Union Institute & University’s Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is awarded accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Accreditation ensures that students receive a curriculum based on the highest educational standards. CACREP is the accrediting body for master’s and doctoral degree programs in counseling and its specialties offered by colleges and universities in the United States and the world.
“This is a joyous day. CACREP accreditation has been my number one goal for the program since I arrived at Union almost five years ago,” said Rosalyn Y. Brown Beatty, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, Director, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC). “Accreditation confirms the strength of our graduate program, and the desire to provide the highest quality experience and instruction to our students.”
Nelson Soto, provost and vice president for academic affairs, credits the faculty for their commitment to provide the highest quality education possible to our students.
“I congratulate Dr. Brown Beatty and the faculty for their dedication to our students. The accreditation process is stringent and is earned not given,” said Dr. Soto. “This is a testament to their dedication to academic excellence and the university’s mission to transform lives and communities.”
Dr. Brown is excited about the future.
“CACREP accreditation is the future of the counseling field,” said Dr. Brown Beatty. “This is a privileged aspect of the academic program & degree.”
The UI&U major in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares the student for certification or licensure as a professional counselor or clinical mental health counselor. It also equips students for future doctoral studies in counseling and related fields. Students learn in a hybrid instructional format that combines online coursework, face-to-face academic experience and live/synchronous meetings between students and expert faculty.