About Us

The Cincinnati Christian University Department of Behavioral Sciences was formed in January 2013 as a result of a merger between the Counseling & Family Studies Department and the Psychology Department. The Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) degree program was established in 1992 under the direction of Dr. Vietta Keith. A division of the Department of Behavioral Sciences, foundations for the CCU Counseling Center began in 1993 when counseling services were initially provided by MAC students on the CCU campus. Construction for offices, counseling rooms, and meeting spaces was soon completed, and the CCU Counseling Center was opened in 1994.

Since the initial client received counseling services in 1993, over 3500 individuals, couples, and families have received counseling services at the CCU Counseling Center. Furthermore, over 29,000 individual, couples, and family counseling sessions have been conducted by MAC faculty, staff, and students since 1993. In fulfilling the mission of Cincinnati Christian University, the CCU Counseling Center provides counseling services to tri-state residents, as well as members of the campus community.

The Department of Behavioral Sciences is currently under the direction of Dr. Timothy Barber [e-mail]. Working closely with the faculty, staff, and students, Dr. Barber administers the academic training and professional evaluation of all students within the Department.

The CCU Counseling Center is directed by Dr. David Brown [e-mail], who administers the clinical training and supervision of all MAC students. All faculty and staff are dedicated to providing excellent service to students and clients.


The Master of Arts in Counseling program and CCU Counseling Center offer many advantages to potential students and clients alike. Although we have much more to offer, below is a quick list of some important facts and figures about the Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program, the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program, and the CCU Counseling Center.

2   years to complete the M.A. in Counseling program
4   years to complete the B.S. in Psychology program
10:1   student / faculty ratio
20   years in operation (since 1993)
60   minimum hours of individual supervision before graduation
60   credit hours to complete the M.A. in Counseling program
90   minimum hours of group supervision before graduation
120   credit hours to complete the B.S. in Psychology program
150+   average number of active clients in Counseling Center
257   MAC graduates (as of December 2011)
700   minimum hours of clinical experience before graduation
3,600+   clients served
30,000+   counseling sessions provided