CACREP Seeking Board Members

CACREP is looking for three new members of the Board of Directors for terms beginning July 1, 2023.  This year a new Director will be chosen for each of the three categories – Counselor Educator, Practitioner, and Public Member. Please see the announcement and application forms below.  The deadline to apply is October 30, 2022.... Read More


Automatic COVID Extensions End

The COVID-related automatic extension of time to accreditation for programs in site visit planning will end on July 15, 2022. CACREP will revert to its usual practice of handling extensions administratively and of programs formally submitting to the CACREP Board a request for an extension of time to accreditation. Read More


CSI/CACREP Essay Contest Winners Announced

For the eighth year, CSI and CACREP have co-sponsored a Leadership Essay Contest. Our two organizations have a strong history of mutual support and cooperative relationships, with a dual focus on enhancing the counseling profession through recognition of excellence in our field. For the 2021-2022 Leadership Essay Contest, “Technology and Counseling: Now to 2030!,” participants... Read More


Online Definitions in Directory

CACREP is making changes in the directory listing for some programs. Traditionally, CACREP defined an online program as one in which over 50% of the coursework could be taken in an online format. With more students looking for remote learning options, we have changed our online program characteristics to include only those degree programs that... Read More


Newly Announced Federal Mental Health Grants

The Department of Health and Human Services announced $35 million in funding opportunities across seven grant programs intended to improve mental health services and suicide prevention efforts for children and young adults. Six grant programs are situated in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The two listed below have eligibility that includes... Read More


Public Notification of Accreditation Decisions: January 2022

The Board met on January 13-14, 2022 and made the following January 2022 Accreditation Decisions Read More


CACREP Establishes Closure/Teach-Out Procedures

For institutions that will be closing a part of their CACREP-accredited offerings, CACREP has established a new procedure for notification and reporting. This will cover all closures from a campus site to an institutional closure. The first step is submission of a Program Closure Substantive Change Notification, which alerts the CACREP office and provides basic... Read More


CACREP Quality Assurance in Digital Delivery

The Covid-19 pandemic forced counseling programs to rapidly pivot to digitally deliver their programs. Now many seek to make permanent these temporary changes. CACREP is ensuring accredited programs have a common, shared understanding of digital delivery while identifying key components required in providing ethically and pedagogically-sound digitally delivered programs. To ensure continued compliance with CACREP... Read More


Revised Appeal Policy

At the February 2022 CACREP Board meeting, the following policy was revised and will go into effect July 1, 2022. 3. Policies Governing Accreditation Decisions e. Appeal Policy and Procedure Appeal Policy Decisions by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Board of Directors (Board), to deny accreditation at the conclusion... Read More


New Board Members Selected 2022

At the February meeting, the CACREP Board of Directors chose three new Board members. Elected to fill the practitioner position is Mr. Jay Tift of Brentwood, Tennessee, where he owns a group practice. The two counselor educator positions have been filled by Drs. Kyla Kurian and Sonja Sutherland. Dr. Kurian is a faculty member at... Read More