Dr. Ryan Burkhart
Assistant Professor, Director of Master of Arts in Counseling Program
Social Sciences and Humanities Division
- Doctorate of Counselor Education and Supervision (Argosy University)
- Master of Arts in Counseling (Colorado Christian University)
- Licensed Professional Counselor, Colorado
- President-elect of the Colorado Counseling Association
- Chair, Student Governing Council of the Colorado Counseling Association
- Recipient of the Colorado Counseling Association's Outstanding Counselor Educator of 2016 Award
Dr. Ryan Burkhart is a common presenter at national and international conferences on brain-based treatment, adolescent therapy, experiential based treatment methods, clinical supervision, and adolescent development.
Dr. Burkhart is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. He is a consultant for adolescent treatment program development, both nationally and internationally, and provides clinical supervision in the greater Denver area. He has worked with youth in a variety of facets as a clinical director of a program for youth with global developmental delays, and as a clinician for the Colorado Division of Youth Corrections with youth in custody, and youth on parole status. Dr. Burkhart’s research background is on the use of wilderness therapy with adolescents.
Dr. Burkhart works alongside students as they become involved with the field of counseling. He encourages them to become involved at a significant level through conference attendance, clinical trainings, guest speakers, clinical workshops, and association membership. Through this focus, students graduate prepared to maintain relevance in the field of counseling, practice within the ACA Code of Ethics, be culturally responsive, facilitate change in their clients, and make a difference in the counseling community as a whole.
Dr. Burkhart was a recipient of the Colorado Counseling Association Outstanding Counselor Educator of 2016 Award. He sits on the governing council of the Colorado Counseling Association, and chairs the Student Governing Council, a subcommittee of the Colorado Counseling Association. He is also the president-elect of the Colorado Counseling Association. In 2016, Dr. Burkhart testified in front of the House and Senate Health Committees in support of HB-1103 -- a bill that clarified the licensure process for professional counselors in Colorado, specifically recent graduates.
Dr. Burkhart enjoys teaching classes at CCU’s Lakewood and online campus, and helping students turn clinical theory into clinical practice by focusing on three developmental areas: clinical theory; the administration of clinical work; and professional development and identity.