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School of Education and Human Development


Counseling Program

Welcome! The Counseling Program at The University of Colorado Denver prepares counselors who specialize in couple and family counseling, clinical mental health (multicultural or general emphasis) and school counseling to implement theoretical and practical frameworks that facilitate client progress and well-being. Students obtain the requisite awareness, knowledge and skills to deliver counseling services that are culturally responsive and value the human dignity of all clients. Faculty members maintain a special commitment to the cultivation of multicultural counseling competence, social justice, ethical practice, data-driven decision making, leadership, collaboration and reflective practice, in accordance with guidelines recommended by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Our counseling practicum experience is the best in the state. That’s because placement in CU Denver’s Student and Community Counseling Center provides the opportunity for students to put coursework knowledge into practice with live supervision and continuous feedback from licensed clinicians.

Robert Allan, Assistant Professor
Edward Cannon, Associate Professor
Diane Estrada, Associate Professor
Troyann Gentile, Clinical Assistant Professor
Carlos Hipolito-Delgado, Associate Professor
Farah Ibrahim, Professor
Shruti Poulsen, Associate Professor
Scott Schaefle, Associate Professor

Brian Duncan (MA, Counseling, Couples and Family Counseling, ’02), founder and CEO of Warrior Support Center and A Family Harbor counseling offices located in Colorado Springs, is a pioneering force in the counseling world. He and his team of licensed social workers, counselors and psychologists have reshaped the idea of what counseling facilities can be for military personnel and their families.

In 2009, Duncan had the idea to create a calming, welcoming, efficiently run mental health center that was specifically designed to provide the best possible care for troops, veterans, spouses and children. “Soldiers and their families are courageous by nature and willing to work hard to overcome barriers in life,” said Duncan. “I believe they need an environment to heal that is far different from the average community mental health clinic. They need the support of therapists who understand military life and stresses in great detail.”

See pg. 6 of our alumni magazine for details.

School of Education and Human Development Counseling Program

Annual Program Outcomes Report 2015

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Track
​Year ​Number of Graduates ​Completion Rate ​NCE Exam pass Rate (2014)
​Placement Rate
2015​ ​23 91% ​100% ​82%
Couples and Family Counseling Track (Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling)
​Year ​Number of Graduates ​Completion Rate ​NCE Exam pass Rate (2014)
​Placement Rate
2015​ 12 ​100% ​100% ​82%
School Counseling Track
​Year ​Number of Graduates ​Completion Rate ​NCE Exam pass Rate (2014)
​Praxis II Pass Rate ​Placement Rate
2015​ 7 ​86% ​100% ​88% ​82%

Completion rate is based only on the number of students who completed the program within the three year window, not on the number of admitted students who complete.

For additional information contact:
Academic Services,, 303-315-6300

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