Standards Revision Committee 2023

Standards Revision Commitee News

There was a strong response to the call to serve on this committee with well over 60 capable applicants. CACREP thanks all of the applicants for their interest in engaging in this very important committee. The SRC met for the first time in late September 2019. Information will be shared by this committee on an regular basis as it works through the review and revision process.

Committee Charge

Charge #1: The SRC is directed to examine all aspects of the CACREP Standards.

Charge #2: Issues that the Board requests the SRC to examine are:
a) Professional identity of programs and faculty (e.g., faculty with specialties/degrees outside of counselor education).
b) Infuse disability concepts into the eight core curricular areas in Section 2
c) Evaluate and review standards comparing core vs. specialty area standards.
d) Review and revise standards with consideration of their applicability to all types of programs and delivery methods.
e) Evaluate and review doctoral counselor education and supervision standards, including consideration of specializations within doctoral programs.
f) Review and develop standards related to the site placement process, as well as relevancy and quality of field experiences.
g) Review and fine-tune Section 4.
h) Review and revise standards related to FTEs.

Charge #3: Feedback is sought on drafts from a broadly defined constituency that includes programs, faculty, students, practitioners, counseling consumers, state counseling boards, and higher education administrators.

CACREP recognizes that the standards revision process occurs over a number of years and only the SRC members have full access to the feedback from multiple constituencies; therefore, the Board will not introduce any significant changes to the work completed by the SRC at the final adoption meeting without due process.