Are you interested in helping couples and families work through a wide range of relationship issues? Do you wish to gain a better understanding of the socio-historical contexts of counseling/therapy, including gender, race/ethnicity, class and sexual orientation? The fast-growing couple and family counseling/therapy profession may be a great choice for you. Our program aims to educate competent counselors/therapists who value inclusion and prize diversity. We're looking for students who want to embody integrity and culturally-sensitive ethics in the professional practice and who are committed to life-long learning, self-care and professional development.
CU Denver’s couple and family
counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling
and Related Educational Programs (CACREP.) In addition, our program plans
call for the pursuit of Council of Accreditation for Marriage and Family
Therapy Education (COAMFTE) accreditation at the earliest
possible date. Our curriculum is based on the COAMFTE accreditation standards.
Our mission and these standards promote: a strong commitment to diversity and
cultural responsiveness; the preparation of students who practice couple and
family therapy (CFT) in diverse settings with diverse client populations; CFT
knowledge, theories, research and core competencies; dedication to an inclusive
and diverse learning environment; and preparation of students for CFT/MFT (Marriage
and Family Therapy) licensure in Colorado who can strengthen the professional
identity of culturally responsive, knowledgeable and ethical CFT/MFTs in
This master's specialization is a rigorous program that includes course work (classroom and online), practicum and internships designed to prepare you for state licensure eligibility. The practicum experience in this program can't be matched by any other counseling program in the state. That's because CU Denver students get real-world counseling experience in our Counseling Center, with live supervision and constant feedback from licensed clinicians.
Outstanding faculty will be dedicated to your academic and professional growth.
For additional information, please contact student advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-315-6300.