The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) Accredits Three Capella University

  The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  (CACREP) Accredits Three Capella University Counseling Programs Through
  March 31, 2020

The online university has CACREP accreditation for its Clinical Mental Health
  Counseling, School Counseling, and Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy
                                   programs

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- January 31, 2013

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
(CACREP) has reaccredited Capella University’s  Clinical Mental Health
Counseling, School Counseling, and Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy
programs through March 31, 2020.

Accreditation by CACREP, which is a specialized accrediting body recognized by
the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), provides recognition
that the content and quality of an educational program has been evaluated and
meets standards set by the profession.

CACREP accreditation provides students who are researching an educational
institution with the following:

  *Recognition that the program has been evaluated and meets or exceeds
    national standards.
  *Knowledge that graduates have met the majority of prerequisites for
    credentialing and are ready for entry into professional practice.
  *Understanding that the focus of the program will be on professional
    counseling, not psychology, education or other helping professions.

“We are committed to providing our learners with the highest quality programs
as evidenced by our CACREP accreditation of these three counselor education
programs. Our faculty, academic leadership, and support staff work together to
help our learners achieve their goals so they can make a difference in the
lives of others in their communities,” said Anna Hultquist, PhD, LMFT, CFLE,
Capella’s Dean for the Counseling Programs.

Capella’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program first received CACREP
accreditation in 2003, and was followed by the Marriage and Family
Counseling/Therapy program in 2005 and the School Counseling program in 2009.
In January of 2013 the eight-year accreditation of all three programs was
granted under CACREP’s 2009 standards for the following program areas:
Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling; and
School Counseling.

As of Sept. 30, 2012, nearly 35,000 students were pursuing an online degree at
Capella. The learning and career outcomes of Capella’s students and alumni can
be found at www.capellaresults.org.

About Capella University
Capella University (www.capella.edu) is an accredited online university* that
has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for
working adults. About 75 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in
master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education,
health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human
services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership,
nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and
social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business,
information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those
areas, Capella currently offers 148 graduate and undergraduate specializations
and 22 certificate programs. Nearly 35,000 learners were enrolled as of Sept.
30, 2012, from all 50 states and 59 other countries. Capella is committed to
providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business
growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information,
please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

Visit the Capella Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CapellaUniversity.

Follow Capella on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CapellaU.

* Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a
member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), 
www.ncahlc.org.
Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor,
Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),  www.capella.edu.

Contact:

Capella University
Michael Walsh, 612-977-5661
michael.walsh@capella.edu
 
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