Dr. Brian Canfield has worked with more than 2,500 couples over the past thirty years. He helps individuals, couples, families, and organizations address a wide-range of relationship issues. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Florida and Louisiana), a licensed Psychologist (AR), and a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). He is also certified as a "Master Addiction Counselor" (MAC) by the National Certification Commission of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC). In addition to his clinical practice, he serves as Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.
Dr. Canfield received the Bachelor or Arts degree in Psychology and the Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Louisiana Tech University and his doctoral degree from Texas A&M University at Commerce with a major in Counseling and program emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. He is the recipient of numerous professional awards and honors, including the "Leadership, Vision, and Professional Excellence Award" of the Australian Cultural Family Counseling Association, the "Distinguished Leadership Award" of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, the "Life Time Achievement Award" of the Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and the "Advocate of the Year Award" of the Florida Counseling Association.
Dr. Canfield is an internationally recognized expert in the field of family counseling. His research in dyadic-based therapies, intercultural counseling, and applied cybernetics are widely cited in the professional literature. His book and book chapters are used in a number clinical training programs in the United States and abroad. Dr. Canfield has conducted training workshops throughout the USA and consulted with professional groups and organizations in the United Kingdom, Israel, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Cyprus, Rwanda, Australia, China, Bahamas, Malaysia, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia. For the past 17 years, he has directed the annual Oxford Family Counseling Institute, which is held each summer at St. Hilda's College, Oxford University. Brian is the father of five children. He and his wife Irene LeBlanc Canfield live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Licenses and Certifications
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Florida and Louisiana)
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (Louisiana)
Licensed Psychologist (Arkansas)
Master Addiction Counselor - National Certification Commission of Addiction Professionals
Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor - American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy