DENVER, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, has granted accreditation to the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Doctor of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision programs at Argosy University, Denver. CACREP accreditation is among the highest acclaim that an academic program can receive in the counseling field.
"Achieving CACREP programmatic accreditation reaffirms the quality and strength of the counseling programs at Argosy University, Denver," says Dr. Richard Boorom, Argosy University, Denver campus president. "Our ability to enhance our students' educational experience by offering a rigorous program that meets educational requirements and prepares our graduates to become outstanding professionals in the counseling field is a true testament to the caliber of the program and its faculty."
CACREP recognized Argosy University, Denver's counseling programs for substantially meeting the national standards set forth by the accrediting body. Graduates of CACREP-accredited programs ensure accountability to the profession's ethical standards and that Argosy University, Denver counseling graduates have met pre-requisites for professional credentialing; and that the campus has received quality assessment in the content of education for the profession.
"The faculty members have worked hard to meet the CACREP standards for our students. We are excited to receive this honored accreditation. Our curriculum has been designed to meet these international standards and we are proud to have our programs and faculty recognized for their excellence," states Dr. Tracy Senstock, Chair of Counseling.
As a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), CACREP grants accredited status to graduate-level programs in the professional counseling field. The CACREP scope of accreditation includes: addiction counseling; career counseling; clinical mental health counseling; marriage, couple and family counseling; school counseling, student affairs and college counseling; and counselor education and supervision.
About Argosy University
Argosy University (www.argosy.edu), with 28 campus locations in 13 states and its online program, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success. Argosy University has seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law. With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master's degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education. The institution also offers bachelor's degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice and, through The Art Institute of California, serves as an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts students and professionals. Degree level and programs offered vary by location. Full and part-time law programs are offered through Western State College of Law. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org). Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610. Argosy University, Nashville is authorized for operations as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. The Argosy University, Denver Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree program and the Doctor of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision are accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs can be contacted at 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 535-5990 www.cacrep.org. See auprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.