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)
  • Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), Chapter Faculty Advisors Committee; Chapter Development Committee, Rocky Mountain Representative


Research and Scholarship

Research Interests
  • Gender Issues
  • Male Counseling Students' Perceptions of Females
  • Ignatian & Pedagogical Paradigm
  • Managing Academic Expectations
  • Leadership
  • Wellness, Mind, Body Health
  • BrainWise

Recent Publications

Huntington J, Black LL.  (2014). Women, You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby; or Have You? Male Clinicians-in-Training’s Perceptions of Women. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy.  26(2) 55-72.

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

Kreimeyer, J., & Huntington, J. Jesuit-Infused Online Training to Work with Military Couples & Families: The Unacknowledged and Parallel Missions. Symposium paper presented at the Land O’Lakes Symposium: Diversity and the Marginalized, St. Louis, MO. 2017

Huntington, J., Davis. A. M., & Duggan, C.  Integrating mission into integrative healthcare.  In C. DeBell (Chair), Integrative healthcare:  A social justice perspective.  Symposium paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO. August, 2016.

DeBell, C, Stratton, J S, Huntington, J, Nash, J, Davis, A, Duggan, C. Building a University–Based Integrated Health Clinic: Multidisciplinary Collaboration to Address the Health for ALL People. American Psychological Association (APA) National Conference. Denver, CO.  Platform presentation.  August 4-7, 2016. 

Osterlund L, Nash JD, Duggan C, Huntington J, Davis A.  Establishing Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Providers Working in Primary Care.  Colorado Mental Health Professionals Conference, Denver, Colorado, Platform Presentation. April 23, 2016.

Cates, J., Miller, B., Stratton, J., Huntington, J., King, M., Bowman, A. The relationship between MFT students’ knowledge and skills, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Annual Conference.  Austin, TX. Platform presentation. September 5, 2015.

Stratton JS, Huntington J. The evolving role of social media when processing bad news, loss or grieving: The Facebook Factor.  Colorado Counseling Association Annual Conference. Denver, Colorado: Poster. April 10, 2015.

Reynolds J, Huntington J, Christensen T.  Counselor Wellness: Prioritizing Your Well Being and Self-Care. Colorado Counseling Association Annual Conference. Denver, Colorado: Platform.  April 9-10, 2014.

Osterlund LC, Huntington J.  Leadership Training for Counselors in a Changing Health Care Environment. Colorado Counseling Association Annual Conference. Denver, Colorado:  Platform. April 9- 10, 2015.

Huntington J, Sherr E, Hoeffner, L.  Female Veteran Transitions Mental Health Impacts of Women Service members transitioning from military service. Colorado Counseling Association Annual Conference. Denver, Colorado: Platform.  April 10, 2015.

Huntington J.  Military Sexual Trauma: Informed Advocacy in Caring for America’s Veterans and Survivors of Sexual Misconduct.  American Counseling Association (ACA) 2015 Conference & Expo. Orlando, Florida: POSTER.  March, 2015.

Stratton JS, DeBell C, Cates J, Huntington J, Sablatura P.  Uh oh! Missed opportunities, do-overs, and lessons learned in counselor supervision. Rocky Mountain Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Platform. October, 2014

Myers J, Goodrich K, Huntington J.  Co-Curricular Activities Addressing the CACREP Standards on Leadership & Advocacy. Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Platform.  October 1-4, 2014.

Raley K, Huntington J.  Service Leadership Unveiled: Serving, Advocating, and Leading in Counselor Education and Supervision. Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.  Jackson Hole, Wyoming:  Platform.  October 1-4, 2014.

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 Association.

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.

Awards and Recognition


  • Huntington, J., Cates, J., Kreimeyer, J., & Osterlund, L. Colorado Springs Health Foundation: Behavioral Health Counseling for Military Couples, Children and Families, Awarded $67,211 (2017)

  • 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