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:
Accredited: Eight-Year Period through October 31, 2016
In July, 2008, 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 second 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, 2016. (*Note: The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is currently accredited under the 2001 standards for Community Counseling programs as a Community Counseling program. The CACREP 2009 standards combine the Community Counseling and Mental Health Counseling standards into standards for Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs. The counseling program intends to seek accreditation for this program as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program when it comes up for reaccreditation, per CACREP guidelines.) This change in title does not affect our CACREP accreditation status.