The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a program specific accrediting body, has reaffirmed the accreditation of three of Capella University’s counseling programs. None of the three programs—mental health counseling, school counseling, and marriage and family counseling/therapy—were in danger of having their accreditation revoked.
While each of the programs was initially accredited separately at different times and under different standards—the mental health counseling program was accredited in 2003, school counseling in 2005, and marriage and family counseling/therapy in 2009—all three programs were reaccredited under CACREP’s 2009 standards.
CACREP’s standards for counseling program accreditation insure that the program has been evaluated and meets or exceeds the national standards and that the graduates have met the prerequisites for professional credentialing and are ready to enter the workforce. CACREP accreditation helps students understand that the program focuses on professional counseling, not psychology, education, or other helping professions.
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