Quincy University’s Counseling Program was recently granted accreditation through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) for its graduate programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling.

“This is a significant accomplishment for both the program and the region,” says Dr. Ken Oliver, graduate Counseling Program director and CACREP liaison.

With this milestone, QU’s Counseling Program stands as the only CACREP-accredited program within a 90-mile radius. Program accreditation is often sought out by potential students as it signifies that a national standard of rigor and practice has been met. As several states have moved to only licensing graduates of CACREP-accredited programs, the milestone may prove to have far-reaching significance beyond the Tri-State region.

Graduating from a CACREP-accredited program provides numerous incentives including a streamlined path toward licensure in many states, ease in licensure portability (i.e., transfer from state-to-state), improved likelihood of acceptance into CACREP-accredited doctoral programs, and access to certain types of reimbursement for services rendered.

“Tri-State area colleges and universities now have a high-quality, accredited program to recommend for students who want to complete their graduate studies in the region,” says Oliver.

For more information please contact Dr. Ken Oliver at oliveke@quincy.edu or visit www.quincy.edu/counseling.