Brandé Flamez, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Brandé Flamez, Ph.D., NCC, LPC is a licensed professional counselor and clinical professor in the counseling department at Lamar University. Dr. Flamez is also the CEO and Founder of the nonprofit SALT (Serving and Learning Together) world Inc. which provides donations and volunteer services to developing countries. Her clinical background includes working with children, adolescents and families in community-based and private counseling settings. In addition, Dr. Flamez helped design an outpatient program for court-referred adolescents. Dr. Flamez is active in the counseling profession. She has served on the American Counseling Association Governing Council for the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, ACA Finance Committee, ACA Investment Committee and chaired the ACA Publications Committee. She is also the past president for the Association for Humanistic Counselors and currently is the president for the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors and chairs the AHC bylaws/ethics committee.

Dr. Flamez is on the editorial board for The Family Journal. She has presented numerous times at the national and international level, and co-authored several book chapters and articles. Dr. Flamez is the co-author of the assessment textbook Counseling Assessment, Evaluation: Fundamentals of Applied Practice and Diagnosing Children and Adolescents: Guide for Mental Health Practitioners and The Counselor's Guide to the Dissertation Process: Where to Start and How to Finish. She is the recipient of numerous national awards, including the 2017 ACA Dr. Judy Lewis for Social Justice Award, 2017 AHC Humanistic Leadership Award, 2015 Counselor Educator Advocacy Award, 2014 ACA Kitty Cole Human Rights Award, 2012 ACA Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Caring and Humanitarian Person and the 2012 IAMFC Distinguished Mentor Award