Walden University Offers New M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

Minneapolis — April 6, 2010 — Walden University, one of the leading providers of online education, is now offering an M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling degree program, which was developed to meet a growing need in the field of counseling.

In this program, students can gain the experience to help diagnose mental and emotional disorders and resolve marriage and family conflicts related to divorce, mediation, child-rearing and school issues and family violence.

"Marriage, couple and family counseling is one of the fastest-growing components of the counseling profession," said Matt Buckley, Ed.D., program director for the M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program at Walden. “We’re proud to offer this master’s degree for students so they can acquire the skills to help advance their careers in today’s quick-paced and complex society, where couples and families face a range of serious issues that often require some type of intervention."

Developed according to national standards, this degree program helps to prepare students for an evidence-based counseling practice, an increasingly recognized approach in the healthcare industry. This type of practice can prepare counselors to improve the quality of client care by learning to combine their own clinical and observational skills with the best of research-supported interventions to help clients make positive and healthy choices.

Additionally, students can prepare to work with families to help address a range of issues, including the impact of crises, disasters and other trauma-causing events as well as family conflicts that must be resolved in the criminal justice system.

Offered through Walden’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, students can choose from the General Program or two specializations: Forensic Counseling and Trauma and Crisis Counseling.

Visit www.WaldenU.edu/msmcfc for more information on the new M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling degree program.

About Walden University
For 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 40,500 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 50 online and campus-based universities in 21 countries.

Walden offers more than 40 degree programs with more than 180 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology and engineering. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.

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