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School of Education and Human Development University of Colorado Denver

School of Education and Human Development
 

MA, Counseling, Concentration: Couple and Family Counseling


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, including gender, race/ethnicity, class and sexual orientation? The fast-growing couple and family counseling profession may be a great choice for you. Our program aims to educate competent counselors 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.

This CACREP-accredited 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 education@ucdenver.edu, 303-315-6300.

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We do require a prerequisite course in basic statistics at the undergraduate level for this program. However, we take people from all educational backgrounds.

To complete this program, you'll take the required courses, practicum and internships. You'll also take a comprehensive exam or write a thesis. And, you'll have the option of taking the National Counselor Exam for Licensed Professional Counselors. This program also prepares you for licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Some may ask why the University of Colorado Denver counseling program degree requires 63 credit hours. Our goal is to help you meet all CACREP standard requirements to make it easy to get licensed as an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in Colorado and provide you with the educational experience to become an LMFT. We provide a rigorous program which will position you for success and help you meet all the requirements for licensure, now and in the future. Qualitatively, our students are recognized as being a step above the rest, and we plan to keep it that way.

Successful completion of the MA degree requires a minimum of 63 graduate semester hours.

Course List

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Chi Sigma Iota chapter Beta Alpha Omega is the counseling academic professional honor society. To qualify, you must have completed two semesters or 9 credit hours with a 3.5 GPA. The purpose of this group is to promote scholarship, leadership, professionalism and excellence in counseling in the field of mental health. The group provides a forum for students in the CU Denver Counseling program to network, share common concerns, and recognize outstanding academic performance. We encourage you to get involved! You can become a member by going to www.csi-net.org and clicking on membership.

Contact Information:

chisigmaiotabao@gmail.com

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Our students go on to work in a broad spectrum of settings including:
Private practice
Community agencies
University counseling programs
Mental health centers
Hospitals
Substance abuse treatment centers

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