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

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

10.19.2020

Exciting News on Occupational Series and VA Hiring

New Law Opens the Federal Government to Mental Health Counselors. President Trump signed legislation (S. 785) mandating the creation of federal government classification for mental health counselors and encouraging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to increase hiring of the profession on October 17, 2020. National counseling organizations have spent almost 20 years seeking development... Read More