University of Colorado–Denver

Counseling Program
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

The Counseling Program at the University of Colorado Denver offers three programs leading to a Master of Arts degree: Couple and Family Counseling, Clinical Mental Health, and School Counseling. The programs are 63 semester hours. They all involve a practicum (150 clock hours) in our campus counseling center and an internship (600 clock hours) in a placement in the community. Extensive use of live supervision is employed by faculty and clinic supervisors.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Scott Schaeffle, Ph.D.
Department Emphasis
  • 40% Family Therapy
  • 40% Counseling
  • 10% Family Science
  • 10% Human Development
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Therapy (Couples, Marriage, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

Campus Box 106
PO Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217
United States

Phone Number
Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Shruti Poulsen
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Foundations of Counseling
  • Theory and Techniques of Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Couple and Family Therapy Theory
  • Couple and Family Therapy Techniques
  • Family Health and Pathology
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Professional Seminar (Ethics)
  • Multicultural Counseling: Issues for Individuals and Families
  • Human Sexuality
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Advanced Assessment
  • Theory & Treatment in Family Systems
  • Advanced Abnormal Psychology
  • Strategies of Agency Counseling
  • Advanced Counseling Theory and Techniques
  • Human Development Across the Lifespan
  • Employee Assistance Counseling
  • Strategies of School Counseling
  • Youth at Risk
  • Organizational Development
  • Career Development
  • Career Counseling Assessment
  • Spiritual Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Introduction to Measurement
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Practicum
  • Internship
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Couple & 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.

Program Approved Since
CFLE Contact
Ruben Anguiano
CFLE Contact Email