Caitlin Brown graduated from Wayne State University with her MSW in 2012. She has worked in a variety of areas such as health and wellness, research and evaluation, and non-profit programs. She is also a yoga instructor, a yoga therapist in training, and has a particular interest in yoga and mindfulness practices for mental health. Her work now is primarily focused at the mezzo and macro levels, such as program development, project management, evaluation, organizational capacity building, teaching, and continuing education. She has her own yoga and wellness business, Mindful Detroit, which provides individual and organizational services for self-care and wellness.
Caitlin has been a part-time faculty member since 2017. She teaches an elective titled “Mind-Body-Spirit Approaches and Social Work Practice.” This class examines various complementary and alternative practices and their research efficacy. Students learn how these practices can be integrated into work with clients and communities as well as used for their own self-care. She also teaches in the Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sports Studies, leading classes on yoga and mindfulness, as well as developing new coursework for a Yoga & Mindfulness Minor & Graduate Certificate.
Degrees and Certifications
- B.A. in Social Sciences, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
- M.S.W., Wayne State University
- Michigan Licensed Macro Social Worker
- Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 200 hour level