Professional Bio

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Northern Colorado, 2012
  • M.A., Community Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Northern Colorado, 2005
  • B.A., Behavioral Science, Metropolitan State College of Denver, 2003

I do not consider myself a teacher in the sense that I am imparting knowledge to our students, rather I see myself as a facilitator, supporting and encouraging each student’s individual path and journey to greater understanding of their role in the therapeutic process and a deeper awareness of themselves, particularly themselves in relationship to others. Our students come with vast and deep life experiences, all of which are valuable to bring to the conversations and environment of learning about and from one another.

My doctoral education and training was in counselor education and supervision. As such, I was educated, trained, and prepared in the theory and praxis of counselor education and training. I believe this foundation helped prepare me to be an effective counselor educator and supervisor. Prior to coming to Regis University, I also taught graduate level counseling courses at another university as an affiliate faculty person, and prior to that I taught undergraduate courses at Metro State University of Denver. Both of which, I feel provided me with great learning opportunities and experiences.

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Certifications and Expertise

Practice Licensure

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Licensed Professional Counselor

Practice Certifications

  • Nationally Certified Counselor

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Colorado Counseling Association (CCA)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Gender Issues
Male Counseling Students' Perceptions of Females
Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm
Managing Academic Expectations
Wellness, Mind, Body Health

Recent Publications

Cates, J., Huntington, J., & Arman, J. (2013). Applying the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm in Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. Regis University Journal of Higher Education 2(1)

Recent Presentations

Juried Presentations

Huntington, J., & Born, A. (2013). Walking a Tightrope: Managing Academic Expectations While Being Mindful of Faulty Evaluations. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. (Roundtable)

Huntington, J., & Raley, K. (2013). CSI, Rho Upsilon Chi, Regis University Hosts: Sharing Our Unity and Our
Diversity. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. (Roundtable)

Huntington, J. & Black, L. (2013). Male Counseling Students’ Perceptions of Females. American Counseling

Arman, J., Cates, J., Huntington, J., & Medina, S. (2013). Applying Jesuit Pedagogical Teaching Principles to
Counseling & Marriage and Family Practicum Experiences. Colorado Counseling Association. (Poster)

Ungvarsky, J., Huntington, J., & Welch, D. (2013). Understanding the Warrior Mind: Promoting Resilience
and Understanding Stress Inoculation, Operational Stress and PTSD. Colorado Counseling Association.

Huntington, J. & Black, L. (2012). Male Counseling Students’ Perceptions of Females. Rocky Mountain
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. (Poster)

Stratton, J. & Huntington, J. (2012). Training Counselors in Mind/Body Health. Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling: Conference on Spirituality and Religion in Counseling.

Invited Presentations

Huntington, J. (2013). Psychosocial Health and Wellness. Intro to Health and Exercise Science. Regis University.

Huntington, J. (2012). Young Adult Development Tasks. University of Denver. 

Huntington, J. (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010). Interpersonal and Communication Skills. Leadership In Life Institute.

Huntington, J. (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010). Internal Communication. Leadership In Life Institute.    

Huntington, J. (2010). Gender Issues. Denver Seminary.

Huntington, J., & Dorothy, R. (2009). Communication and Leadership. Leadership In Life Institute.

Awards & Recognition


  • Hoffman, S., Hixon, J., Huntington, J., Reichel, J., & Stanley, S. 2011 National Clergy Renewal Program.  Parkview Congregational Church, Lilly Endowment, Inc. $37,000, 2011


  • Distinguished Professional Service Award. Colorado Counseling Association, 2014

  • Ignatian Faculty Scholar –applied and selected to participate in an Ignatian-oriented faculty development program with the mission to educate cohorts of lay colleagues to continue the mission of Jesuit education into the future.  2011-2013

  • University of Northern Colorado (UNC), Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) essay competition -“What do you hope to gain through involvement in professional organizations?” - awarded Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (RMACES) annual conference registration. Fall 2008

Community Involvement and Service

Service to University

  • Regis Neighborhood Health - Founding member
  • Reviewer/Editor for the Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal; Regis University, 2013-present
  • Academic Integrity Board; Regis University, 2013-present

Service to Community

  • Re-Member, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD
  • Parkview Congregational Church
  • Rocky Mountain Conference United Church of Christ