Irvin Williams, Ph.D., CAP

Director Specialty Programs Lakeview Center Inc.

Irv Williams

Dr. Irvin J. Williams has more the 45 years’ experience as a clinician, administrator, educator, and consultant in the areas of mental health and substance misuse treatment and prevention programming, community development, human resource development, diversity training, evaluation, and grantsmanship.

Formally trained as a clinical/community psychologist, Dr. Williams has applied his knowledge and skills in a variety of settings including, community based mental health and substance misuse agencies, private, state and federal hospitals, criminal justice institutions, colleges and universities, municipal governments and private practice in the United States and Caribbean. Community development activities ranging from economic development to social and health promotion include: the development and implementation of a Community Development Corporation, development and facilitation of anti- racism community groups, development of community coalitions to prevent violence, substance abuse and the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, Dr. Williams moved to Florida in 1974 and has resided in Pensacola for over forty years. He is married to Sheri Williams, and they have one daughter and two grandsons.


B.A., Psychology (1968-1970) University of Michigan

M.A., Psychology (1970-1973) University of Cincinnati

Ph.D., Clinical/Community Psychology (1973-1975) University of Cincinnati

Licenses and Certifications:

Certified Addictions Professional (#428), Certification Board of Addiction Professionals of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida.

Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, International Certification Reciprocity Consortium Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse, Inc.