The Master of Arts degree in Couple, Marriage & Family Therapy program prepares professionals to provide services to help individuals, couples and families to increase mental health and relationship satisfaction in settings such as mental health centers, non-profit agencies, private practices and hospitals. This program follows state licensure requirements for licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).
The program requires 500 hours of clinical work, 40% of which must be relational (couple and/or family counseling/therapy) clinical hours, with no distinguish between practicum or internship in the collection of these clinical hours. The master’s degree is a three to three and a half-year program with course work for two-two and a half years followed by a 12-16 months of practicum and internship.
The program is accredited by COAMFTE, the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.
Successful applicants to the Counseling program will have obtained a minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA. Also, applicants will submit a current resume, a letter of intent, three letters of recommendation, and additional required materials. Applicants meeting these minimum standards may be invited to a half-day group interview that involves program orientation, small group interviews, and a group exercise.
Application materials are available at https://education.ucdenver.edu/academic-services/admissions. All materials must be submitted online by the appropriate deadline: September 1 for spring semester and February 1 for fall semester.
Information about faculty in the Counseling program is available online at https://education.ucdenver.edu/about-us/faculty-directory
Students in the Couple, Marriage & Family Therapy program are required to maintain at least a B (3.00) grade point average in all coursework attempted while enrolled.
|CMFT 5150||Foundational Family Therapy Theories||3|
|CMFT 5151||Contemporary Family Therapy Theories||3|
|CMFT 5160||Individual and Foundational Family Therapy||3|
|CMFT 5161||Individual and Contemporary Family Therapy||3|
|CMFT 5330||Professional Identity & Relational Ethics||3|
|CMFT 6180||Family Issues: Multicultural Intersectional Systems through the Lifespan||3|
|COUN 5010||Counseling Theories||3|
|COUN 6140||Counseling/Therapy with Children, Adolescents, and their Parents||3|
|COUN 6250||Mental Health Diagnosis||3|
|RSEM 5110||Introduction to Measurement||3|
Courses are still in development, please work with your student advisor for an updated list of courses