Welcome to CACREP
CACREP/CORE Announcement October 2013
Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Standards and Accreditation Process Now Available
CACREP and its corporate affiliate CORE have released the newly adopted Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Standards (ClRC) for immediate use by master’s degree counseling programs seeking to become accredited. The standards can be found on the web at either www.cacrep.org or www.core-rehab.org.
Along with the release of the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Standards, CACREP and its corporate affiliate CORE have developed a conversion policy that outlines a process for 60 semester hour clinically-based programs that are currently accredited by CORE to seek dual accreditation as both a clinical rehabilitation counseling and a clinical mental health counseling program. While it is the intent to develop additional processes for applying for accreditation as a Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program, currently only applications meeting criteria for the conversion policy process are being accepted for review. The conversion policy is accessible at www.cacrep.org and www.core-rehab.org.
CACREP and its corporate affiliate CORE will be presenting details of their new agreement and processes at the ACES conference in October 2013, the NCRE conferences in November 2013 and March 2014, the AASCB conference in January 2014, and the ACA conference in March 2014. Additional updates will be published on the CACREP and CORE websites, in ACA’s e-News and Counseling Today, as well as posted on CESNET, NCRE, and other counseling listservs.
What is CACREP?
CACREP is an independent agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit master's degree programs in:
- addiction counseling
- career counseling
- clinical mental health counseling
- marriage, couple, and family counseling
- school counseling
- student affairs and college counseling
CACREP also accredits doctoral programs in:
- Counselor Education and Supervision
This website is provided as a service to students who are looking for a counseling degree progam and to educators and practitioners interested in what it means to be a CACREP accredited program.
Newsall news >
CACREP is soliciting research proposals from counselor educators and researchers... read more>
There will be two CRIGS Fellows selected for 2014. read more>
CACREP has released Draft #2 of the CACREP 2016 Standards for review and feedback. read more>
CACREP encourages accredited programs to consider applying for the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) 2014 Award for Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes. read more>
CACREP posts the Position Announcement for the Board openings beginning July 1, 2014. read more>
CACREP is excited to announce the publication of its 2012 Annual Report which is being distributed as an informational resource for CACREP’s many stakeholders and constituency groups. read more>
The CACREP Board voted to release the archival documents relating to the failed 2007 Merger with the Council for Rehabilitation Education (CORE). read more>
Mental Health Counselors allowed to practice independently under Tri-Care On December 27, the Department of Defense released its requirements for independent practice for Mental Health Counselors under the Tri-Care System which serves more than 9 million military families and retirees. The new requirements include graduation from a CACREP accredited MHC or CMHC program. There is a grandfathering period which runs from now until December 31, 2014, which provides an alternative pathway, but starting January 1, 2015, all Mental Health Counselors hired through Tri-Care must be graduates of CACREP-accredited programs. read more>
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We have scheduled two workshops in Spring 2014 - one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast! read more>