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Washington, D.C. Campus’ M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Earns CACREP Accreditation

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) (August 1, 2018) – The Washington, D. C. Campus’ Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program has been granted accreditation by the Board of Directors of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

CACREP is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. CACREP provides recognition that the content and quality of a program has been evaluated and meets standards set by the profession. As the accreditation is retroactive to 18 months, the 2017 graduate class of the Washington, D.C. Campus program is considered to have graduated from an accredited program.

 “CACREP accreditation is a milestone we are so proud to have reached,” said Department Chair Dr. Susan Branco. “It is confirmation of the commitment our faculty and staff have to the success of our students. The accreditation speaks to the efficacy of our program, one which offers our students all the necessary competencies, including ethics, diagnosis, assessment and counseling interventions within a multicultural and social justice framework. Our graduates are prepared to work with a wide-range of clients, including children and adolescents, adults, families and couples.”

 “Congratulations to Dr. Branco and the faculty and staff! I am proud of the work they have done to make the program successful, and to achieve accreditation,” said Washington, D.C. Campus Dean Dr. Heather Sheets. “They have developed a program of distinction for our students, and this accreditation is recognition of their hard work and dedication.”

About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private school devoted exclusively to psychology, and related behavioral health sciences. The Chicago School is an affiliate of TCS, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact. The institution serves approximately 4,300 students across campuses in Chicago; Southern California (Los Angeles, Irvine and San Diego); and Washington, D.C., as well as through online programs. The Chicago School is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), and its Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programs in Chicago and Washington, D.C. are accredited by the American Psychological Association. With more than 20 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is the leader in professional psychology and behavioral health education. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu.