COAMFTE Accreditation

The Master of Arts (MA) in Marriage and Family Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education - COAMFTE

112 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(703) 838-9808
coa@aamft.org.

My credentials:



  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Regis University, Centennial, CO
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Concentration in Marketing; Second Major in Psychology, December 1983; Colorado State University, CO

National and State Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, State of Colorado, Department of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Professions and Occupations, Centennial, CO
  • Certified Sex Therapist
  • Registered Play Therapist, Association for Play Therapy

Professional Trainings (Core Trainings and Trainings 15 Hours or Greater)

  • Human Sexuality II & III: Disorders & Dysfunctions: 60 hours, towards Certified Sex Therapist, Sept./Oct./2018
  • Human Sexuality IV & V: Treating Adult &Juvenile Sex Offenders. Sexual Trauma & Abuse, 60 hours, towards Certified Sex Therapist, Sept./Oct./2018
  • Pharmacology II, 14 hours, CACCIII, 9/17,2018
  • Human Sexuality and Couples I: 30 hours, towards Certified Sex Therapist, 9/2018
  • AASECT 50th 2018 Annual Conference: Sexuality Taboo Pleausre Diversity Inclusion Identity, 23 hours, Denver, CO
  • Emotion-Focused Family Therapy, Adele Lafrance, PhD, 13 hours, 4/18
  • Addiction & OCD Gaps & Overlaps in Treatment: Sandstone Care 2/2 2018, Lori Johnson, LPC,LAC, 3 Hrs
  • 44thAnnual Winter Symposium Addictive Disorders& Mental Health( National Ass.,of Alcoholism&Drug Abuse Counselors)1/18
  • Trauma Focused Play Therapy: Simple Interventions to Help Youth Manage Traumatic Stress. (1) One Play Thp hour 10/18/17, Nicole 0-Pries, LCSW, CFTP
  • Pharmacology I/OBH exam passed. OBH approved Trainer, Ryan Kennedy, PsyD, LAC, RN, CACIII, 4/2017 (14hours)
  • Vulnerability, Authenticity, &Attunement: Regulating Ourselves with Dysregulated Clients. Bev Tuel, PhD. , 4/27/17
  • Principles of Addiction Treatment(CACIII cert/Training), Noeticus Counseling Center and training Institute, 4/2017
  • Infectious Diseases in Addiction Treatment (CACIII certification training), Noeticus Counseling Center and training Institute, 1/2017
  • Play Therapy Interventions for the Sexually Abused Child, Jane L. Johnson, LLC, LCSW, PRPT-S(0/24/2016)
  • Trauma Workshop: The application of EFT, Trauma Couples (Kathryn Rheem, Ed D. LMFT 7/16, 12 hrs)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy: Core Skills Advanced Training: June-December 2016 (64 hours)
  • Early Psychosis Intervention: The growing national Movement &Why it Matters: Tamara Sale, Director, EASA Center For Excellence, Portland State University. Co. Office for Behavioral Health. 5/25/2016
  • Mastering Sixteen Key Habits of Emotionally Resilient People: Kateri McRae, PhD (7 CE)
  • Introduction to Synergetic Play Therapy: Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S: Play Therapy Institute of CO, Boulder (18CE)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy: Exploring the Role of the Body, Sensation, & Movement in Counseling (15 Contact Hours) Noeticus Counseling & training Institute, September 2015
  • Shame & Self Loathing in the Treatment of Trauma (8.0 Contact Hours) Janina Fisher, PhD. PESI Training, September 2015
  • Motivational Interviewing (15.0 Contact Hours) Noeticus Counseling & training Institute, September 2015
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy(EFT) Externship Training: May 6-9- 2015(including trauma in relationships)
  • Experiential Play Therapy: Sexual Abuse: Training by Dr. Byron E. Norton: Office of Behavioral Health Community Behavioral Health, Colorado May 28, 2015
  • Pragmatic/Experiential Therapy for Couples (PET-C): Facilitating Emotional Intelligence in Relationships - 08/15 Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute (15.0 Contact Hours)
  • Transforming the Well-Intentioned Therapist: Understanding Trauma-Informed Counseling Practice Training (15.0 Contact Hours), January 2015; Noeticus Counseling Center & Training Institute, Centennial, CO
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy - Facilitator Training (15.0 Contact Hours), February 2015 Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Centennial, CO
  • Working with the Void: Introduction to Existential Issues for Psychotherapists (15.0 Contact Hours), Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Centennial, CO
  • Introduction to Gestalt Therapy for Mental Health Professionals (15.0 Contact Hours), July 2014 Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Centennial, CO
  • Trauma Informed Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics Training (15.0 Contact Hours), October 2012 Child Trauma Academy, Houston TX
  • Emotionally Focused Cor Skills Training: June, 2016/December, 2016: Centennial, CO
  • Mastering Sixteen Key Habits of Emotionally Resilient People, (6 CE's) Kateri McRae, PhD. 2/19/16 Centennial, CO.
  • Complex Trauma: Brain body Spirit: (1.5 hrs.) CCA Conference, 4/2016, Centennial, CO

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2013 - Present)
  • Association for Play Therapy (2014 - Present)