SARASOTA, Jan. 29, 2014 — 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 eight years continued accreditation to the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Doctor of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision programs at Argosy University, Sarasota.
CACREP accreditation is recognition that the programs’ quality meets the standards set by the counseling profession and is among the highest commendations that an academic program can receive in the counseling field. As stated by CACREP, “Programs receiving accreditation for an eight-year period deserve to be commended for the work completed throughout the accreditation process. This is indeed a worthy achievement.
Earning a continued grant of programmatic accreditation with CACREP for our master’s and doctoral counseling programs is a testament to the quality and strength of the counseling programs at Argosy University, Sarasota,” says Campus President Dr. Sandra Wise.
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,” says Dr. Joffrey Suprina, chair of the counseling programs at the Sarasota campus and Interim Dean of the College of Behavioral Sciences at 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.
Argosy University, Sarasota was founded in the 1970’s as the University of Sarasota, offering degree programs in business and education to working adults through a delivery format that mixed distance learning and brief, intensive on-campus study periods. Today, the campus offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in areas such as psychology and behavioral sciences, business and management, education, public health, information technology and criminal justice that has expanded to also include blended and online learning formats.
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The Argosy University, Sarasota EdD in Counselor Education & Supervision and Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling degree programs 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/.