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Adler's Clinical Mental Health
 Counseling Program Awarded Full
 CACREP Accreditation 07.20.16
Adler's Clinical Mental Health
Counseling Program Awarded Full
CACREP Accreditation

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) has awarded its full eight-year accreditation to Adler’s M.A. in Counseling: Specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program.

In its application, Adler demonstrated that the CMHC program meets all CACREP standards and requirements, including those related to institutional settings, program mission and objectives, program content, practicum experiences, student selection and advising, faculty qualifications and workload, program governance, instructional support, and self-evaluation. 

Widely considered the “gold standard”, CACREP accreditation recognizes programs that meet or exceed the highest standards for counselor preparation, and it is a credit to the faculty and administration to reach this milestone. This accreditation is the culmination of a multi-year process and underscores the passion and commitment of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling faculty and staff.

This was the first attempt at accreditation since transitioning from the former M.A. Clinical Psychology program into the current CMHC program. Its accreditation stands through October 2024.

About Adler University

Adler University educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Established in 1952, it enrolls more than 1,400 students in master’s and doctoral programs for social change through its campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, as well as an Online Campus. Adler University’s mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities and advancing social justice.


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