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Clinical mental health counseling receives CACREP accreditation

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Aug. 2, 2019) – Milligan College’s graduate-level clinical mental health counseling concentration has received accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

“We are very pleased to receive CACREP accreditation for our clinical mental health counseling concentration, affirming our counseling program’s top-notch faculty and curriculum,” said President Dr. Bill Greer. “I am deeply appreciative of our faculty and staff for their commitment and cooperation with CACREP throughout this year-long process.”

CACREP is a specialized accreditor that evaluates master’s and doctoral degree programs in counseling and its specialties at colleges and universities globally.

“CACREP has become the national standard for graduate counseling programs,” shared Dr. Rebecca Sapp, director of the master of counseling program. “The accreditation process has been a team effort, as our faculty and staff have worked together to show how our program and graduates meet the counseling profession’s highest standards.”

Milligan offers clinical mental health counseling within the Master of Science in Counseling (MSC) program. This two-year, 60-credit hour program prepares graduates to pursue licensure as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in every state and to work in a variety of counseling settings, such as private, institutional, community, Christian, military or nonprofit organizations. Graduates are prepared to work with clients experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression and other mental health problems.

Milligan’s MSC program also offers concentrations in school counseling and beginning this fall, addictions counseling. The school counseling concentration is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Milligan intends to pursue CACREP accreditation for addictions counseling in the future, as there are no CACREP accredited master’s-level addiction counseling programs in this region.

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Posted by on August 2, 2019.