Center for Counseling and Family Therapy
Since May of 1993 the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy (CCFT) (formerly the Family Development Center) has served as a resource for individuals and families in the St. Louis area as they negotiate transitions through the life cycle. The Center for Counseling and Family Therapy provides affordable counseling and outreach services to empower people to face life's tasks with confidence. Counseling services are available to anyone in need within the Saint Louis University community and throughout the metropolitan St. Louis area.
The CCFT was initially established through a grant from the Danforth Foundation. Recently, the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy joined with three other clinics in the College of Public Service under the umbrella name " Paul C. Reinert, S.J., Clinics for Family and Child Development." The Reinert Clinics were made possible through a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor who wished to memorialize the vision of Father Paul Reinert, late President of Saint Louis University to "...prepare students for the real world and give them a sense of obligation to not avoid problems, but to find solutions for them. Not only competence, but conscience."
The goals of the CCFT are consistent with the mission of Saint Louis University which states, in part, that: "The University. . . maintains and encourages programs which link the University and its resources to its local, national, and international communities in support of efforts to alleviate ignorance, poverty, injustice and hunger, to extend compassionate care to the ill and needy, and to maintain and improve the quality of life for all persons."
What Services Does the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy Provide?
The Center for Counseling and Family Therapy provides:
- Individual, couples, and family counseling.
- Enrichment and prevention programs for individual and family growth and development.
- Family services through the International Adoption Clinic.
- Preliminary assessment and referral to other service units either at Saint Louis University or in the greater St. Louis area.
Who is Eligible?
Any individual, couple, or family desiring counseling or referrals is eligible for service at the CCFT.
Who Are the Counselors?
Counseling is provided by doctoral, certificate, and master's level students currently enrolled in a practicum at Saint Louis University. All counselors are supervised weekly by faculty who are licensed professionals.
Where is the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy Located ?
Saint Louis University
Center for Counseling and Family Therapy
Fitzgerald Hall, Suite 10
3500 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
For More Information about the Center:
Phone: 314-977-2505 or visit the CCFT Website
Garanzini and DiTiberio Service Awards
The Center for Counseling and Family Therapy and the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy are seeking nominees for the annual Michael J. Garanzini Service Award and the John DiTiberio Award for dedication and commitment to mentoring students and enhancing the learning process.
The Garanzini Award is given to person(s) who demonstrate(s) faith in God through service to others, promote(s) justice in meeting people where they are, encourages people to grow as whole persons and provides service which improves the quality of life for others with particular attention to the marginalized. The award is named for Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., President of Loyola University-Chicago and a co-founder of SLU's Center for Counseling and Family Therapy. Click here for Garanzini Award-Nomination Form
The DiTiberio Award honors a person who has demonstrated the following: 1) encouragement to individuals in becoming a reflective student and person; 2) work toward the improvement of the quality of life for others in the university and in the community; 3) dedication and commitment to mentoring students; and 4) enhancement of the learning process. The award is named for John DiTiberio, a former chair of the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy. Previous recipients have been noted for showing care and commitment to students in their professions. Click here for DiTiberio Award-Nomination Form
The Center for Counseling and Family Therapy (CCFT) is a training clinic for graduate students in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy. Counseling services are offered to both the University community and the community-at-large.
The award recipients will be honored in the Spring (date to be determined and announced at a later date).
For further information regarding the nomination process or the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy, please contact Dr. Doug Pettinelli, Associate Professor and Director of the CCFT, at 314-977-4066 or email@example.com .
Last Updated 1/11/13