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Research

Professional literature says….

  • 81.7% of LPCs sanctioned for ethics violations graduated from non-CACREP-accredited programs (Even & Robinson, 2013)
  • Test takers from CACREP programs scored significantly higher on the NCE exam than test takers from non-CACREP programs (Adams, 2006)
  • Graduate students from CACREP programs passed the NCE at higher rates (86%) than did students from non-CACREP programs (77%) (Milsom & Akos, 2007)
  • 88% of students from CACREP programs successfully obtained the NCSC credential, compared to only 52% of students from non-CACREP programs (Milson & Akos, 2007)

 Recent CACREP References

CACREP Research Grant Awards – Previous Faculty Projects

(2010)  Drs Summer M. Reiner, Robert A. Dobmeier, and Thomas J. Hernández, The College at Brockport, State University of New York   Counselor Educators’ Perceptions of the Impact of Counselor Identity on Legislative Issues

(2009)  Dr. Dana Heller Levitt, Montclair State University  Outcomes-Based Assessment in Counselor Education: A Proposed Model for New Standards

(2008)  Drs Brandon Hunt and Elizabeth Mellin, The Pennsylvania State University  The Professional Identity of Counselors: A National Study

CACREP Research Grant Awards – Previous Student Projects

(2012)  Allison E. Buller, Western Michigan University.  Excellent Teaching in Counselor Education

(2009)  Kristi Lee Wyatt [Primary Researcher & Supervisor], The College of William and Mary  Perceptions of Preparedness Among Graduates of CACREP Programs and Their Employers: Using Program Evaluation to Assess Outcomes of the CACREP Model

CACREP Research Agenda

CACREP develops an annual Research Agenda to identify significant information and advocacy needs as well as emerging issues relevant to its mission.  CACREP believes these issues have short- and long-term impact on the quality of its accreditation process.  The Research Agenda is not an exhaustive listing of research topics, but rather highlights priority topics that are directly related to its mission and strategic initiatives.

The Research Agenda will be carried out through student research, faculty research, and CACREP-commissioned research.  The Research Agenda targets two to three primary themes that remain consistent for at least two years as targeted research priorities.  Learn more about the CACREP Research Agenda.