In P. Brownell (Ed.) Handbook for Theory, Research, and Practice in Gestalt Therapy, p. 37-63. Newcastle on Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  *  Brownell. P. (2008) Practice-based evidence. In P. Brownell (Ed.) Handbook for Theory, Research, and Practice in Gestalt Therapy, p. 90-103. Newcastle on Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  *  Brownell. P. and Melnick, J. (2008)  Gestalt therapy research communities. In P. Brownell (Ed.) Handbook for Theory, Research, and Practice in Gestalt Therapy, p. 278-291. Newcastle on Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  *  Levine Bar-Yoseph, T., Philippson, P., O'Neill, B., and Brownell. P. (2008) Training of therapists. In P. Brownell (Ed.) Handbook for Theory, Research, and Practice in Gestalt Therapy, p. 104-123. Newcastle on Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  *  Brownell. P. (2008) Personal experience, self-reporting, and hyperbole. In J. Harold Ellens, Ph.D. (Ed.) Miracles: God, Psychology, and Science in the Paranormal, vol. 3, Para-psychological Perspectives, pp. 210-229. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers
  *  Brownell. P. (2008) Faith:  An existential, phenomenological, and biblical integration. In J. Harold Ellens, Ph.D. (Ed.) Miracles: God, Psychology, and Science in the Paranormal, vol. 2, Medical and Therapeutic Events, pp. 213-234. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers
  *  Brownell, P. (2005) Gestalt therapy in community mental health. In A. Woldt & S. Toman (Eds.),  Gestalt Therapy:  History, Theory, and Practice, pp. 257-278. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
*  Author:  Articles (in reviewed journals)
  *  Brownell, P. (2018) The presence of God and the pneumenal field in gestalt therapy. New Gestalt Voices, 2, January, 90-99. Available online at http://newgestaltvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/NGV-Journal-Edition-2-January-2018.pdf
  *  Brownell, P. (2017) Response to Sylvia Crocker with regard to "phenomenology in Husserl and in gestalt therapy."  Gestalt Review, 21(2), xx
*  Brownell, P. (2014) Growing Our Research Tradition. Website of the British Gestalt Journal (www.britishgestaltjournal.com) devoted to research in gestalt therapy.
  *  Meara, A. & Brownell P. (2014) In dialogue with Philip Brownell. Gestalt Journal of Australia and New Zealand, 10 (2), 5-16.
  *  Brownell, P. (2014)  C'mon Now.  Let's Get Serious About Research. Gestalt Review, 18(1), 22-50.
  *  Fischer, S. & Brownell, P. (2012) Editorial-The gestalt research tradition: Figure and ground. Gestalt Review, 16(1), 3-6.
  *  Brownell, P. (2011) Beguiled by the experience of gestalt therapy: A response to the review of gestalt therapy: A guide to contemporary practice. PsycCRITIQUES, Vol 56(8), No Pagination Specified. doi: 10.1037/a0022665
  *  Gaffney, S., Congram, S., Mistler, B., and Brownell, P. (2011) In transition: Gestalting theory from practice, practice from theory. Gestalt!, 11(1), np. Available online at http://www.g-gej.org/11-1/gaffney.html
  *  Brownell, P  (2010) A growing crescendo for research in gestalt therapy-a review of Relational-centered Research for Psychotherapists: Exploring Meanings and Experience, Linda Finlay and Ken Evans (Eds..).  The British Gestalt Journal, 19(1), pp. 74-79.
  *  Brownell, P  (2009) Executive Functions:  A Neuropsychological Understanding of Self-Regulation, Gestalt Review, 13(1), 62-81
  *  Brownell, P (2006) This is what I know - a response to "Spirituality and Gestalt:  A Gestalt-Transpersonal Perspective," by Lynn Williams, Ph.D.  Gestalt Review, 10(1), p. 26-32
  *  Brownell, P " (2005) Contemporary gestalt therapy theory:  Organizing perspective for juvenile sex offender treatment" Gestalt Review, 9(2), p. 175-190
  *  Brownell, P (2004)  "Perceiving you perceiving me: Self-conscious emotions in gestalt therapy." Gestalt!, vol. 8, no. 1.  Available on-line at http://www.g-gej.org/8-1/selfconscious.html
  *  Brownell, P.  (2002)  Psychological testing, a place in gestalt therapy?  The British Gestalt Journal, 11(2), p. 99-107.
  *  Crocker, S., Brownell, P., Stemberger, G., Gunther, S., Just, B., Sen, A., Wolfert, R. (2001)  Field and boundary, Gestalt!, vol. 5, no. 2.  Available on-line - http://www.g-gej.org/5-2/1998field.html
  *  Brownell, P.  (2000) A Gestalt theoretical matrix for training and practice. The Australian Gestalt Journal, 4(1), p. 51-61
  *  Brownell, P., Cook, C., Toman, S., Wolfert, R., Gregory, S., Bowman, C., Fodor, I., Grey, L., Robertson, B. (2000)  Experiments in community building.  Gestalt Review  4(2).
  *  Brownell, P.  (1999)  The Gestalt! editorial:  Advocating for gestalt therapy.  Gestalt!, vol. 3, no.2.  Available on-line - http://www.g-gej.org/3-2/editorial.html
  *  Brownell, P., O'Neill, B., Goodlander, M. (1999)  "Field in flux:  Gestalt in the world through internet technology." Gestalt!, vol.3, no. 1.  Available on-line - http://www.g-gej.org/3-1/gestaltnet.html
  *  Brownell, P.  (1998)  Condensing the field:  Internet communication and gestalt community.  Gestalt Review 2(2).
  *  Brownell, P.  (1998) Renewing our roots in neuropsychology:  A gestalt perspective on the work of Joseph LeDoux.  Gestalt!, vol. 2, no. 1.  Available on-line - http://www.g-gej.org/2-1/ledouxreview.html
  *  Greenberg, L., Brownell, P. (1996)  Validating gestalt: An interview with researcher, writer, and psychotherapist, Leslie Greenberg. Gestalt! 1(1) available on-line:  http://www.g-gej.org/1-1/greenberg.html.

TEACHING & TRAINING EXPERIENCE:
*  Presenter/Lecturer/Facilitator:
    *  Brownell, P., Pinheiro, M.E., & Salomao, S.  (October, 2017) "Round Table: Discussing Research Methodologies from a Gestaltic Perspective." III Congresso IGT, de Gestalt-Terapia: A Pesquisa em Gestalt Terapia. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    *  Brownell, P. & Slife, B. (October, 2017) The excluded other in psychotherapy research. The Psychology and the Other Conference. Cambridge, MA, USA.
    *  Brownell, P. (May, 2017) Grounding the practice-based researcher in an adequate philosophy of science. The Research Conference, 2017: Exploring Practice-Based Research In Gestalt Therapy. Paris, France.
    *  Brownell, P. (May, 2017) International practice-based research network: Exploring process, outcome, and emergent spirituality in gestalt therapy. The Research Conference, 2017: Exploring Practice-Based Research In Gestalt Therapy. Paris, France.
    *  Brownell, P. (May, 2017) The establishment of a gestalt therapy international research association. The Research Conference, 2017: Exploring Practice-Based Research In Gestalt Therapy. Paris, France.
    *  Brownell, P. & Blend, J. (September 23, 2016) "Terrible Difference: Religious Conflict, Society, and Gestalt Therapy." AAGT-EAGT international gestalt therapy conference, Taormina, Sicily.
    *  Brownell, P. (September 23, 2016) "Jean-Louis Chrétien's Call and Response: Therapeutic Implications of Contact with Divinity."  Workshop presentation AAGT-EAGT international gestalt therapy conference, Taormina, Sicily.
    *  Brownell, P. (2015) Faculty for the Gestalt International Study Center, Cape Cod, MA, USA and Chair for the international research conference.
    *  Brownell, P. (October 9-11, 2015) Jean-Louis Chrétien's Call and Response: Therapeutic Implications of Contact With Divinity. Feature presentation for the Psychology and the Other conference, Cambridge, MA, USA (Respondent: Jeffrey Bloechl of Boston College)
    *  Brownell, P., Salinas, P.H., Roubal, J., et al. (May 27-30, 2015) Presentation at the Research Conference 2015, "The Challenge of Establishing a Research Tradition for Gestalt Therapy, Part 2"-The International Research Project Using Single Case, Timed Series Design to Study Gestalt Therapy in the Treatment of Depression.
    *  Brownell, P. (April, 2015) ETH/RS 1: Evaluating Behavioral Research- Professional Ethics and Psychoanalytic Research Methodology (15 class hours). The Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training, New York, NY, USA.
    *  Brownell, P. (February, 2015) ETH/RS 2: Understanding Quantitative & Qualitative Research Methodology- Professional Ethics and Psychoanalytic Research Methodology (15 hours). The Gestalt Center for Psychotherapy and Training, New York, NY, USA.
    *  Brownell, P. (September 23, 2014) "Rebuilding One's World: Strategies for Long-Term Recovery" and "Spiritual Competence in Psychotherapy." Symposium presentations for professional service providers, National Drug Commission's offering for National Recovery Month, Amphitheater, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, Hamilton, Bermuda.
    *  Brownell, P. (June, 2014) Featured Speaker and Trainer for the Eighth International Conference of the Korean Gestalt Therapy Association and the Korean Gestalt Counseling Psychology Association, Sungshin Women's University, Seoul, Korea: "Spirituality in Clinical Work" & "A Gestalt Approach to the Treatment of Addiction."
    *  Brownell, P. (June, 2014) Two-day continuing education workshop in gestalt therapy with the Social Work Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, in Hong Kong, China: "Contemporary Gestalt Therapy" and "Working With Addiction"
    *  Brownell, P. (June, 2014) Lecture to the student body ("Wellness Through Gestalt Therapy As A Way of Life" & "Warrant, Research, and the Practice of Gestalt Therapy"), supervision with therapists & graduates of the gestalt training program, and small group discussion with students at the University of Nanjing, Nanjing, China.
    *  Brownell, P. (2014) "Warrant, Research, and the Practice of Gestalt Therapy" & "Single Case, Timed Series Research Design."  European Association for Gestalt Therapy Research Methods Training Seminar, Rome, Italy.
    *  Brownell, P. (2014) Lecture on Contemporary Gestalt Therapy for the psychology department at Fuller Theological Seminary
    *  Brownell, P. (2014) "C'mon Now; Let's Get Serious About Research: Philosophy of Science, Research Methodology, and Evidence-Based Practice." New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy.
    *  Brownell, P. (Moderator) (1) Psychotherapy as a situation, and contacting as its aesthetic focus-Jean-Marie Robine, Institut Français de Gestalt-thérapie/Respondent: Sheila McNamee, University of New Hampshire and (2) The Developing Situation: A Kinesthetic-Kinetic Perspective-Ruella Frank, Center for Somatic Studies/Respondent: Barbara Pizer, Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. Psychology and the Other Conference, October 4-6, 2013, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, USA.
    *  Brownell, P. (2013) "C'mon Now.  Let's Get Serious About Research." The Challenge of Establishing A Research Tradition for Gestalt Therapy: International Research Conference, April 17-20, 2013, Cape Cod, MA, USA.
    *  Brownell, P. (2013) "Introduction to Contemporary Gestalt Therapy." Presentation to the faculty and students, The Institute for the Psychological Sciences, Arlington, Virginia, USA.
    *  Brownell, P. (Convener), O'Shea, L., Bloom, D., & Swanson, C. (October 1-3, 2011) "Authentic Intersubjectivity in Contemporary Gestalt Therapy," Psychology and the Other Conference, Cambridge, MA, USA-with panelists from Bermuda, Australia, and the USA.  
    *  Brownell, P. (March 23, 2011) "Contemporary Gestalt Therapy."  Presentation to the doctoral program in clinical psychology, Regent University, Virginia, USA.
    *  Brownell, P. (February 28, 2011… to be repeated in November 2011) "Inside the Mind of an Abuser" In-service training for the staff of the Women's Resource Center, Hamilton, Bermuda
    *  Brownell, P. (June 1-6, 2010)  "A Painless Primer On Research: How To Help The Gestalt World Develop An Evidence Base." Half-Day, pre-conference workshop for the AAGT's tenth biennial conference for gestalt therapy-"Continuity and Change: Gestalt Therapy Now." Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
    *  Brownell, P. (Moderator), Beja, V., Stevens, C., Larson, B., and Case, M. (June 1-6, 2010) "The Evidence-Based Movement, Research, and the Regulation of Gestalt Therapy." Invited panel discussion for the AAGT's tenth biennial conference for gestalt therapy-"Continuity and Change: Gestalt Therapy Now." Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
    *  Brownell, P. (June 1-6, 2010) "Intentional Spirituality:  A Contemporary Phenomenological Perspective" for the AAGT's tenth biennial conference for gestalt therapy-"Continuity and Change: Gestalt Therapy Now." Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
    *  Brownell, P. (March, 2010) "Why Do Men Hit?" In-service training for the staff of the Women's Resource Center, Bermuda
    *  Brownell, P. (June, 2010) "Why Do Men Hit?" In-service training for employees of ACE Re-Insurance Company, Bermuda
    *  Brownell, P. (May, 2010) "Why Do Men Hit?" In-service training for employees of BF&M Insurance, Bermuda
    *  Brownell, P. (March, 2010) "Dealing with Difficult People" In-service training for the staff and faculty of the Bermuda High School.
    *  Brownell, P. (July, 2008)  "The Role of Faith in the Life of a Gestalt Therapist" half-day pre-conference workshop for the 9th international conference of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, Manchester, England.
    *  Brownell, P. (July, 2008)  "Researching the Theory and Practice of Gestalt Therapy" for the 9th international conference of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, Manchester, England.
    *  Kellogg, S. and Brownell, P. (July, 2008)  "The Edge of the Chair: Experiment and Psychotherapy Integration" for the 9th international conference of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, Manchester, England.
    *  Brownell, P. (May, 2007)  "The Role of Faith in the Life and Work of a Gestalt Therapist" for the X Congreso (International Gestalt Conference) / III Latin Gestalt Conference:  "Certainties and Uncertainties," Cordoba, Argentina.
    *  Brownell, P., Cohen, G., Ribeiro, J.P. (May, 2007)  "Symposium on Spirituality" for the X Congreso (International Gestalt Conference) / III Latin Gestalt Conference:  "Certainties and Uncertainties," Cordoba, Argentina.
    *  Brownell, P., Melnick, J. (April, 2007)  "Devils, Angels, or Simply Irrelevant? How Beliefs Affect Our Institutional Lives" for the Going Deeper conference of gestalt therapy institute directors and training leaders, Spetses, Greece.
    *  Brownell, P. (April, 2007)  "The Life and Times of Karol Wojtyla-Gestaltist."  Roots of Gestalt Therapy III conference, Rome, Italy, produced by the Gestalt International Study Center.
    *  Brownell, P. (August, 2006)  "Resolving Unfinished Religious Business and Other 'God Stuff.'" Half-day pre-conference workshop for the eighth international conference of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT), Vancouver, B.C.
    *  Brownell, P. (August, 2006) "Expanding Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Using Gestalt Therapy," for the eighth international conference of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT), Vancouver, B.C.
    *  Brownell, P., Bar Yoseph, T.L, Hadeesh, N. (August, 2006) "Religion and Prejudice - Expanding Cultural Consciousness," for the eighth international conference of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT), Vancouver, B.C.
    *  Brownell, P. (2005)  "Theism:  Rejected Side to a Neglected Polarity in the Roots of Gestalt Therapy," presented at the Roots II conference for the Gestalt International Study Center, Antwerp, Belgium.
    *  Brownell, P. (2005) Two-day workshop for the school counselors of Bermuda - "A Simple
Approach To Working With People In Families"
    *  Brownell, P. (2002)  "A Gestalt Therapy Theoretical Matrix For Training and Practice" for the 6th International Gestalt Therapy conference of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT), St. Petersberg, Florida.
    *  Brownell, P. (2002)  "Forgiveness - Creative Response to Wounding Contact" for the 6th International Gestalt Therapy conference of the AAGT, St. Petersberg, Florida.
    *  Brownell, P. (2002)  "Using the Whole Relational Field," panel member discussing Gestalt work with adolescents in the community mental health system for the 6th International Gestalt Therapy conference of the AAGT, St. Petersberg, Florida.
    *  Brownell, P. (2002)  "In-Service, 16-Hour Training in Gestalt Therapy" for staff of Pathways, MH/DD/SA, Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland Counties, North Carolina.
    *  Brownell, P. (2001) "A Brief Overview of Family Therapy," a two-hour, in-service training workshop for staff of Pathways.
    *  Brownell, P., Burch, R. (2001) "Parenting the Oppositional Child," parenting seminar, for the Cleveland County Mental Health Association, Cleveland Community College.
    *  Brownell, P. (2000) "Gestalt Theory, Strength-based Philosophy and Brief Family Therapy:  An Organizational Case Study" A workshop presented at the GANZ conference in Brisbane, Australia.
    *  Brownell, P. (2000) "A Gestalt Therapy Theoretical Matrix For Training and Practice," A workshop presented at the GANZ conference in Brisbane, Australia.
    *  Brownell, P. (2000)  "Contact, Faith, and Impasse:  Spiritual Growth in Gestalt Therapy" Half-day, post-conference workshop, Brisbane Australia.
    *  Janoff, D. & Brownell, P. (1999) "Creating Virtual Work Teams in Healthcare:  A Gestalt Approach" Presented at the 1999 international conference of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT) in New York, NY
    *  Brownell, P. (1998)  "Because of You: A Gestalt Therapy Perspective on the Other People In Our Lives" Presented as a six-hour workshop on dialogical, interpersonal, and transpersonal relationships at the Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California.
    *  Brownell, P. (1997)  "Condensing the Field: Internet Communication and Gestalt Community" A workshop presented at the 2nd international conference of the AAGT, San Francisco, CA.

RELATED EXPERIENCE__
*  Trainer, Gestalt Therapy Training Group (2001) with students at the University of Tennessee
*  Guest Trainer, (2000), Brisbane Gestalt Institute, Brisbane Australia; Northern Rivers Gestalt Institute, Lismore, Australia.
*  Training Instructor.  (1998-2000) As Clinical Supervisor for FamilyWorks/Lutheran Family Services, built training program for graduate students, conducted staff in-service trainings on psychotherapy practice, charting, assessment and triage, group leadership, integrating approaches to psychotherapy with children and families using a matrix of gestalt therapy theory, brief therapies, and strength-based philosophies.
*  Assistant Trainer (1998), co-lead weekend training in gestalt therapy at the Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California.
*  Instructor - Simpson College (now Simpson University):  from 1982-84 taught two sections of Koine Greek for two years.
*  Pastor/teacher (1977-1990) Hinson Memorial Baptist Church, Portland, Oregon (administrative intern in children's ministries, 2500 member, urban church). Arcade Baptist Church, Sacramento, California (Minister of Children, 2500 member suburban church). King City Bible Church, King City, California (Pastor, 150 member small town church).  Covenant Community Church, Manzanita, Oregon (Pastor, 100 member rural church).  Prepared and presented on the average three lectures/sermons/teaching occasions each week; prepared special workshops, participated in committees, worked with lay leadership.

CLINICAL AND CONSULTING EXPERIENCE:
*  Staff Psychologist, Family Health Services of Idaho, March 8, 2016-present.  Integrated health services for a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) in Twin Falls, Idaho, USA.
*  Private Practice, First year with Ashton Associates and since then with Benedict Associates [Creativity and performance, spiritual issues, anxiety, depression, and other psychological disorder in older children, adolescents, and adults; couples counseling, divorce and step-parenting, family therapy and parenting evaluations; cognitive, intellectual, psychological assessment, psycho-educational, and psycho-sexual assessment; life review and adjustment to aging, grief and loss, codependency and addictive processes, relational skill building; organizational consulting, employee assistance counseling, executive and professional coaching, professional/clinical supervision, and training in applications of gestalt therapy.] Consulting and Coaching for employees at international organizations such as re-insurance companies, international accounting organizations, three international law firms, Bermuda Hospitals Board, and a private college-preparatory school on the island.
*  Supervisor, Gestalt Therapy Training Group in Kyrgyzstan (conducted on-line via the internet)  [Supervised the on-site trainer, Alexandr Eremeev, as he worked with a group of psychiatrists, substance abuse workers, psychologists, and counselors of various types; at first I received transcripts of each group, translated from Russian, and provided written feedback on the process.  Alex then shortened the process to his report of each group, and I continued to provide feedback on group process, individual group members' growth, and Alex's own contribution to each group.  I have sent articles and suggested books.]
*  Sr. Psychologist, Child and Family, attached to the juvenile court; Director, Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Program, Southeastern Center MH/DD/SA (community mental health area program for New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties), and Juvenile Court at Wilmington, North Carolina.  [Psychological assessments and reports to the court; individual and family outpatient therapy with mandated clients on probation, co-lead and supervised group therapy for adjudicated juvenile sex offenders and their parents - two different groups - and provided clinical supervision of four master's level staff psychologists.]
*  Sr. Psychologist, Child and Family, Pathways MH/DD/SA (community mental health area program for Gaston-Lincoln-Cleveland counties)  [Cognitive, intellectual, and psychological evaluations; child, family, and couples outpatient therapy with a rural population; in-service trainer as part of a multi-faceted clinical team.  Participated in a community collaborative initiative on school violence and wrote a monthly column available in the general Shelby area through the continuum of care.]
*  Program Coordinator/Clinical Supervison, FamilyWorks, a county-funded community resource center for children and families in mid-Multnomah county, Portland, Oregon.  [Coordinated the organization's outpatient child and family therapy activities with their community-building efforts in this county-funded child and family resource center, including supervising two para-professional juvenile justice diversion workers, coordinating the diversion program as part of the overall county's juvenile justice diversion program, recruiting, training, and supervising six graduate level interns and supervising three Master's level clinicians; contributed to a successful one-million dollar RFP to fund the program from the county; FamilyWorks emphasized multi-cultural services and hosted an Asian outreach program.]
*  Child and Family Therapist, FamilyWorks  [Carried a small case load of children and families, often working with couples as an intervention in the service of the identified client.]
*  Psychologist Intern, Caremark Behavioral Healthcare (Portland Adventist Medical Center, Caremark Behavioral Health).  [Psychological assessment of adult clients hospitalized on police holds; consult for differential diagnoses with multi-disciplined clinical team; short term psychotherapy; co-led two process groups for adult clients, one for less functional and one for more functional patients.]
*  Therapist - Pacific Gateway Hospital, Psychiatric ICU. [Individual and group therapy, including both process and psycho-educational approaches, and milieu therapy on the Intensive Care Unit of this private psychiatric hospital focused on co-occurring disorders, i.e., those with mental health and substance abuse diagnoses. Patient population was low functioning addicted, schizophrenic, bi-polar, etc.]
*  Pastor/Full Time Christian Ministry [Biblical counseling and small groups, teaching and preaching; also administrated, at one time, a large educational ministry with 100 staff and two hundred children; including a pre-school ministry and nursery; mentored interns.] Ordained to the Gospel Ministry 1982 by Arcade Baptist Church in conjunction with the Conservative Baptist Association of America.
*  Neuropsychiatric Technician - Oaknoll Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA, U.S. Navy.  [Worked on both the locked ward and the open unit to which patients on the locked ward graduated using a mix of Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, and Client-Centered therapies; conducted large, milieu groups of 30 or more participants, co-facilitated smaller therapy groups, such as the gestalt group on the open unit; supervised Navy and Marine Corps combat personnel returning from combat on their way out of service due to psychological disability.]

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES:
*  Originator and Convener of The Research Conference, an international gathering of clinician-researchers focused on gestalt therapy with mentors from various fields. First meeting 2013, Cape Cod, MA, USA.
*  Working with the European Association for Gestalt Therapy and the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, an international community, in developing a research tradition for gestalt therapy
*  Presenting on philosophy of science for research and single case, timed series design for the EAGT research methods training conference, Rome, Italy, May 2014.
*  Principal Investigator, Spiritually-Integrated Processes in Gestalt Therapy, an international study funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
*  Scholarly Interests:
o Practice-based research networks
o Research Design and Methodology
o Gestalt therapy theory and practice
o Consilience, convergence, and the evolution of psychotherapy
o Integration of Christian thought and the existential-phenomenological-field theoretical linkages in contemporary gestalt therapy, including French phenomenologists who have taken the "theological turn"  (Jean-Luc Marion, Michel Henry, Jean-Louis Chrétien), as well as the thinking, and its applicability to psychotherapy, of Edith Stein, Martin Heidegger, Emmanuel Levinas, Charles Taylor, James K.A. Smith, and others)

Education
PsyD George Fox University (APA approved doctoral program)
MA in clinical psychology, George Fox
MDiv, Western Seminary
BA in psychology, California State University, Sacramento
Certificate in Professional Coaching, Duquesne University
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
I founded "The Research Conference," a biennial, international gathering of gestalt-minded practitioner-researchers interested in establishing a research tradition for the field of gestalt therapy. I edited the Handbook for Theory, Research, and Practice in Gestalt Therapy (now going into its second edition), and numerous articles on research related topics.  I am the Principal Investigator for a project funded by the John Templeton Foundation and administered through Brigham Young University titled "Spiritually Integrated Processes in Gestalt Therapy: An Investigation of Faith, Awareness, and Spontaneity in Psychotherapy."  That study includes cohorts using single case, timed series analysis (an efficacy design) to produce a large data set of many cases spanning several cultures in Italy, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Australia, Switzerland, USA, Russia, Macedonia, Malta, Serbia, Lithuania, Mexico, & Chile.
Personal Interests
In 1969 I asked God to make Himself known to me.  I picked up the Bible, started reading, and could not put it down.  I have the Spirit of God living in me through faith in Jesus Christ.  Although I am merely passing through this world, it is alive to me and full of beauty. I love what God has given me to do while I'm here; it's not work. We have many cats, barn cats that we inherited when we moved from Bermuda, and they have become like family–along with our new puppy.  I often stand outside at night where the stars still shine and marvel.  I love what God has made.  I love music and play guitar. I like to write.  I have a creative mind and an interest to create; so, I write, put together projects, interact with people.  It's life.  And my wife, Linda, and I are of like mind–different in several ways, but similar in very important ones.  We both know where our real home is; so, the things of the Kingdom of God are the things most interesting for both of us, and we are so thankful that we can share them with each other.