ARLINGTON, Va., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), an independent agency for accrediting counseling programs recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, has granted conditional accreditation to Argosy University, Washington, D.C.'s Doctorate of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision program through 2013. This accreditation comes six months after the notification of the full CACREP accreditation (through 2016) of the University's Master of Arts in Community Counseling Program. This recognition is among the highest that an academic program can receive in the counseling field.
"CACREP accreditation is a strong indicator of the quality of Argosy University, Washington, D.C.'s Counselor Education & Supervision program," says Dr. David Erekson, Argosy University, Washington, D.C. president. "Our ability to demonstrate how our program prepares graduates to become outstanding professionals in the counseling field reflects the high caliber of the program and its faculty."
CACREP recognized Argosy University, Washington, D.C.'s Counselor Education & Supervision Program for substantially meeting or exceeding the national standards set forth by the accrediting body. CACREP ensures accountability to the profession's approved standards and that the students at Argosy University, Washington, D.C. are trained to follow CACREP's counselor education model, with a focus on research and publication in the field.
Dr. Carman Gill, Program Chair, Counselor Education Programs at Argosy University, Washington, D.C. said, "Our counseling faculty are to be commended for ensuring that program outcomes, assessment of student learning, and quality assurance processes were firmly in place and a part of our institutional culture."
Argosy University, Washington, D.C. currently has 20 students enrolled in its Doctorate of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision program, and is one of only 60 programs in the United States that have received this CACREP accreditation.
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 19 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. Argosy University has five colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences and Undergraduate Studies. With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master's degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education. The institution also offers bachelor's degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice. Degree level and programs offered vary by location. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413; www.ncahlc.org).
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