In Memoriam - Dr. Marvin Wayne Clifford

Dr. Marvin Clifford, a member of IASWG since 1992 passed away February 10th.

Marvin graduated in 1969 from Brigham Young University and received his Master's Degree in Social Work from Portland State University in 1971. He completed a doctoral program in 1988 at Tulane School of Social Work in New Orleans. He was a member of the Psychiatry Department at Ochsner Health from 1990 until his passing and served as the Director of Group Therapy. He specialized in treating children, adolescents, and adults in group therapy, couples therapy, relationships, mental health addictions, co-occurring disorder, anger and stress issues, adolescent alcohol and drug concerns, ADHD, hypnosis, mood and anxiety disorder, loss and grief, bipolar disorder, CBT and DBT.

He was active in numerous professional organizations and frequently gave talks on various topics related to therapy. He also loved teaching others about social work and supervised many graduate student social workers over the years. He taught for 30 years as an adjunct professor at the Tulane School of Social Work and in their online program over the past several years. He also taught for 2 years at the LSU School of Social Work and taught in the graduate counseling program at Our Lady of Holy Cross.

Marvin was a prolific author of many articles on group work and participated in many IASWG symposia as a valued presenter.

We welcome you to share your memories, stories, and photos of Marvin here.