The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) is the national accrediting body for counselor training programs. CACREP approves counselor training programs in several specialty areas, including clinical mental health counseling, school counseling, addictions counseling, etc. The Department of Behavioral Sciences at Cincinnati Christian University is seeking CACREP accreditation in the clinical mental health counseling specialty area. Already closely matching the training requirements for clinical mental health counseling, the Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program has restructured in the process of writing the CACREP Self-Study.
The CACREP accreditation process is an intensive, comprehensive evaluation of counselor education training programs. The accreditation process requires approximately 18-24 months to complete, and final accreditation approval status is announced approximately 40 weeks past initial submission of the Self-Study. The Department of Behavioral Sciences began the Self-Study process at the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester (August) and completed it in August 2012. Our Self-Study was submitted to the CACREP office for review on August 14, 2012. Our Self-Study Addendum was submitted to the CACREP office for review on May 21, 21013. A site team visit has been scheduled for October 13-16, 2013.
The CACREP Board provides additional information about the accreditation process on their website.
Program under review for initial accreditation are available on the CACREP website.
Although the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Cincinnati Christian University is not currently a CACREP-accredited counselor education training program, the Department of Behavioral Sciences faculty and staff are working to obtain this accreditation. Any questions concerning the the CACREP Self-Study may addressed below:
CACREP Liaison / Self-Study Coordinator