ATLANTA, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, has granted accreditation to the Doctor of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision program at Argosy University, Atlanta. The Master of Arts in Community Counseling program at the campus was accredited by CACREP in 2009. CACREP accreditation is recognition that a program substantially meets the national standards set forth by the accrediting body.
CACREP accreditation is recognition that among the highest commendations that an academic program can receive in the counseling field. CACREP accreditation is recognition that program's quality meets the standards set by the counseling profession.
"Earning programmatic accreditation with CACREP is a testament to the quality and strength of the counseling programs at Argosy University, Atlanta," says Dr. Ronald Swanson, Argosy University, Atlanta campus president. "Our ability to enhance our students' educational experiences by offering rigorous programs that meet educational requirements and prepare our graduates to become outstanding professionals in the counseling field demonstrates the caliber of the programs and our faculty."
"We are proud to have our programs and faculty recognized for their work and diligence in guiding our students in the development of the attitudes, knowledge, and skills required for the ethical provision of quality professional counseling services in line with the rigorous standards of CACREP," states Dr. Doreen Marshall, Program Chair of the Counseling Department at Argosy University, Atlanta and Associate Dean of counseling programs for all Argosy University.
As a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), CACREP grants accredited status to graduate-level programs in the professional counseling field. The CACREP scope of accreditation includes: addiction counseling; career counseling; clinical mental health counseling; marriage, couple and family counseling; school counseling, student affairs and college counseling; and counselor education and supervision.
About Argosy University
Argosy University (www.argosy.edu), with 28 campus locations in 13 states and its online program, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success. Degree level and programs offered vary by location. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org). Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610, 2630. See auprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.
The Argosy University, Atlanta Doctor of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision degree program and Master of Arts in Community Counseling degree program are accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs can be contacted at 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 535-5990 www.cacrep.org.
SOURCE Argosy University