Updated: Jan 15, 2020
We are excited to have Dr. La Vera Brown join us for the Hand Made Dreams Summit, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 19, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the North Carolina Museum of Art! Dr. La Vera Brown is the owner and operator of Verity & Vision, LLC. Verity & Vision is a consulting firm that focuses on improving the lives of children exposed to trauma. She has worked extensively in the Guilford and Wake County Public Schools as a counseling professional. Throughout her career of nearly twenty years, she has served as a community advocate, educator, and therapist for adolescents, children, and families. Dr. Brown’s specialty area involves the development of school-based mental health programs in high-poverty schools. Her mission is to serve as a leader in eliminating mental health care disparities for under-resourced children and adolescents while utilizing her expertise in training school districts in developing effective trauma-informed schools. Dr. Brown is also a Core Faculty and clinical coordinator at The University of Phoenix. She received her Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. Her graduate degree from North Carolina A&T State University, and her undergraduate degree from North Carolina Central University. She is a National Board of Certified Counselors Fellowship recipient, National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in North Carolina, as well as, a Board Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator. Dr. Brown is working towards certification in trauma (TI) and Progressive Counting (PC) for children, adolescents, and adults. As a clinical supervisor, Dr. Brown utilizes a theoretical framework that is grounded in integrative and developmental modalities. Her passion for supervision serves to cultivate the personal and professional growth of counselor trainees as they develop a stronger sense of self- and others, identify their motivations to help, and begin to establish greater autonomy across several domains of clinical practice including intervention skills competence, assessment techniques, individual differences, and professional ethics. As a core faculty member at The University of Phoenix, Dr. Brown enjoys cultivating the growth and development of counselor candidates on their path of self-discovery as they pursue careers as community clinical, school, and college counselors. Dr. Brown served as President of the North Carolina Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (NCAMCD) for two years, Chair of the Awards Committee for the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), Dr. Brown is a 2014 recipient of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC-MFP) Minority Fellowship. Dr. Brown served as the member and chair of the NBCC-MFP Advisory Council for three years consecutive years.