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Maranda Griffin

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree Program Ph.D. Counseling Psychology

Dr. Maranda Griffin, Director of Clinical Skills Training, has been an integral part of the School of Counseling since 2012, in various capacities to include the Office of Field Experience as a Field Experience Academic Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Core Faculty, and a Course Lead (COUN6785, COUN6671, COUN6682). Prior to joining Walden, she has been highly engaged in the field of behavioral health for the past 19 years as a state department of mental health director, program director, and practitioner. She couples her state and community expertise with over twenty five years of service to our country as a retired equal opportunity director and officer in the Air National Guard. She earned her PhD in Counselor Education from Auburn University, her MA in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University, and her Bachelors in Elementary Education from Troy University.

Courses Taught

COUN 6785 - Prevention Intervention and Consultation

COUN 6101 - Foundations in Counseling

COUN 6100 - Intro to Mental Health Counseling

COUN 6753 - Career Counseling


PhD, Auburn University

MS, Troy University

BS, Troy University

Public Service

Junior League, Sustainer - Jacksonville, FL United States

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Member

Awards / Honors

RDS - Presentation, 2019

Divine Nine Alliance Founding Faculty Advisor Award, Student Affairs, 2018

Emerging Leader, SACES, 2010

Research Award Recipient, ALCA, 2010


Griffin, M. A. (2016). Building resiliency in Counselors in Training for Counselor Educators. . Alabama Counseling Association Journal.

Griffin, M. A. (2017). Introduction to Carol.

Griffin, M. A. (2013). A content analysis of problematic behavior in Counselor Education programs. . Counselor Education and Supervision.

(Brown) Griffin, M. (2012). Essays from the field (Behavior therapy, Chapter 7).

McGhee, T. W., Griffin, M., Browning, B., Pressley, F., Thomas, C. (2012). Second life: Implications for counselor educators. Michigan Journal of Counseling: Research, Theory, and Practice.

Griffin, M. A. (2012). How do you make the most of your CSI involvement? . CSI Exemplar.


Griffin, M. A., Crable, A. R., Powers-Carey, K. N. (2018). Addressing Challenges of Problematic Behavior Within Field Experience.

Griffin, M. A., Hinton, V. D. (2017). Back to life: Assessing and integrating self-care. . ALCA.

Scott, S. K., Griffin, M. A. (2019). Barriers of Poverty: Socio-Economic Influences in the Delivery of Disaster Mental Health Services. Florida Counseling Association .

Griffin, M. A., Thompson, C. (2019). Parenting African American Children with Disabilities in Exceptional Families. Learning Disabilities Association of America.

Griffin, M. A., Crable, A. R., King, J. H. (2019). Work, Life, (Im)balance: Practical Strategies for Virtual Employee Wellness.

Griffin, M. A., Hinton, V. D. (2017). Self-care as social change. FLCA.

Griffin, M. A., Crable, A. R. (2018). Ethical considerations for distance counseling. ACA.

Griffin, M. A., Tyre, Y. (2016). What’s grit got to do with it: Building resiliency in counselors in training and counselors.. ALCA.