News

04.07.2022

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

03.18.2022

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

03.14.2022

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

02.23.2022

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

12.07.2021

Farleigh Dickinson University CMHC Program Interprofessional Case Studies (IPCS)

Are you curious about Interprofessional Education, but unsure what it is or how to do it? It’s important for clinical mental health counselors (CMHCs) to competently communicate with other health professionals to ensure that their clients receive the best possible treatment outcomes. The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) addresses this... Read More

08.16.2021

Digitally Delivered Programs

The pandemic forced programs to rapidly pivot to delivering their programs by distance and integrating digital technology. With a new understanding of and appreciation for digital delivery, programs are seeking to make permanent changes that were made in the interim during the past year and a half. In order for programs to remain in good... Read More

08.02.2021

Covid Flexibilities Expired

Covid-related flexibilities with regards to maintaining CACREP Standards and Policies expired on August 15, 2021. Effective August 16, 2021, programs must end all COVID-19 temporary accommodations and return to the status approved by CACREP as in their most recent CACREP accreditation decision letter. Programs will have a grace period until July 15, 2022 to return... Read More

07.15.2021

CACREP Mourns Loss of Two Strong Supporters

CACREP is saddened by and mourns the loss of two strong supporters of CACREP and professional counselor education accreditation. We send our condolences to each of their families at this sad time. Dr. Robert L. Smith served on the CACREP Board from 1988 – 1991 for the National Career Development Association and from 1991 –... Read More

08.13.2020

Message from CACREP Board Chair

Dear Counseling Community, The COVID-19 pandemic has catapulted our world, nation, and profession into an unparalleled era. It has tested our strength, innovation, and resilience. The CACREP Board of Directors and staff continue to vigilantly monitor this ever-evolving situation; seek to be as accommodating as possible within the parameters of the CACREP standards; and respond... Read More

07.16.2020

Federal Requirement for Professional Licensure Disclosure

A new federal rule went into effect on July 1, 2020 that requires all institutions of higher education, receiving federal financial aid, to inform students if they will be qualified to practice in the state where they are situated upon graduation. This rule is applicable to every profession that requires a license to practice in... Read More