As of January 2008, PSU's Community and School Counseling Programs recieved an eight-year re-accreditation, the maximum length awarded by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
In the spring of 2009, a self-study was submitted to CACREP for the Martial, Couple and Family Counseling Program, which lead to successful accreditation. Currently, the School Counseling, Community Counseling, and Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling programs are fully accredited by CACREP, and the Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by CORE until 2016.
The 2009 CACREP standards eliminated Community Counseling as an option and replaced it with Clinical Mental Health Counseling. To match this change, starting in fall 2010 the Community Counseling Program will be titled Clinical Mental Health Counseling, which also increases the program requirements to 90 credits.
As of July 18, 2007, PSU's Rehabilitation Counseling Program recieved an 8-year re-accreditation, the maximum length awarded by the Counsel on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).
CACREP and CORE Survey Results
The links below display the CACREP and CORE Survey results regarding the performance of PSU's Counselor Education Department. The surveys were conducted between November 2005 and July 2006, and polled both graduates and field supervisors of interns and graduates of the program.
The questionnaires asked respondents to describe the following:
- Work responsibilities of the interns/graduates
- Impressions of the program's preparation of its students for work in the counseling or related fields
- Academic preparedness
- Ratings on specific skill acquisition
- Clinical preparedness
- Thoughts on improving the program
Please find complete results below: