Marlene F. Watson, Ph.D., LMFT is the former Chair and current Associate Professor of the Couple and Family Therapy Department at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She is a licensed couple and family therapist in private practice and the author of the e-book, Facing the Black Shadow. Dr. Watson is a member of Family Process Institute’s Board of Directors and serves on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. She is the former Chair of the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education and the first ever couple and family therapist to receive the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship where she served as a senior health advisor to United States Senator John D. Rockefeller IV. She is a former columnist for Heart & Soul magazine and the recipient of AFTA’s 2009 Distinguished Contribution to Social Justice Award.
Marlene F. Watson