About Julie F. Brown, PhD

Julie F. Brown, PhD, is the author of the Emotion Regulation Skills System for the Cognitively Challenged Client: A DBT™-Informed Approach (2016). Julie is currently the President of the Skills System, LLC. She is an independently licensed social worker and has provided individual and group therapy for individuals with complex learning and behavioral health issues for over 28 years. Additionally, Julie has been a DBT trainer with Behavioral Tech, LLC (Linehan Institute) since 2006, specializing in improving the accessibility of DBT for individuals with cognitive impairments/behavioral health issues. She has published numerous articles and book chapters addressing issues related to intellectual disabilities. Julie currently provides Skills System training and consultation for practitioners/agencies in the US and abroad; the Skills System curriculum materials are being translated into six languages.