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Jeb Brown, PhD

Jeb Brown is a psychologist with over 35 years experience in management of mental health services and the use of outcome data to optimize patient benefit and return on investment to providers, employers and payers. Other interests include skiing and sport car racing.

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Work History

1998 - Present: President; Center for Clinical Informatics, LLC

  • Project coordinator for the ACORN collaboration.
  • Director of ACORN psychotherapy clinic.
  • Consultation in the area of behavioral health services, improving outcomes, and ethical cost management.
  • Data management and analysis.
  • System development & data warehousing
  • Analysis of claims data, including case mix adjustment and cost benchmarking
  • Development of algorithms and other clinical decision support tools.

2001 - 2014: Psychologist; Sundance Behavioral Resources, LLC (part-time)

  • Provides psychological services including assessment, psychotherapy and consultation.
  • Provider for a variety of managed care organizations.

1993 - 1998: Director of Clinical Programs; Aetna Health Plan/Human Affairs International

  • Reported to the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Clinical Policies and Programs.
  • Oversaw development of utilization management and level of care criteria used to manage 23,000,000 covered lives.
  • Oversaw development of a comprehensive volume of treatment guidelines.
  • Oversaw development and implementation of the Clinician Information System

Executive Director; United Behavioral Systems - Utah

  • Responsible for the management and delivery of services to enrollees of two HMOs under capitation contracts for all inpatient and outpatient services.
  • Organized a system of care including crisis oriented inpatient services, partial hospital and comprehensive outpatient services provided through staff model clinics.
  • Instrumental in developing short stay unit within a Community Psychiatric Center hospital in Salt Lake City that became their national model for short stay, crisis oriented inpatient programming.

1982 - 1987: Executive Director; Center for Family Development.

  • Specializing in treatment of domestic violence and child abuse.
  • Managed growth from a small under funded primarily volunteer-staffed organization to a well-established agency with multiple sources of funding.
  • Multiple state and local contracts for treatment services, including treatment services for Utah State Department of Corrections operated residential treatment facility for incest offenders.

1975 - 1982: A variety of clinical positions

  • Coordinator for crisis intervention program
  • Drug and alcohol counselor in rural mental health clinic
  • Day treatment program for chronically mentally ill
  • Family violence and child abuse programs


  • Ph.D.; Counseling Psychology, Duke University, Durham, N.C. 1984
  • M.A.; Counselor Education, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C. 1975
  • B.A.; English, Davidson College, Davidson, N.C. 1973


  • Psychologist, State of Utah
  • License # 113405-2501

Professional Organizations

  • American Psychological Association
  • Utah Psychological Association


Brown GS (Jeb), Simon A, & Minani, T (2016). Are you any good... as a therapist? Society for Psychotherapy Research online journal.

Harris, Sisemore, Pargament & Brown (2016). The Relationship of Decline in Spiritual Struggles to Psychotherapy Outcomes: Evidence from a Large Scale Survey of Psychotherapy Clients. Journal of Christian Psychology.

Brown,GS (Jeb), Simon A, Cameron J, & Minami, T (2015). A Collaborative Outcome Resource Network (ACORN): Tools for Increasing the Value of Psychotherapy Psychotherapy Vol. 52, No. 4, 412 421

Minami T, Brown GS, McCulloch J, Bolstrom B. (2012). Benchmarking therapists: Furthering the benchmarking method in its application to clinical practice. Quality & Quantity. 46:1699-1708.

Brown, G.S. (Jeb), & Minami, T. (2009). Outcomes Management, Reimbursement, and the Future of Psychotherapy. In Miller, S. & Hubble, (M. Eds.), Heart and Soul of Change. American Psychological Association Press: Washington.

Minami T, Wampold BE, Serlin RC, Hamilton EG, Brown GS, & Kircher JC. (2008). Benchmarking the effectiveness of psychotherapy treatment for adult depression in a managed care environment: A preliminary study. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 76, 116-124

Minami, T., Serlin, R. C., Wampold, B. E., Kircher, J. C., & Brown, G. S. (2008). Using clinical trials to benchmark effects produced in clinical practice, Quality and Quantity 42:513-525.

Brown, G.S. (Jeb), Cameron, J., & Brown, L. (2008). In search of the active ingredient: What really works in mental health care? Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders. 18:53-59.

Minami, T., Wampold, B. E., Serlin, R. C., Kircher, J. C., & Brown, G. S. (2007). Benchmarks for psychotherapy efficacy in adult major depression, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 232-243.

Wampold, B.E., Brown, G.S. (2005) Estimating therapist variability: A naturalistic study of outcomes in private practice. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 75(5) pp 914-923.

Brown, G.S., Jones, E., Lambert, M.J., & Minami, T. (2005) Evaluating the effectiveness of psychotherapist in a managed care environment. American Journal of Managed Care. 2(8) pp 513-520.

Brown, G.S., Jones, E. (2005) Implementing a feedback system in a managed care environment: What are the patients teaching us? In Session: The journal of psychotherapy. 61(2) pp 187-198.

Miller, S.D., Duncan B.L., Ryan ,S. , Brown, J. et al. (2005) The Partners for Change Outcome Management System. In Session: The journal of psychotherapy. 61(2) pp 199-208.

Brown, G.S., Herman, R. Jones, E., & Wu, J. (2004). Improving substance abuse assessments in a managed care environment. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety, 30 (8).

Miller, D.D., Duncan, B.l., Brown, J. et al. (2003) The Outcome Rating Scale: A preliminary study of the reliability, validity , and feasibility of a brief visual analog measure. Journal of brief Therapy, 2 (2). pp 91-100.

Brown, G.S., Jones, E., Betts, W., & Wu, J. (2003) Improving suicide risk assessment in a managed-mare environment. Crisis 24,2, pp 49-55.

Matumoto, K., Jones, E., Brown, J. (2003) Using clinical informatics to improve outcomes: A new approach to managing behavioral healthcare. Journal of Information Technology in Health Care, 1(2), pp 135-150.

Jones, E.R. & Brown, G.S. (2001) Outcomes: Why isn't everyone doing this? Behavioral Health Care Tomorrow. 42, pp. 21-23.

Burlingame G.M., Jasper B.W., Peterson G., Wells M.G., Lambert M.J., Reisinger, C.W. & Brown, G.S.: Administration and Scoring Manual for the YLSQ. Wilmington, DL, American Professional Credentialing Services, 2001

Lambert, M.J., Hatfield, D.R.., Vermeersch, D.A., Burlingame, G.M., Reisinger, C.W., & Brown, G.S.: Administration and Scoring Manual for the LSQ. Wilmington, DL, American Professional Credentialing Services, 2001

Brown, G.S., Burlingame, G.M., Lambert, M.J., Jones, E. & Vacarro, J. (2001) Pushing the quality envelope: A new outcomes management system. Psychiatric Services, 52 (7), pp 925-934.

Brown, G.S., Dreis, S. & Nace, D. (1999) What really makes a difference in psychotherapy outcomes? And why does managed care want to know? In Miller, S. & Hubble, (M. Eds.), Heart and Soul of Change (pp. 389-406). American Psychological Association Press: Washington.

Brown, Joanne L., Brown, George S. (1997) Characteristics and treatment of incest offenders: A review. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma. 1 (1).

Lambert, M.J., Brown, G.S. (1996) Data-based management for tracking outcome in private practice. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. 14 (2), 172-178.

Brown, G.S. & Kornmayer, K. (1996) Expert systems restructure managed care practice: Implementation and practice. Behavioral Health Care Tomorrow. Feb., pp. 31-34.

Brown G.S. (Jeb), Fraser J.B. & Bendoraitis TM. (1995) Transforming the future - the coming impact of clinical information systems. Behavioral Health Management, 14 (5), 8-12.

Brown, G.S. (1994) What Are "good" guidelines? Behavioral Health Management, 14(5), 6 - 9.

Savitz, A.S., Grace, J.G. & Brown, G.S. (1993) Parity for mental health: How can we achieve it?. Journal of Mental Health Policy and Administration. Summer, 1993.

Brown, J.L. & Brown, G.S. (1990). The treatment of incest offenders in a community correctional facility. Family Violence Bulletin, 6 (3), 14-16.
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