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Charles West, PhD

Full Professor, Department of Marriage and Family Sciences

Charles West, PhD


Areas of Expertise

  • MFT Regulatory Issues 
  • Conscious competency
  • MFT Ethics
  • Online Education/Supervision
  • Contextual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based therapy
  • Integration of faith and therapy
  • Couples therapy


  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
  • M.S., Indiana State University
  • B.A., Mid-America Nazarene University


An investigation of second person narratives: the construction of "you" in a family therapy case study

Selected Publications 

  • “Marriage and family therapy: Examining the impact of licensure on an evolving profession,” Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (2013)
  • Family Therapy Review: Contrasting Contemporary Models (2012)
  • “Understanding the relationship between scope of practice and scope of competence,” The Examiner published by the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists (2008)
  • “Juvenile justice: A system divided,” Journal of Criminal Justice Policy Review (2007) 

Selected Professional Experience

  • Clinical Member of AAMFT
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • Clinical Member of TAMFT (Texas)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Texas)