Thursday, September 02, 2010
Three Human Development Counseling degrees receive national accreditation
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) has awarded accreditation to three programs in the Department of Human Development Counseling at the University of Illinois Springfield.
The Community Counseling and School Counseling master’s programs have been awarded full reaccreditation for an eight-year period through March 31, 2017. The Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling (MCFC) master’s program received a two-year accreditation for the first time through October 31, 2012.
“Reaccreditation of our Community Counseling and School Counseling areas of study speaks volumes about HDC faculty’s commitment to excellence in preparing students for professional practice and initial accreditation of our Marital, Couple and Family Counseling area of study has been 15 years in the making,” said Bill Abler, chair of the Department of Human Development Counseling.
The accreditation decisions were made after the review of self-study documents, a visit by the CACREP team and the institutional response to the visiting team's report.
“This was our first attempt at accreditation review of the MCFC program. We are excited that the MCFC program received accreditation for a two-year period,” said Larry Stonecipher, dean of the College of Education & Human Services.
Stonecipher credits Abler along with faculty members Holly Thompson, Nithya Karuppaswamy, and Jim Klein for their time, energy, and commitment to achieving accredited status for all three programs.
For more information contact Bill Abler, chair of the Department of Human Development Counseling at 217/206-7567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.