University of Northern Colorado

Professional Counseling
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Applied Psychology and Counselor Education Program Overview: At the University of Northern Colorado, you'll make the most of your future by expanding your mind and advancing your career. You'll gain an education for life through relevant coursework that helps you to reach your career goals. Our master's programs in School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling/Therapy are fully accredited by CACREP. We prioritize excellence and assure that our graduates are fully prepared to work as professional counselors. Our alums have become leaders in agencies, schools, and private practice settings.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Jeffrey Rings
Department Emphasis
  • 34% Couple & Family
  • 33% Clinical Counseling
  • 33% School Counseling
Campus Enrollment
13,000
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

501 20th Street
McKee Hall 292, Campus Box 131
Greeley, CO 80639
United States

Phone Number
970-351-2731
Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Heather Helm, Ph.D.
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • Foundations of School Counseling
  • Understanding Children, Adolescents, and Their Systems
  • Theories and Practice in Group Guidance (School)
  • Group Dynamics and Facilitation (Clinical and CFT)
  • Group Lab
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Organization, Administration and Evaluation of School Counseling Programs
  • Career Theory, Counseling, and Assessment
  • Practicum in Individual Counseling
  • Practicum II in Individual Counseling
  • Practicum in Couples and Family Therapy
  • Understanding and Counseling Diverse Populations
  • Assessment and Treatment of Substance Abuse
  • Orientation to Clinical Counseling
  • Legal and Ethical Aspects of Counseling and Psychology
  • Psychological Consultation: Theory and Practice
  • Psychological Trauma and Intervention for Individuals, Families, and Communities
  • Family Systems
  • Sexuality Counseling
  • Advanced Methods: Couples and Family Therapy
  • Appraisal and Assessment in Counseling
  • Internship in Clinical Counseling: Couples and Family Therapy
  • Internship in Clinical Counseling
  • Internship in School Counseling and Guidance
  • Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Couples and Family Therapy
Graduate Accreditations/Approval
CACREP
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Clinical Counseling
  • Couples & Family
  • School Counseling
Masters Comments

The Counseling faculty is committed to the development of broadly based competent professional counselors skilled in helping people with personal, career and leisure concerns in educational institutions and community agencies. The requirements of the MFT emphasis are conceptualized within this framework and are directed toward the development of competent professionals in the practice of marital and family therapy.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.