University of Colorado at Denver  

Our couple and family track focuses on training counselors to help couples and families work through a wide range of relationship issues. We provide students with a better understanding of the socio-historical contexts of counseling, including gender, race/ethnicity, class and sexual orientation. 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. The practicum experience in this program can’t be matched by any other counseling program in the state. That’s because UC Denver students get real-world counseling experience in our University Counseling Center, with live supervision and constant feedback from licensed clinicians.

Interim Report Required

Institution Location

1380 Lawrence Street, Room 1146
P.O. Box 173364
Denver CO, US
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Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling

Program Degree


Program Contact

Dr. Scott Schaefle
[email protected]
  • Graduates of this program are considered CACREP graduates beginning October 1, 1989
  • Accreditation Start Date: April 1, 1991
  • Accreditation Expiration: March 31, 2024
  • Accreditation Status: 2 Year

Status Information

Additional information is required for the following standards and policy:

Policy 1.c – The program needs to address counseling identity for this specialty area.
1.V. – The institution needs to report back on clerical assistance resources.
1.X – The institution needs to address the core faculty identity and engagement requirements.
3.Q – The institution needs to address orientation, consultation, and professional development opportunities for site supervisors.
3.S – The institution needs to address faculty individual supervision ratios.
3.T – The institution needs to address faculty group supervision ratios.
4.K – The institution needs to report on student evaluation of practicum and internship supervisors.
5.F.2.a – The institution needs to address the roles and settings of marriage, couple, and family counselors.
5.F.2.p – The institution needs to address record keeping, third party reimbursement, and other practice and management considerations in marriage, couple, and family counseling.

The specialty areas were found to substantially meet the standards with some minor standard-related deficiencies for which the Board requires further information. The institution is required to submit an Interim Report, on the standards listed above, for review by the CACREP Board prior to the accreditation expiration date.