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Walsh, Lynn

Lecturer in Family Counseling

Lynn Walsh taught Sociology and Behavioral Science courses for over 15 years at the University of Bridgeport and Mercy College including Human Sexual Behavior, Gender Role Dynamics, Approaches to Parenting, Marriage Enrichment, Family Issues Today, and Marriage and Relationship Education. She has been teaching as an Adjunct at HJ International for over ten years.

Lynn is the Director of the Universal Peace Federation’s Office of the Family and represents UPF at the UN. Lynn serves on the Executive Committee of the NGO Committee on the Family, NY at the United Nations and served two terms as the Co-chair from 2014 to 2018. Earlier in her career she was an adolescent and family therapist at Fair Oaks Psychiatric Hospital in New Jersey and a couples’ counselor for the Blessed Family Department in New York for many years. Lynn is certified to teach numerous relationship education programs. Her publications include the chapters “The Family and Eradicating Violence against Women” in Family Capital and the Sustainable Development Goals, “Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment” in The Family and Achieving the MDGs, and “Intergenerational Solidarity: The Springboard for Societal Well-Being” in Family Futures, as well as numerous articles for UPF International.

She and her husband, Dr. Thomas Walsh, have two sons and two granddaughters.

    • MSW, Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Work, Clinical Social Work

    • M.Div., Unification Theological Seminary, Pastoral Counseling

    • BA, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, Religion and Philosophy

    • “The Family and Eradicating Violence against Women” in Family Capital and the Sustainable Development Goals, World Congress of Families, Rockford, Ill., January 2015

    • “Intergenerational Solidarity: The Springboard for Societal Well-Being” in Family Futures, Tudor Rose for the United Nations, February 2014

    • “Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment” in The Family and Achieving the MDGs, Doha International Family Institute, Doha, Qatar, January 2012

    • Also numerous articles for Universal Peace Federation International.

    • Marriage, Family, and Human Development

    • Marriage and Family Enrichment

    • Ministry for Marriage Preparation

    • Executive Committee of the NGO Committee on the Family, NY at the UN (2010 – present)
    • Co-chair, NGO Committee on the Family, NY at the UN (2014 – 2016, 2016 – 2018)
    • Certified Teacher of Preparation Relationship Enhancement Program
    • Certified Teacher of Relationship Education Program
    • Certified Teacher of Marriage Links Program
    • Certified Social Worker, KY and NY