Planting Trees Under Which We'll Never Sit


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Dr. Michael Walcheski is Professor of Psychology and Family Services and has been at Concordia University since 1998. He served as Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies from 2009-2023. Prior to CSP, Dr. Walcheski served two congregations as Director of Christian Education in Colorado and Michigan. He holds three academic degrees in the areas of elementary (K-8) and Christian education; counseling psychology and family therapy; and counselor education and clinical supervision. Dr. Walcheski is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a Board approved LMFT supervisor in the State of Minnesota, a Certified Family Life Educator of the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), and a Legacy Circle member of the NCFR. Dr. Walcheski was named Certified Family Life Educator of the Year by the NCFR in 2008 and is co-author of over 20 publications including journal articles, training monographs, and texts. He has over 50 presentations at academic conferences and professional training and has conducted over 200 family science seminars and workshops. He is co-author of Stepping into Wholes: An Introduction to Complex Systems (2002). Dr. Walcheski was co-editor of two editions of Family Life Education: Integrating Theory and Practice (2003, 2009) and Family Life Education: The Practice of Family Science, also published by the NCFR (2015). The 2nd Edition, currently underway, is expected in Fall, 2024. Dr. Walcheski is active in the practice of marriage and family therapy, family life education, and parent and family coaching. Michael is married to Betsy Walcheski and together have two adult children, Simon, and Hope.

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