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School of Counseling (CAGS)


The program program at Colorado Christian University combines rigorous coursework and professional practice in a comprehensive graduate educational experience. What sets the CCU program apart is the evangelical Christian worldview that promotes the study of biblical principles with the spiritual and physiological dimensions of the whole person. All coursework required to prepare for professional licensure in the state of Colorado, and in many other states, is included in the M.A. in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling curriculum. The M.A. in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling program is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, and by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The M.A. in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling program equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become influential and effective licensed professional counselors. Throughout the program, students are challenged to use what they learn in the classroom, and in professional practice experiences, to impact their communities, churches, and families. The curriculum prepares students to take the National Counselor Exam (NCE), and the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE), which are two exams commonly required for licensure in many states.

The program (MFT) program provides an excellent academic and training foundation for students seeking to become mental health professionals in clinical environments where they will provide counseling services or therapy for individuals, couples, and families from a systemic and relational perspective. The core mission of the CCU’s MFT program is to deliver a biblically supported education for clinicians who can provide needed prevention, intervention, and healing for distressed and people in our turbulent and broken world. Additionally, this program is designed to meet educational requirements for licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Colorado as well as many other states.

The program program is designed to unite biblical truth and clinical competence. Students learn how to draw from their ecological framework while advocating for an approach to addiction counseling that attempts to balance theological beliefs regarding addiction with scientific knowledge and theories. Students will be trained to provide leadership in developing, evaluating, and implementing holistic models for addiction treatment.

The program provides the theories, skills, and knowledge necessary to work as a licensed school counselor in a PK-12th grade setting.  The curriculum integrates Biblical principles while exploring relevant educational practices in order to support elementary, middle/junior, and high school students in their social, emotional, academic, and career development.

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