The residential M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling program has received an eight year accreditation from CACREP as of January 11, 2015. CACREP is an independent accreditation agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The vision of CACREP is to provide leadership and to promote excellence in professional preparation through the accreditation of counseling and related educational programs. CACREP is committed to the development of standards and procedures that reflect the needs of a dynamic, diverse, and complex society.
The Center for Counseling and Family Studies continues to work toward submitting the M.A. 60hr Professional Counseling online program to CACREP for review. Due to the scope of this effort, we cannot speculate on a timeline for this.
Liberty University’s Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies is in the final stage of seeking CACREP accreditation for the M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. To meet CACREP standard I.AA.6, the outcomes from the comprehensive program assessment are documented in the executive summary for review by interested persons.