Lamar Woodham

Dr. Lamar Woodham

Dr. Lamar Woodham

President-Elect
lwoodham@lamft.org

My educational background is diverse: a B.A. in Psychology, a M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy (ULM, 1986), and an Ed.D. from Texas A&M, Commerce (1989) with major areas of study being MFT and Counseling; and minors in Psychology and Sociology.  I am a clinical member and approved supervisor of AAMFT and have been a member of the LAMFT since 1984. I have served as a Board Member of LAMFT for several terms and served as conference coordinator for three years. I have also served as a board member of the Louisiana Counseling Association during which time I became the founding president for the LAMFC (1992-94).  For the last ten years, I have had the privilege of serving the profession as the Program Director for the COAMFTE and CACREP accredited Master of Arts degree program in MFT at The University of Louisiana at Monroe and since 1996 the COAMFTE accredited Ph.D. in MFT.  I have had the opportunity of further serving our profession for the past 8 years as a site visitor for the COAMFTE during which time I have learned much about the development of programs that inform MFT graduates across America. This has helped me to see opportunities both for ULM and for the larger development of MFT in Louisiana.

One of my latest ventures has been the offering of invited workshops throughout the state in foundational models and ethics that inform the practice of our profession. I am pleased to have the opportunity to continue holding professional workshops made available because of the “thirst” of so many of our members who grandfathered as LMFTs and who now want to become more fully informed about who we are and what we do. About 5 years ago I, along with Jana Sutton, began offering the Educator’s Roundtable at the LAMFT Conference for educators who teach MFT (or related) courses in universities in Louisiana.