Peggy Buffington

Peggy Buffington

Peggy Buffington

Student/Associate Representative

Peggy Buffington is a third year doctoral student in the University of LA Monroe’s Marriage and Family Therapy Programs. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Development from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS in 1976. She received a Masters of Education in Administration and Supervision from Northeast LA University in Monroe, LA in 1992. She worked until she retired in 1999 in education in Ouachita Parish. In 2001 she joined the faculty at University of LA Monroe as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences teaching Child Development. In 2007 she decided she was being called back to school as a student in Marriage and Family Therapy. She received a Masters of Art in Marriage and Family Therapy at ULM in 2009 and entered the PhD program there in 2009. She has completed all the course work for the PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy and she is now All But Dissertation (ABD). Since 2010 she has worked in the Marriage and Family Therapy Programs at ULM as the Project Director of the ULM HELPS (Helping Educators and Learners Prevent Suicide) Project, providing training, and clinical services to ULM faculty, staff and students. She has completed requirements for licensure as an LPC in LA and will complete all requirements for the LMFT in August of 2012. Peggy’s research interests include suicide prevention, children and adolescents within the family, and adolescents within the correctional setting.