History

South Carolina Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (SCAMFT) has been a division of AAMFT since 1972. South Carolina has had a state license for Marriage and Family Therapists since 1986. Our division seeks to support professional development, networking, and the strength of our license in the state!

SCAMFT Past Presidents

J. Kenneth Morris, M.A., D.D., Founding/Acting Chairman 1972
J. Kenneth Morris, M.A, D.D, First Elected President 1973
Edwin M. Hadley, M.S.W., First Two-Year President 1974
Kathryn M. Sharpe, Ph.D.  1976-1977
W. Paul Carlson, S.T.D 1978-1979
Linda S. Winslett, M.Ed 1980
H. Buck Free, M.S.S.W.     1981
Leah J. Lake, M.Ed.        1982-1983
Robert W. Boston, M.Ed. M.Div.        1984-1985
John C. Lee, Ed.D.      1986-1987
Jack L. Stevenson, Ph.D.   1988-1989
Howard S. Waddell, M.Div.  1990-1991
Melissa V. Bush, Ph.D., LMFT      1992-1993
Debbie DuPree, Ph.D.      1994-1995
D. John Evans, D.Min., LMFT    1996-1997
James N. Rentz, D.Min., LMFT       1998-1999
Sallie Campbell, MSW, LMFT        2000-2001
Danny Garnett, M.Div., LMFT   2002-2003
Russell Haber, Ph.D., LMFT     2004-2005
Mark Tidsworth, M.Div., LMFT       2006-2007
Barbara J. McIntyre, LMFT      2008-2009
Jan McMeekin, D.Min., LMFT   2010-2011
Karen Cooper-Haber, Ph.D., LMFT   2012-2013
Lorilie Swanson, Ph.D., LMFT   2014-2015
Kellie Buckner, Ed.S., LMFT 2016-2018
Danielle Allen, Ed.S, LMFT 2019-2020

J. Kenneth Morris & Keeper of the Flame Award Recipients


Danny Garnett 2003
Russell Haber 2004
Sallie Campbell 2005
Garnett Conaway 2006
Oliver Bjorsten 2007
R. Jenelle Spear 2009
Kellie Buckner 2011
Pam Clark 2012
Karen Cooper-Haber 2013
Chrys Harris 2015
James Rentz 2015
Leah Lake 2017