Troy University counseling programs meet national standards

Posted: Monday, 16 February 2009

TROY--A national accrediting organization has approved Troy University’s counseling program on four campuses in Alabama and five teaching sites in Florida for specialized academic accreditation, according to Dr. Lance Tatum, dean of the College of Education.

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) has granted initial accreditation for the TROY programs on the Dothan campus and the mental health counseling program at sites in Fort Walton Beach, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola and Tampa. These programs now join Troy University’s counseling programs on the Troy, Phenix City and Montgomery campuses that were previously granted accreditation by the Council.
The Phenix City Campus received initial CACREP accreditation in 1999, with the Troy Campus receiving its initial CACREP accreditation in 2005 and the Montgomery campus receiving its initial CACREP accreditation in 2006. CACREP review teams visited the Dothan campus and five Global campus sites last fall and the University received the final word from CACREP in January.

“Specialized accreditation is the academic seal of approval for our programs and I am proud of the hard work that went into this process,” Dean Tatum said. “All of our counseling faculty and the College’s leadership team are to be commended for their work on this project.”

CACREP is an independent agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit master’s degree programs in: career counseling, college counseling, community counseling, marital, couple, and family counseling/therapy, mental health counseling, school counseling, student affairs, doctoral degree programs, and counselor education and supervision.