Professor of Counseling
Ed.D., LPC, CMHC, NCC, ACS BC-TMHC
Dr. Matt Buckley is a doctoral-level licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Mississippi and a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LMHC) in Utah. He received his master’s in community counseling and his doctorate in counselor education and supervision from Idaho State University in 1993 and 1997, respectively. He has been a practicing counselor since 1993 in Idaho, Mississippi, and Utah, and specializes in marriage and family, child and adolescent, and group counseling. He is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC), an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and a Board Certified Telemental Health Counselor (BC-TMHC). Before joining Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Dr. Buckley was a senior core faculty member at Walden University and was the former program director for the M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program (2008 – 2013). He spent 15 years in Mississippi and was formerly employed as Division Chair and an Associate Professor of Counselor Education at Delta State University from 1997 – to 2008. He is an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), the International Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (IAMFT), and the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES). He also chaired the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors from July 2001 to June 2004. He serves as an exam committee member for the National Clinical Mental Health Counselor Exam (NCMHCE) for the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). Dr. Buckley has worked closely with the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) for the past two decades and regularly consults with counselor education programs on accreditation issues.
Dr. Buckley is also a board-approved clinical supervisor in Mississippi, where he acts as a clinical supervisor for other professional counselors and counselors-in-training who seek licensure; the diversity of his professional practice includes counseling, consultation, supervision, and teaching.