Antioch New England’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Receives CACREP Accreditation

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Antioch University New England's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program has successfully met CACREP accreditation requirements. Antioch New England's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program trains counselors to help people address the personal, familial, and social issues that interfere with their abilities to lead healthy and productive lives. The practice-oriented program equips graduates for a variety of specialties in mental health counseling, including community agency work, substance abuse and addictions work, in-patient treatment, and college counseling.

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It was a pleasure to work with the CACREP team and going through the process was both educational and challenging.

Antioch University New England’s master’s degree, Clinical Mental Health Counseling program has been accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

CACREP, a national independent accrediting agency for programs that prepare individuals to enter the counseling profession, is recognized by the Council for Higher Education. Earning CACREP accreditation is a rigorous multi-step process that includes conducting a comprehensive self evaluation against CACREP standards, an on-site visit and report by a CACREP accreditation team, an institutional response to the CACREP team report, and a decision to accredit by the CACREP board.

“We are delighted that our Clinical Mental Health Counseling program meets CACREP standards,” said Nancy Pike, Antioch New England’s Department of Applied Psychology chair. “It was a pleasure to work with the CACREP team and going through the process was both educational and challenging.”

Antioch New England’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program trains counselors to help people address the personal, familial, and social issues that interfere with their abilities to lead healthy and productive lives. The practice-oriented program equips graduates for a variety of specialties in mental health counseling, including community agency work, substance abuse and addictions work, in-patient treatment, and college counseling. The program is part of ANE’s Department of Applied Psychology, which also hosts programs in dance/movement therapy and counseling, marriage and family therapy (master’s and doctoral), and autism spectrum disorders.

About the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
CACREP promotes the professional competence of counseling and related practitioners by developing preparation standards, encouraging excellence in program development, and accrediting professional preparation programs. You can learn more about CACREP and its twenty-year history by visiting: http://www.cacrep.org.

About Antioch University New England
This is Antioch University New England's forty-fifth year as an institution of higher education. Based in Keene, New Hampshire, ANE offers rigorous, practice-oriented, values-based master's, doctoral, and certificate programs to more than one thousand students. Degrees in education, leadership and management, environmental studies, and psychology reflect a dedication to activism, social justice, community service, and sustainability. You can learn more about ANE and by visiting: http://www.antiochne.edu.

About Antioch University
Antioch University is a five-campus university located in four states. Each campus has its own distinct academic programs, community life, and regional or national identity. Antioch University is founded on principles of rigorous liberal arts education, innovative experiential learning, and socially engaged citizenship. The multiple campuses of the University nurture in their students the knowledge, skills, and habits of reflection to excel as lifelong learners, democratic leaders, and global citizens who live lives of meaning and purpose.

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