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M.S. in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling - Forensic Counseling

Offered By: Walden University

The expert advice and skills of forensic counselors are in constant demand within the legal system. Through the Forensic Counseling specialization, you can build your knowledge of mental health law and enhance your competencies in conflict management and negotiation. Study how those skills can be applied to resolve marriage and family conflicts in the criminal justice system, from parental mediation services and divorce adjustment counseling for families to court-ordered parenting skills training and anger management sessions.

Gain the experience to diagnose mental and emotional disorders. Discover how to help resolve marriage and family conflicts related to divorce, mediation, child rearing, school issues, and family violence. This program can help prepare you to work with families to 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. Developed according to national counseling standards and Walden's mission of social change, Walden's M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program helps prepare you for the evolving method of evidence-based counseling practice, the most contemporary approach in the mental healthcare profession.

Note: The M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) or the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). However, the program was developed to be in line with national standards for marriage, couple, and family counseling. Since Walden's M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling is a new program, the university is not yet able to apply for CACREP or COAMFTE accreditation. Students will be notified at such time if the program becomes accredited in the future.