Marc L. Charney, Class of 1971

Marc L. Charney, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT


To provide collaborative, professional mental health, education and consultation services. To develop compassionate and ethical relationships with individuals and families in order to promote emotional wellness and preferred relationships.


Ph.D. Human Ecology, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 1983.

MPH Human Ecology, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Center, 1977

MA Human Relations, University of Oklahoma, 1971

BA Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1969


Licensed Professional Counselor, No. 847, 1986, Oklahoma

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, No. 10, 1991, Oklahoma


06/1987 - present Private Practice Oklahoma City, Logan, Kingfisher, Canadian and Cleveland Counties

Dba: Family and Children’s Consultants. Counseling, Family Therapy, licensure and clinical supervision, Consultation and training in mental health.

Clinical Faculty, Kenwood Therapy Center, Intensive Narrative Therapy Training Program; 2013 -15; Minneapolis, MN.

Fall 2008 - 2009 Instructor, Oklahoma City University, Dept. Applied Behavioral Science

07/95 - Current: Adjunct/Lecturer of Human Relations, University of Oklahoma

10/90 - 03/99 Community Counseling Center, Oklahoma City

Director of Youth and Family Services and Associate Director of Program Development.

07/83 - 06/87 High Pointe residential program, Oklahoma City

Clinical Director

09/79 - 06/83 Bethany Guidance Center, Oklahoma City

Psychological Assistant OK State Department of Health

08/71 - 08/76 and 08/89 - 06/95 Department of Human Relations

University of Oklahoma, Graduate College, Assistant Professor


Clinical Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. 1991 - 2015

Approved Supervisor, AAMFT, 1995-2018

Oklahoma Infant Mental Health Association (President 1998-99)

Oklahoma Association for Play Therapy (President 1998-99)

Oklahoma Marriage and Family Therapy Association


Trauma and Loss Training w/ Play Therapy, Art Therapy and Dissociation Intervention; ODMHSAS, 24 hours, 02/2005

Group Crisis Intervention (CISM) w/ Vaughn Donaldson, OKDMHSAS

13 hours, 2004

Children of Trauma, Structured Sensory Intervention, Trauma Debriefing

Bill Steele, Ph.D., 18 hours, OKDMHSAS, 2004

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, w/ Susan Johnson, Ph.D., 20 hours, AMEDCO, LLC & OAMFT, 2004


Family Counseling, Concepts and Methods

Group Counseling

Family Systems Assessment

Family Systems Theories

Ethical Issues in Human Relations Counseling

Family Issues (undergraduate)

Narrative Therapies in HR Counseling

Supervision in Human Relations

Counseling Children and Adolescents




Supervision Redux: Best Practices. 3 hour training

Ethics from a Narrative perspective. 3 hour training

Approved Supervisor Training. 45 hour training

Professional and Personal Development with Narrative Therapy




Memorable Veteran Award, Children’s Mental Health Conference, 1999 Oklahoma Department of Mental Health

Outstanding Contributions Award, Department of Human Relations, 1995

Juvenile Outpatient Coordinator of the Year, Children’s Mental Health Conference, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health, 1995

Faculty of the Year Award, Department of Human Relations, University of Oklahoma, 1991