Watson, Marlene F.
Marlene F. Watson, Ph.D., LMFT
Marlene F. Watson, PhD is the former Chair of the Couple and Family Therapy Department at Drexel University. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the author of the book, Facing the Black Shadow, and a licensed couple and family therapist with a private practice. In 2004, Dr. Watson was chosen as the first couple and family therapist ever to receive the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship. A former columnist for Heart & Soul Magazine, which is dedicated to the health and wellness of African American women, she was raised in the Philadelphia area where she still lives. Dr. Watson is a collector of African and African American art and delights in mentoring African American and multi-racial young adults. She prides herself on living by the words of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “If I can help somebody as...
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- Watson, M. F. (2013). Facing the black shadow. Philadelphia: Author.Google Scholar
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