7/25/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - The Ashland Theological Seminary’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is now accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Dr. David Mann, director of counseling at the Seminary, said the CACREP board of directors met July 11-13 for the purpose of rendering accreditation decisions and reviewed and approved the Seminary’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A. degree) program at both the Ashland and Columbus campuses.
“The Board based the accreditation decision on an extensive review of the self-study documents, the visiting team’s report and the institution’s response to the visiting team’s report,” Mann said.
In the letter received from Dr. Carol L. Bobby, president and CEO of CACREP, it was noted, “the faculty deserve to be congratulated for the time, energy and commitment that they have given throughout this accreditation process.”
Mann said the CACREP accreditation provides recognition that the content and quality of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program meets the standards set by the profession.
Additionally, the CACREP accreditation is the recognized training standard for counselors by the Institute of Medicine and the Veteran’s Administration, he said.
“The accreditation demonstrates the counseling program’s commitment to meeting the highest academic standards,” Mann said.
Ashland Theological Seminary is a graduate division of Ashland University. With campuses in Ashland, Detroit, Cleveland and Columbus, Ashland Theological Seminary integrates theological education with Christ-centered transformation as it equips men and women for ministry in the church and the world. ###