College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Counseling
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.
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
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.