Kathryne Brewer

Assistant Professor
Phone: (603) 862-2972
Office: Social Work, Pettee Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Kathryne B. Brewer, Assistant Professor, Social Work

Kathryne B. Brewer, LMSW, has been in the social work field since 2006, focusing on intervention research, program development, and policy change. Her research interests center on resilience and healthy development for adolescents living in vulnerable contexts. Her current program of research examines methods of engaging future orientation and identity beliefs to strengthen self-regulation, increasing engagement in social services, and promoting positive outcomes in adolescents involved in criminal justice and/or child welfare systems.


  • Ph.D., Social Work, Columbia University
  • M.Phil., Columbia University
  • M.S.W., Social Work, Fordham University
  • B.F.A., New York University

Courses Taught

  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Social Work
  • SW 601: Research Methods Social Work
  • SW 860: Research Methods in Soc Work
  • SW 962: Data Analysis and Statistics
  • SW 965: Program & Practice Evaluation

Selected Publications

Gearing, R. E., Brewer, K. B., Mian, I., Moore, K., Fisher, P., Hamilton, J., & Mandiberg, J. (2018). First-episode psychosis: Ongoing mental health service utilization during the stable period for adolescents. EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY, 12(4), 677-685. doi:10.1111/eip.12366

MacKenzie, M. J., Schwalbe, C., Gearing, R. E., Ibrahim, R. W., Conway, A., Brewer, K. B., & Shaker, Z. B. (2017). Dysregulated infant temperament and caregiver warmth in Jordanian orphanages: The importance of considering goodness-of-fit. CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES REVIEW, 82, 400-406. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.10.012

Gearing, R. E., Schwalbe, C. S. J., MacKenzie, M. J., Ibrahim, R. W., Bushnaq, S., & Brewer, K. B. (2017). C-FIT adolescent diversion program: A behavioral intervention pilot test for delinquent offenders. INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK, 60(5), 1111-1125. doi:10.1177/0020872817695397

Brewer, K. B., MacKenzie, M. J., Ibrahim, R. W., Schwalbe, C. S., Batayneh, J., & Gearing, R. E. (2017). Public perceptions of adolescent mothers in need of care and protection in Jordan: Could community-based alternatives to institutional placement reduce stigma?. International Social Work, 60(4), 861-868. doi:10.1177/0020872815580044

Gearing, R. E., Schwalbe, C. S. J., MacKenzie, M. J., Brewer, K. B., & Ibrahim, R. W. (2015). Assessment of adolescent mental health and behavioral problems in institutional care: discrepancies between staff-reported CBCL scores and adolescent-reported YSR scores.. Adm Policy Ment Health, 42(3), 279-287. doi:10.1007/s10488-014-0568-y

Gearing, R. E., MacKenzie, M. J., Ibrahim, R. W., Brewer, K. B., Batayneh, J. S., & Schwalbe, C. S. J. (2015). Stigma and mental health treatment of adolescents with depression in jordan.. Community Ment Health J, 51(1), 111-117. doi:10.1007/s10597-014-9756-1

Brewer, K. B., Oh, H., & Sharma, S. (2014). “Crowding in” or “crowding out”? An examination of the impact of the welfare state on generalized social trust. International Journal of Social Welfare, 23(1), 61-68. doi:10.1111/ijsw.12019

Gearing, R. E., Schwalbe, C. S., MacKenzie, M. J., Brewer, K. B., Ibrahim, R. W., Olimat, H. S., . . . Al-Krenawi, A. (2013). Adaptation and translation of mental health interventions in Middle Eastern Arab countries: a systematic review of barriers to and strategies for effective treatment implementation.. Int J Soc Psychiatry, 59(7), 671-681. doi:10.1177/0020764012452349

Gearing, R. E., MacKenzie, M. J., Schwalbe, C. S., Brewer, K. B., & Ibrahim, R. W. (2013). Prevalence of mental health and behavioral problems among adolescents in institutional care in Jordan.. Psychiatr Serv, 64(2), 196-200. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.201200093

Schwalbe, C. S., Gearing, R. E., MacKenzie, M. J., Brewer, K. B., & Ibrahim, R. (2012). A meta-analysis of experimental studies of diversion programs for juvenile offenders.. Clin Psychol Rev, 32(1), 26-33. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2011.10.002

Most Cited Publications