ERIC Number: ED284127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) or APA Doctoral Accreditation?
Sweeney, Thomas J.
The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), as a corporate affiliate of the American Association for Counseling and Development, is the accrediting agency for the world's largest association for counseling. CACREP has been in consultation with the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA) staff and has been in the process of gaining recognition status from COPA. Other agencies which accredit counselor education programs include the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE), American Psychological Association (APA), the National Council on Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE), and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Of all of these agencies, only CACREP addresses the needs of counseling at both the doctoral and the master's degree levels and in more than one type of setting or clientele. CACREP may be the best choice for the accreditation of counselor education programs for clarity of purpose; scope of coverage; quality of process; and advantages to graduates, students, and programs. Dual accreditation at the doctoral level by APA and CACREP of the same programs is not possible. University educators with doctoral programs must decide who it is that they are best able to prepare (counselor educators and supervisors or psychologists). Having made this decision, they must identify their programs by the appropriate title and go on to prepare students for serving their clients and their profession. (NB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (New Orleans, LA, April 21-25, 1987).