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On site visit team report



Section 1 - The Learning Environment

The following Standards apply to all entry-level and doctoral-level programs for which accreditation is being sought unless otherwise specified.

Standards Met Not Met

Section 2 - Professional Counseling Identity

The following Standards apply to all entry-level and doctoral-level programs for which accreditation is being sought unless otherwise specified.

Standards Met Not Met

Section 3 - Professional Practice

Professional practice, which includes practicum and internship, provides for the application of theory and the development of counseling skills under supervision. These experiences will provide opportunities for students to counsel clients who represent the ethnic and demographic diversity of their community.

The following Standards apply to entry-level programs for which accreditation is being sought.

Standards Met Not Met

Section 4 - Evaluation of the Program

Evaluation in the program includes opportunities for counselor education program faculty to comprehensively evaluate overall program effectiveness. Assessment of students’ knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions is integral. Evaluation data will help program faculty reflect on aspects of the program that work well and those that need improvement and will inform programmatic and curricular decisions.

The following Standards apply to all entry-level and doctoral-level programs for which accreditation is being sought unless otherwise specified.

Standards Met Not Met

Section 5 – Entry-Level Specialty Areas

Please remember to submit the Site Team Recommendation Form to [email protected]

Addiction Counseling

Students who are preparing to specialize as addiction counselors are expected to possess the knowledge and skills necessary to address a wide range of issues in the context of addiction counseling, treatment, and prevention programs, as well as in a more broad mental health counseling context. Counselor education programs with a specialty area in addiction counseling must document where each of the lettered standards listed below is covered in the curriculum.

Standards Met Not Met

Career Counseling

Students who are preparing to specialize as career counselors will demonstrate the professional knowledge and skills necessary to help people develop life-career plans, with a focus on the interaction of work and other life roles. Counselor education programs with a specialty area in career counseling must document where each of the lettered standards listed below is covered in the curriculum.

Standards Met Not Met

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Students who are preparing to specialize as clinical mental health counselors will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to address a wide variety of circumstances within the context of clinical mental health counseling. Counselor education programs with a specialty area in clinical mental health counseling must document where each of the lettered standards listed below is covered in the curriculum.

Standards Met Not Met

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling

Students who are preparing to specialize as clinical rehabilitation counselors will demonstrate the professional knowledge and skills necessary to address a wide variety of circumstances within the clinical rehabilitation counseling context. Counselor education programs with a specialty area in clinical rehabilitation counseling must document where each of the lettered standards listed below is covered in the curriculum.

Standards Met Not Met

College Counseling and Student Affairs

Students who are preparing to specialize as college counselors and student affairs professionals will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to promote the academic, career, personal, and social development of individuals in higher education settings. Counselor education programs with a specialty area in college counseling and student affairs must document where each of the lettered standards listed below is covered in the curriculum.

Standards Met Not Met

Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

Students who are preparing to specialize as marriage, couple, and family counselors are expected to possess the knowledge and skills necessary to address a wide variety of issues in the context of relationships and families. Counselor education programs with a specialty area in marriage, couple, and family counseling must document where each of the lettered standards listed below is covered in the curriculum.

Standards Met Not Met

School Counseling

Students who are preparing to specialize as school counselors will demonstrate the professional knowledge and skills necessary to promote the academic, career, and personal/social development of all P–12 students through data-informed school counseling programs. Counselor education programs with a specialty area in school counseling must document where each of the lettered standards listed below is covered in the curriculum.

Standards Met Not Met

Rehabilitation Counseling

Students who are preparing to specialize as rehabilitation counselors will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to address varied issues within the rehabilitation counseling context. Rehabilitation counselors work collaboratively with individuals with disabilities, their support systems, and their environments to achieve their personal, social, psychological, and vocational goals. Counselor education programs with a specialty area in rehabilitation counseling must document where each of the lettered standards listed below is covered in the curriculum.

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Section A – The Doctoral Learning Environment

Doctoral degree programs in Counselor Education and Supervision are intended to prepare graduates to work as counselor educators, supervisors, researchers, and practitioners in academic and clinical settings. The doctoral program standards are intended to accommodate the unique strengths of different programs.

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Section B – Doctoral Professional Identity

Doctoral programs in counselor education address professional roles in five doctoral core areas: counseling, supervision, teaching, research and scholarship, and leadership and advocacy. These five doctoral core areas represent the foundational knowledge required of doctoral graduates in counselor education. Therefore, counselor education programs must document where each of the lettered standards listed below is covered in the curriculum.

Standards Met Not Met

Section C- Doctoral Level Practicum and Internship

Standards Met Not Met


Please remember to submit the Site Team Recommendation Form to [email protected]