Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently appointed A&M-Commerce alumna Jodie Elder, Ph.D., to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists for a term set to expire in 2027. The board licenses and regulates Marriage and Family Therapists in Texas. The appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.
Elder is a member of the Texas Counseling Association, Texas Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, American Counseling Association, Relational Therapists of Dallas, and the International Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision from A&M-Commerce. She is now an adjunct professor of counseling at Southern Methodist University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor supervisor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as a speaker and presenter.
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