Dr. Brandé N. Flamez grew up in Portland, Texas and graduated from Gregory Portland High School. Upon graduation she attended the University of Notre Dame where she studied pre-medicine and psychology. She went on to complete her Master’s and Ph.D. in Texas.

She is a licensed professional counselor and clinical professor in the Counseling and Special Populations 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 (ACA) 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 (AHC) and President-elect for the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors.

Dr. Flamez is on the editorial board for The Family Journal. She has presented numerous times at the nationally and internationally level and coauthored several book chapters and articles. Dr. Flamez is the co-author of the assessment textbook Counseling Assessment and Evaluation: Fundamentals of Applied Practice and coeditor of Diagnosing Children and Adolescents: Guide for Mental Health Practitioners. She is the recipient of numerous national awards including the 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.

New Nonprofit Formed!

Thank you for all your support over the years. I am excited to announce that we established a nonprofit, SALT World Inc in 2014. SALT stands for serving and learning together. For more information on our nonprofit and projects you can sponsor, please visit SALT-world.org.

Thank You!

We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude and thanks for those who have donated to the Tanzania 2014 project.

Dr. Kelly Aissen
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Dr. Amanda Costin
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Marty & Kathy Farrell
Dr. Matthew Fearrington
John Flamez
Rosemary Flamez
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