Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Receives CACREP Accreditation

AUNE’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program has successfully met CACREP accreditation requirements. The accreditation status extends through 2017.

CACREP, or the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, is a national independent accrediting agency for programs that prepare individuals to enter the counseling profession. The organization is recognized by the Council for Higher Education.

Earning CACREP accreditation is a rigorous multi-step process that includes conducting a comprehensive self-evaluation against CACREP standards, an on-site visit and a report by a CACREP accreditation team, an institutional response to the CACREP team report, and a decision to accredit by the CACREP board.

“We are delighted that our Clinical Mental Health Counseling program meets CACREP standards,” said Nancy Pike, Antioch University New England’s Department of Applied Psychology chair. “It was a pleasure to work with the CACREP team and going through the process was both educational and challenging.”

Antioch University New England’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program trains counselors to help people address the personal, familial, and social issues that interfere with their abilities to lead healthy and productive lives. The practice-oriented program equips graduates for a variety of specialties in mental health counseling, including community agency work, substance abuse and addictions work, in-patient treatment, and college counseling.

CACREP promotes the professional competence of counseling and related practitioners by developing preparation standards, encouraging excellence in program development, and accrediting professional preparation programs.

Learn more about CACREP and its twenty-year history here.

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