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Master of Education in Counseling and Development

Accreditation

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The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has conferred accreditation to the following program areas in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies at Winthrop University:

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.Ed.)

Accredited:  Eight-Year Period through October 31, 2024

School Counseling (M.Ed.)

Accredited:  Eight-Year Period through October 31, 2024

In July, 2016, the Counseling and Development Program received an eight-year period decision based on the board's extensive review of the self-study, the addendum to the self-study and the visiting team's report. This marks the third full accreditation of the Counseling & Development Program; the program was provided its initial accreditation on May 1, 2001.

Effective fall semester of 2010, the Community Counseling program changed the program title to the Clinical Mental Health* Counseling program. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The accreditation runs through October 31, 2024. The two programs were reviewed under the 2009 CACREP 2009 Standards. These standards combine the standards for Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs and School Counseling Programs. 

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